Degrees of Ugly

by: rddantes September 19, 2013 | 72 Comments |

There are many degrees of ugly. For instance, some may find international model Paolo Roldan attractive. Others abhor his look. No doubt he has a crazy bod, but when Bench Body hauled his ass  off to Manila and put up giant billboards of his images, no one really went gaga over the guy.  Is Manila not cosmopolitan enough for this erstwhile Givenchy model? Or is Paolo really butt ugly? 

72 Comments on "Degrees of Ugly"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Panget siya sa standard ng mga Pinoy. Sa mga nagtataka kung bakit sa lahat-lahat ng mga guwapo at matipunong Pinoy hunks, siya pa ang nabigyan ng break abroad at kinilala — walang pinag-iba yan sa mga puti Pinay na mukhang aswang, lorenggay, o exotic-looking pero pinakakasalan pa rin ng mga puti! Yun yon! Ewan ko ba sa taste ng mga foreigners..

  2. Anonymous says:

    he’s not ugly..he’s ugly pretty not pretty ugly..no doubt he’s got a very interesting look thats why he became a model…there’s nothing wrong with his looks..there’s something wrong with pinoy’s taste on beauty.we always prefer the meztiso looks,we cant do anything about,it has been that way since the spaniard colonization.

  3. Anonymous says:

    wag na gawing issue kung pangit siya o hindi. BASTA INTERNATIONAL MODEL SYA. He may not be Hollywood or Pinoy Showbiz gwapo pero he is international brand gwapo. Not too shabby. I’ll choose that over “good looks” with ok to almost non-existent showbiz career dito sa Pinas. At least good looking sya para sa mga tao who dictate “what looks good on us.”

  4. Anonymous says:

    ganyan talaga. sikat siya sa ibang bansa, kasi exotic yung look niya. sa atin naman, rare/exotic sa atin ang mestizo kaya yun ang gusto natin.

    ang unfair lang na sabihin nating “something is wrong with our taste” kapag foreigner ang trip natin, pero kapag ang mga foreign countries, trip tayong mga Pinoy (and we count as foreigners to them), kung maka-Pinoy pride nakakairita.

    hindi natin hate ang pinoy looks. ang dami kayang bench models na pinoy looks. it’s just this roldan guy is TYPICAL for many of us Filipinos. it is NOT TYPICAL for foreign countries.

  5. Anonymous says:

    Looks like Manny Pacquiao in high fashion here.

  6. Anonymous says:

    I don’t find him ugly.

  7. teddy says:

    lalaki pa rin yan. masarap tikman ang burat.

  8. teddy says:

    lalaki pa rin yan. masarap tikman ang burat.

  9. Anonymous says:

    Butt ugly for me!

  10. Anonymous says:

    Maski saan mo tingnan e chaka naman kasi sya e. Ayan o proof!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Pag naka damit yan waley na!

  12. Anonymous says:

    Feeling kasi ng Bench pag kinuha nila eto e international na din caliber nila wahahahahaha

  13. Anonymous says:

    He is ugly plain and simple.

  14. Anonymous says:

    Madami din may gusto sa kanya for his exotic look

  15. Anonymous says:

    This is the biggest failure of Bench in their campaigns. Wala talaga mainit na reception

  16. Anonymous says:

    Thanks for pointing out RD. He is panget! Yun lang.

  17. Anonymous says:

    Mga foreigners lang magkakagusto dyan kasi exotic look

  18. Anonymous says:

    Hindi talaga kaguwapuhan e. Si Mama Benchan nga di nya ginalaw ito nung andito.

  19. Anonymous says:

    Chaka na nga maliit pa notrilya!

  20. Anonymous says:

    Napa oo si Ben Chan na kunin yan via Lola Michael Carandang na ganda gandahan sa Bench. Ayan napahiya sya . Hindi tinanggap ng madlang people ang itsu neto!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Yung mga customers ng Bench e mahihirap . Kung model nila mukhang dukha pa din e waley na. Dapat sosy din ang model nila dapat!

  22. Anonymous says:

    He doesn’t qualify with the standard definition of beauty but he has a great look that is appreciated by the international market. It will be more of an acquired taste. He has the looks that will grow on you.

