Even if he’s not that active in showbiz unlike his contemporaries in Provoq
, like the..other guys, Aiman Perea
aka Niko Arellano
is still visible in modeling. He’s in practically every major fashion show in town – Bench, Mossimo and that Cosmopolitan [Phils] magazine show. The tall and hairy Niko also owns a small greasy spoon as his business. Just a suggestion: since there is a new indie movie called Bola
[about the lives of varsity basketball players and their benefactors
], why not cast Niko Arellano in one of the roles as he’s tall, lean and sexy?
They are all here! The sexy Brazilian models with Japanese roots. Rafael Endo is in Manila to do work for the runways, print ads and tv commercials. Rafael was in second year college taking up Pharmacy in his native Brazil when he stopped to pursue a modeling career in Asia. Rafael has been modeling for about a year now after he left school to do the runways and billboards of Hong Kong, Singapore and Bangkok. His first love, he admits, is computers [Computer Science was his first course in college]. He says that video and online games helped him master the English language.
Twenty-three-year-old Mehdi Rosales
is a half-Iranian, half-Filipino freelance model who has appeared in a number of fashion shows and tv commercials. He also wants to be in showbiz but a few years back he missed the cut in the first Star Circle Quest [SCQ], a reality-based talent search of ABS-CBN. The 5’8″-tall cutie is undaunted as he still pursues his dream to be in the big league someday.
Handsome boy Daniel Kenji Matsunaga
arrived in Manila last Saturday to start work in commercials and runway shows. The 23-year-old Brazilian hunk is the latest addition to the merry mix of Nippo-Brasileiro
models in the country [Aki
included]. Daniel Kenji – who is 6’1″-tall – is trying his luck in the Philippines after doing the modeling scene in Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong.
Three tall, cute and decent boys, shirtless! The one on the left is Christopher Lou Sumalinog
, a 19-year-old student at the Ateneo de Manila University. He’s currently taking up Interdisciplinry Studies on a varsity scholarship with the Ateneo Blue Eagles. Middle guy is a favorite and supposedly Mossimo runner-up Geronimo Lontoc, Jr
. Nineteen-year-old Geron is on the basketball team of the University of Santo Tomas [UST]. The one on the right is Jome Silayan,
also 19 years old, and a Fine Arts Major in Advertising student in UST. He loves playing the piano and engaging in his favorite sports – tennis, badminton and chess.
It turns out the single post
about the freshman and the bikini candidates are interconnected. Mossimo Bikini Summit 2009
castoff and former Starstruck
contestant Dex Quindoza
is now part of the new singing group called YM
[Young Men]. And guess who’s with him in the motley bunch? The freshman Andrew Miguel
and the stud boy Edgar Allan Guzman
. The title of their new album under Ivory Records is I-YM Mo Ako!
I’m not so sure though, if this is another one of those group of sexy boys singing. But I’m not complaining. Expect to see more publicity photos of that Andrew Miguel guy and Edgar Allan and of course, Dexter as they promote their new group. By the way, if Edgar Allan was the Mr. Pogi 2006
winner in the noontime show Eat Bulaga, Andrew Miguel
claims to be the first runner-up in said contest [year unspecified].
He’s of Irish, Korean, German and Native American descent and he was here in Manila recently to do some modeling work. His name is Sebastian Monroe, a 22-year-old native of Alabama who grew up in Virginia and California. He says he’s a newbie in the modeling business as he has been doing “normal things” back in the US when an agent picked him up and sent him to Singapore to work the runways. For now, his goal is to fix his handicap – a hearing problem, which he hopes will be operated on soon using his earnings from modeling.
Rewind to August 2006: The Philippine Idol auditions were underway and the judges were in awe at a tall and handsome young man from an international school. He can sing a mean power ballad and he was through to the next round. Midway through the Theater Round [equivalent to the Hollywood Week of its American counterpart], the young man, in tears, tells the judges that he’s not going through the process anymore as he has to go to school in Switzerland – at the Glion Institute of Higher Education in Bulle, to be exact. The judges were tsk–tsking in disappointment for surely they could have found a star in this charismatic 19-year-old singer.
Fast forward, last Sunday of May 2009: The Bench Fashion Show was being staged at the SMX Convention Center and people were second-guessing the identity of this tall cutie in fully-packed mulberry briefs. It’s none other than the crying kid at Philippine Idol approximately 3 years ago – Markki Strøm, now 22 years old and back on local shores to pursue his dream of being a singer and an actor [he’s a triathlete, too]. Well, of course, Bench noticed the fine mestizo features of this Fil-Norwegian lad and cast him in its major show. Markki’s star is definitely getting brighter from now on.
And his name is Cesar Curti. He’s 22 years old, 6’1″-tall and has appeared in numerous print ads and tv commercials all around Asia. He was in Manila recently to do print ads, shows and the New Nestea Fit with L-Carnitine [the one in the beach] and the Nestle Coffee-Mate [the breakfast guy] tv commercials. This cute and hunky Brazilian of Japanese descent has been working as a model since 2006. He has also done runway shows in the region.
These are the actual photos of actor-model Will Devaughn
for the Jag Jeans billboards and posters released for the Philippine Fashion Week. Top photo shows Will fastened and hoisted by a rope and some chains in a room. The billboard showed Will hanging in chains from a tower. The lower photo, on the hand, was used for the Black Magic Denim Show poster. Both pictures just show how sexy this 26-year-old multi-racial [German, Filipino, African-American] hottie is.