Friday, February 17, 2017

Twitter Alter King @BiggieXXL69 bares just a little of his heart for Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party

By Joma Ragrario

From the mysterious Twitter alter underworld, one brave soul rises and will stand erect before us. BiggieXXL69 joins the ranks of our other delectable offerings up for bidding at LoveYourself’s date auction event for a cause, Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party, this February 25 at One Canvas Events Place in Makati.

The twenty-year-old student’s face will be kept in the dark though, and will only be unmasked to the lucky date who manages to snatch him away at the party. If a count of 51 thousand followers is anything to go by, it’ll definitely be a heated fight for this boy.

But don’t be fooled, there is quite a bit of substance to the social media star. Biggie loves to finger the keys on a piano, slap a shuttlecock around at badminton, and go at it hard with nine other guys over online multiplayer game League of Legends. If those aren’t enough, food factors very much into his equation of romance. Biggie enjoys discovering new places to eat, and a romantic candlelit dinner at a fancy restaurant is very much the ideal date. For a good time with him though, try to avoid clinginess and attitude. And how does one tickle Biggie’s fancy? Join him in traveling, his guilty pleasure.

Biggie hopes that his Twitter fame can help raise awareness and understanding of HIV. And LoveYourself is glad to have him! Here are a little more revelations from the underground celebrity.
What's the sweetest thing you ever did for someone you really liked?
I made a surprise and brought food he loves to eat.
Describe the perfect partner for you.
Someone understanding, kind, selfless, thoughtful, loyal, and faithfulsomeone to have great sex with, and can be my food buddy. He must have goals in life where I am included, and he has to be stable and should make time for me!
What are you looking forward to in Cherry Poppin' 3, and what should the attendees expect during the event?
I'm looking forward to something that will make me smile that night and make my lasting impression fun and memorable.

See BiggieXXL69 a bit more exposed than his usual on the night of 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.



Thursday, February 16, 2017

Let Brainy Beefcake Jonathan Serrano educate you at Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party

By Jean Natividad

It's time to get an education, and our “Brainy Beefcake” auctionee Jonathan Serrano proves he's got both the brains and the brawn to teach you a thing or two.


Let Jonathan blow your mind at the third installment of LoveYourself's date auction for a cause, Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party, this February 25 at One Canvas Events Place in Makati (get tickets here: go.loveyourself.ph/cherrytickets).


When this 24-year-old graduate student isn't burning the midnight oil, he can be found watching his favorite TV series, reading inspirational novels, or breaking a sweat at the gym. If these sound appealing to you, be sure to keep an out eye for him at the event.


What's Jonathan's ideal partner like? "He's understanding, caring, and comfortable with complex guys and confrontations. Most of all, he should be honest even with the little things," he shares. Bid for this hottie for a chance to experience his saccharine sweet side. He told us: "I once surprised someone in Alabang (I'm from Cubao) and gave him a charcoal portrait of the two of us for his birthday."

It's clear by now that this one's a hottie with substance. But he's got a big heart, too. Jonathan's ultimate dream in life is "to build, or at least contribute significantly and regularly, to a specific charity institution for the homeless." Doesn't he just tick all the boxes? Get to know Jonathan a bit more below:

What's your ideal date like?
I like a classic and romantic dinner date with us having spontaneous conversations. It would also be nice if he can drive me home after. Also, if it is to be really ideal, no sex and torrid kissing and momols of any kind.

Tell us about your most cringe-worthy dating experience.
He brought a girl officemate with him, and he didn't have anything to say or do except to look at his phone, scrolling all night. And after that, his texts implied he was looking out for our next date.

In what ways can people help raise awareness and understanding of HIV?
By spreading legitimate and accurate articles online. Everyone spends so much time on social media, for sure it'll reach a lot.

What are you looking forward to in Cherry Poppin' 3, and what should the attendees expect during the event?
I'm looking forward to a fun and thrilling event, maybe even find "someone in the crowd," but most of all, find it as an opportunity to help other people. After all, this is for a good cause. I think they should expect the unexpected. I just bet that all the auctionees have a lot to offer to them.

Satisfy the sapiosexual in you by catching Jonathan at Cherry Poppin' - 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.



Corporate Crush Ken Uy mixes both business and pleasure for Cherry Poppin’ – The 3rd Party

By Joma Ragragio
Loosen your ties and roll up your sleeves, gentlemen! It’s no work and all play for corporate manager and LoveYourself volunteer Ken Uy as he joins the company front lines of this year’s top date auction event, LoveYourself’s Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party this February 25 at One Canvas Events Place in Makati (get tickets here: go.loveyourself.ph/cherrytickets).

A great head for solutions, service, and performance will affirmatively attract clients to this handsome chinito up for the bid. But touch base with this young professional and you’ll learn more about Ken’s bigger, better assets. While he’s certainly a strong and independent talent in one of the largest companies in the country, he can leverage on the sensitive, sweet, and vulnerable side of his personality.



Ken’s prime interests are going at it hard at the gym--boxing is a favorite--and enjoying a great party, whether out in the beating sun or at the hottest nightclubs. Good looks are a competitive advantage that Ken looks for, of course, but so is good conversation. Interfacing with individuals is Ken’s strong suit, so much so that his big dream in life is to run his own firm, a service-related company providing office solutions to a multitude of clients.



If ambition isn’t sexy, what else is? Surely all of Ken’s other strong suits are. Hear them from the man himself!
What's your guilty pleasure?
I really couldn’t resist eating chips before, until I reached 170 pounds. Now, I need to focus and make sacrifices to lose weight. So eating chips is really a luxury for me. I can finish a bag in one sitting. Lol.
In what ways can people help raise awareness and understanding of HIV?
People should be educated first about HIV. If we then educate the people around us, everything else will follow.
What are you looking forward to in Cherry Poppin' 3, and what should the attendees expect during the event?
I expect that Cherry Poppin’ 3 will be a fun-filled night, full of beautiful people all one in raising HIV awareness through an exciting party and a lot more.


