Stud

That’s Herson Barias, a 21-year-old regular in competitions of the things-and-thongs variety. This 5’11”-tall native of San Pedro, Laguna placed second runner-up at the 2008 Heatwave Bikini Showdown behind eventual winner, bulky guy Kish McBride. Herson is biding his time in bikiniland as he hops from one contest to another, hoping to land projects on the runway and in tv commercials pretty soon.

Andre and Herson

Minor league models Andre Endique [left] and Herson Barias ham it up – in masks – for the camera. Andre tried to grab the top prize at the Mossimo Bikini Summit 2009, but was thwarted in his bid by a better-prepared Jiro Shirakawa. Yet, Andre got noticed in the competition, and has landed some big projects for tv and print ads. On the other hand, Herson with the long tongue, has also done some rounds in the bikini pageant circuit to relative success. Maybe he’ll do Mossimo, too, next year to up his street cred.

Heady

That’s Herson Barias, a 19-year-old regular in competitions of the things-and-thongs variety. Quite tall at 5’11”, this native of San Pedro, Laguna placed second runner-up at the 2008 Heatwave Bikini Showdown behind eventual winner Kish McBride. Herson is biding his time in bikiniland as he hops from one contest to another, hoping to land projects on the runway and in tv commercials pretty soon.

Herson Barias is waiting…

…for the big break. Nineteen-year-old Herson Barias first burst into the bikini scene last year when he joined the Heatwave Bikini Showdown sponsored by Starmall in Alabang. He was the favorite in the contest, judging from the shrieks and shouts from admiring fans in the audience. Too bad he only placed second runner-up [eventual winner was Kish McBride]. The 5′-11″-tall native of San Pedro, Laguna is sure to be back – with vengeance -this summer for the bikini open contests.