In 2005, the American Society of Plastic Surgeons reported that 25 percent of “buttock implants” were performed on men as were 8 percent of “buttock lifts”. This goes to show that there is an increasing trend among men for surgical methods to modify their bodies. In the Philippines, Belo Medical Clinic introduced the “buttock lift” last year, with actor-model John Estrada as prototype. Too bad, Belo did not put up John Estrada’s billboards along EDSA, with his new enhanced and perky buttocks. Bummer.
Okay, I must also admit I just wanted to share with you Ido Victor’s gluteus maximus.
Dennis Centeno is a government employee [data encoder] by day and a model by night – or at least, during his sick and vacation leaves. This 5’10” looker from Quezon City has a Management degree from the Philippine School of Business Administration [PSBA]. He considers modeling as an income-augmenting line of work. In 2002, he joined Manhunt Philippines and was one of the finalists. His most memorable break came when he appeared in the print ads as Captain Philam Life Insurance.
[ Joe Vince, left, and Joe France Canizares]
Here’s another story of progressive genes working out for siblings. A year apart and roughly the same specs and stats, Joe France [the older one] and Joe Vince [the younger one] are model brothers from Cebu. Descendants of a prominent architect dad and a socialite mom in Cebu, the brothers both entered modeling at an early age. However, their career paths took different turns. Joe France has limited his modeling for Cebu’s top designers and has pursued other vocations [he is an Engineering grad] such as, engineer, model, host and entrepreneur. On the other hand Joe Vince went on to excel in Manila’s fashion runways and eventually, in Singapore. In the Lion City Joe Vince ruled the fashion catwalk as well as the TV and print ads. Meanwhile, Joe France has signified his intention to help in the family business and become an entrepreneur with modeling as an aside. Oblivious to the long-standing legal quarrels of his family with Cebu’s Lofgrens, Joe Vince has decided to proceed with his modeling career in Manila and Singapore, while Joe France has decided to help his family in the business.
[l-r, Alizon Andres, Larry Bril, JoeVince Canizares]
[l-r, Pierre Niccolo Fabi, Jerome Ortiz, James Zablan, Raphael Kiefer]
Summer is really here guys. The body-in-a-bikini contests are in town. One of which is the relatively new Century Tuna Superbods, which is held in Boracay. On 28 April, 12 guys and 12 girls go for the Php 500,000 prize as well as a modeling contract as the exclusive image model of the tuna product. Photos above are some of the male finalists:
Alizon Andres has been joining all modeling and bikini contests ever since he wanted to join showbiz. The guy won as Page Jeans image model, and all he got were billboards in Baclaran and Santolan. He twice joined the auditions for Starstruck, that GMA 7 reality-based show for new actors. He didn’t make the cuts. Lately, if you notice along EDSA he is one of the boxing guys in that Alaxan billboard. And then there’s model Larry Bril, who at 25 could be the oldest in the batch. This 6′ guy has appeared in TVCs and on the ramp. Veteran model and Cebuano Joe Vince Canizares is in it too. He is probably taking a hiatus from his modeling in Singapore, where he is the toast of the town there along with Rocky Salumbides and another Cebuano, Ezra Blu Freeland.
Model Pierre Niccolo Fabi, who is singer Lance Raymundo’s very dear friend, is also in the finals. I think he also entered last year when Jon Mullaly won. Jerome Ortiz, of course, everyone will remember him as the buffed god who won Mossimo Bikini Summit last year. All along I thought he went back to Cologne, Germany to pursue his sports journalism career. Then there’s former-FEU-baller-now-model James Zablan with the ripped bod and the prominent nose. Raphael Kiefer, that kid model then who beat Brent Javier in an MTV-sponsored model contest, is also in the competition, this time buffed, bald and burnished.
Who is your bet?
[Thanks to the nice guy who sent the photos to my email. I will not mention your name here as you might have issues with that, but you know who you are. As for your requested posts, will try to look for those pics. With gratitude.]