Thursday, February 23, 2017

Score the good kind of high with Sinulog Heartthrob Jhoseph Llorente at Cherry Poppin’ - The 3rd Party

By Mark Angello Ganon

Get ready to dull your senses with great booze and loud music with our Sinulog Heartthrob Jhoseph Llorente, as he joins the wolf pack of alpha males in LoveYourself’s hottest event, Cherry Poppin’ - The 3rd Party on February 25 at One Canvas Events Place in Makati (get tickets here: go.loveyourself.ph/cherrytickets).

Sef, as he is oftentimes called, is a 21-year-old alumnus of both Far Eastern University and De La Salle University. He might be one of the wolf cubs in this year’s searing pack of auctionees, but he’s definitely one to look out for. He is currently employed at Smart Communications Inc. as a Product Marketing Specialist. If he’s not dressed up in corporate wear, he can be caught donning his glad rags for a titillating night of revelry.


Unbeknownst to most, there’s another side to the Sinulog Festival we’ve all grown to love. Take away the vibrant tints and the resounding drumbeat and you’ll see the vulnerable and fervent side of this week-long fete in the Queen City of the South. And just like the festival, there’s also another side to our Sinulog Heartthrob. While he loves filling up with booze and raving until dawn, Sef has a soft spot for the arts and architecture. It’s pretty evident in his Instagram feed (@jhosephllorente), which has a solid 30 thousand followers. His gallery is adorned with remarkable shots of our homegrown architecture, from the towering modern skyscrapers of Makati to the minimalistic ancestral houses of Vigan.

Aside from being an aficionado of the arts and architecture, Sef himself is a work of art. Many would undeniably be enticed by his half-naked photos also scattered in his feed. And how does he maintain a sculpted physique, you wonder? He sweats off the booze through regular visits to gyms around Makati and BGC. Now, that’s one piece of art we can definitely get addicted to! Still craving more of our Sinulog Heartthrob? Grab a few more appetizers below:

What's your biggest dream in life?
It’s being able to make my dreams come true with the person I love the most.

Describe the perfect partner for you.
For me, the perfect partner is a person that thinks your needs are just as important as his/her needs.


What’s your dating/relationship deal breaker?
‪Dishonesty is the deal breaker for my relationships/dates.

In what ways can people help raise awareness and understanding of HIV?
Being an advocate to help raise awareness can help.

What are you looking forward to in Cherry Poppin' 3, and what should the attendees expect during the event?
I’m looking forward to being part of this fundraising event and being able to help what LoveYourself aims to do.

Get ready to get the good kind of high with our Sinulog Heartthrob as he bares the good stuff at Cherry Poppin' 3 - The 3rd Party at 8 PM on February 25, Saturday, at the One Canvas Events Place, 2235 Don Chino Roces Ave., Brgy. San Lorenzo, Makati City. Party starts at 8 p.m.

For tickets, log on to go.loveyourself.ph/cherrytickets. For reservations and queries, contact 0917-860-8244. Proceeds from the event will fund the opening of a new community center by LoveYourself this year.

Photography by Mark Alvarez
Make up by MAC Cosmetics

Coffee Prince Mark Ortega will make you feel piping hot at Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party

By Jean Natividad


Mark Ortega is just like your favorite cup of coffee: addictive, hot, and hits the right spot. Feel the heat when this Coffee Prince walks the runway at Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party on February 25 at One Canvas Events Place in Makati (get tickets here: go.loveyourself.ph/cherrytickets).

Mark works his magic behind coffee shop counters as a barista. "I love making a perfect cup of coffee with my heart into it," he shares. In the kitchen, Mark will willingly and lovingly cook for someone he fancies. He is definitely drawn to handsome chinitos that are hardworking, tidy (especially at home), and just the right kind of clingy. If you think you fit the profile, we say bid for this guy.

For a first date, he's up for something simple, like eating outside and watching a movie. Just don't be late or arrogant, or else you'll turn him off. His turn-ons? "He just needs to be himself and be proud of who he is," Mark says. Is he your cup of tea (or coffee)? Read more below and decide!


