Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Robert Go


Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 6'1"
Chest: 38"
Waist: 32"
Hips: 37"
Shoe size: 11"
Body Type: Toned

Robert Go is an up and coming model originally from Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  He was born 19 years ago to Filipino parents.  He stayed in the Philippines until he reached the age of 6 and migrated to Canada soon thereafter.  Just a few weeks ago, Robert returned to Manila to pursue modeling - a career that he has already started back in Canada.

This Filipino-Canadian stunner got into modeling right after finishing highschool.  As he was just starting out, he did photoshoots for budding photographers in the Vancouver area.  After establishing his portfolio, he attended casting calls for ad campaigns of well-known Canadian brands.  With his unique Asian look and sun-kissed skin, he easily landed a spot in one of the ads of TD Canada Trust, a full-service bank based in Canada, and a pictorial for the website of The Burrard, a retro hotel located in downtown Vancouver.

Robert returned to the Philippines in the hopes of landing big projects - his ultimate dream is to be included in campaigns for a popular local apparel brand.  His utter self-confidence and sheer determination sets him apart from other models his age.  Robert has great potential, and with proper guidance and management, he can make it big.  At present, Robert welcomes modeling assignments, but he claims that in time, he may consider venturing into showbusiness as he speaks the vernacular fluently.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Paul Drake


Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 6'0"
Chest: 40"
Waist: 32"
Hips: 38"
Shoe size: 10.5"
Body Type: Toned

20-year old model Paul Drake grew up in Wayne, New Jersey with his Filipina mother and American father. He moved to the Philippines over a year ago to rediscover his roots and to pursue a modeling career in the country. Currently, he is based in Antipolo City and is a student at the University of the Philippines - Diliman.

Paul was still in the US when a family friend convinced him to try his luck in Manila as a model.  His first venture was via a personality search - Mr. & Ms. Philippine Youth 2011.  Although he was not able to bag the grand prize in the pageant, he was awarded the next best thing - the title of Mr. Philippine Youth Tourism 2011. Modeling jobs came his way after that experience. One of the highlights of his modeling career was his being able to walk the ramp at Philippine Fashion Week last May.

During our photoshoot, Paul explained that his body wasn't always as toned as it is right now. He was a bit overweight while he was growing up. He got into sports to deal with his weight problem and this got him into American football. However, this sport required its players to be big and burly so they can take on the impact of the tackles. He might not have achieved his goal of losing weight, but he definitely enjoyed playing football for Wayne Hills Highschool.  He only decided to shed off the extra pounds when he became fully bent on pursuing modeling.

When asked about his tattoos, Paul says that he considers his body as a canvas. Each tattoo on his body represents an image of a person, place or thing which has had a significant influence in his life. On the dextral side of his torso is the map of the Philippines and the image of the three stars and a sun similar to that found in the Philippine flag representing his Filipino roots.  Around his right bicep beside the abstract images is "Drake", his last name; while on his back are the images of his father and mother side-by-side signifying the major importance of his parents in his life.

At present, Paul enjoys going to castings and go sees in his pursuit of becoming a popular male model in Manila.  He has plans of going into acting too.  So, he's trying to polish his Filipino-speaking skills in the hopes of landing that one big acting break.

Sunday, July 10, 2011

Joe Rivera


Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 6'1"
Chest: 39"
Waist: 32"
Hips: 38"
Shoe size: 11.5"
Body Type: Toned

Joseph Rivera is a 25-year old model who was born and raised in the city of New York. Currently, he owns an automotive supply business in San Francisco. He spends most of his time traveling between his hometowns. However, recently, he decided to move to Makati to focus on his new found modeling career and devote more time to the opportunities it presents. Still surprised by all the job requests, Joe, nevertheless, wants to “strike while the iron is hot.”

Joe got started in modeling when a photographer friend of his requested for him to come over to do a special favor. Sensing its urgency, Joe went there right away. It turned out that his friend needed a model and “tricked” Joe into it. Although apprehensive about the idea, like a real trooper, he stepped in front of the camera – with astonishing results.

Modeling was not a burning ambition for Joe since his family always emphasized the value of education. He pursued a degree in Biology and Psychology at Hunter College in New York. After graduation, Joe established his own company. Four years later, he has seen his company grow exponentially. All his hard work in school, coupled with his innate entrepreneurial skill, paid off. Now, he can fully invest his time into a new passion – modeling.

As with anything he does, he wants to make his family proud. So, Joe treats his new found profession seriously. Modeling requires him to stay in shape - to always show his best form. So, Joe frequents the gym and tries his best to eat healthy.

With only a few modeling experiences up his sleeve to date, Joe considers himself as a newbie in the industry. He admits that this craft is a continuous learning experience for him and he is willing to take in as much as he can through every opportunity given to him.

