Feeling the heat?
Meet delectable PINOY hottie - KEN ESCUDERO, fresh from the oven.
He has just wowed audience at home and abroad with his compelling portrayal of ENZO, a lovelorn hunk who's desperately fighting his "inner demons" from a tortuous romance.
ENZO has a more-than-platonic-friendship with his male childhood friend, who in turn has the hoots for another girl.
To portray ENZO who's nursing an unspoken love requires a lot of pain, but KEN ESCUDERO delivered his task with aplomb.
This arthouse indie is SIKIL and it's directed by ace director RONI BERTUBIN and executive produced by JO JO BARRON.
Critics say KEN is beautiful, this CUTIEPIE with that doleful boyish look.
He's likened to a hapless pup in peak form - an unwilling HERO or SEX SYMBOL, whatever you may wish to call KEN.
And that's what his mentor-cum-manager, JO JO BARRON described him.
KEN ESCUDERO can give HARRY LAUREL, the one other PINOY sex icon a run for his money.
In fact, he's working a lot more than HARRY LAUREL who has temporarily shifted his gear to casinos-invested MACAU, for whatever-he-maybe-doing there.
Modeling in MACAU? I've yet to hear of this one.
Whetting people's appetites and oozing immense sex appeal aren't priorities in KEN's life.
Gratification comes from being respected for your brain and your latent talent.
KEN ESCUDERO had bagged the title MR. PHILIPPINE INTERNATIONAL in 2006.
He went on to represent PHILIPPINES in the MR. INTERNATIONAL FINALS in SINGAPORE that year and did his country proud by taking home the MR. PHOTOGENIC award.
At 22 he is also armed with a BACHELOR DEGREE in MARINE TRANSPORTATION, so he ain't anybody's fool.
He loves movies, basketball, reading and strumming the guitar.
And boy, this dude can sing!
He loves to gesticulates and ejaculates with the occasional outbursts of:
"I LOVE TO SING!
I LOVE TO ACT!
BOTH ARE PURE ENERGY AND I WOULDN'T WANT TO MISS THESE OUT FOR THE WORLD!"
The list would go on for KEN ESCUDERO, the "feel good" celebrity hunk.
He may be a relative newbie in show business, but the past year saw him in a lead role in an arthouse film, a sprinkle of theater performances, amongst them GREASE plus a "crunch" of two soap operas.
Progressive and definitely with more to come.
The only thing KEN has to contend with is the myriad of backstabbing, professional jealousies, bitching and mayhem in this flimsy industry of make-belief entertainment.
Not forgetting the two timing PLASTIC people aplenty.
But he sees a competent manager in JO JO BARRON who guides and charts his career path.
Despite being cool and discreet, the admirable thing about KEN is his disarming frankness to difficult questions.
THIS INTERVIEW IS UNRATED AND UNCENSORED, SO PLEASE READ WITH AN OPEN MIND:
I am only 22, he says, the only son in my family comprising also of my dad, mum and two other siblings.
YES, I am dating a special someone at this moment.
YES, I have had a few unsucessful relationships prior to this one. TO LOVE AND BE LOVED is of supreme importance to me.
YES, let's not be hypocritical about this. Everybody enjoys great sex, to be honest. I am a homebody at heart and do not hang out much, except when I am hitting the gym.
Sex is an expression of love, of a shared physical intimacy between two people in love. I lost my virginity at the age of 15. No regrets - but for me, if you are not in love with that someone, then don't even think about exploring sex.
YES,I have read a lot about the wonders of KAMA SUTRA.
MY FAVORITE POSITIONS?
On a scale of 1 to 10, my favorites would be the missionary and the doggie stances ...(laughing). These positions allow for deeper penetration from my own experiences . (He jests and winks mischievously).
YES, I am physically well endowed (he demonstrates this with an 8 using his fingers, lo and behold. He brandishes a broad impish grin).
And NO, penile size is immaterial as love and techniques should be the pre-requisites to mutually enjoying wonderful sex with your partner.
YES, my soulmate has to be really hip, smart and understanding.
YES, I love SINGING. I believe I have a competent voice, and aspire to cut an album soon. I am a devout fan of JERICHO ROSALES as he is one great actor cum singer to emulate.
YES, I had accepted a role in a gay genre indie film called SIKIL as a stepping stone to an acting career. I had no qualms about being stark NAKED on the screen, as this is part of my acting profession.
YES, i want a variety of challenging roles and I always look forward to doing the occasional theater acting. I have just completed two prime time soaps with the GMA and ABS-CBN networks.
KEN ESCUDERO thinks that HAPPINESS is a byproduct of love, peace and joy to the world and he wants to spread this goodwill around.
He is ready to move on to the next chapter of his life as a serious actor.
That's one swell guy for sure.
LET'S dedicate this cutesy song to KEN ESCUDERO for his honesty, a song of the 60s, aptly called MY BOY LOLLIPOP:
"MY BOY LOLLIPOP,
YOU MAKE MY HEART GO GIDDY UP,
YOU ARE AS SWEET AS CANDY,
YOU ARE MY SUGAR DANDY.
WOH OH, MY BOY LOLLIPOP,
YOU NEVER, NEVER LEAVE ME
'CAUSE IT COULD GRIEVE ME
MY HEART TOLD ME SO.
I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU, I LOVE YOU SO,
BUT I DON'T WANT YOU TO KNOW,
I NEED YOU, I NEED YOU, I NEED YOU SO,
AND I'LL NEVER LET YOU GO ......"
Feel the beat of this sweet upbeat song?
KEN ESCUDERO is asking you, "SHALL WE DANCE?"
Would you, please?!!
I have uploaded the YOUTUBE VERSION here for your listening pleasure.