Let’s see..Which group has tackier underwear/swimwear? Group A [top photos] is composed of top male models [l-r : Terence Lloyd, Martin Richard, Aaron Tuiza and June Macasaet] at one of the shows in the Philippine Fashion Week, wearing printed resort wear. Group B is the Lips Bar boys led by Michael Escobido [far right], wearing, uh, a meter of white cotton cloth.
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.
Lately, the weather’s been acting up. At times, the rains fall like someone went batty up above. Sometimes the sun inflicts too much heat. I prefer the rainy-windy weather – cold and bleak, at times passionless. But if it’s top male model and Bench underwear endorser Martin Richard under the roasting sun, lounging under the flare [or at least, enduring the heat], I think I wouldn’t mind the, uh, hotness, at all.
I’m asking because Martin Richard, the male model most-conspicuous in all Bench shows, campaigns and events, is connected with the banned modeling agency. Unless, of course, he changed handlers and is already in good favor with Bench. Martin Richard is a mestizo model who stands 6’1″. He never fails to appear in all the Bench shows and was, in fact, one of the lesser-known models in a celebrity magazine-catalog for the underwear company.