He holds a hyphenated title as long as his name. Model-entrepreneur-singer-dancer-designer Carlos Bernardo Santos Concepcion has been getting a lot of buzz lately. Easily the most controversial in his group, Take 5 – that boyband that performs every 1 pm on the Sunday show SOP, Carlos has remained unscathed. In fact he has admitted to the photos that circulated in the net recently [see post ]. Still, his person remains a mystery as to his lineage [apparently an heir of the Concepcions of RFM, but isn’t Joey Concepcion the heir of the empire?], his school [DLSU or Benilde?], his real occupation [he listed “designer” in the last Metro Magazine body calendar]. All I know is that his mother is a prominent Santos of Cebu, that he has a big vacation house with a big pool somewhere south of Manila, and that he walks as if he’s floating. I’m not making the last one up, but he does look nice doing that; imagine his heels not touching the ground, that is how he does it. Just watch SOP every Sunday and see for yourselves. It is awfully cute. And then again, let’s give the good kid a break. He is in the biz to earn a living and to enjoy his life.
Remember the Starbrighters in the late 80s ? Yes, that talent variety show which went up against the then-formidable teen show That’s Entertainment. In that show, which was handled by talent manager Boy C. de Guia, teens who were goodlooking enough were made to sing, dance and declaim a speech [there really was a declamation part, for some]. Among the young hopefuls then was a mestizo kid who went by the name of Carlo David. Now 26 years old, Carlo David Scholz is into modeling. His only appearance then in a movie was in the feature film Mga Ulilang Anghel produced by Regal Films. He was a child commercial model for Milo, Purefoods, McDonald’s and Colgate. From 1992-2005, he went to the US to study [Animation Design at the Highline Community College in Des Moines, WA] and work [United Airlines]. And now, this 5’10”-tall guy is back in the Philippines for modeling and acting jobs.
Marko Maristela was the male winner in the 2005 Mr. and Ms. Sexy Bodies contest. Prior to that he was in the Mr. and Ms. Bikini International-Philippines pageant, where he competed with the likes of Randolph Dungo, Ramon del Prado and Carlos Concepcion . Apparently he was also one of the male leads [together with Josh Ivan Morales aka Maico Eduria] in the must-see Filipino all-out porn flick Manila Exposed 1. The 6′-tall Marko, who graduated from Lucena City with a Criminology degree and despite the publicity in that movie, still models to this day for Manila’s fashion designers.
Rodel Felicidario has apparently toned up and lost weight in preparation for his showbiz career, or whatever comes his way. This student from Adamson University has definitely gone a long way from his Kalookan City origins, ever since he joined [and immediately got eliminated from] the toothpaste model search. He has done Bench underwear and BPI commercials, of late. For more photos, link here.
The word just came to thought, naughty. This innocent-looking guy maybe naughty or nice, but he is sinfully sexy and appealing in person. Dave Devon was one of Cosmopolitan Philippines Magazine’s 69 most eligible bachelors for 2006. This 25-year-old medical representative, who does modeling on the side, stands 5’10” and has appeared as one of the featured contestants in Style Eyecatchers Model Search.
Organizers of the 2007 Mossimo Bikini Summit [Take it Underground] have finally raised the money for the venue. It will be held on 21 April at the NBC Tent in Bonifacio Global City. So all the fuss and mystery about taking it to an underground venue to accommodate a “reggaethon” was just plain puff to hide the real prob. All’s well for now.
I’m putting here not-in-any-set photos [sent in by a good friend who shall remain anonymous for now but do visit his site at http://malephotography.multiply.com/photos for more] of my favorite at last year’s contest: Hermann Gerhard Weber, who eventually finished first runner-up to Jerome Ortiz. People can’t seem to get enough of him [as I do] but he has lately been holed up in his suburban Laguna house, unless there are good projects in Manila. His latest appearance was a photoshoot with Icon magazine [the Jon Mullally cover] together with fellow hotties Jon, John Lopez and Rei de Castro.