Where in the world is Allyson VII? In the 90s whenever movie director Maryo J. delos Reyes wanted a young actor who can strip in his flicks, he would always cast a relative unknown player distinctly known as Allyson VII. And just like Direk Maryo’s stable of studs, he was gay magazine fodder in his skimpy speedos and tighty whities. He was last memorably seen in the depressing movie Paraiso ni Efren starring Anton Bernardo and the arthouse favorite Magnifico. Composite photo below is fairly recent showing a portly Allyson, now married with one child
[l-r: Harold Montano, Kryven Lacson and AJ Smith]
At the office of the Quezon City Assistant Prosecutor Laurence Chua Cheng earlier in the day, the case of the male boldies was heard against the fake movie producer [see link ] Apparently, it was a criminal case for Acts of Lasciviousness. The protagonists were there – Twilight Dancers bit players Harold Pineda [he looks better in person] and Kryven Lacson [frankly he looks better and slimmer in person, too; the last time I posted his pics I got cursed twice over, I wonder why], and The T Show resident twinkie AJ Smith, half-Filipino, Half-Lebanese cutie. The case has sparked some reviling vigilance in the public forum threads of TV station GMA 7 [which featured, rather staged the story], which comments generally condemned the guys for merely “looking for publicity” as they were seasoned veterans of bare-all shows and movies. Someone even quoted as follows: “they are known stripteaser gays- gold diggers and cheap sex slaves of foreign customers hired around the makati/malate district…they have pending galloping credits to be paid and need big amount of money to pay them out, their souls!!! ” [I’m just quoting guys from link]. Let’s see what happens next then.
Thanks to Carlita von Shuewmel from Jax, FL, I was informed that my favorite member of Provoq , Michael Raymond Lim has quit the group. That is awfully sad [think, he won’t be doing that stripping thing anymore]. Raymond, who is the tallest in the group at 6’2″ is a graduate of the Far Eastern University and STI-Makati. He has modeled for Bench Fever last year for Cecille Zamora’s designs. At present the guy is scouting for modeling projects and mainstream movie employment. When asked why he quit the group, he simply replied that he didn’t get his fame from his derring-do, so he just left. For more news, see link.
Filipino-Japanese Chris Friel won this year’s edition of the Mr. Asia USA, besting 30 other Asian men at the Beverly Hilton Hotel last April 7. The event, endorsed by the AIDS Healthcare Foundation and sponsored by Thailand’s Katesart University, aims to give proceeds to the AIDS Temple, a hospice in Thailand. Also declared as winners were Mike Hake from Thailand (who has a quarter Filipino blood), receiving $700 cash prize for winning 1st runner-up and Filipino-American, John Andreas who was declared as Mr. Supermodel in said contest.
It must be remembered that the 5’11”-tall Chris Friel, won last year’s Ginoong Pilipinas-USA edition [photos above]. For winning the Mr. Asia USA 2007 pageant, Chris received a $1,500 cash prize and a free one-year acting class at MichaelJohn Studio in Van Nuys, California. Photo credits: Oliver Carnay from HollywoodFLIP.com