Just one more week to go, and Cosmo chicks will finally witness the most anticipated party of the year, the Cosmo Bachelor Bash 2011. The nautical-themed event will feature the Bachelors and Centerfolds who graced the pages of this year's Cosmo Men supplement--all in the FLESH!
Says Cosmo editor-in-chief Zo Aguila, "The theme is Hamptons-slash-nautical…think yacht club... We feel na... the readers' right now, they want boys they can bring home to meet their parents, or guys who will take them on a 'cruise date.' Before, we would play on the sexy part of it—animalistic or bad boys. Ngayon, medyo level-up na naughty."
To give you a little teaser of what's in store, Cosmo held a press conference for some of the celebrity Centerfolds yesterday, September 6, at the Eastwood Richmonde Hotel. We caught up with two-time Centerfold Ejay Falcon (he was also in the 2009 lineup), actor-dancer-host Enrique Gil, August 2011 Man On Fire Paulo Avelino, Brapanese July 2011 Man On Fire Hideo Muraoka, and actor-model Ahron Villena.
Before you launch the gallery to see these studs at the press conference, check out our short Q&A with the Centerfolds below, just for you to get to know them a little better. Read more quotes in the captions to find out what to expect from them at the Bash. Watch for the press conference video coverage tomorrow at 10AM in CosmoTV!
Describe your ideal girl and how can she get your attention?
Ejay: "Siyempre, maganda, sexy, maiintindihan 'yung trabaho ko and tanggap ako kung ano ako, 'yon… and matalino!"
Enrique: "Gusto ko malambing at marunong mag-Bisaya, ayun, plus ‘yon! ‘Yung mga Bisaya kasi, 'pag nagsasalita, malambing, pa-cute... And para makuha 'yung attention ko, sa smile lang ‘yan."
Paulo: "Gusto ko simple, nothing too flashy…hindi masyadong eye-candy kumbaga. And makukuha niya 'yung attention ko kung mas maraming skin ‘yung bini-bare."
Ahron: "Hinahanap ko 'yung malambing and simpleng tao lang... at handa akong mahalin."
Hideo: "Well, what can I say? There are a lot over at that table over there (points to Cosmo team--we were super kilig!). I think I like a girl with a nice energy, who can hold a good conversation. Communication is very important; I don't care about looks, short, tall, skinny, I don't care."
What's your sure-fire way to seduce a woman, your looks and body aside?
Ejay: "Mahilig kasi akong magbigay ng flowers. 'Pag gusto ko 'yung babae halos araw-araw ko pinapadalhan ng flowers."
Enrique: "I would like to crack jokes just to get close. Once you see a girl smiling, you know you're one step closer. And any girl would like a guy who can dance—who can get a groove on."
Paulo: "I would start with cracking jokes. I think you come closer to a girl's heart or you tingle something inside of her when you make her laugh."
Ahron: "Just be yourself and ipakita mo lang sa girl na totoo ka and be a gentleman."
Hideo: "Women are very special. They are much more elevated than men. I believe in that. So most of all, you should know the person. And let them talk about themselves. Once you know them, it's easier for you, no need to do much. You just need to do what she wants and what she likes."
Get ready for our features (exclusive backstage interviews plus behind-the-scenes galleries) on each of Cosmo's 10 SMOKIN' 2011 Centerfolds: Ejay Falcon, Enrique Gil, Paulo Avelino, Ahron Villena, Hideo Muraoka, Enzo Pineda, Anton del Rosario, Aly Borromeo, James Younghusband, and coverboy Phil Younghusband! Watch for our coverage of the Bachelor Bash, too! Grab the September ish to get a copy of the Cosmo Men supplement!