Money Boy?

Well, he’s merely wearing dollar trunks, literally. Piko Suzuki a.k.a. Suzuki Aragon has been in the showbiz news lately, albeit of the sleazy tabloid type of headlines. Apparently, some tv personality offered him Php 5,000.00 upfront for a one-night stand. The bulletin didn’t reveal if the cute Filipino-Japanese lad accepted the offer, though. Which leads me to think, does Piko Suzuki’s image rouse and rally anyone to think that he’s really for hire?

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Where’s Piko Suzuki a.k.a. Suzuki Sodatsugu Aragon? He’s the cute Filipino-Japanese guy who made it as one of the contestants in the reality show Survivor Palau. Prior to the show, he was a student of Criminology at the Emilio Aguinaldo College in Manila. When he’s not busy with school, he takes on the ramp in tiny teenie under- and swimwear for the bikini contests. Times like these [the bikini open season], Piko’s sorely missed!

No Letup

Now that Survivor Philippines is nearing its finale, what will happen now to Suzuki Sodatsugu Aragon a.k.a. Piko Suzuki a.k.a. Suzuki Aragon? He had his [more than] 15 minutes of fame in the show, admittedly. The question now is: What will he do about it? Most probably, if he’s smart enough, he won’t go back joining small-time bikini contests anymore. Maybe he can do bit parts on GMA-7’s shows and soaps, like what Survivor Philippines [first edition] contestant and male model John Lopez did. Let’s see what happens next to this cute Filipino-Japanese guy.

Body Survivor

Speaking of 2008 Summer Bodies contest, one of the guys who didn’t make the cut was Suzuki Sodatsugu Aragon a.k.a. Piko Suzuki. Yet, this 21-year-old former Bodyshots contestant is poised for the big time as he’s launched as one of the Survivor Palau regulars. This would mean constant tv exposure and, of course, name and face recognition due to the fact the show’s on the national prime time slot of GMA-7. Which means, whether he wins or not, Piko Suzuki has already outpaced [and outstripped] his contemporaries in the bikini contests – seedy or otherwise – that he has patiently joined in the past.

Body Shots with Suzuki Aragon

One of the contestants in this year’s Body Shots [an annual modeling competition sponsored by the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines] is 5’9″-tall Suzuki Sodatsugu Aragon a.k.a Piko Suzuki.  Twenty-year-old Suzuki from Tondo, Manila was previously seen as a crowd favorite in Filinvest Festival Mall’s 2008 Summer Bodies [won by Raph Almeda – another Body Shots finalist] and in Hataw Super Bodies 2008 [won by JC Dungo].  

Body Shots 2008 Launched



In 1984, the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines [FDAP] launched Body Shots an annual modeling competition that launched the careers of models and actors like: Eric Quizon, Laurenti Dyogi, John Estrada, Emilio Garcia, JR Valentin, Ricardo Cepeda, Zanjoe Marudo, Hayden Kho, Lauren Novero and AJ Dee among others. This year, Body Shots is back and after a series of screenings at the Banahaw Room of Century Park Hotel, and at Hyatt Hotel, 13 women and 14men were chosen as official candidates from a pool of more than 200 aspirants. Here are some interesting highlights:

1. AdrianRacho and Raph Almeda both made it to the official list. Modeling industry observers are watching with glee as the two guys, who have been the subjects of constant comparison – Adrian as the former talent and Raph as the current ward of a known talent manager – battle it out for the top spot.

2. Sassan Shokouhi also made it. The tallest in the batch at 6’3″, this will be the first competition for the 22-year-old Filipino-Iranian model. Also in the batch is Ginoong Pilipinas 2007 runner-up Harold Oide, at 5’9″ or thereabouts.

3. One familiar face stood out: Eric Eleazar [first photo, third from left] who’s tanner and buffer this time around. Standing next to Eric in the first photo is recent Hataw Super Bodies 2008 contestant Suzuki Aragon,now sporting a different name: Piko Suzuki. Also in the first photo on the rightmost part is veteran bikini open contestant Marvin Miranda, who also made it to the official list.

4. Nico Deyro [third photo, sitting rightmost] surprisingly made it to the official selection. He is the shortest in the group,at 5’7″.

5. Jonas Cabuay [third photo, standing second from left] ex-candidate of Sta.Lucia’s Sexy Bodies 2008 is also in the circle, along with ex-Mr. Philippines 2007 finalist Jobo Roa [third photo, standing third from right], and Carlo Guevara‘s best friend Harvey Cruz [third photo, standing center].

6. There’s an interesting newcomer [between nos. 16 and 18 in the second photo] who made it to the list – Mario Zamboni. He is muscled, mestizo [probably German in origin] and with long tresses. Someone to watch out for.

7. And the best part of the screening was how the sleazebag talent manager made a riotous scene, trying to enter the screening room to railroad his ward’s entry into the official list. He is known in this site as The-One-Who-Posts-Comments-Passionately-In-Capital-Letters or simply, JP. Of course, the decent and well-meaning organizers put him in his place: he was not allowed entry and his ward – a lanky guy who won a male contest recently at Metro Bar courtesy of his manager [of course], was shut out from the official list. Now, it’s back to seedy shows for the manager.