Victor Basa, [21 years old, model-turned-actor-signer] spent the Holy Week vacation in a Batangas beach with friends like model Carlos Concepcion and the latter’s girlfriend [photos above]. It seems like the guys had fun and Victor, although single, didn’t mind mugging for the camera alone. In a recent interview with Him Magazine [cover: Lino Cayetano], it was revealed that his father was a lawyer [who died a few years back from throat cancer] and his mother “dabbled in painting.” His uncle is flamboyant designer Paolo Basa [it was erroneously reported before that the designer is Victor’s pop]. When asked about his mother in the interview, he was hesitant to talk about her, and merely mumbled “she is somewhere doing her own thing.” That is awfully sad, as it was implied that he is not that close to his mother; incidentally, he moved out of the family home in Valle Verde across the street, and lives with his 10-year old brother. Here’s wishing more luck in the biz for this smart and deep young man.
Cebu is such a goldmine of goodlooking mestizo models. The more prominent male models from down South, such as the Canizareses, Dees, Shuns, Urtizbereas and Guynns are all heating up the runways and print ads in that side of the country. Sadly, with the exception of Vince Canizares, they have yet to invade the Manila models’ cartel. One prominent male model in Cebu is Siegfred Schmidt who is 20 years old and 5’10” tall. Siegfred was the second-runner up in the Mossimo Bikini Summit – Cebu preliminaries [won by Handrew Maxilom Sincero]. At present, this half-German half-Filipino hottie is a BS Commerce student at the University of San Jose-Recoletos in Cebu City.