Karen Gallman in a 2016 photo on file
As Binibini 1 of Bb. Pilipinas 2012
You will remember her as Binibini 1 of Bb. Pilipinas 2012 where she reached the Top 12 and was also named Miss Photogenic of the batch. Back then, Karen Gallman was a 19 year-old Fil-Aussie lass who takes roots from both Brisbane and Bohol. She was considered the one with the prettiest face of 2012 where Janine Tugonon eventually won the highest title of the night.
Watch an old video below where – 2:32 into the same – a portion of the Bb. Pilipinas 2012 Top 12 Q&A will show Karen answering a question from judge Phil Younghusband.
This coming 2018, talk is increasingly pointing to Karen as doing a big comeback in the nationals. She is now a 24 year-old woman who finished a degree from the University of Queensland last year. Wiser and more vibrant in her disposition now, she could be one of the best repeaters who will screen for BPCI by January.
What say you, dear readers?
Tonight, the 11th edition of Cosmopolitan Bachelor Bash will unfold at the World Trade Center (in Pasay City) in a nautical-themed event that is sure to fire up the ramp with all the male celebrities in attendance, plus 69 of the hottest young men your eyes can feast on! The 2011 Top 10 Centerfolds are Azkals Phil Younghusband, James Younghusband, Anton del Rosario & Aly Borromeo, Brapanese hunk Hideo Muraoka, actors Paulo Avelino, Ejay Falcon, Enzo Pineda, Ahron Villena and Enrique Gil.
Here are teaser pics of 8 of the Top 10 centerfolds (courtesy of www.rddantes.com)
Enzo Pineda (L) and Anton del Rosario
Ejay Falcon (L) and Enrique Gil
James Younghusband (L) and Hideo Muraoka
Ahron Villena (L) and Aly Borromeo
Plus two of the 69 hunks who will join them:
Sebastian Castro (L) and Carlo Sawit
Gates will open at 7pm. Show starts at 9pm 😉
The Philippine Azkals
The Philippines is no country for Football Fanatics.
Everytime the World Cup is at fever pitch, the Philippines is one of a few places where life moves on without interest at all in what’s happening to the rest of the soccer-loving globe.
But that impression could possibly (and slowly) change in a few years with the sudden popularity of the Philippine Azkals.
These guys achieved some sort of a miracle when they beat defending champion Vietnam in the AFF Suzuki Cup and entered the semifinals to everyone’s surprise.
The Azkals became overnight celebrities in the Philippines and in an instant, the country got hit by unbridled interest in the sport.
They recently lost in the semifinals to Indonesia and were stopped short of a far more glorious performance.
But it doesn’t stop there. This just could be the turning point that the Philippines needs to strengthen its national football team. I don’t mind if most of the members are half-Pinoy imports (like brothers Phil and James Younghusband plus Neil Etheridge). If they can play more solidly in upcoming tournaments in the region, there is a very good chance that the rest of Asia will treat us as potential contenders and not just punching bags in the sport.
And hopefully, the government can also build at least one football stadium that will pass the standards for international play.
For all of this, credit goes to the Azkals – the Philippine Football Team that could… 😉
My friends at OPMB Worldwide Forums attended the Cosmo Bachelor Bash 2009 at the NBC Tent, Fort Bonifacio last night and the sizzling hot event was a big success. The girls (and gays) came in full force as they wildly cheered the guys who paraded in various states of undress.
The focus, though, was on this year’s Ten Centerfolds. The absence of 2 (actors Sid Lucero and Joem Bascon) of the 10 was hardly felt as the 69 other guys more than made up for the no-shows.
Here are some of the photos from the big event, particularly 8 of this year’s 10 centerfolds.
GMA hunk Aljur Abrenica
ABS-CBN hunk Gerald Anderson
GMA hunk JC Tiuseco
ABS-CBN hunk Ejay Falcon
GMA hunk & Brazilian/Japanese model Akihiro Sato
Brazilian/Japanese model & new Close-Up guy Daniel Matsunaga
GMA hunk & footballer Phil Younghusband
ABS CBN Hunk Xian Lim
Here is the video of the 8 centerfold guys while parading during the event organized by Cosmopolitan Philippines.
If you want to see more of these guys and the 69 other hunks plus the other video too hot for this blog, click here.
Images and Video courtesy of Bruce Casanova and Jory Rivera of OPMB Worldwide Forums.
Scene from a previous Cosmo Bachelor Bash
For those eagerly anticipating this annual eye-candy-filled party, the 2009 Cosmopolitan Bachelor Bash is scheduled this coming September 10, 2009 (Thursday) at the NBC Tent in Bonifacio Global City.
This year’s Top 10 Centerfolds, together with 69 other hunky guys, will be present in their half-stripped glories to continue the tradition started by Cosmopolitan Philippines eight years ago.
The Top 10 Hotties, er, honorees for 2009 are:
& Phil Younghusband
& Sid Lucero
Akihiro Sato (now part of GMA-7)
& Daniel Matsunaga (see him in the new Close-Up commercial with KC Concepcion)
Grab a copy of the September 2009 issue of Cosmopolitan Philippines and you can get a chance to win a pair of tickets to the big event next week! Otherwise, you can register to become a member of cosmo.ph’s online community to join the raffling of tickets.
Cosmopolitan Philippines September 2009 special issue with Carla Abellana and Gerald Anderson on the main cover and bonus Cosmomen booklet, respectively.
Image courtesy of Cosmopolitan Philippines.