  23. Annie White says:

    Oh you poor little Primitive Things! (*take note, I purposely used the word “Things”)

    In our world of High Fashion (which I doubt you understand, which is why I’m here to explain), Paolo Roldan’s entry to the business is a Fashion Moment. In fact, he is one of the very few models (along with Francisco Lachowski, Marlon Teixeira, River Viiperi, Sebastian Sauvé , Daisuke Ueda, Leebo Freeman, Paolo Anchisi) who made the cut in Luca Finotti’s “Kings of Milano”.

    But of course, I’m already sure u don’t know two thirds of the names I just mentioned because you are too busy working your ass to earn another peso just for internet connection.

    My piece of advice: Save your money and buy yourself some education!

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow snooty si Lola Noelle Manapat. Ayusin mo muna fez mo bago ka magtaray !

    • Anonymous says:

      Pangit po talaga e wala tayo magagawa. Wala magagawa ang high fashion nyo

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow masyadong maalam at sosy si ate. Ikaw na!

    • Anonymous says:

      Wow, coming from your very superficial haute couture world, you truly know what education is all about.I’m sure you have stacks and stacks of fashion magazine that you read religiously for you to know each and every name you mentioned. But of course we proletariats wouldn’t know because we are so busy earning a meager peso just to read rddantes’ post and put food on the table. Poor us lucky you. You must be very proud of what you wrote. C’est la vie

  24. Anonymous says:

    Great example…like brazilian here we praise them like so gwapo pero pangit sa kanila sa ibang bansa.

  25. Anonymous says:

    let’s just say di talaga pasok sa taste ng pinoy ang beauty niya..hipon talaga

  26. bullet26 says:

    when you see him in person very closely. his teeth are so disgusting – unevenly decayed with nicotine.

  27. Dan C. says:

    I find him dirty, mahilig kasi manigarilyo.

  28. Anonymous says:

    moreno chinito, yum

  29. Anonymous says:

    Blogger bullet26 said…

    when you see him in person very closely. his teeth are so disgusting – unevenly decayed with nicotine.

    Friday, 20 September, 2013

    When Paolo saw YOU in person, he took the very first flight out of Manila and never came back.

  30. Anonymous says:

    baller sya sa pbl dati.

  31. Anonymous says:

    Chakaness talaga maski ano angle

  32. Anonymous says:

    Wow hiyang hiyang naman si Paolo roldan Ben chan at ang mga international designers sa inyo. Kung maka panget kayo akala nyo kaya nyong magkaron ng sarili nyong billboard at Rumampa sa New York at sa Paris!!! pati ikaw rd sige nga ipakita nyo ang mga pagmumukha ninyo at isubmit natin sa modeling agency at tingnan natin kung papasa kayo mga bwiset!! If I know kahit magparetoke pa kayo ng mukha walang magaaksaya ng panahon sa inyo para kunin ang serbisyo nyo at bayaran!!!

  33. Anonymous says:

    To Annie White’s comments, I agree 10000000000%.

    Most of the people posting here simply don’t have cosmopolitan tastes. Roldan is not conventionally attractive in the conio boy-next-door looks we favor in the Philippines. But to call him ugly is the height of ignorance.

  34. Anonymous says:

    Choosy pa. Oh eto pagpiyestahan ang nude photo Ni Paolo roldan http://scoopboy.com/paolo-roldan-the-pinoy-model-who-posed-nude-in-vogue/

  35. Anonymous says:

    His’ modelling for Bench is an Epic Fail! Yes in the runways abroad he IS a hit, because he has a distinct Look there, eh dito sa atin ang mga kargadors at karpinteros have that very look! Ka-bobohan marketting wise to bring him here and aspire for Stardom kasi for the masa, which is basically the target market of Bench will never find him desirable! It is exactly what Anna Bayle had before, she was a Big Star in NY, Paris, Milan, and she stayed there! She and her agents were wise enough to know that here, she is just another Pinay!

  36. Anonymous says:

    basta tite walang pangit pangit. ung mukha ba sususuhin natin mga becki? no. i rest my case!

