Misagh copyThere really is something about athletes-turned-models! Maybe it’s that whole macho, virile man thing going on. Like Misagh Bahadoran here, for example. He can hide and pose under a chair or table and he can still look scorching hot! The 29-year-old Filipino-Iranian winger for the Philippine Azkals football team is one of the newest endorsers of Folded & Hung (think a la Neil Etheridge pretty soon!)

Hermann Weber under the sun

Under the blazing heat of the sun, male model Hermann Weber sizzles! The Filipino-German stunner, who has not been very visible in the modeling circuit lately, is surely missed and how! This is the season of the Mossimo Bikini Summit [Hermann was first runner-up in the 2006 edition], where top male mods compete for fame and fortune. Unfortunately, nothing much is heard from the organizers this summer if the annual event – usually held every April – will ever be staged.

Swarthy: Lauren Novero

I was just thinking whatever happened to the dark-skinned hunk, Lauren Novero? Looks like the model-turned-actor has been quietly doing support roles on tv and in the movies. Last year, he was in the primetime soaps – GMA-7’s Bakekang and ABS-CBN’s Princess Sarah. Too, after his stint in the bump-and-grinder flick Twilight Dancers, he was cast in the movies Troika, Happy Hearts and Signos [Best Foreign Film at the Lone Star International Film Festival in Fortworth, Texas].

Close-cropped: Donald Tan

Donald Tan was a contestant in undersized swimwear at the 2005 Mossimo Bikini Summit, which was won by Penshoppe model and GMA Artist Center talent Einar Ingebrigsten. The 24-year old model, who stand 5’11” is under the exclusive management of Victor Rio Modeling Agency, and he has appeared in countless ads and commercial deals. Donald, who is from Greenhills, San Juan, is a marketing associate and businessman by day, according to his bio.