Adam Levine for Bench

Adam Levine Philippines

 

Adam Levine is the Newest Endorser of Bench


Maroon 5’s frontman and The Voice coach, Adam Levine, is the newest addition to the growing number of Bench International Endorsers.

Adam Levine is expected to arrive in the Philippines in time for his meet-and-greet on September 17, 2012 at the SMX Convention Center. However, he will not be part of the Bench Universe Fashion Show happening this September 14 and 15.

I would like to guess the campaign of Bench featuring Adam Levine. It will be:

Adam Levine rocks Bench

Nico Alcedera

Cosmo Centerfold 2012: New Faces

Here are some of the Bachelors to look forward to.

Alex Anselmuccio circumcision

 

Former PBB Teen Edition housemate-Alex Anselmuccio

Vince Ferraren Model

 

Model Vince Ferraren

Hot Seaman

 

Hot Seafarer Aldwin Esteves (One of the hottest for me)

Carlo De Leon

 

Student Carlo De Leon (He will eventually become a Professional Model, I’m pretty sure)

Mark Peckson

 

Baby-faced Mark Peckson. I had to look at his age twice. Can’t believe that he’s 32 already.

June Mac Cosmo

 

June Macasaet is one of the most in-demand runway models nowadays.

Mike Robert

 

Mike Robert has a huge resemblance with Harry Shum Jr. He’s cute!

Migs Gonzaga

 

Miguel Gonzaga is a perfect model for me. He’s tall, exotic-looking, charming, and has the perfect mysterious glance.

Samir Ayeb

 

And finally, my hottest pick for this year’s 69 Bachelors- Model and Hairstylist Samir Ayeb!
(Last year, my top pick was Sebastian Castro)

Cosmo Centerfold 2012: Paulo Avelino

Paulo Avelino leads the Cosmo Centerfolds and 69 Bachelors of Cosmo Men 2012.

Paulo AvelinoLast year’s Cosmo Men issue (left) and this year’s issue with Paulo Avelino on the cover (right)

I once told my friends that Paulo will be this year’s Top Cosmo Bachelors and my prediction was right.
Well, after joining the Kapamilya network, being included in one of the network’s highest-rated show, and appearing on various sexy billboard for Bench, there’s no reason for him not to top the list.

I had a chance to work with Paulo Avelino during the 10th year Anniversary Party of Mossimo Philippines. I approached him and we started having a quick-talk. At the backstage, I remember him taking a photo of us with his camera. And i also have a snapshot of us.

Paulo Avelino Event

I am really happy that Paulo made it to the Top! He’s a very humble and hardworking guy. He’s also a good actor and he has proven his worth in the entertainment industry. I will forever support Paulo because that’s the only way i can thank him for the kindness and his genuine smile.

Nico Alcedera

Cosmo Centerfolds 2012

It’s September and there’s a reason to celebrate- Cosmo Month again!

Finally, the 10 Hottest Cosmo Centerfolds have been revealed together with 69 sizzling Bachelors from this side of the planet.

Since I am an Event Director, I had a chance to work with some of them or has been introduced to a few. So let’s name some of those Bachelors first.

Lucky Conde

 

My friend-Lucky Conde. He’s is from Batangas and once hosted a regional tv show under ABS-CBN. He’s one of our models during the Converse Block Party. I think Lucky is probably of the nicest model around.

Pancho Magno

 

Son of GMA-7 Executive Reggie Magno. Pancho is one of the Kapuso Network’s talents and has appeared in various TV series. He will also walk the runway of Bench Universe this coming September.
Pancho was one of our Red Angels during an event/flash mob for a chocolate brand, together with Bryan Benedict of Protege.

Anthony Semerad

 

The Prodigal Twins of San Beda.
These two handsome guys used to play for San Beda Red Lions. During the championship game of NCAA, the Semerads caught the attention of the country after leading the Red Lions all the way to Championship. A few months later, they dropped the big bomb- David and Anthony Semerad decided to try-out for the Blue Eagles.

I am from San Beda and met them several times. We had a chance to talk and they were really nice.

