At the annual sleazefest of male models called Cosmopolitan [Phils] Bachelor Bash five years ago, top male models were seen primping on stage during the finale. There’s the omnipresent and stage director’s favorite Mark Manicad, Mark Onir partially hidden by Luke Jickain, John Lopez looking very happy with Adrian Racho, with Ian Porlayagan behind him and Lance Howard. It was one happy bunch. Oh, wait, isn’t that JC Tiuseco in grandpa briefs?
Sexy and swarthy model John Lopez is hardly seen these days. Too bad he missed the opportunity to boost his showbiz exposure after his Survivor Philippines stint a couple of years ago. There was a time he was cast in GMA-7’s afternoon shows as one of the leading men. Since then, the offers have gone scarce. Reportedly, he is now busy with his auto shop somewhere in Greenhills.
Sexy swarthy model John Lopez is hardly seen these days. Too bad he missed the opportunity to up his street cred after his Survivor Philippines stint. [His Survivor contemporary JC Tiuseco is now most visible on tv – acting and hosting]. There was a time he was cast in GMA-7’s shows as one of the leading men. Since then, the offers have gone scarce. It’s a good thing he has a BS Computer Science degree from AMA University and an Associate degree in Automotive Engineering Technology + Technician from the Don Bosco Technical Institute, which degrees he can always fall back on.
Not exactly news flash [as this has been broadcast in the web much earlier] but I just want to post this large sexy image of male model, ex-Mossimo bikini contestant and Survivor Philippines castaway John Anthony Lopez. This 27-year-old hottie is now part of GMA-7’s afternoon show, Daisy Siete. Off-cam, he owns an auto service and repair shop in their house in Pasay. He lists himself in his bio as a graduate of BS Computer Science from AMA University and an Associate degree in Automotive Engineering Technology + Technician from the Don Bosco Technical Institute.
Male model and camera-conscious contestant John Lopez finally gets eliminated from the Philippine edition of Survivor. I saw him lately around my area and boy, he looked like he went straight under the sun for days. But it sure made him look sexy – like some battle-scarred model. Too, it looks like GMA 7 has plans for the male mod, as news releases were made earlier during the day in the major broadsheets regarding his exit from the show. We’ll have to find out soon.
While some of his contemporaries at the now-defunct Mossimo Bikini Summit have now taken the showbiz route [e.g. Aljarreau Galang, Mr. Racho, Haroun Morales, Kim Gantioqui], Derek Zoolander-wannabe John Anthony Lopez is quietly making a name as a top model in the country. He’s been seen in the fashion runways lately for top designers and commercial brands. Noticeably, he’s the only moreno model in the local brand Folded & Hung’s underwear line.
It gives me utter pleasure to see moments like these at beauty contests. While John Anthony Lopez [the obviously go-getter and confident model, who pronounces his name as Jan Loww-pezzz for reasons I cannot understand still] can’t believe his fortune for landing merely 1st runner-up – and thus the fake smile, 2nd runner-up Al Galang tightly squeezes eventual winner Andrew Smith at the 2007 Mossimo Bikini Summit contest. It must be the overwhelming emotions at winning third overall, I’m not sure. Or he was just happy for the winner. For whatever the act of embracing is worth, Al Galang’s huge appendage down South surely got in the way of Andrew Smith’s, er, blob, too.
[Andrew Smith, winner]
[John Lopez, 1st RU]
[Al Galang, 2nd RU]
UPH was disappointed. Not just disappointed but devastated-disappointed. Aside from the fact that his bets Adrian Racho and Kim Gantioqui did not even make it to the semis of the Mossimo-Bikini Summit 2007, which we attended earlier, the boy who won was rather, er, fat. Relatively, that is, as there were far more abs-laden male contestants there. The annual bikini-fest proclaimed as male division winner, the chunky Andrew Smith, who had gorgeous facial features and pear-shaped bod [notwithstanding the bulge, the bulge!]. Pageant veteran, the contrived John Lopez was a near-miss at the first runner-up position while huge-crotched Al Galang landed second runner-up honors. More photos coming up soon.