Twenty-five-year-old French model Sofian Ait-Mansour
was one of the featured hunks in Bench underwear’s summer campaign last year. He is best remembered as the boyfriend of the full-bosomed winner of Big Brother: Celebrity Edition , Keanna Reeves. The 6’1″-tall Sofian, who is now based in Hong Kong, also did commercial ads while in Manila and was one of Cosmopolitan [Philippines] magazine’s 2006 bachelors.
Tonight will be the grand night of the Big Brother: Celebrity 2 edition, where William Devaughn Stumpf, better known as Will Devaughn
is one of the Big Four finalists. The 25-year-old multi-racial [German, Filipino, African-American] male model is the only good-looking guy left in the Big Brother house, and, he’s got the queer and girl votes. Will is supporting the Brave Kids Foundation [a charity for kids with cancer], which stands to benefit from the big payout in case he wins tonight’s grand reveal.
There is no stopping the Brazilian invasion of Asian shores. Japanese-Brazilian male model Henrique Fukuoka
has been modeling for quite some time now around Asia. He has done campaigns in Bangkok, Hong Kong, Kuala Lumpur and Manila. The 6’2″-tall model [chest – 38.5; waist – 30.5] is managed in the Philippines by Reco Modeling Agency.
Rounding up the cast of Bench Body’s new ads ala 300
is Rafael Rosell
, the underwear company’s go-to hunk for its tight undergarments commercials. He seems to be at ease without clothes on as he is so proud displaying his bod in billboards and adverts. He had all the right to do so, natch! Incidentally, Rafael Rosell
was also the featured guy on Men’s Health [Philippines] magazine a month ago, in the same 300
theme – dark, windy and melancholic. And lusty, of course.
Daniel Korber is a German-Filipino model based in Cebu. The 5’10”-tall cutie, who was born in Germany but raised in Cebu, has been modeling for quite some time now in the Queen City of the South. He has a degree of Hotel and Restaurant Management at the Southwestern University in Cebu, where he also bagged the Mr. College 2004 title.
Although the new Bench Body ads with the 300
theme are a wee bit photoshopped to glossy finish, don’t get tired yet about the male forms in those tight skivvies. Shown above are AJ Winkler
] and Don Mendoza,
male models who are always together in print ads and fashion adverts, I’m now beginning to wonder why. Both competed at the 2004 MTV Fashionista Best Model Search, where AJ Winkler bagged the Mr. Intercontinental-Phils award [while Don Mendoza went home empty-handed]. Yet Don Mendoza was this year’s Philippine rep to Manhunt International in China. Both are under the wings of model-maker and publicist Keren Pascual.
A few months ago, ABS-CBN ran a human interest story about an Amerikano walking around the city in a Superman costume. His name is Travis Kraft and he is also the face behind the Jockey and Canadian Club Jeans billboards around the city. While in Hollywood attending auditions for movies, he moved to Manila for a while to try some modeling and acting. He booked some major deals for the top commercial brands and fashion designers. Currently, the Eastern Michigan University graduate [with a B.S. degree in Telecommunications and Film] is filming Shadowman in the U.S.
Dutch-Filipino stunner Alec van Dierendonck
is back. The 28-year-old model, who stands 6’3″ did some modeling around Southeast Asia [Malaysia, Thailand and Vietnam]. He is fluent in Dutch [he was born in Leiden, Netherlands – the birthplace of Rembrandt], English and the Visayan dialect [he grew up in Davao City]. He also understands a bit of Thai, as he modeled for a while in that country. At present, Alec is in town, modeling for the top designers and endorsing commercial products.
Fresh-faced Sylvester “Ram” Sagad
is having a grand time in modeling. He’s been practically in all fashion shows and commercials in the metro, after bursting into the limelight via a surprise win at the Century Tuna Superbods Model Search last summer. He is finishing a course in Hotel and Restaurant Management at the San Sebastian College-Manila, where he also played varsity hoops. Although showbiz beckons, he says he might just stick to modeling for now.
Carlo Ian Adorador
is one of the more popular male models in town. He is the original pout in the glitzy world of modeling. The 6’0″-tall mod has practically done every commercial and tv campaign, aside from blitzing through the runways for major fashion designers and brands. And by the way, his secret to firmer buns [see photo
] is this program: dumbbell lunges, dumbbell dead lift, barbell squats, advance dumbbell lunge, and unilateral barbell squat/ split squat.