The Year That Was: Breakthrough

by: rddantes December 28, 2011 | 38 Comments |

The year 2011 saw some boys rise from being unknown to instant celebrities. These were the boys who made their marks in showbusiness – plucked from relative obscurity to the glaring klieg lights of the industry. From left: Mikael Daez was busy modeling before he was thrust into a major GMA prime time show, Amaya and a campy movie, Temptation Island. Neil Coleta did the highly successful tv ad for iced tea and became one of the easily recognizable faces in town. Mart Escudero moved to TV5 and worked with the veterans in showbiz as he got noticed in his solo starrer, Zombadings.
Of course, Paulo Avelino made leaps and strides in his career this year: Bench Body and ABS-CBN. Love him or hate him, Rocco Nacino is getting prime projects in GMA. Model boy Jome Silayan was touted as the next leading man in Amaya, until the deal fell through. He did snag a major appearance for a Bench Body campaign and a TV5 soap. Lastly, Tom Rodriguez was toiling in the sidelines until he was cast in a major production, Temptation Island, and everybody noticed how he could be the next leading man of his time.

Of course, we have the hunky sports boys – The Azkals and the Philippine Volcanoes. King Neil Etheridge [center] lorded it over with his jaw-dropping underwear ad for Folded & Hung. Team mate Aly Borromeo [3rd from right] followed suit in his Bench Body campaign. Fellow Azkals Phil Younghusband [3rd from left] Anton del Rosario [rightmost] and Rob Gier [leftmost] grabbed major endorsements and walked the runways for major fashion events. And then the Volcanoes erupted with their controversial Bench Body billboards on EDSA. Ken Stern [2nd from left] and Chris Everingham [2nd from right], along with other team members gamely posed in their underwear for the local brand and caused a lot of buzz [and trouble].
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38 Comments on "The Year That Was: Breakthrough"

  1. Anonymous says:

    Jome Silayan WHO?!?

    siya lang ang hindi ko kilala sa 1st set of “instant celebrities”.

    he’s also the least appealing.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Nice writeup RD!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Agree ako except dun sa Rocco. Sana lang di na sya sumikat pa. TH sya kainis!

  4. Anonymous says:

    ampalaya ampalaya kay rocco.. bwahahhahahhaa… sige kain ng ampalaya para di ka ma high blood…

  5. Anonymous says:

    basta si neil ang una kong titikman sa kanila!!!! sya siguro ang may pinakamalaking burat sa kanilang lahat

  6. Anonymous says:

    Thank you RD! I like this post again.

  7. Anonymous says:

    Tomoh! Whether you like him or not, Rocco is sikat!

  8. Anonymous says:

    RD sana si Derrick Monasterio din hehehe

  9. Anonymous says:

    Great lineup as expected, RD! Kudos!


  10. Anonymous says:

    Sarap nina PAULO at MART! GOOD luck this coming year!

  11. Anonymous says:

    Salamat din RD for another year! More power!

  12. Anonymous says:

    I am betting on:
    1. Paulo Avelino & Rocco Nacino
    2. Tom Rodriguez
    3. Mikael Diaz
    in that particular order, and their stars to shine much brighter this year!!

    -Beki Morales lang po…

  13. hudson says:


  14. Aaron says:

    I love Anton del Rosario! He’s my favorite Azkal.

  15. Anonymous says:

    kelan kaya magbbriefs si anton del rosario? i wanna see his bulge.

  16. Anonymous says:

    Hot sina mikael and Jome! Love them!

  17. Anonymous says:

    Hindi dapat nasali yung Rocco yak!

  18. Anonymous says:

    The biggest breakthrough for me ay sina ETHERIDGE and then Paulo!!!

  19. Anonymous says:

    Sana more Bench Body shots of Paulo in briefs! Thank you RD lagi kang una sa mga photos nya!

  20. Anonymous says:

    Ang sarap sarap ni Neil hindi ako nagsasawa!

  21. Anonymous says:

    Love these summaries RD! Thank you for one hot year!!!

  22. Anonymous says:

    Rocco Nacino not deserving. Hindi naman sya nag breakthrough this year. Hanggang support lang sya…

  23. Anonymous says:

    Neil Etheridge, the best post ni RD this year! Nauna pa sya sa F&H maglabas hahahaha

  24. Anonymous says:

    Gusto ko sina Pau, Mikael and Jome. Clean cut boys!

  25. Anonymous says:

    Sana RD more bikini posts ng mga artista this coming year! Thank you!

  26. Anonymous says:

    Kaelya talaga si Paulo parang ang linis ng singit at hutas ng pwet haaays sarap i-lick! My ultimate fantasy!

  27. Anonymous says:

    Pero RD hindi naman nag succeed sina Mikael at Jome ha! Hanggang extra na lang sila matapos ma launch. Sayang..

  28. Anonymous says:

    Si Neil Coleta hindi na ganyan ang itsu. Majubis na ulit. Sayang na bata.

  29. Anonymous says:

    Jome magbold ka na lang ulit for Bench yung todo na para mapansin ka heheheh

  30. Anonymous says:

    Paulo forever. 2012 is his year!

  31. Anonymous says:

    Mukhang pawala na nga si Jake, at papalit na si Paulo sa trono nya this year!

  32. Anonymous says:

    At bakit nasali ang Rocco na TH dyan?

  33. Anonymous says:

    Breakthrough nga sina Mikael at Jome pero nawala din bigla ang interest sa kanila..

  34. Anonymous says:

    maghubot hubad na lang sana yang rocco papancino na yan lol

  35. Anonymous says:

    These are nice posts, RD, very concise and well written… thanks for recapping 2011. Here’s to more sexy and hunky guys in 2012! And more power to you, RD and your blogsite!

  36. Anonymous says:

    Mukhang sisikat itong si Rocco. Keber sa haters.

  37. Anonymous says:

    rocco is not and will never be a star. you know what? he is too trying hard and reportedly “friendly user” to everybody. di ba pati si jennelyn mercado niligawan niya at ang nagbuko pa daw ay ang kapatid nya during an interview. halos masakal daw ni rocco ang kapatid hahaha. nabasted kasi ni jennelyn kaya napahiya ang trying hard.

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