Twenty-four year old model Danny Marco Odejar is this year’s winner of the Bodyheat Model Search held at The Block, SM North Edsa. The 6′-tall stunner from Laguna bested 11 other sexy males to take home the prize in the bikini contest. Bodyheat Model Search is an annual contest sponsored by the Fashion Artists Foundation, a group of young designers in Manila.
Can you feel the heat? Shirtless models in a row, who is your pick among the four? Would you like the dark one on the far left. His name is Alvin Aguilar – tall and exotic and one of the in-demand runway models of late. Or that chinito guy next to him – a product of searches and contests where the guys wear short shorts and tight undies. That’s Ian Porlayagan. How about the guy in the buzz cut? He’s a former varsity player and now a fashion model. He goes by the name Derick Hubalde. And finally, if you prefer wan and wizened guys, that’s Marco Odejar on far right.
It’s all about beating the summer heat. Wearing light clothes sure helps. Take for example male mod and Bodyheat 2007 winner Marco Odejar [top photo] at one of the shows in the Philippine Fashion Week last year. He’s comfy in white breezy fabrics. But of course, nothing beats gauzy clothes like the ones worn by bikini open vets Jed Rivera [left, bottom photo] and Fhons Feleo.
It’s always a visual delight to see tall and appealing guys on the ramp. Of course, the bonus would be the bikinis and long legs and smooth torsos. Take your pick: The leftmost guy is Danny Marco Odejar, a 26-year-old model from Laguna. This 6′-tall hunk was the winner of the Bodyheat 2007 Model Search. Middle guy is Jose Bernardo “Jobo” Roa, a 21-year-old model from Cagayan de Oro City. Jobo, who stands at 5’10”, won the Body Shots 2008 modeling competition. Rightmost guy is Martin Richard, a 25-year-old Manila native of Mexican-Filipino heritage. This 6’1″-tall hunk, who was a favorite Bench Body model for print ads and runway shows, was the first runner-up in this year’s Century Tuna Superbods.