What's your biggest dream in life?
My biggest dream is to travel abroad. Locally though, I would like to visit Batanes, Palawan, and Davao. When I travel, I like to explore places and try exotic food.

In what ways can people help raise awareness and understanding of HIV?
We can help raise awareness and understanding of HIV by giving advice to our circle of friends.

What are you looking forward to in Cherry Poppin' 3, and what should the attendees expect during the event?
I'm looking forward to lots of fun and entertainment.



Up for a cup and conversation with Mark? Meet him at Cherry Poppin' 3 - The 3rd Party on February 25, Saturday, at the One Canvas Events Place, 2235 Don Chino Roces Ave., Brgy. San Lorenzo, Makati City. Party starts at 8 p.m.

For tickets, log on to go.loveyourself.ph/cherrytickets. For reservations and queries, you may contact 0917-860-8244. Proceeds from the event will fund the opening of a new community center by LoveYourself this year.

Photography by Mark Alvarez
Makeup by MAC Cosmetics

Wednesday, February 22, 2017

This Romantic Businessman sells us debonair hunkiness in Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party

By Joma Ragragio



What’s in store for us this February of the new year? Perhaps a little gallantry care of this Romantic Businessman? If you’re raring to invest in a little romance, then join us and take a chance at him and several other in-demand bachelors in LoveYourself’s date auction event Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party, this February 25 at One Canvas Events Place in Makati (get tickets here: go.loveyourself.ph/cherrytickets).

The dashing entrepreneur won’t be there to talk shop—he will be marketing himself for a cause! And this is clearly a superior product on display. Even though he takes a guilty pleasure in eating (doesn’t everyone?), he clearly takes care of himself and burns off those calories at the gym. But he isn’t so obsessed about physical appearance, and the perfect partner for him is someone with a big heart who will bring out the best in him.

His brand just consists of the simple, finer things in life. Traveling is right up there among his top-tier interests, but an ideal date could just be a simple, romantic dinner with good wine and lovely music. Honesty is important too. He can’t stand dishonesty and won’t date someone he can’t trust. For him, it’s not about the money, as his ultimate dream is to just have a good life surrounded with love and happiness.

Get ready to be charmed by this Romantic Businessman! Whether with our words or his:

What's the sweetest thing you ever did for someone you really liked?
Aside from giving flowers and stuffed toys, I introduce my partner to my mom.

Tell us about your most cringe-worthy dating experience.
We were on our way to our date all properly dressed when I switched on the heater in my car instead of the AC. We were sweating like hell when we arrived at the restaurant.

In what ways can people help raise awareness and understanding of HIV?
We can use different means to promote awareness of HIV: we can use social media, discuss HIV in schools and the workplace, and involve youth leaders as well.


Be sold on this Romantic Businessman and the rest of these suave auctionees at Cherry Poppin' 3 - The 3rd Party on February 25 at the One Canvas Events Place, 2235 Don Chino Roces Ave., Brgy. San Lorenzo, Makati City. Party starts at 8 p.m.

For tickets, log on to go.loveyourself.ph/cherrytickets. For reservations and queries, you may contact 0917-860-8244. Proceeds from the event will fund the opening of a new community center by LoveYourself this year.

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Dreamy Boy Next Door Leo Icaro won't disappoint at Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party

By Jean Natividad


Who says good guys finish last? Dreamy Boy Next Door Leo Icaro is first in our hearts. This banking professional and LoveYourself volunteer is ready to work his charm at Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party on February 25 at One Canvas Events Place in Makati (get tickets here: go.loveyourself.ph/cherrytickets).


Leo's interests are simple but never boring. He loves watching movies, surfing the net, traveling, eating (he has a weakness for sweets), and staying home to bond with his family and dogs. You can't go wrong with that, right?


