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Christian Navesis cuts his mane

Remember Christian Navesis, the one with the long hair before? This time, he goes skinhead and still looks sexy. Recently, the 22-year-old bikini pageant vet landed second runner-up at the Mr. Sexy Bodies 2008 contest. The freelance actor and model, who stands 5’9.5″, has also appeared in the movie Twilight Dancers, as one of the background dancers.

Cebuano models are hawt!

We don’t have to be reminded that Cebu is a bonanza-city of fresh-looking mestizo male models. Remember Cassidy Shun, Marco Antonio Aranas, Siegfred Schmidt, Martin Grogaard, Daniel Korber and Harold Dee? All from the Queen City of the South! Of course, top male mods who made it big, John Hall and Vince Canizares are from Cebu, too. Photos above are Gian Carlo Berdin [left] and Zalcris Shun, two Models Association of Cebu [MAC] members who are on the rise. Gian Berdin, who is 21 years old and a nurse by profession was Mr. Philippine Nursing Schools Association 2004 and Mr. Nursing 2003 at the Cebu Doctors University. Zalcris Shun, on the other hand, represented his school – University of Cebu [Main] – in the Mr. Campus Face 2006 [won by Spark Ding].

Congee Aragon gets cool

A Baguio City-based model and singer, Congee Aragon describes himself as a “fun outgoing guy” in his web profiles. He has also appeared in bikini contests and male pageants up in Baguio. He says he loves to sing karaoke, hang out with friends, and play on the computer. “Play on the computer,” he does, as reader H, who sent in the photos above to my email, also forwarded amusing videos of Congee Aragon playing on the computer.

Raph Almeda for summer

Twenty-one year-old Raph Almeda is a part-time model recently seen at the Mr. & Ms. Sexy Bodies 2008 contest. Although he did not win the top plum, Raph Almeda is undaunted as he is gearing up for the summer bikini contests this year. The 5’1o.5″-tall chinito hunk, this early, is displaying a big potential in the modeling circuit.

Marco Alcaraz in Cebu

Speaking of Bench, whatever happened to Marco Alcaraz? The 6’1″-tall Bench Body model has not been very visible lately. One reader sent in news that Marco is always seen in Cebu. The 25-year-old actor was born in Davao but he went to school in Cebu, prior to his stint at San Sebastian College in Manila [where he played varsity hoops]. Plus he has a Cebuana girlfriend now, that’s why. With the entry of a new and more popular Bench underwear endorser, I’m wondering now if we’ll still get to see more of Marco Antonio Alcaraz in those colorful skivvies.

Who is Jay Santos?

In the latest issue of Frontman magazine, there is one fresh-looking model who goes by the name of Jay Santos, who lists himself as a print and commercial model. From out of nowhere, he appears in a sexy tempest of photos that will leave cravings for more. Of course, the camera loves his face [and bod!] so much, any angle of Jay in various states of undress is drool-worthy. And I’m swooning. Just buy the magazine, guys, and see for yourself.

Where is Hermann Weber?

Where is Hermann Gerhard Weber, that charming Mossimo Bikini Summit runner-up and male model? Apparently, he is busy with his studies – taking up a nursing course in his native Laguna. Which probably means he is not that busy with modeling these days, as he is contemplating on a career in the medical services field – abroad. The Filipino-German stunner, with a body to die for, is sorely missed, though.

Cooling: Joaquin Casado

Joaquin Casado is a 25-year-old model from Cebu, who wants to make it big in Manila. He was the first runner-up in the Bodyheat Model Search 2007 and a finalist at the Mister World-Philippines search. Joaquin Casado is now signed under a top modeling agency, and can be seen in major fashion shows and ad campaigns. He is always spotted hanging out with another model upstart, Sassan Shohouki.

TGIF and Travis Kraft!

Beefcake Travis Kraft is back again. The 28-year-old native of Bismarck, North Dakota represented the US in the 2007 Mister World contest in Sanya, China. He has appeared in countless print and tv ads in the country, after coming over to test the waters in showbiz. Apparently, he has Filipino blood in him: his mom is a Filipina based in the US. The 6’1″-tall hunk has also done B-movies in Hollywood.

Arvin Macu is Mr. Sexy Body 2008

Summer came in early last Saturday, 9 February, at the Brick Road, East Wing Carpark of Sta. Lucia East Grand Mall, when Arvin Macu won this year’s first bikini open title, Mr. Sexy Body. The annual event sponsored by the mall pitted Arvin, who used the name Andrei Allen during the contest, against 14 other hunks that included Christian Navesis [runner-up], Dave Concepcion, Abel Jimeno, Patrick Rivera and James Ereza. Arvin went home with over P50,000.00 worth of cash, gift certificates and other prizes.
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