When professional model Ian Leonel Porlayagan was just starting out, he used to appear in the Wet and Wild Bikini Contest of a small bar along Timog Ave. in Quezon City. Back then he was noticed for his fine skin and chinito features. Then a simple boy from Nueva Ecija trying his luck in crazy Manila, he would go home to “an aunt” in a small hole in the dark bowels of Recto Ave. in Manila. Slowly, he rose to relative fame, vacating his sleazy bikini contest fame for more prestigious competitions such as Mister Philippines 2007 [he won]. After that, he got invited to Cosmo’s annual Bachelors Bash and the Fashion Week series. He has also moved to Peak Tower in Salcedo Village, Makati, sharing a small one-bedroom unit with a loud homosexual, an organizer of a male pageant. Ian Porlayagan has since moved out of that apartment and into the welcoming biceps of a rich benefactor. He now lives a comfortable life. For now. Ah, the luck of the trade!