Sunday, April 22, 2018

Angel's Day


ANGEL’S DAY

          Among the celebrities that graced the covers of magazines, Angel Locsin undoubtedly stand out far above the rest. For more than a decade, she is the favorite of publishers to be the cover girl of their magazines, and, as such, has the most number of covers to date.
 

MOD
          A lovely Chinese Angel, a sporty casual Angel, a tough superheroic Angel (the sexiest Darna ever), and a playful magical Angel, take your pick!
MOD January 28, 2005, April 22, 2005, and March 3, 2006 covers
 
          Whether it’s a close-up smile or a half-body sweet glance, Angel is simply and totally alluring!
MOD February 5, 2007 and July 2009 covers
 
          Look at Angel’s facial expressions. She can be a dove, an eagle, or a seraph in full bloom; subtle, daring or wily; submissive, aggressive, contemplative, Angel can play any role and do it par excellence!
MOD August 2010, January-February 2012 and May 2013 covers

 
MOD GIRL
MOD Girl December 30, 2005 cover
          With truly an angelic face, Angel is every hot-blooded man’s dream girl! Or as in the TV series Imortal and Luna Sangre, even cold-blooded creature’s blood will heat up at her smile.




 
BANNAWAG
          Precocious, inquisitive, naughty, seductive, happy, the many faces of Angel Locsin. She is certainly the favorite actress of Ilocanos, with her numerous Bannawag covers.
Bannawag July 16, 2012, December 24, 2012, June 24, 2013, May 26, 2014, and February 8, 2016
 
COSMOPOLITAN PHILIPPINES
          In fuchsia pink, mysterious black, alluring blue, silvery gray or whatever shade of color there might be; in swimsuit, dressed to kill, game to play, ready to party, or simply a portrait of extreme seduction, Angel is sooooo gorgeous and scorching hot!
Cosmopolitan Philippines March 2008, February 2009, October 2011, December 2012
and May 2014 covers
 
FHM PHILIPPINES
          Whichever pose you look at her, Angel is the embodiment of sexiness. Nay, more than sexiness, she is a heavenly creature, a modern Aphrodite, a nymph of light brighter than bright. Oh what adjectives can lexicographers invent for thee, dearest Angel?
FHM Philippines October 2003, October 2005 and May 2010 covers
 
GADGETS
          Angelic, from youth to maturity, half-body close-up or full-body posture. Truly unique in every way
Gadgets July 2005 and June 2011 covers

 
MEG
          The kalog and the sophisticated, which Angel do you like? It doesn’t matter really. She’s an Angel!
Meg May 2008 and December 2011 covers

 
MEGA
          Side view or front view, no matter how you look at Angel, she’s Mega-beautiful!
Mega April 2008 and May 2009 covers
 
PREVIEW
          Quite a different look, with glamour or not, in shade or sunlight, an Angel will still caught the beholder’s eyes.
Preview August 2008 and March 2012 covers
 
SENSE & STYLE
          Indeed heaven-sent, to complete man’s destiny, the essential of his being. Oh Angel, guide my sense that I may only see beauty in all forms and styles.
Sense & Style May 2010 and June 2012


WOMAN TODAY
          Burst of laughter or mere smile, it doesn’t matter if you are touched by an Angel, you will absolutely get high.
Woman Today April 2010 and June 2012 covers

 
HIGH-TECH ANGEL
          If you have Angel and high-tech gadgets with you, you’d probably be in cloud nine!
Mobile Philippines November 2006, and T3 July 2008 covers


RIDE WITH THE ANGEL
          Angel with a motorcycle? Clear the road! Blow the horns! Come ride with Heaven’s Rider!
Motorcycle Vol. 5 No. 6, and Speed August 2011 covers
 
More to follow 
 
 
 
 
 
 


Saturday, March 31, 2018

LOOK-ALIKES ON THE COVERS


        Browsing through hundreds, no thousands, of magazine covers, I found similarities of how the covers were presented, the angles, the features, and of course the persons on the cover. Yes, the persons on the covers that seemingly the mirror image of another – look-alikes.
        Since my high school days, I ostensibly developed some kind of mental retentivity. Recalling things that I have seen is a part of this. Using this ability, I tried collecting the images of magazine covers with similar features. Believe me, there are many.



          Vic Sotto, the “Bossing,” looks like a cross between two Georges: George Clooney (probably more at present with the older Sotto) and George Harrison (minus the mustache when Sotto was younger).
Vic Sotto (with Nikki Gil) on the cover of Bannawag (December 15, 2014),
George Clooney on the cover of People (May 12, 2015),
and George Harrison on the cover of TV Guide (December 29 – January 4, 2001)


          One is a legend in pocket billiards and the other in martial arts. Except for the lines in the forehead, Django Bustamante can certainly mimic a move or two of Jet Li, with a cue stick instead of a sword.
Django Bustamante on the cover of Inside Pool (September 2010)
and Jet li on the cover of Inside Kung-Fu (October 2004)

 
          Is Alden Richards a look-alike of John Lloyd Cruz? Well, here’s looking and believing.

