Vintage Friday

A few years ago budding actor Yul Servo traveled to the secluded Mun Nork Island in Thailand with a photographer, who promised him a crack [no pun] in the prime pages of a photo book of male nudes. Yul gamely posed on the beach in his birthday clothes. That photo book never came to light, of course, but some images breached into the gay rags at that time [see photos above]. It’s Vintage Friday and don’t do sleazy stuff in your youth! You might become a politician one day. Or a call center owner.

Vintage Sunday 1

John Marvin Nieto better known as Yul Servo in showbiz, used to be the greatest love of someone we know. A few years ago, this tall and swarthy hunk from a good family in Manila decided to enter showbiz via the sexy route. He was easily noticed for his acting chops. These days, he’s a councilor and occasionally appears in soaps and shows on tv.

Yul in Dose

On 1 July 2009, the Cinema One Originals Digital Film Festival entry Dose [Twelve] will start its week-long run at the Robinsons Galleria Indiesine. The movie, from the screenplay and direction of Senedy Que, tackles the sensitive story between a twelve-year-old boy and a gardener. Yul Servo [in photo, from a still in the movie], plays the gardener in this entry at the 11th Barcelona Asian Film Festival.

Chipper: Yul Servo

At the 2005 Famas Awards, the first person that Best Actor winner [for Milan] Piolo Pascual thanked was his “bro” Yul Servo. Of course, this did not escape the catty showbiz writers that night. Yul Servo is John Marvin Nieto in real life, who got his screen name from director Maryo J. delos Reyes [Yul from Yul Brynner and Servo from the director’s favorite waiter in Greenhills]. The multi-awarded actor [Best Actor for films Batang Westside, Naglalayag and Laman] apparently comes from a good family, as his family and home were recently featured in the popular online showbiz site, And back to Piolo Pascual, in a recent interview in metroHim magazine, Mr. Pascual casually mentioned that he’d “like to do something like what Yul did.” He was referring, of course, to the theater experience of Yul Servo, who previously appeared in Gantimpala Theater Foundation and Tanghalang Pilipino stage plays.