August 8, 2007 |
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Patrick dela Rosa, 2007.
Patrick dela Rosa, 1983.
When I was young [and too young to understand], my ultimate lust object was a captivating chinito who always appeared in his publicity photos in tight speedos. Twenty four years ago, a handsome cheerleader of the San Sebastian College was discovered by a talent scout, who asked a young Patrick dela Rosa to do a VTR for a CloseUp toothpaste tv commercial. Patrick reluctantly went to the VTR and he was immediately cast as the lead in the toothpaste TVC. Regal Films eventually signed up the toothy chinito cheerleader in a series of sexy movies. His first movie was in the 1983 hit flick, Shame, with doomed beauty Claudia Zobel. Back then, a butt exposure was big deal and Patrick had no qualms in his sex scenes. Next he did Climax  and White Slavery , movies with gratuitous sex scenes. Patrick took a respite from sex flicks after the car-accident death of his leading lady in Shame. He resurfaced in 1990, as the villain in action B-movies. He was, in fact, good at villain roles that producers always got his services as the proverbial bad guy with the big gun. Last year, the still-single actor was cast in a popular soap on ABS-CBN, this time as the good guy. The 40-year old actor’s career has since been resurrected on tv – with various guest appearances in soaps and sitcoms.
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Ido Victor. Not a jerk. Model only.
A friend recently got entangled in a pseudo-relationship: he didn’t know that he was dating a guy who already has a boyfriend. Thanks to my loud mouth quite accidentally, he discovered early on. He was, how do you say that again? Devastated. Because the guy is hot, charming, handsome, smart and, uh, hot. And he was beginning to love the jerk, beyond the late-night sex and the amorous text messages. Later, my friend, during comfort episodes, would reveal that the Mr. Jerk was inconsistent and mercurial at times. Tell-tale signs of something amiss in the calculus of Mr. Jerk’s so-called affections for my poor friend. Which got me thinking – what is it about jerks anyways that make them so appealing sometimes? Do we get attracted at some point in our lonely lives to the self-destructive skunks? But how? In the article The Mystery of Jerks by Katz and Holmes, the conclusion reads: Admittedly, there are a few people who probably enjoy the histrionics and the moods and the make-up sex that come with dating drama kings and queens. But I’d bet that most are just willing to tolerate the drama, because, thus far, that drama comes attached to the “best” person they could find. Essentially, they’re saying, “Yeah, he’s inconsistent, selfish, and distant, but he’s all mine.” Just realize that every second you’re spending with the wrong guy is a second that you’re not out looking for the right one, the guy who gives, the guy who listens, the guy who learns. Darn, this is all so true. Are you reading this, Honey?
August 4, 2007 |
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Yep, that’s how he is called every Sunday on GMA 7’s noontime circus, SOP. Mark Angelo Herras or Mark Herras, is the station’s prized male teenybopper star [although he is already turning 21 this December]. He won GMA 7’s first talent search in a reality show format, Starstruck, and from then on, his career soared to high heavens. Known for his intense and inventive dance moves, Mark Herras also endorses the teen brand for Carter briefs [photos above].
Horace “AC” Rivera is a 22-year old freelance model from Pampanga province. He used to be a student at the University of Assumption in his native province before relocating to San Juan in Metro Manila for modeling jobs. He lists basketball, modeling and singing as his priorities.