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Who ish Joash?

Joash (pronounced Jo-Ash) Balejado is a new discovery of DMV Entertainment who will be introduced in its second indie movie after the box office hit Walang Kawala Heavenly Touch (formerly Touch of Heaven). Joel Lamangan is directing this movie that also stars Paolo Serrano and Marco Morales. Joash, who is the winner of Lakan 2008, is a 19-year-old student of Business Management at the Rizal Technological University in Mandaluyong City. This is his first acting job after passing the audition for the role as a newbie masseur.

Just a question.

Hypothetical question: If you had Php 180,000.00 cash [roughly US$ 3,500.00 or Bahraini Dinar 1,300.00], would you engage the services of underwear model and actor Rafael Rosell? By services I meant doing the dirty deed. Say, for example, Rafael would consent to getting naked in your room, and he’ll just lie down in bed and be the fellatrant, all for 180 grand – would you pay that amount just to get him?   I’m just asking…

Emel Rowe Rising

There’s a new kid soaring and surging in the modeling world and his name is John Emel Rowe. The 6’4″-tall Filipino-Australian [mom is from Cebu] has been featured as one of the 69 hot and new bachelors of 2008 by Cosmopolitan [Phils] magazine. Actually, Emel Rowe was discovered while playing basketball for the University of San Carlos [USC] in Cebu City, where he’s taking up a management accountancy course. The baller-model is slowly getting noticed for major modeling projects not only in the Queen City of the South but also in Metro Manila.

Alvin Fortuna tries again

Ramp and commercial model Alvin Fortuna is trying showbiz again. The 28-year-old actor will be seen as one of the recurring characters in GMA-7’s primetime soap Ang Babaeng Hinugot Sa Aking Tadyang starring Dingdong Dantes. Prior to this soap, he was in the fantasy series Gagambino, the one with Dennis Trillo. The 5’11”-tall actor was previously in rival station ABS-CBN, first as one of the models in the game show Game Ka Na Ba and as a merman in the pioneering fantasy series Marina.

Naked Model

Male model Jasler Ubaldo tried his luck in the runways of Singapore when he was younger. In the Lion City, he was one of the more in-demand models. Now, Jasler Ubaldo is in Manila doing work for the fashion designers. Jasler first came into the scene as an aspiring sexy actor in the late 90s. When things got a bit hazy in showbiz, he flew the coop, got some work done on his bod [and face] and became a succesful model in the city-state. In his late 20s now, the 6′-tall model is still preferred on the runway by top designers.

Some Clarification

Twenty-three-year-old Daniel Kenji Matsunaga will soon make up the handsome triumvirate of Brazilian-Japanese models at Mercator Model Management, Inc., which also manages Aki and Hideo. Two things – [1.] In this video, Daniel Kenji confirms his nationality and lineage. [2] Mercator writes in to report that the comment on Daniel being an exclusive model of Reco Modeling Agency is unfair. Mercator says that it did not pirate Daniel from Reco. International models, reportedly, have their own agents abroad, which agents can arrange the direct bookings from other countries. It turns out that both agencies -Reco and Mercator -know the agent of Daniel, who chose the latter when he decided to try his luck in Manila. Capisce!

Ryan Reyes is cute!

John Adrian “Ryan” Reyes is a 20-year-old student and up-and-coming model. At the University of Santo Tomas, where he’s enrolled in a Business course at the College of Commerce, he’s a varsity hoops player and a pageant representative. The 5’11”-tall Ryan would be a welcome addition to the modeling world with his refreshing good looks. Here’s hoping he’ll be handled well by the top agencies in the industry.

Daniel Kenji is coming to town!

This Just In: Another Nippo Brasileiro who is flying in to Manila to sign an exclusive contract with a top modeling agency is Daniel Kenji Matsunaga. The 23-year-old Brazilian model will be inking a commitment pretty soon with Mercator Model Management, Inc., which shall handle his modeling career in the Philippines. Mercator is the same company handling Aki and Hideo, two notable Brazilian models of Japanese descent. The 6’1″-tall Daniel Kenji used to strut his stuff in the runways, billboards and magazines of Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong before finally deciding to hit our local shores.

JC Tiuseco hosts

I was watching GMA-7’s morning show Unang Hirit a few days ago and I finally came across the segment of baller-model-host  JC Tiuseco.  Although he is a bit stiff unlike the animated style of Drew Arellano in the same show, JC is trying his best to learn the ropes.  In a magazine interview, JC revealed that he is pretty much excited about his new showbiz career – a big jump from his basketball days and runway spots.  In a few months, maybe JC will master the art – or facility – of hosting on national tv.  

Traffic Hazard


Well, I’m not exactly complaining. It’s just that right above that busy flyover along C-5 Road from Pasig City on the way to Makati, there’s this giant billboard of local clothing brand Folded N Hung with model Hideo Muraoka.  He’s shirtless [and hairless in the pits]! And driving past that section, I couldn’t help but look up and gape – with a heaping of sexual malice – at this fine specimen.  Hideo Muraoka is a 20-year-old Brazilian-Japanese model, now based in Makati City.
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