Suit up and join the company of Ken and other hot bachelors in 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.



Wednesday, February 15, 2017

Luscious Lensman BJ Pascual captures the light (and our hearts) for Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party

By Joma Ragragio

So few artists of the millennial generation have had the white-hot shot to fame and success that BJ Pascual has achieved to date as arguably Manila’s most talented and most recognizable young photographer. Over just a few years, BJ has built a staggering oeuvre punctuated with the most vital names and institutions in the fashion and media industries.

With such a prestigious claim to his name and a truly sexy dedication to his craft, BJ makes for one of the hottest dates at LoveYourself’s Cherry Poppin' - The Third Party this February 25 at One Canvas Events Place in Makati (get tickets here: go.loveyourself.ph/cherrytickets).


While most professionals his age worked at becoming multi-hyphenates, BJ started from college, studying in art institutions abroad and building a weighty portfolio around the one thing he knew he could be amazing at: photography. Soon enough, his hard work and perseverance paid off as BJ got big covers, editorials, campaigns, and subjects to shoot for magazines and labels, all the while gaining his own legion of fans inspired by his work. Now “BJ Pascual” is an industry name—really, mention any important publication or fashion figure in the Philippines, and his stunning photos will be among their pages and lookbooks.

It is no wonder BJ himself gets to be in front of the lens and spotlight as well. He’s been an ambassador and spokesperson for brands such as Human, the SM Store, and Uniqlo, and even starred as a guest photographer and guest judge on the hit international television series, Asia’s Next Top Model. So it is a thrill for LoveYourself to have this photographer’s dashing good looks (and dazzling talent, of course) for the exciting third edition of its date auction party.

And it’s not BJ’s first time helping the advocacy either. The fashionable artist always finds time to give back, and when he produced his “first exhibit of new work” in a show and auction of provocative imagery called “Come Close” in April of 2016, BJ chose to donate the proceeds to LoveYourself in support of the cause.

“It’s going to be my first time, so I honestly don’t know what to expect!” mentioned BJ, but surely partiers at Cherry Poppin’ can look forward to an unexpected sort of charm and interest from the wunderkind. From what anyone can tell, photography, music, fashion, and art reside in BJ’s heart of hearts, but he never misses out on the finer pleasures in life: binge-watching the Netflix series Forensic Files and shopping online, two of his guilty pleasures. And what matters to BJ is faithfulness—cheating is a deal breaker in his book. What else can we tease from the mind of this brilliant artist?


What's the sweetest thing you ever did for someone you really liked?
As a birthday gift to someone abroad, I made a website containing a playlist of songs that reminded me of him. I ordered flowers online, and the only thing written on the card was the link to the website.

In what ways can people help raise awareness and understanding of HIV?
We live in a very conservative country, and from what I notice, people are generally afraid to talk about HIV—save for the occasional “ang chismis he has AIDS daw!” There's a stigma attached to it, so people are afraid to get tested, or if positive, seek treatment. So I think just by simply discussing HIV-related topics matter-of-factly instead of pure gossip, even among friends, would help in raising awareness and understanding, thus helping destigmatize HIV.

What's your biggest dream in life?
Secret! I don’t want to jinx it! Haha!


Maybe we can find out BJ Pascual’s biggest dream (and aim for a date with this “Luscious Lensman” and many other suave bachelors while we’re at it) and join LoveYourself in 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.

Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Celebrity Chef Jeremy Favia is cooking up something sweet for Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party

By Jean Natividad

What's the way to this celebrity chef's heart? We'll let you in on a little secret: His ideal partner is "someone who has deep core values" and places importance on faith and family.


Chef Jeremy Favia is known for his work as a chef and TV host. You probably remember him from the lifestyle shows Chef vs. Mom, Take-Out, and Ka-Toque. But this kitchen cutie is also an animal lover, travel enthusiast, and our partner in advocating HIV awareness and prevention. In 2013, he gamely participated in and posed for the Project Indulge campaign, which saw tasteful photography coupled with resonating copy that moved the public to get tested for HIV.



Chef Jeremy is once again donning his advocate hat as he's set to cook up something indulgent for you at LoveYourself's date auction for a cause, Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party, this February 25 at One Canvas Events Place in Makati (get tickets here: go.loveyourself.ph/cherrytickets). He adds more flavor to the lineup of swoon-worthy auctionees with his disarming smile and irresistible charm. We did a little digging for you, so you can get to know this celebrity chef a little more before the event. Call it an appetizer, if you will.


Chef Jeremy's ideal date is a day at the beach and some sunset-watching, and if you want to keep him interested, be sure to show respect, as lack of respect is his ultimate dating and relationship deal breaker. He also has a knack for surprises and "doing the unthinkable" for someone he really likes. His guilty pleasure involves "reading nutrition facts and ingredients on every item on the grocery store." Want to know more? Take it from him:


What's your biggest dream in life?

My biggest dream is to own a bed and breakfast by the beach, a farm, and a vineyard - all for my Mom and my future life partner.

In what ways can people help raise awareness and understanding of HIV?
We can do these by educating the people. Campaigns like what LoveYourself does are helpful.

What are you looking forward to in Cherry Poppin' - The 3rd Party, and what should the attendees expect during the event?
I'm looking forward to meeting people who have the same heart as I do in making this campaign educate more people, and to spread awareness and stop the stigma of HIV.




Get a taste of what Chef Jeremy's cooking when you join us for Cherry Poppin' - 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.