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Whois?

There’s a new underwear endorser for a local brand and he’s still hot, hot, hot after appearing some time back in skimpy cotton briefs for another mark. This time, he’s donning the comfy whities plus a whole lot more of the printed ones, to boost the brand’s line. Who is he?

It’s Him!

He’s on a roll! Fast and furious! Twenty-three-year-old actor Ahron Villena is very visible these days. Pretty soon there will be billboards in the metro with images of him in Walker briefs. Yes, he’s the new endorser of the Walker underwear line, and here’s the PR: Walker is one of the country’s leading manufacturers of quality underwear. It was established in 1954. Four decades later, Walker has become a success story of determination and perseverance, tirelessly working to remain at the forefront of underwear designs and innovations to provide Filipinos with a variety of choices that exude fashionable comfort and quality at less cost. With the launching of Walker’s latest collection, comes the new face of Walker, Ahron Villena. Ahron’s virile image and boyish charm makes him one of today’s hottest multimedia personalities. These, aside from his very active lifestyle, embraces the masculine spirit that Walker embodies.

Walker Man!

There is a new image model for Walker underwear and he’s bold, fearless and cocky! He’s actually the man of the moment, after reviving his career via a star turn in a reality show. Now, he has also signed up for a multi-picture deal with a top movie company and a guaranteed spot in the shows of a major network. As the new Walker man, he’s poised to pump-prime the 50-year-old underwear line to greater heights in the men’s undergarments industry. Guess who?

Overload

I just forgot to point up [no pun] something that’s why I’m posting photos of sexy underwear model Raph Almeda again. It’s just that he’s the new body model for the underwear line of Soda, a local clothing brand that’s been in the market for quite some time. The brand’s actually going racy in its new line because it features the outline of Raph’s penis in its full battle glory. Does that mean that we’ll see these images, blown up or uh enlarged [no pun, again] in the Blue Soda stores in malls? Oh, and another thing: I just noticed that the shape and size of that distracting dingdong is similar to the one Johnron Tanada used, I mean, displayed in the former Soda ads. See here.

Where is Christian Vasquez?

I remember quite clearly the first time I saw Christian Vasquez. It was at the defunct Latino bar at the corner of Orosa and Remedios Streets in Malate District, the de facto home of the queer population in Manila. Christian Vasquez was then starting out in modeling – tall, young, mestizo and fresh. He was always in the company of this biggety designer [Paul C], who, when drunk with tequila and attention, always boasted that he was the first one who got into Christian’s pants. Much to the envy of the other patronizing guests at the time. Of course, Christian went on to become the toast of the modeling world, then tv commercials, before he leaped towards tv soaps, movies and theater [as one of the jockeyed cast of Penis Talks, a Vagina Monologues-male clone]. He even ventured into singing, as part of the late unlamented group Barako Boys. After taking on buffoon roles in the movies, Christian Vasquez has apparently gone to showbiz la-la land. Good thing his underwear billboards and ads are still up – to remind us that once, there was a fresh-faced hunk with a charming Southern accent who brought us thrills and chills.

Speaking of underwear…

..it’s the hole-in-one [piece] bikini! At the recent Ginoong Pilipinas male pageant, some of the candidates were prompted to wear a white swimsuit with a hole right up there in the crotch area. I always thought that the lacuna was there by accident or maybe some waggish costume designer put it there. I tend to believe the latter as it [the hole] was part of the design, regardless of aesthetics or utility. Of course, you know the problem [if you are wearing such] or delight [if you are looking at someone wearing that] with such eyelet? Say, peephole to the shaft? Model above is Ace Romeson Bernal who represented Pampanga province and who landed as one of the runners-up in said contest.

New Bench Campaign

I think Bench is the new Visa. You know, ‘you can’t leave home without it.’ And ‘it’s everywhere you want to be.’ You see, the billboards are all over the metro again. Bench, that ubiquitous company with giant signs and posters all over the city [by the way, they opened shop recently at Westfield, Eaglerock, CA], has newly put up its new underwear posters in major streets in Metro Manila. This I presume is in lieu of their summer campaign, OJ Summer [as summer is about to end]. Model above is reader J.’s favorite patsy and whipping boy, Jonathan “Jon” Mullally.
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