Jay R(ising)

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I am all up for guys who have taken off their shirts and shorts in the name of hotness. What makes it doubly interesting for Jay R Sillona is that he’s also top in the singing and dancing department.  The former Bench Body model, who’s had his share of runway and commercial ads in just a pair of briefs, is popular these days – thanks to his ABS-CBN shift. He can be seen in the local franchise of Your Face Sounds Familiar on weekends.

Leaving Too

Who’s leaving Bench Body after modeling skimpy cotton bikinis for so many years? Rumors are rife that one of the guys above is hanging his Bench briefs for good to transfer to a leading direct-selling and networking business of footwear, apparel, bags and other fashion accessories. In fact, he appeared in the latest fashion show of that company. Just recently, Sam Milby bolted the Bench headquarters for a better offer at rival Folded and Hung. So who’s it going to be next? Will it be [clockwise, from top]: Jon, Jay R, Jake or Jafael?

Float On

Bench Body model and singer-actor Jay R keeps on truckin’ in showbiz, as he’s not over and done with. He is busy with his noontime show with GMA-7 plus some movies on the side and guest appearances in his home studio’s soaps. He produces his own music, which is pretty impressive. Of course, the 28-year-old self-proclaimed “Philippines’ Prince of R&B” models for the underwear line of Bench and he still looks awesomely sexy after all these years.

Jay R in the mood

So, singer Jay R is not moving to ABS-CBN yet, as he finally made his appearance [after a long absence] in the GMA 7 Sunday noontime show where he is a regular.  He is now busy promoting his new album Soul in Love, plus upcoming concerts and spot appearances with other singers. Keeps him busy. At least, he’s not done and over-the-hill yet.  Too, he will be in the Bench Blackout show this Friday as one of the celebrity models.  

Is Jay R moving to ABS-CBN?

Rumors are rife as to the transfer of R&B singer Jay R from GMA-7 to ABS-CBN. Here’s a report from the Manila Bulletin: Jay R, the goodlooking singer-rapper-TV host from GMA 7, is indeed being wooed by Studio 23, ABS-CBN’s UHF-TV channel, to appear in one of its new shows. However, there is apparently no truth to the buzz that Jay R is being offered a handsome seven-figure monthly talent fee just to be seen on Studio 23. Most people note that Jay R’s talents have not been maximized lately on GMA-7, where he is simply relegated to hosting the Sunday noontime show, “SOP.” Jay R’s hordes of fans will agree that the talented artist can do more, given the opportunities to display his talent on TV. He can show that he’s not just a (Bench) poster and billboard boy who can bare his great physique. Jay R’s talent manager, Arnold Vegafria, has reportedly negotiated with Studio 23 bigwigs for Jay-R’s TV contract. Will his Studio 23 entry pave the way for his eventual transfer to ABS-CBN?  And, if you ask me, I will just wait for this singer’s appearance at the Bench underwear show this month. Let’s see how he will fare in this supposedly R-18 Blackout show of Bench.

Jay R does Bench Body again

After a long time, singer Jay R is again posing in his briefs in a Bench Body ad. The RnB singer, who recently had a series of concerts at the Mandarin Oriental, was once one of the underwear brand’s most-favored models until the last Bench underwear fashion show, when he was conspicuously absent – which fueled speculations he was dropped from the roster. Apparently, he was just taking a hiatus, and in the new Bench Body posters – reminiscent of the theme from the movie 300 – Jay R shows his fine form anew.