Gym Crush: Chris Nepomuceno

by: rddantes March 11, 2007 | 6 Comments |

This guy who regularly works out at Gold’s Gym Makati, finished 2nd runner-up to Fil-British model Jon Mulally in the Century Tuna Superbods Model Search in Boracay Island last year. He is only 22 years old, stands 5’10 and get this guys, he has green freakin’ eyes! He is also known as Chris Samson in the modeling biz. [Special thanks to my friend who sent the photos taken during the contest. Visit his site at ]

Kitchen Heat: Gilbert Martin

by: rddantes | Add Comment |

If you can’t stand the kitchen heat, then get out. Not when there’s a naked guy in there, though. Twenty-four year old Gilbert Martin once joined the local male search Maharlikang Pilipino representing his province Nueva Ecija. He lost. This male pageant pro has also appeared in fashion shows of D-list designers.

Posted under Uncategorized

WITWI Harold Pineda

by: rddantes | 2 Comments |

He was the quintessential poster boy of Filipino gay magazines. Daring and heady [no innuendo intended], Harold Pineda was an actor who appeared in the spree of local sex flicks. Prior to that he rose to fame [er, public recognition] as the winner of the male pageant Ginoong Pilipinas in the late 90s. Where in the world is Harold Pineda?

“It’s the silence that’s most dangerous.”

by: rddantes | Add Comment |

Derek Jarman [British filmmaker] once said: “All men are homosexuals, some turn straight. It must be very odd to be a straight man because your sexuality is hopelessly defensive. It’s like an ideal of racial purity.” Which got me thinking, why some gay males act effeminate while others tend to act masculine, like a “normal” male. In other words, why is Rustom Padilla acting that way [virginal, chaste, giggly, Im-not-looking-for-a-relationship-and-I-haven’t-slept-with-a-male-person guy] after outing himself on Big Brother?

Gawd, I promised myself this won’t be a chronicles of the closet guy in Manila. I’m not out and proud but definitely queer and here to stay. In the sidelines. With the others who prefer not to speak out in the open, watching as the pink cavalcade glides by [Reminds me of the annual Gay Pride parade in Malate where most of the participants are either the very butch lesbians and the feminine badings in the city. There is even a batallion of teens, slim and very feminine, who dress up in tribal costumes and don black makeup as Ati-Atihan warrior queens thud-thumping with the rumbling drums.]

Undeniably, there is this broad spectrum of the feminine/masculine wiles of gay males. When I was growing up, my idea of the gay male was Charlot [tsarrr-lot], my mum’s gay hairdresser as I was not fully aware then that there were others out there, the “normal” guys. I would like to think that some prefer to be butch because of the still threatening environment of hate, prejudice and aversion that still exists. The others have, in some unfathomable way, courageously dispensed with this gender-related affectation and found support [and pride] in their individuality. My friend M, mannish and loving it, however, says it all boils down to the fact that you’ll get laid more if you act manly and less feminine and that the prized gay males in Manila would want to hump a “straight-acting” gay guy more than the “effems.” Wham bam alakazam!

And then again, there simply is just no one way of being gay [or straight], if you ask me.

Model is 26-year old Mark James dela Cerna, UPH’s [see] Hunky Hipon [literally, shrimp, referring to the fact that shrimps are eaten heads off]. He is another veteran bikini contest contestant and a part-time ramp model for minor designers in the metro.

Posted under Uncategorized

Cherry: VinceReyes

by: rddantes March 10, 2007 | Add Comment |

This 24-year old fresh boy graduated from the AMA Institute in Makati City with a Psychology Degree. He stands 5’9 and has done some modeling for print and tv commercial. He was last seen in a reality show featuring a competition among university teens with nice bods.
Posted under boys, male models, Vince Reyes

Fiery: Tyron Trias

by: rddantes | Add Comment |

He was last seen naked doing a daring fire dance in the unlamented skin flick Twilight Dancers. Twenty-year old Tyron Trias is a part-time actor and commercial model.
Posted under Uncategorized

The first naked Filipino onscreen

by: rddantes | 3 Comments |

Nowadays, Filipino male celebs and wannabes have no qualms stripping down to their jockeys and speedos just to get noticed. Some even show up in pictures in their birthday suits. Which circumstances made me wonder, Who was the first Filipino actor who bared all onscreen? Matinee idols then merely bared their torsos onscreen, such as Armando Goyena in Hawayana, Nestor de Villa in Pitong Gabi sa Paris, Cesar Ramirez in Bernardo Carpio, and former Mr. Philippines Jesus Ramos who starred as Og, the local version of Tarzan. The shirtless look was quite daring then in those modest times of Philippine cinema. It was only in 1970 when the first and biggest Filipino sex film, Uhaw [literally, thirst] starring Merle Fernandez [Rudy Fernandez’s mum], Lito Legaspi [dad of Zoren, Kier and Brandon] and Tito Galla, revolutionized local sex cinema. Yet still, no male nudity [read: dick shots] was shown in that sexploitation movie, which was clearly a naked Merle Fernandez movie.

During those times, a young actor by the name of Vic Vargas has been appearing in movies with gratuitous shots of his muscled physique. He was introduced without his shirt on in Diegong Tabak opposite Lolita Rodriguez. He appeared in a loincloth as Tarzan in the comedy movie, Tarzan vs. Tanzan opposite Dolphy. Immediately after that, he had a series of sexy photoshoots in his trunks, promoting his movie Sabado ng Gabi, Linggo ng Umaga opposite 60’s sex symbol Divina Valencia [the mother of gay artist and erstwhile child actor Dranreb Belleza].

Vic Vargas became the staple hunk of local sex movies, most memorable of which were his frontal nudity scene in May Lihim ang Gabi, his white briefs costume all throughout the movie Apoy ng Kaligayahan [he was the only guy in a remote island alternately humping four shipwrecked women], and the infamous Saging ni Pacing.

So there, that pretty much settles the question on the first Filipino who bared all in film.

Posted under Uncategorized

Ripe for the Picking: Randolph

by: rddantes | Add Comment |

Nothing much is known about this 19-year old boy from Manila, except that he has willingly disrobed in a couple of local mags. Maybe we will see more of this fledgling in the future.
Posted under Uncategorized
1 571 572 573 574 575