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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Oct 28, 2011

JC de Vera displays bare body

JC DE VERA was the finale of the Freego show at the Fashion Week in MOA last Thursday night. There were taller models than him but when it comes to sporting his buff torso, JC eclipses them all, strutting on stage like he rules the ramp. The male models are cagers from NCAA champ San Beda Red Lions and from Adamson Falcons, while the female models are finalists in the recent Miss World Philippines, Ford supermodel winner Danica Magpantay, and this year’s bet, Samantha Gomez.

The show is different from other fashion presentations in that it featured a moving conveyor belt on the runway, a first in the history of Philippine Fashion Week. It allowed the models to pose while on top of the belt. Others are more daring and even walked around on it. Some nearly lost their balance and almost tripped. The first part of the show featured the Midnight Hunter collection recreating the lives of secret agents with denims in deep shades of blue and black. For summer, they have the Cool & Dry and Organic collections featuring bright colors and classic pastels. But the highlight for us is their Reversible segment, with models taking off their pants and tops on stage and reversing them to show that they’re reversible. Freego brand manager Jet Syquia is very pleased with the warm reception given by the audience to their collections.

JC admits he’s a bit nervous walking on the ramp as he’s really more of an actor than a model. “Lalo na nga, shirtless pa ko,” he says. “But once you’re on centerstage, mawawala ang kaba mo and you just do your thing.”

He’s happy with the good feedback he’s getting for his TV5 actionserye, “Ang Utol Kong Hoodlum”, especially now that they’re showing the episodes shot on location in Australia. After this, he’ll start taping the remake of “Valiente”, helmed by Joel Lamangan.