Body Shots 2008 Launched

by: rddantes April 27, 2008 | 19 Comments |



In 1984, the Fashion Designers Association of the Philippines [FDAP] launched Body Shots an annual modeling competition that launched the careers of models and actors like: Eric Quizon, Laurenti Dyogi, John Estrada, Emilio Garcia, JR Valentin, Ricardo Cepeda, Zanjoe Marudo, Hayden Kho, Lauren Novero and AJ Dee among others. This year, Body Shots is back and after a series of screenings at the Banahaw Room of Century Park Hotel, and at Hyatt Hotel, 13 women and 14men were chosen as official candidates from a pool of more than 200 aspirants. Here are some interesting highlights:

1. AdrianRacho and Raph Almeda both made it to the official list. Modeling industry observers are watching with glee as the two guys, who have been the subjects of constant comparison – Adrian as the former talent and Raph as the current ward of a known talent manager – battle it out for the top spot.

2. Sassan Shokouhi also made it. The tallest in the batch at 6’3″, this will be the first competition for the 22-year-old Filipino-Iranian model. Also in the batch is Ginoong Pilipinas 2007 runner-up Harold Oide, at 5’9″ or thereabouts.

3. One familiar face stood out: Eric Eleazar [first photo, third from left] who’s tanner and buffer this time around. Standing next to Eric in the first photo is recent Hataw Super Bodies 2008 contestant Suzuki Aragon,now sporting a different name: Piko Suzuki. Also in the first photo on the rightmost part is veteran bikini open contestant Marvin Miranda, who also made it to the official list.

4. Nico Deyro [third photo, sitting rightmost] surprisingly made it to the official selection. He is the shortest in the group,at 5’7″.

5. Jonas Cabuay [third photo, standing second from left] ex-candidate of Sta.Lucia’s Sexy Bodies 2008 is also in the circle, along with ex-Mr. Philippines 2007 finalist Jobo Roa [third photo, standing third from right], and Carlo Guevara‘s best friend Harvey Cruz [third photo, standing center].

6. There’s an interesting newcomer [between nos. 16 and 18 in the second photo] who made it to the list – Mario Zamboni. He is muscled, mestizo [probably German in origin] and with long tresses. Someone to watch out for.

7. And the best part of the screening was how the sleazebag talent manager made a riotous scene, trying to enter the screening room to railroad his ward’s entry into the official list. He is known in this site as The-One-Who-Posts-Comments-Passionately-In-Capital-Letters or simply, JP. Of course, the decent and well-meaning organizers put him in his place: he was not allowed entry and his ward – a lanky guy who won a male contest recently at Metro Bar courtesy of his manager [of course], was shut out from the official list. Now, it’s back to seedy shows for the manager.

19 Comments on "Body Shots 2008 Launched"

  1. Anonymous says:

    JP or Jerome Pelgone?

  2. Anonymous says:

    Wala po ba kayong picture ni Laurent Dyogi in trunks or bikini briefs? Si Lino Cayetano meron kaya?

  3. Anonymous says:

    Meron ba kayong pics ni Laurent Dyogi na naka briefs or bikini trunks? Si Lino Cayetano, meron din kaying pics nya?

  4. Joel says:

    He, RD!

    Who’s #30?

  5. Anonymous says:

    yeah JP is jerome pelgone. i was there during the screening. he was throwing his weight round. may inaway sya from production of bodyshots kasi bawal pumasok mga agents sa loob. may inaway din sya isand model at isand agent. nagbubunganga sya dun. sya rin naglagay sa sarili nya sa kahihiyan. kaya ayun….karma…hindi pumasok as finalist kahit is sa alaga nya.

