Then, Now

We’re feeling a bit nostalgic with the beautiful faces (and amazing bodies) who flew in to this side of the pond a few years back. The First Brazilian, Akihiro Sato looked like he was headed to ultimate super-tv-stardom until he finally headed home. He’s now happily married in Brazil, with a kid, but he’s still looking fab as ever!

Very tall model Vince Ferraren was the toast of Bench when he snagged every major deal and show in the underwear empire’s backlot. He disappeared , too, for a while, going back to his native Australia to work. He’s back in town, hotter (and maybe taller?) than ever.


Don’t you just miss Aki? The original Brazilian guy who became popular here on this side of the planet. The handsome nippo-brasileiro who charmed his way into showbiz. Of course, he came with the whole package – hot bod and all. Here’s one more image from his exclusive outtakes in a photoshoot. Hawt!

Captain Barbell!

Paolo Paraiso [left] as Rodel The Sandman
and TJ Trinidad as Metal Man

Mike Tan as Anino

Ervic Vijandre as Kidlat

Akihiro Sato as Bruno the Hulkman

Richard Gutierrez as Captain Barbell
If you have a thing for cute boys in pleather, funny costumes and funnier names, then watch Captain Barbell tonight on GMA-7. Here’s the PR: Nearly five years after its original television debut, “Captain Barbell” takes flight once more as GMA Network launches the exciting new sequel to the action-adventure series tonight, 28 March 2011. The sequel promises to be more exciting, and the visual effects more amazing, as the greatest Pinoy superhero returns with a new league of extraordinary beings with astounding powers.

Monday Monday, So Good To Me

To ease your Monday blues, Akihiro Sato does some stripteasing, so low you can almost see his privates a.k.a. where the sun doesn’t always shine. After winning Survivor Philippines recently [with 3 million pesos prize money], he has been barely seen in showbiz, with few appearances here and there. Last time he was spotted doing a mall show with fellow Brazilian mod Daniel Matsunaga in Isetann Recto, home of the gay indie cinemas.


It’s a good, good Friday! Now that everyone’s coming out [or up] with summer collections at the start of the season, why isn’t Penshoppe churning out the boys-in-jocks yet? More than a couple of years ago, Victor Basa and Matteo Guidicelli appeared in briefs – with lead model Akihiro Sato – for the brand’s underwear line, Undercover. Now, will the clothing brand come out with its sexy summer collection? Will Aki slip on the underwear – just like in the image above?


Don’t mind the photo. It’s rather dated, way back when nippo-brasileiro model Akihiro Sato was big in Bangkok. I’m just rooting for him to win this year’s edition of Survivor-Philippines. Probably the dirtiest and most exciting season ever, Survivor has nearly gutted and destroyed Aki’s showbiz dream – with scenes of heavy intrigue, backstabbing and calumny. But apparently, he’s coming on strong now. The live voting results will be broadcast this Friday on GMA-7 prime time.