Yuletide Boy 3: Daniel Korber

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.

AJ Winkler and Don Mendoza for Bench

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 [red briefs] 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.

Beefcake: Travis Kraft

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.

Alec van Dierendonck is in town

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.

Ram Sagad grows

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.

The Pout: Carlo Adorador

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.

Sexy Back!

I’m bringing sexy back/ Them other boys don’t know how to act / I think you’re special whats behind your back/ So turn around and I’ll pick up the slack/ Take em’ to the bridge. That’s how the Timbahlake song goes and twenty-two year old Mark Onir Rino shows us how. One of the more popular male models, Mark Onir is from Colegio de San Juan de Letran and a former varsity basketball player.

John James Uy has no pretensions….

…of being wholesome and all. He declared in a magazine interview that he is willing to pose with just his skivvies on as he had the body to show off. John James Uy is the 5’10”-tall commercial model who was the first to be eliminated at the Be Bench Finals Night held recently. However, he was the first among the finalists to get a deal with the ABS-CBN network as he was cast as the third wheel of a popular love team in the Lovespell series.

Leading Man: Rafael Rosell

After finally proving his worth as a serious actor, sans the annoying accent, Rafael Rosell is now elevated to leading man status. Rafael recently bagged the Supporting Actor plum at the film critics’ Gawad Urian for his role in the lesbian movie Rome and Juliet. In a recent interview, Rafael noted that after winning the award, the press is now interested in his body of work rather than asking him about his body [due largely to his Bench underwear contract].

Candid Marvin Wijangco

Regular reader harrychuachika sent in a big batch of photos including those of Marvin Wijangco above [unfortunately, no Harry Chua pic though]. He’s a 5’11”-tall model – ubiquitous in runway, print and tv commercials for the big companies. Lately, he signed up with Star Magic [ABS-CBN’s talent agency] as Marvin Raymundo. He was last seen in the tv series May Minamahal. The 20-year-old hunk was also in this year’s list of Cosmo Magazine’s hot bachelors.
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