Friday, July 19, 2013

June Macasaet Strips Down for HIV Testing

June Macasaet is used to flaunting his chiseled, 6-foot-1 body to hold the attention of judges. His mastery of manly posing helped him win the male beauty pageant Manhunt International 2012 -- the first-ever Filipino to do so.

But this time around, the ramp and commercial model is using his toned physique and smoldering stare to get people to notice a cause other than himself: awareness for HIV testing and counseling.

Posing in his handsome half-naked glory, June represents the idea that for Filipino men,  HIV testing is the sexiest thing a man can do.

This latest celebrity hunk ad for Project Indulge, the HIV testing awareness campaign is a collaboration among Love Yourself, award-winning advertising agency Campaigns & Grey, and top-ranked photographer Jeanne Young, emphasizes the importance of regular HIV testing to stay healthy and feel sexy.

June follows the daring footsteps of Philippine Volcanoes rugby flanker Kit Guerra, Mr. Gay World Philippines 2012 Carlito Rosalindo, Jr., and TV5 celebrity chef Jeremy Favia -- all of whom have also bared their bodies to encourage more people to get free HIV testing.

More than a drool-worthy Adonis, June possesses a genuine heart of gold. He spent his most recent birthday giving gifts and performing to seniors at the Golden Acres - Haven for the Aged, so it was no surprise that he agreed to pose to help encourage HIV testing.

LoveYourself has provided thousands of sexually-active Filipinos with free HIV testing and counseling through its Malate-based LoveYourself Hub. Demand for its services has grown exponentially, so it plans to build a second center called LoveYourself Anglo along Shaw Boulevard near EDSA.

Visit to make a pledge for LoveYourself Anglo. Or visit to learn more about June's and LoveYourself's message of love and acceptance.