  37. Annie White says:

    Anonymous said…

    Wow, coming from your very superficial haute couture world, you truly know what education is all about.I’m sure you have stacks and stacks of fashion magazine that you read religiously for you to know each and every name you mentioned. But of course we proletariats wouldn’t know because we are so busy earning a meager peso just to read rddantes’ post and put food on the table. Poor us lucky you. You must be very proud of what you wrote. C’est la vie

    Friday, 20 September, 2013

    – I like you, I sincerely do! I think we can actually be friends. Kisses and Warm hugs, sweetie!

    • Anonymous says:

      Omg annie I sincerely like u too and im not being sarcastic. πŸ˜‰ totally like francisco and marlon but daisuke…I need to be high on foie gras or beluga.

      – buddyv.

  38. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous Anonymous said…

    To Annie White’s comments, I agree 10000000000%.

    Most of the people posting here simply don’t have cosmopolitan tastes. Roldan is not conventionally attractive in the conio boy-next-door looks we favor in the Philippines. But to call him ugly is the height of ignorance.

    Friday, 20 September, 2013

    – Thank you, Dear! Actually, my apologies for the very strong words. And sorry for the bit about “internet connections” etc. I was just infuriated by how some people actually went as low as using the word “UGLY”, when beauty is an open adjective and it’s definition cannot be encapsulated within the very narrow stereotype of Tall, Fair and Brazilian-Looking.

    Now that I’m more sober and no longer angry. Thanks for agreeing with me, sweetie! You are probably a beauty yourself!

  39. Annie White says:

    Anonymous said…

    Wow, coming from your very superficial haute couture world, you truly know what education is all about.I’m sure you have stacks and stacks of fashion magazine that you read religiously for you to know each and every name you mentioned. But of course we proletariats wouldn’t know because we are so busy earning a meager peso just to read rddantes’ post and put food on the table. Poor us lucky you. You must be very proud of what you wrote. C’est la vie

    Friday, 20 September, 2013

    Oh and one more thing, Girl, my knowledge of this world is not from Magazines, but because of my Actual involvement in this world πŸ™‚

  40. Anonymous says:

    I don’t have a cosmo taste and i don’t care. I find him ugly, plain and simple.

  41. Anonymous says:

    mga beks, ika nga ni MU 3RU Shamcey Supsup,”BEAUTY is not definite, WE define it!” πŸ™‚

  42. Anonymous says:

    Anonymous said…

    sunugin kayo! mga pangit!

    Saturday, 21 September, 2013

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    Then you better hurry and book a firetruck or you will be the first to burn. I sense ugliness just from your vibe alone.

    On second thoughts, please don’t call the firemen, so you DON’T SURVIVE.

  43. bullet26 says:

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  44. Anonymous says:

    Pano naman naging ugly yan.. mang husga daw ba! Yung mag sinasabi nyo na gwapo like gerald anderson etc etc… Yun yung mga normal looking people sa ibang bansa kasi super duper gwapo ng mga tao dun.. Like for example liam hemsworth.. Itabi mo si gerald anderson dyan at mag mukhang alalay. But itabi mo si Paolo… May appeal.. Exotic ang dating! Not that im telling he is gudlooking pero. May aura sya na pang international. While yung mga sinasabi nyo na gwapo ay hindi mahigigitan ang na abot ni paolo sa ibang bansa. Gets??

  45. rustcell says:

    The fact is Pinoys still have colonial mentality, we’re slaves trained well by our colonial masters basically, so anything with Western features are considered more beautiful, which is why we can’t appreciate Paolo Roldan’s beauty. It’s so pervasive and I think it’s very sad that we have to import foreigner models since a lot of us can’t appreciate local beauty. The irony is that, Paolo, despite being Fil-Canadian (I think), defines truly what native Pinoy beauty is. Para sa ‘kin he’s extremely hot, right up there with Jericho Rosales, Piolo, and, yes, even the likes of Jon Hall, who defines the opposite in the spectrum of beauty, yung banyaga look. I personally find really kayumanggi Pinoys really goodlooking and I’m frankly baffled why Pinoy thinking is still so behind the times. Twenty first century na, c’mon!

