If you’re not doing anything later [18 August 2011, Thursday], head over to The Library at 1739 M. Orosa Street, Malate, Manila and see Kenneth Paul Salva [left], Mark William Yap [middle], Jake Mendoza [right] and a lot more of dem bikini boys in a show called Stripped: All Star Hunks Show by the Hotmen. Hotmen is an all-male sing-and-dance [!] group composed of sexy, daring young men [3 in photos above] plus Danniel Deramayo, Jordan Jordico and Jhon Mark Marcia. Also in the show tonight [at 10 pm] as a special guest is Johnron Tanada. For tickets, please contact Rex Belarmino at 0917.860 1962.


After 15 days of voting [using Blogger’s basic gadget Poll without multiple voting from users] and an amazing number of 5,158 votes [mostly last-minute ones cast], the winner of our poll for Heatwave‘s most popular and well-liked contestant is hunky James Versoza, closely followed by Laguna teener Raymond Fortunado. Regular bikini open contestant Jake Mendoza [in photo] placed third, despite some midnight rally of votes from his rabid supporters. The Grand Finals of the contest is tonight at 7 p.m. at Starmall- Las Pinas City. Admission is free!


l-r: James Versoza, Jake Mendoza, Raymond Fortunado
While no one was looking, a virtual unknown by the name of James Versoza surged past frontrunners Raymond Fortunado and Jake Mendoza in the site’s poll for the top Heatwave: The Summer Bikini Showdown contestant [more of the boys here and here]. Find out on the Finals Night, 13 June 2010 [Sunday] 7 pm at Starmall Las Pinas, who gets to win the first prize. Admission is free. Call 842.2513 for details.

Heatwave Vote

More of the Heatwave boys. Top to bottom [It’s a bit tedious to tag under the photos]: Sephore dela Cruz, R-Jay Basbas, Paul Duque, Paolo Esteban, Migz Enriquez, Jhon Mark Marcia [remember this boy from Lips Bar?], Jake Mendoza and Ivan Belmonte. This contest is one of the summer shows of the Star Group of Malls [Starmalls] and it’s a free event. Just for fun there’s a poll on your best bet for the contest, based on the photos of course. Cast your vote for your favorite guy and there might be an award on Finals Night [13 June 2010] for the no. 1 vote-getter here. By clicking on the picture, the file name is the boy’s name.


This is the image of 22-year-old actor and Bench Body endorser Jake Cuenca on a giant billboard somewhere in Quezon City, along EDSA. It’s not scandalous as the last board he had for Bench Body briefs a few months back. Just the same, Jake establishes himself as the current favorite of the top clothing brand. On tv, he’s also a prime time lead actor, validating his status as one of the more important actors in his home studio.


That’s how you can describe freelance model and bikini open regular Jake Mendoza. Companionable. Gracious and giving. Affectionate and amiable. The 22-year-old native of Bacolod City who has since made Quezon City his home in the past few years was last seen as a contestant at the Ginoong Pilipinas 2009 contest. Unfortunately, he did not win the title. Also known as Mark John Sellado, this 5’9″-tall cutie is slowly making a name for himself in the bikini pageant circuit because of his charming and welcoming ways.