Exploring ‘Tower 69’: 12 Cosmo hunks to watch for


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Exploring ‘Tower 69’: 12 Cosmo hunks to watch for
Paulo Avelino, Joseph Marco, Daniel Velasco and more, more, more

MANILA, Philippines – Excited ladies will once again convene for this year’s Bachelor’s Bash by Cosmopolitan magazine happening at the World Trade Center on September 24.

The bash is themed Tower 69, or the sexy workplace where no meeting is boring and the boardrooms are forever occupied by good-looking gents. 

There are 69 bachelors, but these are our 12 picks to light up the runway at the bash this coming Wednesday. 

1. Paulo Avelino

LEADING MAN. Paulo Avelino leads this year's Cosmo Centerfolds. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

During the press conference for the Cosmo Bash last September 9, the actor promised he will show more skin this year.

Hindi ko inexpect na kukunin nila ako ulit after hindi ako nakapunta sa Bash last year. It’s my third time this year, and there’s going to be more skin for everyone!” he said.

(I did not expect that they would get me again after I wasn’t able to attend last year’s bash.)

Paulo recently went topless at the Bench Naked Truth fashion show. Will he show more than that at the Cosmo bash? (READ: Best of the night: Who stood out at the Bench ‘Naked Truth’ show?)

Paulo is on the cover of the special Cosmo mini-issue featuring the boys. 

2. Diego Furoni


Diego Furoni is one of the latest Brazilian models to make waves in the modeling scene. A former contestant in Eat Bulaga’s You’re my ForeigNoy, he also plays soccer for Team Socceroo. According to his Cosmo Centerfold profile, people call him Bunda Grande because of his sexy behind.

“It’s a pleasure for me,” he said, about appearing in this year’s Cosmo Centerfolds. 

Asked what he first notices in a girl, the Brazilian hunk said: “the special way that she is acting with people.”

3. Daniel Velasco


A model from the Professional Models Association of the Philippines, Daniel is also a student.

In his interview with Cosmo, Daniel said that he is honored to be part of this year’s Centerfolds, because many of his friends were part of it.

When asked if he is a good boy or a bad boy, Daniel said he’s both. “It depends on the situation.” Mysterious! 

4. Joseph Marco

NEW LEADING MAN. Joseph Marco will surely make the ladies scream. Photo by Manman Dejeto/Rappler

Fresh from The Naked Truth, expect Joseph Marco to make the ladies swoon when he goes onstage. Known for having one of the best bodies in showbiz, Marco is currently in the drama Pure Love, also starring Alex Gonzaga. 

“I am very blessed and thankful, ’cause it’s always exciting to be part of this. Girls are going crazy, and it’s just really fun,” he said during his interview with Cosmo.

5. Richard Juan

21-year-old Richard Juan divides his time as a model and student as well as Hong Kong and Manila. He has also appeared on Eat Bulaga as a co-host. When asked what was the best compliment he gave to a girl, he said: “You’re cute and sexy rolled into one.”

6. Marneil Anthony Lim

A finalist at the Century Tuna Superbods competition, where he won 1st runner-up, Marneil Lim grew up in the US and likes gutsy women who take the initiative to talk to him. He is also an entrepreneur, and appeared in the movie Maybe This Time starring Sarah Geronimo and Coco Martin.

7. Adryan Hanson

According to his Instagram, Adryan Hanson is from Canada. He is a professional model, having traveled around the world for assignments. Fans love him for his brooding stare and full lips. 

8. Marco Poli


Marco Poli a jack-of-all-trades. A soccer player, a real-estate agent, and a model, the Filipino-Italian sure has a lot of things going for him. Plus, he cooks! 

9. Ryan Sy

An actor, singer, and entrepreneur, Ryan, like Marco, is also multi-talented. What song would you have him sing for you? Noteworthy about his photo above: he’s seductively posing next to the entrance of a (likely empty) storage room. 

10. Chevin Cecilio


A former housemate in Pinoy Big Brother: All In,  Chevin Cecilio is known as the “Simpatikong Salesman,” of Camarines Sur. He describes himself as an artist, frustrated singer, and lover.

11. Kirst Viray 

According to his Cosmo bio, Kurt is a nurse and is also a model. He was also recently part of Bench’s The Naked Truth show and attended the Philippine Fashion Ball. 

12. Dan Bradbury


One of the rising talents of Mercator Models, Dan is from London, and graduated from Leeds Metropolitan University. He has modeled for Penshoppe and Philippine Fashion Week. 

We’re sure you’ve got your picks from the 69, as the rest of the list contains other celebrities like James Reid, Geoff Eigenmann, and Benjamin Alves, among others, and also introduces you to other fresh faces. Who will you be watching for? Let us know in the comments below! – Rappler.com

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