MANILA, Philippines (The Adobo Chronicles) – Filipinos have short-term memories.
It was just months ago when they swooned over the handsome seminarian who sang the responsorial psalm at a mass celebrated by Pope Francis during his Manila visit. Kenneth Rey Parsad became a local Internet sensation for his looks and good voice.
Then there was Neil Perez, the hot cop of Manila whose looks and body build made him the overwhelming favorite to win a local male beauty pageant. Perez went on to win the Mister International competition, making his countrymen very proud.
But that was all in the past.
The newest Internet sensation is Mark Agas, a 32-year-old doctor who is an ophthalmology resident at St. Luke’s Medical Center. A video of him working in front of a computer and talking to his patient who was taking a video of him was posted on social media. It immediately went viral.
So, it is confirmed. Filipinos are not just crazy over their beauty queens. They also look up to their male hunks.
If you have the looks and the body build, why not post your photo or video on the Internet. Who knows, you might be the next Internet sensation!
San Francisco, California (The Adobo Chronicles) – The San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) has announced the launching of the Hot Cop of Castro Annual Pageant, with its inaugural show to be held on December 15 at the famed Castro Theater.
The contest announcement comes just days after Police Officer Chris Kohrs, a.k.a. Hot Cop of Castro, took down his Facebook fan page months after generating more than 50,000 followers.
Kohrs rose to prominence after a Castro resident took a photo of the good-looking cop while he was making the rounds of the gay district. Shortly after the photo was posted on Facebook, it went viral, giving birth to a popular fan page.
Korhs told reporters that he just wanted to focus on his family and job as a police officer. Nevertheless, he told his fans that he was just three digits away (911).
In view of Kohrs’ disappearance from social media, the SFPD decided to look for a successor, and the rest is history. The Hot Cop of Castro Pageant was born. “It is a way for us to showcase the SFPD in a more positive light as a gay-friendly police force,” a police spokesperson said.
Interested pageant contestants are asked to contact SFPD through text and email but are urged not to call 911. The contest is open to all SFPD cops, gay or straight. “We have no specific qualifications or criteria. All it takes is for candidates to show us what they’ve got that’s hot,” SFPD said.