Marked: Martin Morales

Martin Morales counts himself in as a freelance model. The 22-year-old lad from Bulacan has posed for a series of shoots in Valentino magazine. I’m not so sure – it must be just myself seeing things, but when I stare at that crotch over there, there are short and shriveled lines and form. I guess it’s just an illusory pattern of perception interpretation, as some might call it.

Mark Christopher Dee-light!

Twenty-year-old amateur Mark Christopher Dee is from Urdaneta City, Pangasinan. He is trying his luck in Manila, and posing for an adult magazine such as Valentino, he says, is just for kicks as modeling is not on top of his list. Mark merely wants to “get a feel” of the klieg lights and seeing his images on print, he declares. For long term plans, he hints at managing his food business someday, more like a p√Ętissier [pastry chef].

Shell-Shocker: Rod Ortiz

Earlier this this year,the French National Museum of Natural History revealed that it has discovered thousands of new species of mollusks and crustaceans around Panglao Island, 390 miles southeast of Manila. The French-led expedition team, which consisted of 80 scientists, technicians, students and volunteers from 19 countries – said its survey revealed over 1,200 species of decapod crustaceans – a group that includes crayfish, crabs, lobsters and shrimps – and some 6,000 species of mollusks. And here’s Rod Ortiz of Bataan province, aka Richard Cruz of Valentino magazine, with a new type of marine invertebrate called the whiskered mollusk. Tee-hee.

Beefcake: Benson Hill

Twenty-four year old Benson Hill was one of the featured models of the latest issue of Valentino [the anniversary issue], where he goes on a chunky-lumpy posing session. As a regular bikini pageant contestant in the minor league, his most memorable win was placing first runner-up at the Mr. Bikini Earth contest some time back. Benson owes his far-out mestizo features and surname to an American grandfather.

School Strip: JV Roxas

The winner of the Valentino magazine’s Coverboy search was 19-year old Joseph Ver “JV” Roxas. The shortest [5’6″] and one of the few flab fellows in the competition, JV Roxas, nevertheless took home the top plum, which included some cash prize, a stint in the indie movie “Moreno,” and as cover of the magazine’s June ish. Yet, when the June anniversary issue of the magazine [see previous post ] came out, JV Roxas was nowhere near the glossy covers. JV Roxas is young, stubby and squat, and he deserves to be on the cover of the magazine, if you ask me.

Latest Valentino Magazine is Out!

The latest issue of the pioneering gay mag, Valentino, is now out! This is a worth-it buy, guys, because there’s less photoshopping in the pics. On the cover is the last Viva Hotmen member, Cedric Javier, with one peek-a-boo photo inside the packed pages. Incidentally, this is also the Anniversary Issue, so expect lots of ragazzi nudi like never-seen-before-photos of favorite twinkie boys Kaisan Lopez, Gabriel Fajardo, Jerwin Ellao, and lots more.

Twenty-three year old Cedric Javier stands 6′ tall and has been modeling part-time for the last couple of years after the Viva Hotmen disbanded. He was in the digital movies, Coed Scandal and Pinoy Kama Sutra, both as the, uh, naked guy.