He was discovered while working as a receptionist in Max’s Restaurant in Bacoor, Cavite. Twenty-two year old Sherwin, who stands at 6’1″ , since then has appeared in ramp shows [mostly wedding fashion, with the exception of one relatively big bikini show, the C Show -Carter Underwear Fashion Show] in the metro. Currently an Architecture student at the Far Eastern University, he has also done some TVCs [Mr. Clean, Taheebo Green Tea] and a stage play [Ilusyonada].
The guy never quite made it in the biz. After appearing in B-flicks directed by his director-manager, Dante Gomez has been rarely seen on tv and the movies. He never went full monty onscreen, merely but gratuitously showing his rear in most films he made, but the photos above were taken when he was just about to break into the movies in the late 90s.
The tales of the two model brothers who made it big in Manila’s fashion runways are quite different. Sons of a [French] preacher man to a Filipina, 23-year old Martin is older and shorter than Luke. The younger one though was the first to enter modeling. Martin later came into the scene by entering the Mossimo Bikini Summit in 2004 [won by Italian model Marco Grazzini] and again in 2005 [runner-up to Tarlac City boy, the Swedish-Filipino Einar Ingebrigsten]. From then on, designers and commercial casters took notice of Martin’s mestizo looks as opposed to Luke’s dark and lusty bearing. And then the pansy-ish Martin, who associated in the company of a gay city councilor in Quezon City with a pink posse, got introduced to one-time-actress-now-councilor Aiko Melendez. After a much-publicized marriage, Martin is now happily maintaining a family with one child, sometimes pinch-hitting for his wife in public occasions. Meanwhile Luke is still hitting the runways and TVCs. Outspoken model Wilma Doesnt lately commented on radio that the model with the biggest appendage is Luke. [Refrain] The only one who could ever reach me Was the son of a preacher man The only boy who could ever teach me Was the son of a preacher man Yes he was, he was, ooh, yes he was (yes he was).
Fresh-faced Clutch Marquez stripped his way to fame in one of Quezon City’s more famous gay bars. He was one of the most popular dancers in that club, until he suddenly disappeared from the limelight. Most people in his workplace say that he left for Japan to seek greener pastures. Apparently, the guy’s married with kid[s] and living somewhere in Tondo or Kalookan City.
He now carries the name Richard Guebar. He was another seasoned bikini contest aspirant. His latest career episodes ranged from playing one of the mermans in the GMA 7 fantasy series Atlantika, an archer also in GMA’s Encantadia, and a henchman in Captain Barbell. He claims to have done a porn flick which was exclusively released in Europe [will look for it on 8th Ave. soon]. Three years ago, when he was still a bit on the heavy side, he was bolder…….