Bulging Through

One of the unusual requests lately is a feature on Michael Hagedorn. Should I know him? I did a quick search and I have some images from his bodybuilding episodes with Slimmers World last year.  We celebrate in this site the male form, in all shapes and sizes. I hope you enjoy the handsome and considerable assets he brings to this post.

Great Body


This site is for every shape and size in honor of the beautiful male form. I just said that to make way  today for Pio Luz, model and fitness coach who recently won the Slimmers World Great Bodies 2016. It is a bodybuilding contest, complete with the airbrush body paint, where  Pio’s bulging in all the right places.


Those wondering about how he looks if he didn’t slather on the body makeup, Pio was photographed two years ago at the Bench Naked Show in gauzy undergarments, looking just as marvelous as he is today.

Everything is moving too fast

Seth Isay2Frankly I’m not too fond of boys in a big hurry thrusting themselves to manhood. How can you not like the youth with pink, firm and supple skin? With 19-year-old actor Seth Isay, however, I can cast aside my unfondness.  In case you’re not familiar, he’s that tall and dusky young actor in GMA’s late unlamented Sunday afternoon show Teen Gen. Seth reappeared as the grand winner in last year’s Slimmer’s World Great Bodies. Cue swooning.

Great Bodies

Guess who joined and who won this year’s Slimmers World Great Bodies contest? The guy on the left is former Provoq guy and indie actor [Kambyo] Gabriel del Rosario, who looks like he’s put some mileage on. And tired. He still has a great bod, though. Gabriel did not win, but the one on the right did get the top prize. He’s 41-year-old Marc Dungo, who won the same title ten years ago. He was also featured here three years ago, and the comments there are rather, uh, informative.

Hiro Grows Up

Remember Hiro Torobu, that 19-year-old student of San Beda College who practically hopped from one bikini contest to the other last year, from Bicolandia to Manila? Well, he’s now grown up and he has muscles! In fact, he recently joined the Slimmers World Great Bodies Competition [won by chinito cutie Christian Tan]. Unfortunately, Hiro only took home the Most Photogenic award, and lost out to the older and bulkier guys. Maybe next year he’ll get lucky.

Super Matic!

Look what happened to cute boy Racel Matic! See, that’s what appears when you put in some weight, build lots of muscles and slather fake tan on your bod. Racel, who won the 2006 Hataw Super Bodies Bikini Open, was one of the contestants in the Slimmers World Great Bodies 2009 contest, held a few days ago. The 26-year-old hunk, who represented the Binondo branch of Slimmers World Gym did not win, unfortunately. He is still cute, though I would have preferred his boy-next-door look a couple of years ago. Upper photo shows the official picture of Racel in the program, while lower photo was taken during the contest [with a smiling Mr. Photogenic in the background, Hiro Torobu].

AC Fernandez is a hottie!

One of the more prominent contestants in the recently-concluded Mr. & Ms. Slimmer’s World 2008 was Andrew Carlos “AC” Fernandez. He is 22 years old and a licensed Mechanical Engineer. AC is a native of Calumpit Bulacan and a graduate of the Mapua Institute of Technology. Although he failed to win the prize, this 5’10”-tall charmer was one of the crowd favorites. Mainly because of his good looks and that gold bikini!

SWI Great Bodies Winners

The number 13 proved to be luckier than 7 this time as James Mark Banzon , who represented the Megamall branch of Slimmers World, copped the Slimmers World Great Bodies 2007 title last weekend. Meanwhile, the fancied Number 7, actor John Andrew Schimmer of SWI Trafalgar Makati branch landed first runner -up. Alfredo “Jun” Danganan of SWI Pasay Road settled for the second runner-up.

Vote for Jun Danganan!

Guys, rather than going to the humdrum shows tomorrow, December 1, watch the Slimmers World Great Bodies 2007 finals, which will be held at the PICC Plenary Hall. The annual brawn contest of the famous gym, will feature lots of guys – with great bodies, of course. One of tis year’s contestants is Alfredo “Jun” Danganan, who is representing the Pasay Road branch of SWI. He is 25 years old, stands 5’10” and is from Taguig City, Metro Manila. To vote for Jun Danganan – who is smart and sensible [and looks way much better in person!], click on this link.