It's no coincidence that as early as Aljur Abrenica's first foray into showbiz via the reality talent search show StarStruck: The Next Level (2006), he was already hailed as the "Ultimate Hunk". Since then, his path to sexy stardom has been sure and steady, showing no signs of slowing down. We at Cosmo definitely took notice--we named him Cosmo Centerfold in September 2009 and Man On Fire just a month after!
Whether donning a skintight costume as Cervano/Zaido Red in Zaido: Pulis Pangkalawakan (2007) with studs Dennis Trillo and Marky Cielo; an iron-clad prince in the fantasy drama The Last Prince (2010) with then leading lady Kris Bernal; an evil sorcerer in telefantasya Ilumina (2010) with Cosmo cover girls Rhian Ramos and Jackie Rice and Paulo Avelino; a wooden statue turned lover in Machete (2010) with Kris Bernal, Ryza Cenon and March 2012 FHM cover girl Bela Padilla; or a loin cloth-wearing Manobo warrior in Amaya (2011) with April 2012 cover girl Marian Rivera, Sid Lucero, and Glaiza de Castro; this versatile young actor certainly knows how to steal the spotlight.
The Kapuso hottie's all-Pinoy charm has also filled the big screen, most notably in the campy remake flick Temptation Island (2011) with Cosmo cover girls Marian Rivera, Heart Evangelista, Lovi Poe, and Solenn Heussaff and comedienne Rufa Mae Quinto, and in the romantic comedy My Kontrabida Girl with Rhian Ramos. Sexy screen presence aside, Aljur's got serious acting chops to be proud of--he's bagged accolades from award-giving bodies such as the Famas Awards and the PMPC Star Awards!
Aljur reveals he's been spending every day at the gym, and we have all the photos to prove just how trim and toned his bod is, making him truly worthy of induction to the Cosmo Centerfold hall of fame. Launch the gallery to check out our exclusive outtakes taken at his shoot!
With interviews by Trixie Reyna
Grab a copy of the May 2012 15th anniversary issue of Cosmopolitan Philippines with Anne Curtis on the cover--in stands now! Flip to p. 124 for the article "15 Hottest Hunks Ever!"2011