Rodel Felicidario has apparently toned up and lost weight in preparation for his showbiz career, or whatever comes his way. This student from Adamson University has definitely gone a long way from his Kalookan City origins, ever since he joined [and immediately got eliminated from] the toothpaste model search. He has done Bench underwear and BPI commercials, of late. For more photos, link here.
The word just came to thought, naughty. This innocent-looking guy maybe naughty or nice, but he is sinfully sexy and appealing in person. Dave Devon was one of Cosmopolitan Philippines Magazine’s 69 most eligible bachelors for 2006. This 25-year-old medical representative, who does modeling on the side, stands 5’10” and has appeared as one of the featured contestants in Style Eyecatchers Model Search.
Organizers of the 2007 Mossimo Bikini Summit [Take it Underground] have finally raised the money for the venue. It will be held on 21 April at the NBC Tent in Bonifacio Global City. So all the fuss and mystery about taking it to an underground venue to accommodate a “reggaethon” was just plain puff to hide the real prob. All’s well for now.
I’m putting here not-in-any-set photos [sent in by a good friend who shall remain anonymous for now but do visit his site at http://malephotography.multiply.com/photos for more] of my favorite at last year’s contest: Hermann Gerhard Weber, who eventually finished first runner-up to Jerome Ortiz. People can’t seem to get enough of him [as I do] but he has lately been holed up in his suburban Laguna house, unless there are good projects in Manila. His latest appearance was a photoshoot with Icon magazine [the Jon Mullally cover] together with fellow hotties Jon, John Lopez and Rei de Castro.
At the recent gala night of the Philippine Fashion Week 2007, one male model stood out among the pack for his mestizo looks. I thought he was a fly-in model but someone told me that Peter Nordell is Filipino and has been around the modeling biz for quite some time. Beats me. My friend said that he went to Don Bosco Technical School in Makati City, as he was then part of the school’s varsity team. If that is true, then the guy has been silently wielding his clout in terms of casting, such that he has been in big projects lately.
… and it’s starting to bother me. I think it’s the nasal quality. I used to like his single The Way You Look At Me, which incidentally was a big hit in Malaysia and Indonesia. I’m such a sucker for sappy songs, but then again, Christian Bautista’s inflection seems to be coming from the nose these days. Just listen to his new singles. Not that I’m more than bothered, though. No, I’m not. [And what were you thinking, sir, posing like that for photog Frank Hoefsmit to promote Bench cologne?]
Twenty-two year old Jayvee Cepeda was the winner of Bar Uno’s Wet and Wild bikini show held recently. A native of Borongan, Samar, he is also a member of a university-based dance group in Manila. Incidentally, Bar Uno, which is located along Timog Avenue [beside the Korean convenience store], has been producing bikini contests ever since its inception. Among the notable winners of the the sing-along bar [which boasts as hosts a funny gay guy who admits that he was formerly an exotic dancer in Gigolo and a transvestite midget!] are Ian Porlayagan, who recently competed in Mr. World-Philippines; Troy Gomez, a veteran bikini pageant contestant; and, Andro Morgan, the scene-stealer at a recent sheer underwear show. For Richard Guebar fans, go to Bar Uno, as he is sometimes featured there as one of the dancers.