The July issue of #PARCINQBeauty features seven new faces from the fashion industry highlighting the works of celebrity hairstylist, Mycke Arcano.
“These guys in the shoot are very close to my heart. I’ve done their hair for the past few months and I’m really glad that they agreed to join me in this shoot” Mycke said. He also aims to push men’s hairstyle forward. “It’s not as evident as it is to fix your hair for men. I hope to normalize men’s hairstyling same with women’s hairstyling” he mentioned.
Let's get to know the male muses featured in this shoot:
1. Volleyball star player turned actor Genesis Redido
22-year-old Genesis was once a student athlete who played for University of Santo Tomas. But times have changed after the country was hit by a global pandemic which affected the lives of everyone including Genesis. With games being suspended, he opted to take a different path and ventured into acting.
This former volleyball player joined the bandwagon of the rise of Boys Love BL series in the country and starred in his first show In Between. This was followed by another BL series Meet Me Outside. He is also a model and recently posed for PARCINQ FRESH! June cover.
2. Fresh Face Carlos Tingcungco
Along with Genesis, Carlos also known as ‘Kaloy’ co-starred in the BL series Meet Me Outside which sparked conversation in social media. He recently signed up with GMA as a new Kapuso star. Kaloy describes himself as young and naive in the industry. He did photo shoots for different magazines and TVCs with different brands. Kaloy is starting to make a name for himself.
Recently, his shoot along with Genesis was featured in Vogue Italia.
3. Chinito hearthrob Kurt Ong
A familiar face to everyone as he was once a celebrity actor and former Mr. Chinatown 2014. Kurt took a hiatus from showbusiness to study mandarin in China. And now back in the business, he is now ready to take the world of modelling again.
“I’m really happy to be back now. I’ve missed modelling so much.” He said.
4. Bidaman and Singer Lennard Angat
Lennard was a former contestant in Bidaman, a segment of noontime show It’s Showtime. Although he did not make it to the finals, he still does modelling on the side and is also an influencer. He is also a singer and loves playing guitar.
“When Mycke invited me in this shoot I immediately said yes cause I really enjoyed working with him” He added.
He is part of Empire/Mercator talent agency owned by the queen maker Jonas Gaffud.
5. Dashing Flight attendant Mark Go
Mark is a graduate of architecture in University of Santo Tomas. He is currently a flight attendant in Philippine Airlines but he had to shift reconnect to architecture due to the COVID-19 pandemic and started creating draft designs for an international company. He does modelling on the side and is also a social media influencer.
“I’m really happy to be part of this shoot and thankful to Mycke, my longtime friend, who tapped me today” He said.
6. Your Boy Next Door Cutie Stacey Balagtas
Starting his career in the modelling industry, Stacey is a graduate of Communication Arts in University of Santo Tomas. He was also a part of Manila Frontrow Basketball, a team in the professional league Maharlika Pilipinas Basketball League (MPBL).
He also does shoots for different brands and is a social media influencer.
7. Speech Pathologist Dennis Gascon
Fresh and young in the industry, Dennis started his career when he joined a pageant during his college days. Now a speech pathologist, he still does modeling on the side.
“While I’m on the medical field now, I still do modelling. I get to meet new people and have shoots and collaborations. It’s really fun actually” He added.
WORDS by Alvin James Carino
PHOTOGRAPHY by Philip Vargas
FASHION FILM by Ian Francisco
Genesis Redido, Kaloy Tingcungco, Kurt Ong, Lennard Angat, Stacey Balagtas, Dennis Gascon, Mark Go
FASHION by LightShineWhite, Ryan Chris and Jourdan Cordero
STYLING by Team Mesmyrrhized, Myrrh Lao To, Mack Bersalona and Joshua Galang
GROOMING by Jason Delos Reyes, Janell Capuchino and MJ Bornales
HAIR STYLING ASSISTANT Sophia Esmiller
SPECIAL THANKS TO
Mau De Leon of Empire/Mercator (for Kaloy and Lennard), Jenifer Ira-Soriente (for Genesis)
SHOT ON LOCATION Zoomburst Studios