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VP/Xclusives: Tug of Hunks Ushers the Summertime Fervor

 

VP/Xclusives: Tug of Hunks Ushers the Summertime Fervor

The merciless heatwave of summer has finally kicked off. Even the splash of water wouldn’t be enough to resist the torridity of this season. But perhaps, a bit of hunkish splash might save the day.

Speaking of a splash in this summertime, a dripping of sexiness might be needed, not to mention the washboard abs leaping into the breach of this extreme humidity. With just enough force, anyone might need to tug a rope!

No year has two summers, right? So whether you’ll get riled up or turned into a captive by their arresting gazes, you are left with no options but to feel the summertime fervor with these drool-worthy bods!

Prepare yourself, because these hunks are ready to lasso our hearts and even our thirsts!

Patrick Ramirez

First, you have to clasp the rope tightly to withstand the charismatic appeal of Patrick Ramirez. He can definitely ring the bell for those who are peeking for a multiskilled (plus a long-haired) man.

He is an entrepreneur, artist, runway model, and content creator. In fact, he was also into showbiz before and appeared on Walang Tulugan with Kuya Germs. He used to do runways in high school but now currently focusing more on his food business and modeling career.

Among his physical features, he considers his eyes and hair as his best assets. “My eyes and my hair, as I have always received the most compliments for both these features,” says Patrick.

Age: 24
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Birthday: December 15, 1997
Hobbies: Playing volleyball, swimming, cooking, watching movies & working out.
Height: 5’10
Favorite food/drinks: Seafood, steak & lechon
Favorite place to hang out: Beach & Nature
Go-to perfume: Eternity by Calvin Klein
Boxer or brief? Boxer
Single or taken? Single
Local or foreigner? Local
Lights on/lights off? Both
How many times do you visit a gym? 3-5 times a week

“Payday nga nahihintay ko, ikaw pa kaya.”

— Patrick Ramirez

Mark Ian

Here comes the freelance model and an Interior Design student at De la Salle-College of Saint Benilde, Mark Ian. Surely, he got stellar creative juices to pour into his every output. This year, he also just started doing some digital ads.

Among his physical features, he considers his eyes his best asset. “My asset among my body parts would have to be my eyes. A lot of people would compliment how my eyes tell a story and depict emotions. Also through my eyes, I can communicate without saying a word,” says Mark.

Age: 21
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Birthday: Sept. 27, 2000
Hobbies: Drawing, working out, browsing social media
Height: 5’9”
Favorites food/drinks: Adobo and melon shake
Favorite place to hang out: I prefer home chill
Go-to perfume: Jimmy Choo
Boxer or brief? Boxer
Single or taken? Single
Local or foreigner? Local
Lights on/lights off? Off, peaceful and relaxing
How many times do you visit a gym? Every other day

On a scale of 1 to 10, are you free tonight?

— Mark Ian

JM Mendoza

Planes may need a mile of runway to take off, but seeing JM Mendoza can instantly take off your heart. Aside from being a flight attendant, we have already seen him in commercials, print ads, and television series.

Among his physical features, he considers his eyes his best asset. “My eyes because they’re expressive,” says JM.

Age: 26
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Birthday: Dec 6, 1996
Hobbies: Weightlifting, watching TedTalks
Height: 5’10”
Favorites food/drinks: Chicken Curry/ Coffee
Favorite place to hang out: Any alfresco dining/cafe with a nice view
Go-to perfume: Acqua Di Gio
Boxer or brief? Boxer
Single or taken? Taken
Local or foreigner? Local
Lights on/lights off? ON
How many times do you visit a gym? 5-6x a week

Sopas ka ba? Kasi tuwing kasama kita, my heart is beating sopas.

— JM Mendoza

Vincent Caringal

Just like JM, let’s get our hearts hijacked with another flight attendant, Vincent Caringal. He has also been exposed to the entertainment industry, specifically in commercials, print ads, and BL series.

Among his physical features, he considers his abs his best asset. “Abs, because I worked hard for it,” says Vincent.

Age: 18
Zodiac Sign: Gemini
Birthday: June 7, 2003
Hobbies: Basketball, gym, biking, travel
Height: 5’11”
Favorites food/drinks: Lechon manok, seafood
Favorite places to hang out: Province, beach resorts, bar
Go-to perfume: Perfume dessert
Boxer or brief? Boxer
Single or taken? Taken
Local or foreigner? Local
Lights on/lights off? ON and OFF (depende)
How many times do you visit a gym? 4-5x a week

“Chicharon ka ba? Kasi ang ingay mo ‘pag kinakain ka.”

