Saturday, August 30, 2008

First Catch: Cosmopolitan's 69 Bachelors 2008

Here's Cosmopolitan Philippines' 69 Bachelor Hunks for 2008, as featured in their September 2008 issue:(in alphabetical order)

Kurt Agbay, 21, student

Mark Alejandro, 20, actor/model

Victor 'Vic' Aliwalas, 24, actor/model

Raph Almeda, 20, student/model

Bryan Anastacio, 18, student

Edj Baker, 22, entrepreneurship student

Beau Ballinger, 24, director/writer/producer

Max Berces, 20

Dayal Chowdhary, 23, model/surfer

Jacob Cortes, 32, businessman

Jamie Craven, 18, model/student

Vin David, 18, student

Robert de Claro, 24, model

Matthew Encelan, 20, student

Miguel Escueta, 24, recording artist/musician

Rex Espineli, 21, student

Tim Espinosa of Star Magic Batch 15, 21, actor/dancer/model

Nikko Fabi, 27, hs/college professor

Ryan Garalde, 21, model

Ted George, 18, student/model

Kit Guerra, 20, student/professional rugby player

Gaz Holgate, 20, student/professional rugby player

Derick Hubalde, 25, athlete

Errol Iglesias, 23, nurse

JD Irizari, 18, student/model

Sean Jalaeiyan, 21, mechanical engineering student/model

Dart Kamboozia, 21, model

Aref Kiasati, 19, dentist/model

Pao Larosa, 23, model/fitness instructor

Jake Letts, 20, student/professional rugby player

Michael Letts, 25, financial advisor/professional rugby player

Xian Lim, 18, student/model

Champ Lui Pio of Hale, 26, musician

Ramy Martin, 30, graphic artist

Michael Mercado, 20, nurse

Luis Montalban, 19, student

Harry Morris, 23, intelligence officer/professional rugby player

Marc Nash, 19, student/model

Steven Near, 23, student

Sean Oh, 18, actor/model

Harold Oide, 20, student

Oliver Orlet, 20, hrm student/model

Jose Javier Ortoll, 29, masseur

Vivo Ouano of Starstruck, 18, actor

Pau Padayhag, 26, entrepreneur/model

Alexander Pelayo, 23, multimedia artist

Drey Penol, 19, model/student

Vinicius Pereira, 22, model

Mister Philippines 2007 Ian Porlayagan, 23, model

Enzo Quitiquit, 20, student

Tyrone Romero, 24, model/businessman

Raefel Roxas, 21. model

Emel Rowe, 21, student/athlete

Jason Saguinsin, 21, model/businessman

Ben Saunders, 18, student/professional rugby player

Oliver Saunders, 22, professional rugby player

Hugo Saurat, 20, student/model

Eric Soriano, 20, student

Karl Sutterlin, 18, student

Wilford Sy, 19, web developer/model

Eric Tai, 25, model/actor/host

KC Thadani, 23, model

Vincent Teotico, 21, business consultant

Quito Trenas, 23, model/student

Cesar Vargas, 22, model

Ervic Vijandre, 22, model/basketball player

Marve Villanueva, 27, businessman

Kenny Waymack of CloseUp2Fame, 25, performer

Trevor Williams, 18, financial management student/model

Sunday, August 17, 2008

August 18th's Philippine Star Newspaper Article: The big girl & the heartthrob

The big girl & the heartthrob
Monday, August 18, 2008

Atlantis Productions’ highly-anticipated production of the Tony award-winning musical Hairspray has found its two lead stars, Tim Espinosa and Madel Ching who will play the highly-coveted roles of Link Larkin and Tracy Turnblad.

Like most Tracy Turnblads before her, Madel will be making her professional stage debut in Hairspray. She is a junior at Ateneo de Manila majoring in AB Political Science. Having performed in school productions including High School Musical. Madel is thrilled to take on her first major role. She says, “Girls like me don’t get opportunities like this! Honestly, I feel like I’m the modern-day Filipina version of Tracy. A big girl with big dreams. It’s a little scary to take on a role this big, but I’m really looking forward to taking on the challenge of playing a character with this much spirit and energy!”

Madel fully understands the discipline needed to take on a role like Tracy, so she continues her regular voice classes with Cynthia Guico and will also be taking dance classes to build up stamina for the role.

Tim takes on the role of heartthrob Link Larkin, made famous in the film by Zach Efron. Tim has been seen on ABS-CBN as a singer, dancer and actor and will also be making his professional stage debut. Tim says, “I am thrilled about everything. Hairspray entails singing, acting and dancing. I can’t wait to do all three at the same time! I’m sure it will be fun from start to finish.”

Tim’s dreams for the future include making films and possibly a recording. He says, “I’d love to be in a movie someday, make my own music album one day, win an Oscar, own a home. Or if none of those happen, I want to take a ride in the dryer!”

Hairspray is about Tracy who wins a spot on the local TV dance program The Corny Collins Show. The big girl with big hair and big dreams becomes a teen celebrity overnight. Soon Tracy finds herself pitted against the show’s reigning princess for the title Miss Teenage Hairspray 1962. Based on the John Waters film, Hairspray is the winner of eight Tony awards including Best Musical. It was recently made into a hit film starring John Travolta, Michelle Pfeiffer and Queen Latifah.

Hairspray is directed by Bobby Garcia, choreography by Cecile Martinez, sets and costumes by Gino Gonzales, and lighting design by Shoko Matsumoto. It runs from Nov. 14 to Dec. 7 at the Star Theatre, CCP Complex. Tickets are on sale now by calling Atlantis Productions at 892-7078, 840-1187 or Ticketworld at 891-9999.