There are different ways to calm one’s nerves before a show where one has to come out on stage nearly naked. Or naked, in some cases. Top photo was taken at the back stage of the Be Bench Grand Finals and Underwear Show held last year at the huge Araneta Coliseum, where Bruce Quebral and Jon Mullally wait for their turns. Overexposed Ian Porlayagan, on the other hand [bottom, left photo] takes a shot of alcohol to relax or maybe to ham it up a little on stage at the Cosmo Bachelors Bash at the NBC Tent. Of course, nothing beats cigarettes for smokers to ease the tension of going out before a live audience in Lips Bar, with no crotch cover [bottom, left photo].