John Lloyd Cruz (with Angel Locsin) on the cover of Bannawag (February 2, 2012)
and Alden Richards on the cover of Inside Showbiz (October 2015)

  
          This one is very much fascinating and intriguing. I need not say more, just take a look.

Robin Padilla on the cover of Esquire Philippines (February 2017)
and Johnny Depp (as Captain Jack Sparrow) on the cover of Rolling Stone (July 13-27, 2006)


 
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LOOK-ALIKES ON THE COVERS


        Browsing through hundreds, no thousands, of magazine covers, I found similarities of how the covers were presented, the angles, the features, and of course the persons on the cover. Yes, the persons on the covers that seemingly the mirror image of another – look-alikes.
        Since my high school days, I ostensibly developed some kind of mental retentivity. Recalling things that I have seen is a part of this. Using this ability, I tried collecting the images of magazine covers with similar features. Believe me, there are many.


          They say Sarah Lahbati looks like Angelina Jolie. Take a look at Lahbati’s two magazine covers and compare it to Jolie’s. Judge for yourselves.
Sarah Labahti on the covers of Yes! (March 2011) and Esquire Philippines (November 2016),
and Angelina Jolie on the cover of Premiere (October 2004)
 
          Many are also saying that KC Concepcion looks like Jewel Mische or vice versa. Again, compare their cover pages and ponder.
KC Concepcion on the cover of Metro (April 2011)
and Jewel Mische on the cover of UNO (December 2008)


          Here are two beautiful, sexy and athletically fit ladies with a very similar look and outlook, Sam Pinto and Iya Villania.
Sam Pinto on the cover of Total Fitness (October 2010)
and Iya Villania on the cover of Health Today (February 2012)


          A comparison of exotic beauty and sexiness, Ryza Cenon and Kylie Verzosa.
Ryza Cenon on the cover of FHM Philippines (May 2013)
and Kylie Verzosa on the cover of Mega (June 2017)



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Friday, March 30, 2018

LOOK-ALIKES ON THE COVERS



        Browsing through hundreds, no thousands, of magazine covers, I found similarities of how the covers were presented, the angles, the features, and of course the persons on the cover. Yes, the persons on the covers that seemingly the mirror image of another – look-alikes.
        Since my high school days, I ostensibly developed some kind of mental retentivity. Recalling things that I have seen is a part of this. Using this ability, I tried collecting the images of magazine covers with similar features. Believe me, there are many.


          What beauty to behold! It doubles as they unfold! Donita Rose and Daisy Reyes..... The seeking eyes and the pouting lips, no mortal man can resist. And one more coincidence to spice up this post, they have the same initials “D. R.”
Donita Rose on the cover of MOD (May 21, 2004)
and Daisy Reyes on the cover of Vanity Magazine (January 2015).


          Kathryn Bernardo and Nadine Lustre, again, may I ask: “Are they sisters by any means?” For it seems every inch of one is clone of the other, even the twinkling of the eyes and the bedimpled smiles.
Kathryn Bernardo on the cover of Bannawag (December 19, 2011)
and Nadine Lustre on the cover of Metro (March 2016)


          So young and so hot, two beautiful lasses, one laughing and the other contemplating, both enjoying life on the opposite sides of the world. Yet they share many similarities. Hmmm.....
Bea Binene on the cover of Total Girl (April 2012)
and Selena Gomez on the cover of Sugar (December 2010)

Bea Binene on the cover of Total Girl (April 2012)
and Selena Gomez on the cover of Girlfriend (July 2013)



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Thursday, March 29, 2018

LOOK-ALIKES ON THE COVERS



        Browsing through hundreds, no thousands, of magazine covers, I found similarities of how the covers were presented, the angles, the features, and of course the persons on the cover. Yes, the persons on the covers that seemingly the mirror image of another – look-alikes.
        Since my high school days, I ostensibly developed some kind of mental retentivity. Recalling things that I have seen is a part of this. Using this ability, I tried collecting the images of magazine covers with similar features. Believe me, there are many.