Friday, July 01, 2011

Bernhard Ashauer: Carpe Diem


Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Brown
Height: 5'8"
Chest: 36"
Waist: 30"
Hips: 38"
Shoe size: 8.5"
Body Type: Toned

"Standing in front of the camera puts me on the spot - like how I like to take on life.  Starting out, it put me in an awkward position, not knowing how to satisfy what the photographer needs; though instinctively, I saw this as a challenge and I owned the situation.  Exuding both power and elegance are in the basics of my day. And for modeling, I always just have to show the perfect balance."

- Bernhard Ashauer

That is how 19-year old Filipino-German model Bernhard Marc Ashauer III described his experiences in modeling.  During the shoot, he explained that he got started in modeling when he was invited by a friend who needed someone to fill a spot for a photo shoot. And as a person who loves new challenges, he seized the opportunity.  He enjoyed the experience and decided to continue it as a hobby and as a way to meet new people.

Bernhard, who just recently obtained his International Baccalaureate Diploma from the European International School-Manila, is leaving the Philippines soon to pursue his studies of Management and Engineering in Germany. However, he promises to come back every so often to Manila to do some modeling work.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

Romeu Rodrigues


Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Hazel
Height: 6'0"
Chest: 39"
Waist: 32"
Hips: 38"
Shoe size: 9"
Body Type: Toned

Romeu Rodrigues is a 24-year old model originally from the city of Joinville in Santa Catarina state, Brazil. He is currently in the Philippines - the first stop in his travels as an international model.

Romeu started modeling when he was 19 years of age.  He was invited by a friend to do a photoshoot.  Later on, he was introduced to an agency located in his hometown, DF Model Management, where he was immediately signed up as one of its premier male models. His first project under the agency was a photoshoot for a Brazilian brand of pyjamas.

At present, he is making the most out of his stay in the Philippines. He has done several runway shows for local and foreign brands.  He has also appeared in editorials, features and print ads. Most notable among his print work are his cover for Business World High Life magazine and his "Boys of Summer" feature in Philippine Star's Supreme section.

Wanting to model for a long time, Romeu keeps himself fit by engaging in sports such as swimming, surfing, skateboarding, mixed martial arts and of course, football.  He plans to conquer the modeling scene one Asian country at a time; afterwhich, he would like to venture into the highly lucrative North American market. 

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Rhonee Rojas


Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 6'0"
Chest: 40"
Waist: 32"
Hips: 38"
Shoe size: 9.5"
Body Type: Medium

29-year old model Rhonee Rojas was born and raised on the beautiful island of O’ahu, Hawaii, USA. He is of Filipino and Chinese descent and is very proud of his cultural background. Rhonee is a model for Wilhelmina Hawaii and an owner of his very own company, Phenom Fitness Hawaii.

Rhonee’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science degree in Kinesiology with an emphasis in Movement Science from Penn State University and a Master of Science degree in Exercise Science and Health Promotion from The California University of Pennsylvania. He is also certified as a Performance Enhancement Specialist from the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) and as a Lifestyle and Weight Management Consultant through the American Council on Exercise (ACE).

Rhonee has been involved in Sports and Fitness for the last 16 years. He was a 3-time Junior National All-American in Volleyball and was named to Volleyball Magazine's "Fab 50" list, naming Rhonee one of the top high school senior volleyball players in America. He was also a former division one volleyball player for the Penn State Nittany Lions. During his collegiate career he was able to help lead his teams to four consecutive EIVA (Eastern Intercollegiate Volleyball Association) Championships and to four NCAA Final Four appearances.

Currently, Rhonee has found enjoyment in the sport of Triathlon and has competed in the Honolulu Triathlon three times. He also enjoys traveling and has visited more than 50 countries around the world.

Wednesday, June 08, 2011

Anderson Fernandes


Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 6'1"
Chest: 39"
Waist: 32"
Hips: 37"
Shoe size: 11.5"
Body Type: Toned

29-year old Anderson Fernandes Felisberto is a Brazilian model of Portuguese and Italian descent. He is originally from Ribeirão do Sul in São Paulo, Brazil but is now in the Philippines for modeling commitments.

As soon as he finished school, he explored one of his passions - tattooing. He opened his very own Tattoo Parlor in São Paulo with the help of family and friends. One of his clients turned out to be a model agent in Brazil and persuaded him to try modeling. Anderson gave it a shot and enjoyed it. Afterwards, several projects came his way. His modeling career has landed him projects from all over the world. Modeling has brought him to several parts of his native Brazil as well as Europe, the United States of America, South Africa and Asia.

