Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Polo Ravales (Filipino-German)

Paul Patrick Rodil Gruenberg a.k.a. Polo Ravales has been in showbiz for 13 years now, starting on the youth-oriented show T.G.I.S., then in Anna Karenina to numerous drama series and currently seen in Carlo J. Caparas' Gagambino.

Polo's most memorable films so far are the two Manay Po movies, where he portrayed a gay role.

He also made it twice in the Cosmopolitan's Top 10 Centerfolds, in 2006 and in 2008.

A brother to aspiring actress, Ashley Gruenberg, Polo has dated a number of showbiz personalities such as Sunshine Dizon, Alessandra de Rossi, Ara Mina and most recently, 13 years older Jean Garcia.

In 2009, he will soon be part of the TV remake of Do-Re-Mi with Jennylyn Mercado, Katrina Halili and Yasmien Kurdi as the female leads.

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Friday, December 26, 2008

Macky Escalona (Filipino)

Mark John 'Macky' Escalona, 24, is a professional basketball player and model.

He is currently playing for the Barangay Ginebra Kings of the Philippine Basketball Association (PBA).

Last September, Macky was one of the Top 10 Bachelor Centerfolds of Cosmopolitan Magazine.

He was also one of the finalists for MYX VJ Search 2008 which was won by Robi Domingo and Chino Lui Pio in October.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Mike Tan (Filipino-Chinese)

Jan Michael Tan a.k.a. Mike Tan turns 22 this December 31 and is yet to unfold when it comes to his star status after being the 2nd Ultimate Male Survivor of GMA 7's Starstruck.

Rumor has it that Mike is transferring to ABS-CBN in 2009, probably a good move just like his fellow StarStruck graduates Cristine Reyes and Megan Young, who are doing well in the Kapamilya Network.

Mike appeared in 5 movies such as Lovestruck, Manay Po, Barang, Batanes and Manay Po 2: Overload.

On TV, he is best remembered for his roles as Choi in the Philippine remake of Marimar.

Mike has been a member of The Studs, an all-male group, which heightened more his machismo appeal.

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Thursday, December 18, 2008

Mark Herras (Filipino)

Mark Herras is best known as the first Ultimate Male Survivor of Starstruck, a reality talent search of GMA 7.

Also known for his impressive dance skills, Mark has been tagged "Bad Boy of the Dance Floor".

As a dancer, he is a two-time double platinum awardee.

First TV Show - Stage 1: The Starstruck Playhouse
Last (Current) TV Show - Luna Mystika

First Movie - So Happy Together
Last Movie - I.T.A.L.Y.

Upcoming TV Show - Sine Novela Presents: Paano Ba Ang Mangarap

Mark Herras was romantically involved with Jennylyn Mercado, Ryza Cenon, Lian Paz, Cristine Reyes and Marian Rivera.

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Friday, December 12, 2008

Marvin Raymundo (Filipino-Chinese)

Marvin Raymundo (a.k.a. Marvin Wijangco) is a fast-rising star in the Philippines, who started out as a model and a member of ABS-CBN's Star Magic Batch 15.

He is presently one of ASAP's Coverboys and was last seen in the hit teleserye 'Kahit Isang Saglit' which had its grand finale last night, December 12.

In 2007, he was one of Cosmopolitan Magazine's Top 10 Bachelor Centerfolds.

Last May, he represented the Philippines in the 2007 Manhunt International held in Seoul, Korea where he placed in the Top 15 and was adjudged Mr. Personality.

Marvin grew up in Pampanga and finished Bachelor of Science in Human Resource Management at De La Salle-College of St. Benilde.

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Monday, December 1, 2008

Joem Bascon (Filipino)

Joem Bascon started out as just one of the boys in the defunct youth oriented program 'Let's Go' of ABS-CBN.

He instantly gained popularity because he looks like matinee idol Piolo Pascual.

But other than just being a Piolo Pascual look-alike, Joem has proven his worth as a versatile actor.

He won an award for the movie 'Batanes' and currently seen in 'I Love Betty La Fea' as the male lead's best buddy.

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