  6. Anonymous says:

    pinagpipilitan kasi ng cheap na PELGONE na yan na ipasok ang alaga nyang panget na nagngangalang Jimmy Dionisio. Yun yung pinanalo nya sa Ginoong MM na di naman deserving, at sa Pagudpod Bikini Open na tinakot lahat ng judges. sUSME. Cheap talaga. Buti nga nakarma

  7. Anonymous says:

    nagulat naman ako at meron palang nagkakainterest kay lino cayetano na effeminate na, e maamong tupa pero nasa ilalim ang kulo. ang mga cayetano na yan ay mga users. yung 2 senador na peter at pia ay umangkas kay gloria at nung nanalo na, siniraan na si gma ng katakot takot at nagimbento pa ng istorya. si lino naman e, tanungin nyo na lang si kc conception kung bakit bigla syang umayaw..

  8. armpit lover says:

    Hindi ba si Jerome Pelgone ang Editor-in-Chief ng Coverboy Magazine dati?

  9. Anonymous says:

    si peter cayetano ba yong malapad mukha parang monay na madaldal, kasuklam-suklam pagmumukha non

  10. Anonymous says:

    its a faceoff between adrian racho & raph almeda-betrayal versus loyalty, bad attitude versus breeding, evil versus good, ala lavinia arguelles versus dorina pineda, “topmodel wannabe” versus neophyte

  11. skiddy says:

    Wow, eto na yata’ng pinaka-goodlooking batch of any male pageant so far. In first pic, for example, halos lahat pogi, even the worst one’s not bad. Would someone please be kind enough to name my 3 favorite guys for me: no. 31, 30, and the moreno no. 18 in the 2nd pic. 30 and 18 are both super-hot but 31 has both–sexy na boy-next door, Pinoy na Pinoy pa. Sarap! 😀

  12. Anonymous says:

    pasok si papa harold! atak si veklush, bring pa mga freynds sa event na itu!

  13. Anonymous says:

    ur right anonymous.. user yang mga cayetano kung nabubuhay pa si companero …. di sana nagkaganito.. etong alan peter cayetano yung sobrang madada na senador na ngayon na wala naman naputunayan sa mga acusations nya kay gma… karmahin ka sana alan peter cayetano

  14. Anonymous says:

    eto na yata pinakamaingay na model search this year, even surpassing the now defunct mossimo which never materialized. in pair-ness, the most goodlooking set of male models and andaming intriga, may “bading”, “pa mhin”, “pa hada”, “humahada”, “alaga ng designer”, “may putok (b.o.”)”insekyora”, “mayabang” “may attitude problem”, “malapit sa organizer”, “magnanakaw”, “matakaw” etchetera may tag na ganon, o diba variety kaya interesting namedrop na!

  15. Anonymous says:

    eto na yata pinakamaingay na model search this year, even surpassing the now defunct mossimo which never materialized. in pair-ness, the most goodlooking set of male models and andaming intriga, may “bading”, “pa mhin”, “pa hada”, “humahada”, “alaga ng designer”, “may putok (b.o.”)”insekyora”, “mayabang” “may attitude problem”, “malapit sa organizer”, “magnanakaw”, “matakaw” etchetera may tag na ganon, o diba variety kaya interesting namedrop na!

  16. Anonymous says:

    si marvin miranda (#29, first photo) ang type kong makadyug.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Gusto ko lahat ng naka-squat sa third photo. At tila pinakamagandang face sa row na ito ng second from right. Sinis itis?

    Nababawasan na yata ang appeal ni Adrian Racho.

  18. jaime_d3riv says:

    jr valentin!!! i met him. he’s tall. he’s good looking. has a deep voice too. 🙂 can’t help but look at him at work. but he resigned. owel. 🙁 but i have his number. wahahaha. 🙂

  19. Anonymous says:

    J. R. Valentin, as in the cop in “Ang Pagdadalaga ni Maximo Oliveros”? Medyo familyar na ang face niya dahil lumabas na siya sa ilang ABS-CBN shows o movie. Di na bagets ang beauty niya pero yummy pa rin. How about a sexy picture of him, RD?

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