Anderson is currently in the Philippines after his stints in Thailand, Singapore and Indonesia. He says that he enjoys the beaches here, particularly the surf spots in La Union and Aurora. He is on an extended stay in Asia because he is loving the food and cultures of the different countries he has been in apart from the different natural wonders each country offers.

Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Charles de Montaigne


Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 6'0"
Chest: 39"
Waist: 31"
Hips: 35"
Shoe size: 10"
Body Type: Toned

Prior to modeling, 18 year-old British-Filipino Charles de Montaigne was into sports like rugby, American football parkour and was even a part of his high school’s swimming team. Aside from sports, Charles also had a knack for anything militaristic, from air soft to range shooting.

It was just recently that Charles had discovered his talent in modeling by agreeing to pose for a photographer who happens to be a close friend. After his photos were released, agents and modeling agencies took notice and began to inquire about the athlete-turned-model. Although he saw himself as different from most kids his age, Charles never dreamed of modeling as he never believed he had what it takes. He was definitely proven wrong. Within just about a month into the industry, Charles has already worked with a variety of photographers, slowly building his modeling portfolio. Just recently, he landed his first official project - an advertorial for Angelo Justin Salon in an upcoming issue of Metro Magazine.

Although Charles is open to the many opportunities in the world of modeling, his first priority is still his studies. He is currently a freshman at the University of Asia and the Pacific taking up a bachelor’s degree in Business and Administration. Charles’s main goals are to excel in his studies, complete his course, and hopefully, be able to establish a business of his own in the future.

In his part time, when he isn’t on the airsoft field or shooting range, Charles is diligently going to castings and go sees and has been hitting the gym getting into top shape, in preparation for the next Philippine Fashion Week later this year. With his good looks and boyish charms as well as his determination and perseverance, the future seems bright for young Charles de Montaigne, we surely hope to be seeing more of this guy.

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Jules Cockett


Hair Color: Dark Brown
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 6'1"
Chest: 36"
Waist: 30"
Hips: 37"
Shoe size: 9.5"
Body Type: Toned

Before getting into modeling, 21-year old model Jules Cockett went to the Academy for International Culinary Arts in the hopes of becoming an international chef. However, when an agent spotted him in a mall and invited him to give modeling a shot, he made a 180-degree career turn and from then on concentrated on modeling.

At the onset, Jules did photoshoots for budding photographers. Finding that this half-Filipino, half-British model is ready for the big league, his agent advised him to do a go-see for the Philippine Fashion Week. He reluctantly agreed. His first attempt to capture a slot in the Philippine Fashion Week 2009 ramp was a success. After his appearance in the grand fashion event, several offers started to come his way. But before his modeling career could go full-throttle, an operation caused him to lose a significant amount of muscle mass. So, he decided to put his modeling career on hiatus.

Early this year, he went back to the gym and is presently slowly getting back into model form. He has also been attending VTR's, pictorials and go-sees left and right.

Jules is currently slated to do a series of shows for designer Ariel Agasang. He is also aiming for another chance to walk the ramp of Philippine Fashion Week. In the future and if given the chance, Jules would either pursue an international modeling career or enter showbusiness as a comedic actor.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Kyle Sparks


Hair Color: Black
Eye Color: Dark Brown
Height: 6'0"
Chest: 40"
Waist: 32"
Hips: 36"
Shoe size: 10.5"
Body Type: Toned

Kyle Sparks is a 19-year old athlete-turned-model who was born in San Diego, California to an American father and a Filipina mother. In 2007, he moved to the Philippines to finish his college education. At present, he is a sophomore at the University of the Philippines-Diliman taking up Bachelor of Physical Education in the institution's College of Human Kinetics. He is also a member of the university's varsity track team competing in javelin throws and sprints.

Kyle has been into sports since his childhood. His passion for sports garnered him awards, one of which is for being the record holder in 4x100 relay and long jump in Faith Academy, his highschool alma mater.

Last year, Kyle broadened his horizons. He proved that he can not only show off his skills in sports, but also his looks and physique in modeling. In November 2010, he walked the ramp for Ateneo de Manila's Shindig Fashion show. This paved the way to more modeling opportunities such as Philippine Fashion and Fusion and a Swatch Fashion Show. Very soon, he will take part in the biggest fashion event of the Philippines - the Phil Fashion Week. And hopefully too, he lands his very first role in a television commercial soon.

Among his accomplishments in modeling is being featured on the March issue of Mega Magazine where actress Lovi Poe is on the cover. He will also appear on the April issue of Garage magazine.

Although Kyle is open to a lot of possibilities as far as his modeling career is concerned, he still wants to finish his college education - a value which his parents instilled in him. Kyle believes that finishing his studies would be one of the keys to his success.