  46. Anonymous says:

    Hindi kasi commercial ang looks niya. He’s more of high fashion. Tanong nyo pa kay Tyra…

  47. Annie White says:

    rustcell said…

    The fact is Pinoys still have colonial mentality, we’re slaves trained well by our colonial masters basically, so anything with Western features are considered more beautiful, which is why we can’t appreciate Paolo Roldan’s beauty. It’s so pervasive and I think it’s very sad that we have to import foreigner models since a lot of us can’t appreciate local beauty. The irony is that, Paolo, despite being Fil-Canadian (I think), defines truly what native Pinoy beauty is. Para sa ‘kin he’s extremely hot, right up there with Jericho Rosales, Piolo, and, yes, even the likes of Jon Hall, who defines the opposite in the spectrum of beauty, yung banyaga look. I personally find really kayumanggi Pinoys really goodlooking and I’m frankly baffled why Pinoy thinking is still so behind the times. Twenty first century na, c’mon!

    Saturday, 21 September, 2013
    **********************************

    Anonymous said…

    Pano naman naging ugly yan.. mang husga daw ba! Yung mag sinasabi nyo na gwapo like gerald anderson etc etc… Yun yung mga normal looking people sa ibang bansa kasi super duper gwapo ng mga tao dun.. Like for example liam hemsworth.. Itabi mo si gerald anderson dyan at mag mukhang alalay. But itabi mo si Paolo… May appeal.. Exotic ang dating! Not that im telling he is gudlooking pero. May aura sya na pang international. While yung mga sinasabi nyo na gwapo ay hindi mahigigitan ang na abot ni paolo sa ibang bansa. Gets??

    Saturday, 21 September, 2013

    **********************************

    Thank God for people like you.

  48. Annie White says:

    Anonymous said…

    Hindi kasi commercial ang looks niya. He’s more of high fashion. Tanong nyo pa kay Tyra…

    Saturday, 21 September, 2013

    ————————————-

    So you just admitted that “High Fashion” is too HIGH for you. And why am I not surprised?

  49. bullet26 says:

    when you see him in person very closely. his teeth are so disgusting – unevenly decayed with nicotine.

    Friday, 20 September, 2013

    When Paolo saw YOU in person, he took the very first flight out of Manila and never came back.

    Friday, 20 September, 2013

    RELAX! am just telling what i have observed.

    sorry, teeth are my number one PET PEEVE.

  50. Anonymous says:

    appreciate y’all! -pao r πŸ˜‰

  51. Annie White says:

    Anonymous Anonymous said…

    appreciate y’all! -pao r πŸ˜‰

    Sunday, 22 September, 2013

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    Oh, hi Pao R, you’re so cute and hot πŸ™‚ Don’t mind the evil people posting bad things about you on this blog.

  52. Annie White says:

    Anonymous said…

    Omg annie I sincerely like u too and im not being sarcastic. πŸ˜‰ totally like francisco and marlon but daisuke…I need to be high on foie gras or beluga.

    – buddyv.

    Monday, 23 September, 2013

    ———————————–

    OMG Buddyv !! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Thank you! I’m so glad to hear from someone like you here πŸ™‚
    OMG, hahah!! Really? U don’t like Daisuke? I have to admit, I’m totally crushing on him!!! But well, we do have our own tastes. Unfortunately, he has a Girlfriend and he’s a totally loyal boyfriend. Back in NYC, I actually tried to flirt with him, but he told me this exact line: “I actually really love my girlfriend so I won’t even attempt to open my doors to temptation, so I hope you understand. You’re very beautiful and I’d surely be tempted, so it’s best I stay away as early as now.” OMG, I would be offended on a normal circumstance, but his loyalty and gentlemanly approach made my panties drop, and I forgave him in an instant. Hope to hear more from you and save me some of your beluga! Kisses, sweetie! – Annie

  53. Annie White says:

    Anonymous said…

    Wow, coming from your very superficial haute couture world, you truly know what education is all about.I’m sure you have stacks and stacks of fashion magazine that you read religiously for you to know each and every name you mentioned. But of course we proletariats wouldn’t know because we are so busy earning a meager peso just to read rddantes’ post and put food on the table. Poor us lucky you. You must be very proud of what you wrote. C’est la vie

    Friday, 20 September, 2013

    ———————————–

    Oh, by the way, sweetie, why have you stopped blogging? You used to have a very comprehensive blog about movies. I used to read your blog. Your writing skills are obviously untainted by time. You still write really well πŸ™‚

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