Come-Hither

Pretty please? One dose of Jason Abalos in tight whities? He’s endorsing Cotton Club underwear that’s why he’s mostly in his skivvies in photos. He’s also one of the more sensitive and believable actors of his generation, who just can’t seem to break into the leading-man mold. That is, he just could not get prime roles the way his contemporaries have snagged solo spots in big shows in ABS-CBN. Maybe he doesn’t do much of the casting couch?

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Dear Cosmo [Phils] magazine people: Our idea of a centerfold would be something like this. Put in those actors, celebs, athletes, models and wannabes in bikinis, briefs and, uh, cake icing. Those images would be sexy. Fully-clothed boys and men in your magazine with a cover that says “all-new, all-hot hunks” just do not cut it. And then again, maybe we’re just expecting too much.

Seamless

Finally, after two years, Sunjoy underwear is using the images of occasional actor and reality show veteran Ian Batherson in its ads. The sexy Filipino-German guy is seen in various stages of undress in the ads that advertise the briefs famous for their “seamless construction” and “garterless waistband.”
When Sunjoy got Ian’s services, they put out this PR: Sunjoy Underwear, one of the country’s most formidable male underwear brands since the 1980s, signed a contract with Ian Batherson as its newest image model. Batherson was singled out by Sunjoy for it believes in Batherson’s refreshingly good Caucasian looks that truly typifies what a young man on-the-rise should be. With a well-chiseled body and flawlessly good-looking face, Batherson is surely a two-thumb up winner in the underwear category.

Derick and Jiro

Two underwear model boys. Who wore it better? Is it 6’2″-tall swarthy-hunky Derick Hubalde? The 28-year-old model, who used to play collegiate basketball, is one of the more popular models on the runway. Or did 6′-tall cutie Jiro Shirakawa do a better job wearing the printed pair of briefs? Jiro is still actively pursuing a showbiz career despite some setbacks in his first outing with ABS-CBN.