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Spicy: Dayal Chowdhary

Filipino-Indian Dayal Chowdhary has been modeling for quite some time now, after he first appeared as a contestant in the MTV Fashionista Best Model Search 2003 [with eventual winner Raphael Kiefer, and Brent Javier, Guiness Nabung, Jonas Cabuay among others]. The 6’2″-tall exotic model was also a finalist in the Man of the Year 2005 contest where Joseph Kidwell topped the Johnron for the title. Dayal also briefly appeared in an independently-produced movie, the psycho-thriller Seroks.

Jobo Roa wins Body Shots 2008!

Jose Bernardo “Jobo” Roa from Cagayan de Oro is this year’s surprise winner of Body Shots 2008, a modeling competition sponsored by the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines [FDAP].  The 19-year-old dusky charmer bested the heavy favorites in the competition, as no one expected him to finish ahead of the pack earlier.  Jobo was a Cosmopolitan magazine bachelor in 2007, and a finalist in the Mister Philippines 2007 pageant [won by co-Body Shots contestant Ian Porlayagan].  Since Body Shots claims to be the “the definitive search for the next top models” in the country, Jobo is expected to land deals for products, brands and fashion shows.

Comely: Miguel Mendoza

Miguel Mendoza aka Ernesto Torrefiel started out as a contestant in the Man of the Year 2005 pageant [where Johnron Tanada finished 1st runner-up to eventual winner Joseph Kidwell]. During the contest, the 5’10”-tall hunk was one of the top ten finalists. These days, Miguel Mendoza is one of the favorite models of designer Renee Salud in his out-of-town fashion shows.

Body Shots: Mark Lester Yutuc

The representative from Pampanga in this year’s Body Shots 2008 is 23-year-old Mark Lester Yutuc. The 6’2″-tall model is a familiar face in Pampanga’s fashion shows and has once modeled at the 2007 Fashion Week in Manila.  Body Shots is an annual modeling contest sponsored by the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines [FDAP].  Finals night will be on 13 June 2008 [7 pm] at the Sunset Tent of the Sofitel Plaza Hotel. For tickets [Php 500 each until 10 June], contact the producer, Executive Decisions at tel. nos. 413.6436, 925.4761 and 448.5396.

Redux: Chriz Villarba

The bikini season is ending and soon, we won’t be seeing much of the boys competing against each other in their speedos and wacky underwear. One of ’em boys who pretty much made frequent appearances in the contests last summer is Christopher “Chriz”Villarba, who made it as second runner-up in Filinvest Festival Mall’s Summer Bodies 2008. Chriz Villarba is 22 years old, stands 5’8″ and is a native of Ilocos Sur.

Marvin Wijangco in Manhunt!

Marvin Wijangco a.k.a. Marvin Raymundo is the Philippine representative in this year’s Manhunt International pageant, a male modeling contest that traces its roots in Singapore. The 5’11”-tall model-actor was handpicked by the local franchise holder [Manager of Marvin? Last year’s delegate was Roldunne Mendoza, also a ward of Marvin’s manager]. In any case, here’s hoping the boyish-looking Marvin Wijangco will win the contest. There’s a popularity voting scheme in the website of the contest, but I think you have to pay [insert frown face].

Geeky Sexy: Christian de la Cruz

It’s the geeky sexy look that 24-year-old Christian de la Cruz is sporting! The 6’3″-tall former contestant of Mister Philippines 2007 is hoping to make it big in the modeling industry. So far, he has lately been seen in runway shows and print ads. He is a native of Ilocos Norte and a student of Hotel and Restaurant Management at ICCT Colleges.

Ervic vs. Zanjoe

Ervic Vijandre and Zanjoe Marudo were recently seen on separate occasions wearing the same theme – shirtless in green jeans with red belt. Ervic was flaunting his hot bod in a fashion show for clothing brand Penshoppe in Boracay on the first week of April. On the other hand, Bench model Zanjoe was working it at the Coverboys show a week ago, in apple-green jeans. Who’s hotter now?

The Brothers Harman

Brothers Mark [standing] and Sean Harman are trying their luck in Philippine showbiz. Born to a Filipino mother and New Zealander father, Mark [20 years old] and Sean [18 years old] both stand 6′-tall. Sean is a waiter back in Brisbane while Mark is a chef. If I’m not mistaken, Sean’s using the name “Sean Oh” for GMA 7’s afternoon series, Daisy Siete: Prince Charming and the Seven Maids. The boys have signed up for GMA 7 projects.

Johnron Exclusive!

Johnron Tanada revealed that, despite his being with Viva Films for quite some time now, he just recently signed an exclusive contract with the artist management arm of the company. Which means, we can expect more Johnron appearances in Viva projects soon. In fact, he made a brief appearance in the Robin Padilla-Aiai delas Alas movie produced by Viva. And as for the Viva Digital movie he will be doing under the Jay Altarejos-Lex Bonife team [Parola, Antonio], the shoot starts today all the way up to Vigan City. Entitled Kambyo, this is a gay road trip movie, which will [again] show off Johnron’s jewels. Lex promised exclusive stills for the site, so there’s something to watch out for,guys. And, as for this photo shoot [images above], I will be posting Johnron photos soon sans the jeans.
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