Photos: Paulo Avelino, James Reid, Joseph Marco, and centerfolds at Cosmo bash
MANILA, Philippines – Every year, Cosmopolitan magazine selects 69 hunky guys to star in the CosmoMen special section in the September issue. (IN PHOTOS: 'Boyfriend buffet' at Cosmo bachelor bash 2014)
The celebration is themed differently every year, and culminates in the Cosmo bachelor bash, held this year at the World Trade Center, Wednesday (conveniently, “hump day”), September 24. (READ: Exploring 'Tower 69': 12 Cosmo hunks to watch for)
Ten men get special treatment as centerfolds, headlining the list of 69. Actor Paulo Avelino is the featured cover guy.
At this year’s show, featuring an office theme (“Tower 69”), the centerfolds had a special moment as each took a turn onstage.
Here’s a quick recap of the 9 centerfolds (the “executive board,” complete with their own corporate roles) who walked the runway solo (Chris Banchero did not take a solo turn). All photos by Manman Dejeto/Rappler.
“Director of internal affairs” Geoff Eigenmann showed off his physique, almost pulling down his undies to reveal a little bit of his behind. He later pulled up a lady from the crowd, who demurely took a smidgen of whipped cream from his chest – in exchange for a kiss on the cheek.
“Director of engineering” Pancho Magno stuck a hand down his shorts – then whipped it back out. When he did it again, he blew out confetti, straight from his pants.
“Chief business controller” Diego Furoni stripped down to sexy black and white tight briefs onstage.
“Chief medical officer” Daniel Velasco had tons of treats packed in his pants – including Snickers bars and a sweaty hankie, which he promptly threw to the crowd.
“Chief creative officer” Gerard Garcia reached into his pants and pulled out an entire rose, throwing it to the crowd – then another, and another!
“Chief risk officer” James Reid, one of the most awaited of the night, sang a sexy song and emerged in shades and a vest, which he promptly divested himself of, along with his suspenders – but his pants stayed on at the end of his show, which included numerous dance moves.
“Chief experience officer” Benjamin Alves danced to Justin Timberlake’s “Sexy Back” and blindfolded himself, then pulled his pants dangerously low.
“Chief compliance officer” Joseph Marco started out all covered up, but pulled various bras (with his name on it) out of his briefs. At one point he kissed a girl on the cheek, too.
“Chief executive officer” and CosmoMen cover guy Paulo Avelino emerged in a dark suit, which he promptly announced (via body language) it was too hot for. He asked the ladies in the crowd to cheer louder before taking off his shirt.
Nine centerfolds were present at the show, finally taking a last turn around the runway. – Rappler.com