The exploitation [mini] saga continues..

[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.

Michael Raymond Lim quits Provoq Men!

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.

Anziehend! Michael Seifert!

The Chlorella Growth Factor [CGF] must have worked wonders on this kid. Now that he is of legal age, we can now feature Michael Seifert, erstwhile model of the Cherifer [with taurine and CGF] growth and weight promoting vitamins for children. At the recent gala night of the 2007 Philippine Fashion Week, many were wondering who the hunky model was. Apparently, he has bulked up and, er, grown. He is half-German, half-Filipino [mom is from Bacolod City], and a former child commercial model [together with his sister, Sandra – cohost of that midnight show on GMA 7, Walang Tulugan]. Michael went to Brent International School-Manila and speaks four languages fluently – German, English, Filipino and French.

Papi Jay Manalo!

To complement the post of my friend [see Jay Manalo, rags-to-riches hunk post], here’s one of Raymund Isaac’s earlier photos of Jay Manalo, the quintessential poster boy of queer mags at that time. The half-Filipino, half-Vietnamese hunk went on to appear in mainstream movies and tv series, thereby establishing himself as a legitimate actor. When the Isaac photos of Jay Manalo first appeared in local magazines in the late 90s, they caused quite a stir as there were unedited portions showing his pubes and member, which in that era was a big deal big-time!

Dick-A-Day: Alberto de Esteban

Alberto de Esteban was last seen on TV in August last year as a guest of Moms, a mommy talk show on QTv. Together with Romano Vasquez and Jon Romano, they discussed male prostitutes in the episode’s “Love for Sale” theme [snickers]. Alberto started out as a dancer in a gay strip club in Quezon City. He then strayed into the movies which required him to bare, natch! His break came in 2004 when he was cast in the Nora Aunor-starrer Naglalayag, where he played a gay cab driver.

Mr. Asia USA 2007: Chris Friel

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

Today is National Boxing Day!

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.

Beguiling! Cassidy Shun

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

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.

Chipper: Ken Escudero

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.