[l-r: Lester Quijano, Arnel Valencia, Anton Reyes,
Anthony Torres,Horace Rivera and Christian Medina]
Béton Brut literally means “concrete in the raw’, that is, concrete left in its natural state when the formwork is removed [The term gave the name Brutalism to the style of modern architecture in which exposed concrete is exploited as a feature]. It’s an architectural term that first came to mind when I saw these sweaty muscular young men in a construction area. Probably it was a stylist’s [and photog’s] fantasy to feature young men in scenes of figuration and erection, with all the contours, cuts and casts. Lovely, indeed.
Gelo is another one of those nameless boys featured in gay rags out there. What struck me most about this 18-year old boy is the promise of youth vigorously thriving, which somehow awakens our fascination with the beauty of that awkward age. This boy makes one fine Sunday gazing – sunshiney, fresh and sweet. Oh, such jailbait.
When I posted photos of Reynald Llanes in a free gallery site a couple of months back, many were asking about the 411 on this guy. Reynald Llanes is 22, 5’9″ tall and a student of Nursing at the South East Asian Colleges. He does modeling part-time and has appeared in Fila fashion show, Street Bodies 2006, Bikini Watch, Campus Face 2006, and Makati Shangrila formal designers fashion show. According to the interview he did for Male Revue Magazine, he swears he will never “bare in a movie.” Guys, he said movies. Movies not magazines. And heck, there’s a lot of difference in there.
He now carries the name Richard Guebar. He was another seasoned bikini contest aspirant. His latest career episodes ranged from playing one of the mermans in the GMA 7 fantasy series Atlantika,
an archer also in GMA’s Encantadia
, and a henchman in Captain Barbell.
He claims to have done a porn flick which was exclusively released in Europe [will look for it on 8th Ave. soon]. Three years ago, when he was still a bit on the heavy side, he was bolder…….
This 24-year old fresh boy graduated from the AMA Institute in Makati City with a Psychology Degree. He stands 5’9 and has done some modeling for print and tv commercial. He was last seen in a reality show featuring a competition among university teens with nice bods.
Nico has appeared on tv as one of the minor actors on GMA 7’s defunct fantasy series Etheria. Rather short [5’7″] for a model, he says he wants to hit the ramp pretty soon, after he finishes his nursing degree.
An interesting find, 21-year old Rupert, who lists himself as a university student, has done several events posing as legit bikini fashion shows in Manila’s seamy-steamy venues. More to come from this twink buttboy.
Ateneo Blue Eagle Martin Quimson is one hottie. Easily the most popular among shrieking fans because of his looks, this true-blue Atenista is now trying to conquer the modelling world. Martin, at 6’4″ is one smoldering tower of power.