Wow Man

matthias2Speaking of “coming from nowhere,” here’s new model in town, Matthias Rhoads. In his sexy case, “nowhere” is Savannah, Georgia, where the Filipino-American hunk grew up.  He’s a showbiz hopeful, and he has the cred to back his bid: he had fundamental acting training in the US. As I have said before the hunks that excite me the most are those who offer more than just a handsome face and perfect body. Matthias is a perfect example of this.


The cute Mossimo underwear models are JR Tirona [left] and Bjorn Aguilar. Twenty-two-year-old JR was one of the finalists in last year’s Mossimo Bikini Summit. Unfortunately, the 5’11”-tall model from Quezon City failed to win the top prize. However, his stint in said contest paved the way for more projects in the fashion runways and shoots in the metro. On the other hand, 25-year-old Bjorn competed in the Body Shots Model Search held a couple of years ago. He nearly made it and he surely got noticed as he was cast in major shows for top designers and fashion editorials. The 5’10”-tall hunk from Manila was also in the Cosmopolitan [Phils] bachelors list two years ago.

Two Boys

Two cute boys making their moves – and some noise – in their respective networks. Jiro Shirakawa [left] is all set for showbiz as he’s cast in ABS-CBN’s new show with a lot of buzz – Gimik 2010, an angsty teen drama series. The Mossimo Bikini Summit 2009 winner is determined to make it big in the limelight as he has already dropped out of school to go full time and to help his sick mom in the family expenses. On the other hand, Paulo Avelino just upped his machismo status by confirming that he’s the father of the child that his girlfriend’s carrying. GMA-7 is supporting him all the way, and pretty soon he’ll be starring in his own shows and soaps in more mature roles. He’s also one of the best bets of the studio for stardom this year.

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.

Redux: Hermann Gerhard Weber

Organizers of the 2007 Mossimo Bikini Summit [Take it Underground] have finally raised the money for the venue. It will be held on 21 April at the NBC Tent in Bonifacio Global City. So all the fuss and mystery about taking it to an underground venue to accommodate a “reggaethon” was just plain puff to hide the real prob. All’s well for now.

I’m putting here not-in-any-set photos [sent in by a good friend who shall remain anonymous for now but do visit his site at for more] of my favorite at last year’s contest: Hermann Gerhard Weber, who eventually finished first runner-up to Jerome Ortiz. People can’t seem to get enough of him [as I do] but he has lately been holed up in his suburban Laguna house, unless there are good projects in Manila. His latest appearance was a photoshoot with Icon magazine [the Jon Mullally cover] together with fellow hotties Jon, John Lopez and Rei de Castro.