Victor Silayan

 

We do interact a lot on Twitter. He started following me (I followed him first) after I helped him with something. He’s also one of my Mom’s favorite actor. Jome is a humble guy and very friendly. Follow him on Twitter too! here

 

We don’t know each other personally but we are Facebook friends and we once had a conversation via chat. Though, we’ve been on several events together, we never had a chance to talk personally.

AND NOW, here are some of the COSMO CENTERFOLDS 2012

John Spainhour

 

Century Tuna Superbods 2012 Winner: John Spainhour

 

Joseph Marco

Kapamilya Actor and Model: Joseph Marco

JM De Guzman

 

Actor JM De Guzman

Alden Richards

 

Folded and Hung endorser and GMA-7’s next Leading Man: Alden Richards

Ian Batherson

 

Starstruck Avenger and Survivor Castaway: Ian Batherson
What happened to him? he looks sickly. He’s so thin!

 

The Twins: David and Anthony Semerad

Markki Stroem

 

Pilipinas Got Talent’s Markki Stroem.
I was seated a-seat-away from him during a Penshoppe Fashion Week Show. I’m not a fan.

Mikael Daez

 

Kapuso Afternoon Prime Prince: Mikael Daez
We were on a same event once. Saw him up-close and he’s cute. His head is kinda small though.

Sharing more.. next post!

-Nico Alcedera

 

 

 

Meet Nico Alcedera, Event Director

Hey Guys! I hope you can follow me on Twitter. I have a lot of stuff happening on my Twitter account so hope you guys can follow and be updated.

I am an Event Director from the Philippines. I do corporate, lifestyle, and fashion events.

Some of the events i handled were Converse Block Party, Nickelodeon Wishology, Nokia Nights, American Express Launch, Accenture BPOSH, and more.

You can check my profile here: Portfolio

and please do follow me on Twitter.

Twitter Account is Https://Twitter.com/NicoAlcedera or click this link to automatically direct you Twitter

 

Thanks!

Nico

Blair Waldorf for Penshoppe

Yes! It’s official!
Leighton Meester from the hit series Gossip Girl will be the new addition to the International Endorsers of Penshoppe.

Blair Waldorf (her character on Gossip Girl) will be joining her Gossip Girl co-star Ed Westwick, Thai Superstar Mario Maurer, Vampire Diaries’ Ian Somerhalder, and High School Musical’s Zac Efron for the biggest campaign of the brand yet- The Penshoppe All Stars.

Her addition to the Penshoppe family will surely hype the brand even more since she has a huge following here in the Philippines. Plus the brand needs someone to represent the ladies, andLeighton is the perfect choice.

If you’ve been watching Gossip Girl, you are surely aware that Blair Waldorf is a huge Fashionista of the Upper East Side and her style is impeccable. Her character even reinvented the School Girl look and made headbands so hot! She has an amazing fashion sense and a true signature style.

With her Penshoppe endorsement, I’m looking forward to see some of Blair Waldorf influence on the new collection- School Girl style perhaps?  or colored leggings?

One thing is for sure- I’m super excited to see the Queen B and have a peek on her style.

She ain’t Upper East Side’s Queen B for nothing.

You know you love her!

XOXO

Nico

 

First look!! Zac Efron for Penshoppe

Went to the office of Penshoppe for a meeting and i saw this newly posted print at the lobby.
This is the first print design for Zac Efron’s campaign for Penshoppe, which will be call #PenshoppeAllStars.

So it’s totally and 101% confirmed that Zac Efron is the newest endorser of Philippines’ global brand-Penshoppe!

I’m really excited to meet him on his Press Launch or Fashion Week Appearance (Rumor has it that Zac Efron will fly to the Philippines in time for Penshoppe’s show for the Philippine Fashion Week Holiday 2012 happening on May 22-27, 2012)

I was seated at the VIP during the recent Fashion Week Show of Penshoppe when they launched Mario Maurer.I am hoping to get another VIP invite for Zac Efron’s launch.

Soon we can tweet him: Welcome to the Philippines Zac!

Hong Kong: For First Time Travelers

December 2011

I was in Hong Kong last December 6-10 and it was my first time to visit HK. It was also my first time to travel alone. I’ve been to Singapore and Thailand before but with my classmates back in College, so my Hong Kong trip was really different and even more exciting.

