Summer time means fiesta celebrations in the countryside. The usual festivities have gone beyond mere religious ceremonies to more pomp and pageantry. Some have even included bikini competitions in their programs. Even the guys from the city – veterans in the small-bar contests in the metro – travel all the way to the provinces and towns to compete in tiny teenie thongs in front of a relatively conservative crowd. It seems that bikini contests are becoming regular fare in fiestas in the countryside. In photo: Benson Hill.


While we’re on the topic of bulges and regular bikini open contestants, here’s Benson Hill, an old hat in the thongs-and-things competitions for guys. This 24-year-old native of Balanga, Bataan who is now based in Cabanatuan City has a gym where he works out regularly. During the bikini open season, he goes around the metro and the provinces in his tiny and tight skivvies. Of course, we’ll be seeing more of him this summer!


Beefcake Benson Hill has been in the pageant circuit for quite some time now, most recently as one of the more prominent contestants in the Ginoong Pilipinas 2009 contest. He didn’t win the title, though. Benson Hill owes his mestizo looks [and surname] to an American grandfather. This tall native of Balanga, Bataan lists his occupation as a businessman and a gym instructor in his own gym. No wonder he has a well-defined bod.

Redux: Benson Hill

Benson Hill is a 25 year-old gym owner, gym instructor and part-time model. He was the 2006 Mr. Bikini-Earth first runner-up, aside from countless bikini contests he has participated in. A native of Balanga, Bataan province, Benson Hill went to the Far Eastern University for college. He says he has an American grandfather [which explains his surname and mestizo features].

Benson’s Hills and Hedges

Benson Hill is a 24-year old part-time model and bikini pageant enthusiast, more on the joining part. He has won minor league contests, but still he has not taken on the national competitions. Ian Porlayagan was in a similar path years ago and now he is the Mister Philippines. Methinks, Benson Hill can go the same way. Remember how Miss India contestants would love to mumble about having a platform or a springboard when asked why they joined the pageant? Well, with Benson Hill’s experience, he has all the skidways and gangplanks towards the national competitions. Never mind the personality training and the education. After all, winning male pageants is not rocket science.

Beefcake: Benson Hill

Twenty-four year old Benson Hill was one of the featured models of the latest issue of Valentino [the anniversary issue], where he goes on a chunky-lumpy posing session. As a regular bikini pageant contestant in the minor league, his most memorable win was placing first runner-up at the Mr. Bikini Earth contest some time back. Benson owes his far-out mestizo features and surname to an American grandfather.