Pretty Boys

Pretty, pretty boys, shirtless and in denims. Who’s the fairest of them all? Is it Be Bench runner-up John James Uy [leftmost], now a commercial model and bit player on tv? Or maybe ABS-CBN’s new boy-of-the-moment Haroun Morales [2nd from left]? I bet some dig ex-Manhunt International contestant Marvin Wijangco [3d from left] more. Others like former Big Brother housemate and model Kian Kazemi [rightmost] . Catch these boys in July when they go on stage in their briefs for the biennial Bench underwear show!


The cute guy’s Marvin Wijangco a.k.a. Marvin Raymundo in showbiz. He’s in the doesn’t-need-to-work category because his family is rich and his manager lives in Forbes Park and knows a lot of big people and showbiz is just something to while away his time and he gets modeling assignments from Bench and affiliates and he gets to hang out in glitzy places a lot. He was selected to join Manhunt last year, and although he didn’t win the top prize, he wowed the other contestants with his singing and dancing skills, thanks to his stint in Coverboys.

Marvin Wijangco Engaging

Spotted: Cute boy Marvin Wijangco in a Filipino resto in posh Greenbelt 5 with his manager and the owner of Bench Body underwear.  Is something cooking at the underwear brand for Marvin, who is not busy at the moment with regular tv shows and soaps?  After his stint at the Manhunt 2008 contest, it seems that the showbiz offers got more scarce for this 5’11”-tall model from Bulacan.  His only regular stint now is a spot on the dippy Coverboys, a sing-and-dance-while-shirtless act on ABS-CBN. 

Cutesome Threesome

Oh my! Three cute boys singing, doesn’t matter if they are not harmonizing. They are chanting shirtless, hamming it up for the audience. Let’s see…. there’s the nerdy John James Uy, and then the bouncy one, Marvin Wijangco plus the chary Haroun Morales [l-r] of the Coverboys and the Bench underwear models group. All young, sexy and adorable!

Coverboys discovered

At the finale of the concert of ABS-CBN’s Sunday noontime teasers called Coverboys, the boys did a mean striptease much to the delight of the people watching the show that night.  From left: Victor Basa, Will Devaughn, Rafael Rosell and Zanjoe Marudo wore unflattering boxer shorts, Jake Cuenca went out in sexy grandfather skivvies with a happy face on the crotch, Jon Mullally in white shorts too, and Marvin Wijangco and Haroun Morales wore tight Bench briefs.  Who’s the sexiest in the bunch?

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].

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.