          The witty and beautiful Shawn Yao, incomparable. Asian women, though, so they say, have many distinctive yet similar facial features. Take a look at these magazine covers and notice that Miss Yao is somewhat a cross between Zhang Ziyi and Michelle Yeoh. Well, they all had Chinese ancestry and exotic beauty.
Shawn Yao on the cover of Philippines Free Press (July 17, 2010),
and Zhang Ziyi and Michelle Yeoh on the covers of Inside Kung Fu (September 2001 and July 2009)


          In these four comparisons between Iza Calzado and Jennifer Garner, one would wonder, could they have shared the same genes in a common ancestry? The first covers show the angle like they were frames taken from a film a few notches apart; the second, two look-alike beautiful, sexy and well-fit ladies; the third, Iza Calzado looks like a younger version of Jennifer Garner, and the fourth, the eyes and the cheekbones tell it all. Indeed, the press may well pick-up that Iza Calzado is the “Jennifer Garner of the Philippines.” Hurrah to Reyna Amihan of Encantadia and Marvel's Elektra!
Iza Calzado on the cover of MOD (April 2012)
and Jennifer Garner on the cover of People (February 29, 2016)

Iza Calzado on the cover of Runners Philippines (September 2010)
and Jennifer Garner on the cover of InStyle (October 2014)

Iza Calzado on the cover of Bannawag (March 26, 2012)
and Jennifer Garner on the cover of Vanity Fair (February 2016)

Iza Calzado on the cover of Breakfast (April-May 2012)
and Jennifer Garner (as Elektra) on the cover of Starlog (February 2005)


          Amalia Fuentes was labeled the “Elizabeth Taylor of the Philippines” during her prime. The following magazine covers bare witness to the comparison.
Amalia Fuentes on the cover of Zoom Komiks (August 3, 1968),
and Elizabeth Taylor on the covers of Life (February 25, 1972 and October 6, 1961)
and The Hollywood Reporter (April 8, 2011)


          Yet another conjunction occurs between Amalia Fuentes with Natalie Wood. Awesome!
Amalia Fuentes on the cover of Liwayway (January 6, 1969)
and Natalie Wood on the cover of Life (June 15, 1962)


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Wednesday, March 28, 2018

LOOK-ALIKES ON THE COVERS




        Browsing through hundreds, no thousands, of magazine covers, I found similarities of how the covers were presented, the angles, the features, and of course the persons on the cover. Yes, the persons on the covers that seemingly the mirror image of another – look-alikes.
        Since my high school days, I ostensibly developed some kind of mental retentivity. Recalling things that I have seen is a part of this. Using this ability, I tried collecting the images of magazine covers with similar features. Believe me, there are many.


          This one will create goosebumps as you look at it. More than half a century apart, but the resemblance is extraordinary. Behold Marlene Dauden and Judy Ann Santos.
Marlene Dauden on the cover of Movie Confidential (August 1959)
and Judy Ann Santos on the cover of MOD (December 2012)

          Cristina Crisol and Carminia Villaroel were just a few years older than the other. They have the most beautiful faces; no one can compare to them during their prime. Both had sweet and alluring smiles. They may have taken a different path in their career, but their faces left unforgettable memories on the minds of those who witness them onscreen. One may even mingle the images and discover so many similarities in beauty.
Cristinal Crisol on the cover of Bagong Babae (August 6, 1985)
and Carmina Villaroel on the cover of The Youngster (March 1988)

Cristinal Crisol on the cover of Dalaga (July 1985)
and Carmina Villaroel on the cover of MOD (September 4, 2006)
Cristinal Crisol on the cover of Pic (October 1986)
and Carmina Villaroel on the cover of Mr. & Ms. (October 21, 1997)

          There are ladies with whom it’s hard to find a look-alike, because their beauty is quite unique. Chynna Ortaleza is an example. Yet, I still found one in the person of Miss Fort Ilocandia 2005, Abby Cruz.
Chynna Ortaleza on the cover of Pump Issue #1 (July 2005)
and Abby Cruz on the cover of MOD Summer Special (April 2005)
 

          Here again, the smiles give it all. Oh that sweetness and charm, and they come in twos. Wouldn’t you mistake Regine Tolentino and Coleen Garcia for mother and daughter, nay sisters.
Regine Tolentino on the cover of Savvy (October 6, 1997)
and Coleen Garcia on the cover of Bannawag (September 7, 2015)


          Recorded forever in the cover pages of Sexy Movie Star Komiks Magazine, the sexy look-alikes of the late 1990s, Rita Magdalena and Glydel Mercado.
Rita Magdalena and Glydel Mercado
on the covers of Sexy Movie Star Komiks Magazine (September 9 and November 11, 1997)




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Monday, March 26, 2018

LOOK-ALIKES ON THE COVERS



        Browsing through hundreds, no thousands, of magazine covers, I found similarities of how the covers were presented, the angles, the features, and of course the persons on the cover. Yes, the persons on the covers that seemingly the mirror image of another – look-alikes.
        Since my high school days, I ostensibly developed some kind of mental retentivity. Recalling things that I have seen is a part of this. Using this ability, I tried collecting the images of magazine covers with similar features. Believe me, there are many.