— Vincent Caringal

George Reylor De Lumen

Prepare to feel the exhilaration once you catch the sultry smile of a model, actor, and streamer, George Reylor De Lumen. He started his modeling career in 2018 after winning an international pageant. Last January 2022, he also played as a broker (Mr. Babas) on FPJ’s Ang Probinsyano.

Among his physical features, he considers his height, eyes, and lips as his best assets. “Most of the time, a lot of people compliment my height, and physical appearance most specifically my eyes and lips,” says George.

Age: 27
Zodiac Sign: Pisces
Birthday: March 3, 1995
Hobbies: Sketching, watching travel vlogs, films & working out
Height: 6’2”
Favorites food/drinks: Adobong manok, bistek tagalog, sinigang na salmon & tonkatsu
Favorite places to hang out: Coffee shop, cinema & overlooking places
Go-to perfume: Issey Miyake
Boxer or brief? Boxer
Single or taken? Taken
Local or foreigner? Local
Lights on/lights off? On
How many times do you visit a gym? 3-5x a week

“Hindi kita pinipilit mag-stay. Kaya kung aalis ka, sama ako.”

— George Reylor De Lumen

Lawrence Lopez

With his arresting gaze, who wouldn’t want to be a captive? Modeling is nothing new to Lawrence, as a commercial model for well-known brands. Moreover, he is a live streamer — so there’s no reason not to glimpse his well-built physique and majestic aura.

Among his physical features, he considers his eyes, eyebrows, and nose as his best assets.

Age: 25
Zodiac Sign: Libra
Birthday: October 16, 1996
Hobbies: Badminton, basketball, biking, and swimming
Height: 5’8’’
Favorites food/drinks: Sinigang, sinampalukang manok, beef broccoli, water
Favorite place to hang out: Basketball court, in front of the beach
Go to perfume: Tom Ford
Boxer or brief? Boxer
Single or taken? Taken
Local or foreigner? Both
Lights on/lights off? Lights on
How many times do you visit a gym? I don’t. I have gym equipment in my house.

Asin ka ba? Kasi I like you alat.”

— Lawrence Lopez

Want more? We’ll give you more! We’re just amid the line-up. There’s more to catch up and play along with ropes.

Jherald Castañeda

Can’t get enough of the long-haired charisma? Then it’s time to guilt trip you with the alluring look of Jherald Castañeda. In fact, he was one of the top finalists of Misters of Filipinas 2021. Recently, he was also featured on KMJS highlighting his cover of the trendy Paro Paro G dance challenge.

Among his physical features, he considers his smile his best asset. “My smile because most people tell me that they like my face when I smile,” says Jherald.

Age: 20
Zodiac Sign: Aries
Birthday: April 19, 2001
Hobbies: Playing basketball, working out, joining pageants, and doing some Tiktok dance.
Height: 5’10”
Favorites food/drinks: Jollibee, steak, and kalamansi Juice
Favorite places to hang out: Mall, basketball court, and Rhm Studio
Go-to perfume: Perfume Dessert Hennessey
Boxer or brief? Brief
Single or taken? Taken
Local or foreigner? Local
Lights on/lights off? Lights on
How many times do you visit a gym? Every day because I have a gym in our home

“Pagod nga sa bawat project ko natitiis ko, ikaw pa kaya.”

— Jherald S. Castañeda

Raed Elzein

Roping into the next lane, you’ll never go wrong with a bronzed skin and enthralling figure. Raed Elzein is a teen hunk born and raised in Dubai and possesses superlative qualities. He may be young but his individuality gleams the most and ready to clutch the modeling and entertainment realm.

Among his physical features, he considers his abs and back as his best assets. “I would say my abs and back because they’re both the most attractive muscles in the body and it took discipline and hard work to get them,” says Raed.

Age: 19
Zodiac Sign: Virgo
Birthday: September 7, 2002
Hobbies: Bodybuilding, traveling, gaming, trying new things
Height: 5’10’’
Favorites food/drinks: Pizza, fish, shawarma/ Coke Zero
Favorite places to hang out: Cafes and overlooking places
Go-to perfume: Hugo Boss Boss EDT
Boxer or brief? Boxer
Single or taken? Single
Local or foreigner? I would prefer either. It doesn’t matter.
Lights on/lights off? On
How many times do you visit a gym? 5 days a week

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“Do you believe in love at first sight, or should I walk past you again?”