For this cutie, quality is key. Dates need not be lavish, but it’s a must to show sincerity. Leo's dating and relationship no-no is cheating. Prove yourself worthy of his heart and he'll willingly introduce you to and make you part of his family.

"The sweetest thing I did for someone I liked was to introduce him to my mom and siblings as my partner, and I confidently brought him to family gatherings," he shares.

Now, isn’t that sweet? Read more about our fresh-faced auctionee below!

Describe the perfect partner for you.
He's someone who accepts me for who I am (from my silence to my craziest side), and someone who understands and is open to learning about my life and being with me through my ups and downs.


What's your biggest dream in life?
I want to be able to study and work abroad to give the best to my family, like a wonderful house where my mom will feel secure and comfortable.


In what ways can people help raise awareness and understanding of HIV?
There are lots of ways to raise awareness on the issue of HIV, but considering the growth of technology, I'll say it is simply by sharing helpful articles and infographics about it and, of course, getting tested.


What are you looking forward to in Cherry Poppin' 3, and what should the attendees expect during the event?
I'm looking forward to new experiences, being able to conquer my anxiousness, and getting out of my comfort zone. Expect a wild and crazy night. Let's have fun and help at the same time!


Try not to swoon when you meet the Boy Next Door himself at Cherry Poppin' 3 - The 3rd Party on February 25, Saturday, at the One Canvas Events Place, 2235 Don Chino Roces Ave., Brgy. San Lorenzo, Makati City. Party starts at 8 p.m.

For tickets, log on to go.loveyourself.ph/cherrytickets. For reservations and queries, you may contact 0917-860-8244. Proceeds from the event will fund the opening of a new community center by LoveYourself this year.

Photography by Mark Alvarez
Makeup by MAC Cosmetics



This Cutie Cosplayer will fulfill your fantasies at Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party

By Gello Ganon


Turn up the AC as this Cutie Cosplayer heats up LoveYourself's date auction event, Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party, on February 25 at One Canvas Events Place in Makati (get tickets here: go.loveyourself.ph/cherrytickets).

Still in his prime at 25, he works for a fine arts magazine. When he's not brainstorming ideas on sales and strategies, he lounges at home with a good movie and some popcorn. But he's definitely not your regular home buddy. If he's not breaking a sweat at the local gym to burn calories, he's out and about satisfying his guilty pleasure: travel.

His wanderlust for scenic places that tug at the heartstrings says a lot about this marketing manager. Out of all the places he has visited, Barcelona, the historic capital of Spain, tops his list. With its hurried yet relaxed atmosphere, historical sites, and grand display of art and architecture, Barcelona is a city that swept this Cutie Cosplayer off his feet at first sight.


So if you're scouting local romantic destinations for your date with him, why not consider Vigan's cobbled streets or Bataan's Las Casas ruins? How about an international destination, you ask? I'll let you in on another secret: He dreams of exploring the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Now, who wouldn't be won over by a guy who loves travel and history?

Despite his busy schedule, he was game when asked for a little "fast talk." Here's how it went:

Looks or brains?
- Sex appeal

Beach or mountain?
- Beach

Coffee or tea?
- Coffee

Shorter or taller?
- Around my height (FYI, he stands 5'10")

Lights on or off?
- On

Boxers or briefs?
- None! Haha. Para free.


So much for our attempt to make him crumble under pressure. He just keeps on delivering with his quick wit. But when it gets down to it, he can be downright serious when he says he advocates HIV awareness. He acknowledges that by "being vocal and being more sensitive and accepting with an open mind," we can do so much to help put a stop to HIV and the stigma that goes with it.

Want more of this Cutie Cosplayer? Catch him on stage at Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party on February 25 at the One Canvas Events Place, 2235 Don Chino Roces Ave., Brgy. San Lorenzo, Makati City. Party starts at 8p.m.

For tickets, log on to go.loveyourself.ph/cherrytickets. For reservations and queries, you may contact 0917-860-8244. Proceeds from the event will fund the opening of a new community center by LoveYourself this year.