          This is looking at Judy Ann Santos with a different perspective, that is the sensual and the sexy. Ang when you look at Piel Morena on the Sexy Movie Star cover page, not knowing this blog, you would probably mistake her for Juday.
Judy Ann Santos on the cover of MOD (December 25, 2006)
and Piel Morena on the cover of Sexy Movie Star Komiks Magazine (September 16, 1997)


          When you cut a Coca-cola bottle exactly in half from top to bottom, it’s like you created twins. Priscilla Almeda and Nini Jacinto, well, throw the sliced bottle away. Here you see the same anatomical features, eye brows, eyes, nose, philtrum, lips, chin, neck, breasts and body.
Priscilla Almeda on the cover of FHM Philippines (November 2011)
and Nini Jacinto on the cover of Seksi Love Beat (September 25, 1995)


          Here’s a three-way analogy between Dia Diamante, Angeline Quinto and Jessica Sanchez. Again, the facial features give the defining points.
Dia Diamante on the cover of Dalaga (August 1985),
Angeline Quinto on the cover of Flique (October 2012),
and Jessica Sanchez on the cover of Style Weekend (January 10, 2014)

          Julia Montes was still a little girl when Reina Elizabeth Escudero became MOD magazine’s 15th Anniversary cover girl, but their looks bare resemblance.
Julia Montes on the cover of Meg (May 2012)
and Reina Elizabeth Escudero on the cover of MOD (15th Anniversary issue, October 1999)


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Sunday, March 25, 2018

LOOK-ALIKES ON THE COVERS



        Browsing through hundreds, no thousands, of magazine covers, I found similarities of how the covers were presented, the angles, the features, and of course the persons on the cover. Yes, the persons on the covers that seemingly the mirror image of another – look-alikes.
        Since my high school days, I ostensibly developed some kind of mental retentivity. Recalling things that I have seen is a part of this. Using this ability, I tried collecting the images of magazine covers with similar features. Believe me, there are many.



          Sometimes, the right posture, the instance of smile, the aura of the eyes, the twitch of the dimples, the correct angle, blend together and the camera can capture conjunctions between two entirely different images, but are set aside until someone discovers them. Here, if we do not know them, Angel Locsin could be mistaken as Lovi Poe’s sister, vice versa.
Angel Locsin and Lovie Poe
on the covers of Bannawag (February 8, 2016 and January 9, 2012)


          Next is a similarity already known, Angel Locsin and Glaiza de Castro. The latter, if I’m not mistaken, used to play Locsin’s double when she was still with GMA 7. Though, the angle of the camera and facial mood still need to be aligned to produced a believable look-alike.
Angel Locsin on the cover of Cosmopolitan Philippines (December 2012)
and Glaiza de Castro on the cover of Spotted Philippines (September 2015)


          Is it possible to string up a chain of look-alikes? Let’s start with Angel Locsin. Her face is quite uniquely beautiful, but again with the right facial angle and posture, Andi Eigenmann can be a perfect look-alike.
Angle Locsin on the cover of FHM Philippines (May 2010)
and Andi Eigenmann on the cover of Speed (October 2010)


          Next we connect Andi Eigenmann with Michelle Madrigal with a gaze and slightly daring lips. Ohh la la!
Andi Eigenmann on the cover of MOD (August 2011)
and Michelle Madrigal on the cover of Maxim Philippines (December 2006)

          Changing the dare into a melancholic tease would connect Michelle Madrigal with Nikki Gil. Subtle but enough.
Michelle Madrigal on the cover of FHM Philippines (April 2011)
and Nikki Gil on the cover of Manual (August 2008)

          A wide grin smiles and slight show of skin will connect Nikki Gil with Toni Gonzaga. Believe it or not!
Nikki Gil on the cover of Cosmopolitan Philippines (December 2013)
and Toni Gonzaga on the cover of Women’s Health Philippines (July 2012)


          In awe, indeed. Toni Gonzaga connects with Georgina Wilson with such a simple nod of the head.
Toni Gonzaga on the cover of Preview (April 2011)
and Georgina Wilson on the cover of Bannawag (November 12, 2012)


          Ah, we’ve managed to make a “look-alike” connection between ladies who couldn’t have possibly have been look-alikes, and a string at that. The wonders of magazine covers. For the perfect finale, Georgina Wilson connects with Katrina Law with an anxious look.
Georgina Wilson on the cover of Maven (May-June 2011)
and Katrina Law of the cover of Fine (March 2017)

 

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