— Raed Elzein

Peter Mendijar

Serving the freshest look might probably mastermined by Peter Mendijar. He joined Misters of Filipinas 2018, bagging the Best in Swimwear, and made it in the top 10. Also, Peter had been seen in the entertainment scene, including the film starred by Ai-ai delas Alas, D’Ninang. He also took part in Buhay Artista at Launch Out Loud, being one of the semi-finalists.

Among his physical features, he considers his teeth, eyes, and body as his best assets. “My teeth, eyes, and body. Kadalasan kasi ng nakakakita sa ‘kin nagagndahan sila sa smile ko at sa mata ko, so dagdag factor na lang ung ganda ng katawan,” says Peter.

Age: 26
Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
Birthday: December 5, 1995
Hobbies: Playing basketball, running, watching movies on Netflix
Height: 5’8”
Favorites food/drinks: Steak, sinigang na manok, boiled egg
Favorite place to hang out: Cinema, beach
Go-to perfume: Jo Malone
Boxer or brief? Boxer brief
Single or taken? Taken
Local or foreigner? Local mix of igurot
Lights on/lights off? Lights on
How many times do you visit a gym? 3x to 5x a week

“Magaling ka ba sa Math? Kung magaling ka, I LOVE YOU ONE + I LOVE YOU ONE? I LOVE YOU TWO”

— Peter Mendijar

Jay Bardelas

As a Property Specialist, Jay Bardelas can undeniably build a strong professional network. But more than that, he can also build a tantalizing connection. In addition, he is a model under the agency of Mark Models. His talent in singing also shows that he is an all-around hottie.

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Among his physical features, he considers his oriental look as his best asset. “My Oriental look is my asset. My smile and my cute personality,” says Jay.

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Age: 23
Zodiac Sign: Capricon
Birthday: October 12, 1999
Hobbies: Cooking, Singing, watching movies, working out
Height: 5’10”
Favorites food/drinks: Pancit canton, spaghetti, Jollibee, sinigang ni mama, kangkong, drinks will be Yakult, water
Favorite place to hang out: Team bahay para di magastos, pero every once in a while alfresco.
Go-to perfume: Downy passion. Thank you, mama. I don’t use perfume coz I always smell good.
Boxer or brief? Boxer brief
Single or taken? Not single, not taken too. Waiting for someone afar.
Local or foreigner? Local and foreigner
Lights on/lights off? Lights off, very relaxing, you can think and fall asleep easily.
How many times do you visit a gym? 4 times a week

Hunks

“May lahi ka bang keyboard? Kasi type kita eh.”

— Jay Bardelas
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BJ Allen Blanco

Last but definitely not least, tighten the clasp as BJ Allen Blanco will definitely pull off the fiery force of his physique. Aside from being an aircraft mechanic and soon-to-be pilot, he has also been featured in commercials and digital ads.

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Among his physical features, he considers his eyes and nose as his best assets. “I think my eyes and nose. Most of the time a lot of people compliment my eyes and nose but most of them… they said my abs is the most attractive,” says BJ.

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– Age: 24
– Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
– Birthday: October 29, 1997
– Hobbies: Basketball, rugby, biking
– Height: 5’10’’
– Pick-up line: Taxi ka ba? Kasi kada minuto, napapamahal ako sa’yo.
– Favorites food/drinks: Kare-kare, steak, pizza, sinigang/ water
– Favorite places to hang out: beach, gym
– Go to perfume: Clinique Happy
– Boxer or brief? Boxer
– Single or taken? Single
– Local or foreigner? Local
– Lights on/lights off? On
– How many times do you visit a gym? 6x a week

Hunks

“Taxi ka ba? Kasi kada minuto, napapamahal ako sa’yo.”

— BJ Allen Blanco
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There you have it! If you’re feeling the feverish heat at this point, we know that you’re not the only one. Tugging rope with the best hunks in the metro should win your scream of approval.

Who among them was able to lasso your hearts and drip your thirsts? Share us your thrilling thoughts!

Publisher | Richie de Quina & Gwynn Crisostomo
Editor-in-Chief | John Luke Chica
Senior Editor | Raphael Garcia
PR & Advertising Manager Josh Austria
Digital Manager | Allen Esteban
Words by Alfred Esmilla

Photographer | Jai Murcillo
Assisted by | Arvie de Guzman
Grooming | Inoue Matsumoto, Jufel Gomez and Bhads Castor
Stylist  | Jowie Namayan
Studio | VP Studio

Special Thanks to Tea Ni Juan, Jacko’s Burger, Mark Alvero Models, RHM Talents & Events Management, and PJ Calingasan

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