…for the big break. Nineteen-year-old Herson Barias first burst into the bikini scene last year when he joined the Heatwave Bikini Showdown sponsored by Starmall in Alabang. He was the favorite in the contest, judging from the shrieks and shouts from admiring fans in the audience. Too bad he only placed second runner-up [eventual winner was Kish McBride]. The 5′-11″-tall native of San Pedro, Laguna is sure to be back – with vengeance -this summer for the bikini open contests.