Harold the Dauntless

Boyish Harold Oide has come a long way from his Ginoong Pilipinas days when he was a fledgling model in Manila fresh from La Trinidad, Benguet. In the 2007 edition of Ginoong Pilipinas, he placed second to eventual winner Denver Olivarez. Then he joined the newly-resurrected Body Shots modeling competition in 2008. He didn’t win that one, though. That year, he was included as one of the 69 hot bachelors of Cosmopolitan [Phils] magazine. Recently, he was one of the chosen few who made it as one of the contestants in the Mossimo Bikini Summit. And, though we all know who won, the contest opened doors to this cute 21-year-old in the modeling world.

Freshman Caveat + Mossimo Update

The video Freshman is officially released today in VCD format in record stores and video outlets. The thing is, although its solo act, Andrew Miguel is flawless and hot and sexy, the producers can not fully assure us that the frontal scenes are still there, clear and intact. So, if you will be happy with a split-second shot of Andrew Miguel’s penis, then buy the VCD [DVD will be released Monday]. Otherwise, DON’T buy.

JR Tirona and Mark Manicad

Dex Quindoza and Andre Endique

Jiro Shirakawa and Harold Oide

These are the other candidates of Mossimo Bikini Summit 2009. According to the press release in major dailies yesterday, this is the best batch ever. I might just have to disagree since the bestest batch was that of Brent Javier in 2003. And then again, this could be the second best batch ever – what with the fine and good-looking boys [see photos above] in the competition. Regarding the free tickets to the show, someone emailed and suggested that the Mossimo stores in the metro might just have them for you. So, troop to the stores and ask for tickets to the limited-seats-only show on Saturday at the Skydome of SM North EDSA.

Body Shots: Harold Oide

Fresh-looking Harold Oide is one of the contestants in this year’s edition of Body Shots, a modeling competition sponsored by the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines [FDAP]. The 20-year-old native of Baguio City is hopeful that he’ll get one of the top prizes in the contest, just like what he achieved in last year’s Ginoong Pilipinas [He was named Ginoong Pilipinas – Tourism 2007]. Images above were from his Ginoo days, where he covered himself up in gold paint and danced in the talent competition.

Body Shots 2008 Launched

In 1984, the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines [FDAP] launched Body Shots an annual modeling competition that launched the careers of models and actors like: Eric Quizon, Laurenti Dyogi, John Estrada, Emilio Garcia, JR Valentin, Ricardo Cepeda, Zanjoe Marudo, Hayden Kho, Lauren Novero and AJ Dee among others. This year, Body Shots is back and after a series of screenings at the Banahaw Room of Century Park Hotel, and at Hyatt Hotel, 13 women and 14men were chosen as official candidates from a pool of more than 200 aspirants. Here are some interesting highlights:

1. AdrianRacho and Raph Almeda both made it to the official list. Modeling industry observers are watching with glee as the two guys, who have been the subjects of constant comparison – Adrian as the former talent and Raph as the current ward of a known talent manager – battle it out for the top spot.

2. Sassan Shokouhi also made it. The tallest in the batch at 6’3″, this will be the first competition for the 22-year-old Filipino-Iranian model. Also in the batch is Ginoong Pilipinas 2007 runner-up Harold Oide, at 5’9″ or thereabouts.

3. One familiar face stood out: Eric Eleazar [first photo, third from left] who’s tanner and buffer this time around. Standing next to Eric in the first photo is recent Hataw Super Bodies 2008 contestant Suzuki Aragon,now sporting a different name: Piko Suzuki. Also in the first photo on the rightmost part is veteran bikini open contestant Marvin Miranda, who also made it to the official list.

4. Nico Deyro [third photo, sitting rightmost] surprisingly made it to the official selection. He is the shortest in the group,at 5’7″.

5. Jonas Cabuay [third photo, standing second from left] ex-candidate of Sta.Lucia’s Sexy Bodies 2008 is also in the circle, along with ex-Mr. Philippines 2007 finalist Jobo Roa [third photo, standing third from right], and Carlo Guevara‘s best friend Harvey Cruz [third photo, standing center].

6. There’s an interesting newcomer [between nos. 16 and 18 in the second photo] who made it to the list – Mario Zamboni. He is muscled, mestizo [probably German in origin] and with long tresses. Someone to watch out for.

7. And the best part of the screening was how the sleazebag talent manager made a riotous scene, trying to enter the screening room to railroad his ward’s entry into the official list. He is known in this site as The-One-Who-Posts-Comments-Passionately-In-Capital-Letters or simply, JP. Of course, the decent and well-meaning organizers put him in his place: he was not allowed entry and his ward – a lanky guy who won a male contest recently at Metro Bar courtesy of his manager [of course], was shut out from the official list. Now, it’s back to seedy shows for the manager.

Fresh: Harold Oide

Summer is just around the corner, and it’s the season for the annual and longest-running national male pageant, Ginoong Pilipinas. One of the winners last year was Harold Oide, who won the Ginoong Pilipinas – Tourism title [next to Denver Olivarez]. He represented Baguio City in the male pageant, where he did a mean and sexy Igorot dance in the talent portion. Harold Oide is only 20 years old and stands 5’9″-tall.