Mr. Asia USA 2007: Chris Friel

by: rddantes April 16, 2007 | Add Comment |

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

Today is National Boxing Day!

by: rddantes April 15, 2007 | Add Comment |

Major streets in the country virtually go car-less today as Filipinos stay home for [or go to the theaters for large-screen telecast of] Manny Pacquiao’s defense of his WBC international superfeatherweight crown at the Alamodome in San Antonio, TX against Mexico’s Jorge Solis. Model above is Emil Narcelles, 22 years old when the photos were taken , 5’9″ tall and a part-time model and actor from Pangasinan province. Emil also has a Hotel and Restaurant Management degree among his credentials.
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Beguiling! Cassidy Shun

by: rddantes April 14, 2007 | Add Comment |

As I have mentioned before, Cebu is such a treasure trove of goodlooking half-breed [mestizos] models. Top Cebu model Cassidy Shun is virtually unknown in Manila, but he sure is knocking them out of their fashion wits in the Queen City of the South. The uniquely-named Cassidy Shun [I remember there was an American actor-singer who went by the name of Shaun Cassidy, he who sang “Da Doo Ron Ron” and starred in Hardy Boys series in the 70s] is a member of the Models Association of Cebu or MAC. Said models’ association is probably the Cebu counterpart of Manila’s influential Professional Models Association of the Phils. or PMAP. Cassidy is also an actor in ABS-CBN-Cebu’s Cebuanovela, called “Summer Sunshine.” The 22-year-old, 6’2″-tall model initially played for Samsung in the local play-for-pay basketball tournaments, before being discovered for the fashion klieg lights.

Man-Boy: Reynald Llanes

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When I posted photos of Reynald Llanes in a free gallery site a couple of months back, many were asking about the 411 on this guy. Reynald Llanes is 22, 5’9″ tall and a student of Nursing at the South East Asian Colleges. He does modeling part-time and has appeared in Fila fashion show, Street Bodies 2006, Bikini Watch, Campus Face 2006, and Makati Shangrila formal designers fashion show. According to the interview he did for Male Revue Magazine, he swears he will never “bare in a movie.” Guys, he said movies. Movies not magazines. And heck, there’s a lot of difference in there.
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Chipper: Ken Escudero

by: rddantes April 13, 2007 | 2 Comments |
He has the most number of aka labels so far. Alvin Asuncion aka Ken Escudero aka Alvien Cano aka Ken Silverio, is 20 years old and the 2006 winner of the annual Ginoong Pilipinas male pageant. He was also the Mr. Photogenic in the recently concluded Mister International Pageant held in Singapore. Although he looks barely legal, Ken Escudero, as he is known now, has appeared as the lead in the gay indie flick Sikil, where he gets to show some skin. Incidentally, Cavite-born Ken graduated with a degree of BS Marine Transportation from the Asian Institute of Maritime Studies in Pasay City.

G-ford turns his back on us and we are not the least bit offended.

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G-ford Lara, half of the bod-to-die-for brother-models team [the other being CJ Lara], is 28 years old and single. He has been modeling for quite some time now for A-list designers and brands in the country, most notable of which were assignments for Bench Underwear and Cosmopolitan Magazine’s Eligible Bachelors Show. CJ has also appeared in a movie, the unlamented Xerex Files Trilogy, where he played a deadbeat fiancée in the “O” episode of said film.

And Eric Fructuoso brazenly claims he is a 7-incher.

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Erstwhile teen idol, desperate for a showbiz comeback from his bummed-out days in Alabang Town Center and BF Paranaque while waiting for his breadwinner-wife from her call center job, recently appeared on the radio shock-show Forbidden Questions and how! He claimed to have slept with female actors Ara Mina, Joyce Jimenez and Aubrey Miles. And get this guys, he declared that his penis size is 7 inches. To prove such claim, he showed his member to the radio hosts [including an openly gay DJ, I wonder how he looks like] at that time. Too bad it was only on radio.
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Dick-A-Day: Matt Drilon

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Back in the heydays of the Filipino queer pulps, the really daring ones who posed in the buff usually came from the workers of the gay bars, clubs, and massage parlors. One bold dude who made it to the centerfold was exotic dancer Matt Drilon who originally came from the now-closed Club Hosto Bruno in Cubao. He was also known as Boy Montenegro, one of the short and darker dancers in his club. And I don’t have anything much about the guy, quite frankly.

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Vicious, vicious.

by: rddantes April 12, 2007 | 1 Comment |

What is wrong with this kid? Martin Marcos Manotoc aka Borgy is in the news again, as usual a brawl near the premises of his favorite battlegound: the Embassy Club at the Fort in Bonifacio Global City. This time he messed with another old clan scion, a Pardo de Tavera – who goes by the name of Carlo Pardo de Tavera Brown [a mestizo from tony Dasmarinas Village in Makati City; I wonder what he looks like, pre-mauling]. The reason, again, is Borgy’s girlfriend, as Borgy seems to be overprotective of her. The Marcos heir really has made it a task to score trouble points at the Embassy every month: he was last involved in a tiff with a singer and a former basketball player [who thought Borgy’s woman was a waitress at the club]. And then again, I’m only looking for an appropriate time to post these newer photos of Borgy.

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Adriano Erotico!

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Adriano Zabala Jr., better known as Adrian Zabala of the hunky Viva Hotmen, is 25 years old, 5’10” tall and a graduate of BS Computer Science from the University of Santo Tomas. Prior to joining the song-and-dance-and grind group, he was a model for the runway shows of Bench [One Night Only], Levi’s, Mossimo and Jockey. Even before that, he joined bikini contests in his native Cebu City: Jamaican Nights [1st RU], Ultimate Body [winner], and Bikini Open-Cebu [winner]. At the 2002 Mossimo Boracay Bikini Summit, he landed 1st runner-up to eventual winner Brent Javier. That was when he started to get offers in Manila, the culmination of which was as member of the sexy boy-group Viva Hotmen. Now that his group has disbanded, Adrian is now managing the family-owned hotel in Surigao City. [Bit of back-fence talk: He used to live in that odd condominium building at the corner of Laong Laan and Mayon Sts., near the flea market. He lived there alone. And when things got a little lonely, he preferred them brawny, bruiser and beefcake.]
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