Weeks before my flight, I started filling my itinerary with names of shops, museums, and some interesting places to go. I also got some tips from Mom and Dad, who travelled to Hong Kong a few times already, on where to stay and where to dine. Planning ahead really helped me not to miss some exciting places in Hong Kong. Plus, it also helped me maximized my stay.

At the Airport

When our plane landed in Hong Kong, the first thing I did was had my dollar exchanged to the local currency. I ended up having some regrets. I later realized that the conversion inside the airport was pretty low.

Tip 1: Don’t have your dollars exchanged inside the airport. If you really need some Hong Kong dollars, just bring out a small amount to be exchanged.

Tip 2: Grab yourself a Map. It’s for free!

I learned the map thing when I was in Thailand. The HK map was really helpful and easy to use. It even has some markings on where to find the shopping districts and tourist attractions.

After getting my map, I bought myself an Octopus Card. It’s a card that you can use for MTR, trains, and other things. Then I searched for the bus terminus and rode A21, bound for Tsim Sha Tsui.

Tip 3: The Airport Express and Taxis are pricey. I suggest you find your bus code online and take the bus. It even gave me a chance to see some beautiful places in HK.

Day 1: Where to Stay, Eat, and Go

I remember my Mom telling me not to book an expensive hotel because I won’t be staying inside most of the time. I can’t agree more; I only used my room to keep my things, take showers, and sleep.

Since I did not book any room at all, I ended up searching one place to another. I wasn’t looking for a hotel then; I was looking for a guest house.

I finally had a room at a certain guest house in Mirador Mansion. There were also guest houses in Chungking Mansion which is a block away, but I decided to stay in Mirador instead for HKD 300 a night. Mirador is situated right at the center of Tsim Sha Tsui, one of the busiest shopping district in HK.


The room was just simple, clean, air-conditioned, and it looks safe.

Tip 4: I’ve seen a lot of British, Japanese, and American staying in Mirador Mansion guest houses. Find HK guest houses online and book it. You don’t need an expensive hotel to enjoy Hong Kong.

Where to eat? I actually had a problem filling my empty stomach since I don’t eat fish and vegetable. I am not even a fan of Chinese cuisine. I’m glad to find some coffee shops, pastry shops, and fast foods in HK. I even ate at McDonalds and KFC for a few times. There are some products in KFC that can’t be found in the Philippines so I ended up ordering their Flava Crava Chicken (My favorite!) and Chocolate Egg Tart.

But if you are not as complicated as I am, you can try some Chinese Restaurants along the streets of Hong Kong. They serve authentic Chinese cuisines and they are a lot affordable compare to those huge restaurants that serves the same thing.

But if you are really into restaurants, try visiting “The One Mall” along Tsim Sha Tsui, Nathan Road. Aside from being a great shopping mall, the building houses lots of restaurants.

Most notable ones are: Harlan’s, Star of Canton, and Joyous One. And even Happy Lemon and MiO MiKO sweets.

After eating, I walked along Tsim Sha Tsui towards the Hong Kong Museum of Art. I was even lucky enough to find a new friend there. He’s a German guy, travelling along just like me.

Having a new friend with me, we decided to spend the evening at the Avenue of Stars while drinking our expensive cups of Starbucks Coffee.

Tip 5: Make sure to be at the Avenue of Stars before 8:00 PM so you can choose the best place to watch “A Symphony of Lights”. Also, try to find the hand prints of Jackie Chan and Jet Li.

(To be continued)

Justin Brewer of X Factor USA’s Brewer Boys

I love watching X Factor USA because their contestants are all amazing. Every week, contestants don’t just sing, they perform- complete with back-up singers, dancers, and fantastic production visuals. What sets the show apart from other singing contest is that it’s like watching a huge concert.

One of my favorite is The Brewer Boys. Sadly, they were eliminated right after their first live performance. I wonder how many teen girls (and gays) would vote for them if they made it to the top 12.

I actually find Justin Brewer, 1/2 of The Brewer Boys, really cute and charming. He’s the older of the Brewer Boys.  I tried to check some photos from their Facebook fan page and here’s what i saw:

 Philip Lomax and Justin Brewer

I hope to see more of them in the coming years. Their sound is unique and refreshing, and they should get a record deal.

Go Justin Brewer!