Bolitas Celebrity: Rocky Salumbides may bolitas?
Status: In House
Real Name: Alvin Kirby Salumbides
Origin: Lanao del Norte
Birthdate: August 30, 1980
Occupation: Former Balut Vendor to a International Model
Civil Status: Single
Hobbies: Boxing, Basketball, training Dogs
Rocky Salumbides is a Filipino model, one of the winners in MTV Fashionista awards in 2004 and represented the Philippines in Best Model of the World in Istanbul, Turkey on the same year.
Not that many people are familiar with Rocky Salumbides, he is one of 2008 Cosmopolitan Centerfolds in the Cosmomen supplement, found in the September issue of Cosmopolitan Philippines. This 28-year-old hunk is busy making waves in the international scene, he is reportedly the first Filipino to have a contract model from Ford modeling agency in New York and has graced catwalks in Milan, London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and China, to name a few.
Rocky comes from humble beginnings, reportedly having been a balut vendor and construction worker in his native Cavite before he was discovered. A model since 2004, he had represented the country in the Best Model of the World contest in Istanbul, Turkey in December of the same year. He was also part of MTV’s Fashionista awards that year. Rocky then moved to even greater modeling stints, being a favorite of international designers.
Let’s try to find out what goes on behind the well-built and gorgeously dark façade of this international model.
How does it feel to be one of this year’s Celebrity Centerfolds?
Nakakatuwa, kasi nung first time ko, hindi ako kasama sa Top Ten. Kasama lang ako sa 69, three years ago siguro. Tapos this year, nung nalaman kong gusto nila akong masama sa Top Ten, honored ako na masama sa grupo.
Describe your nude photoshoot.
Kasalanan ng agent ko ‘yun eh (chuckles). Okay lang, nakaka-nerbiyos kasi hindi ko ine-expect na wala akong isusuot dun sa shoot. Okay naman, na-carry ko naman.
What attributes do you think girls like about you?
I’m tall, dark, and handsome.
What part of your body are you most proud of?
Sabi nila proportioned daw ‘yung katawan ko tingnan—sa ramp, sa picture.
How did you prepare for the shoot?
Actually kararating ko lang noon galing abroad. So ‘yung mind ko naka-focus pa sa trabaho. Pagdating ko, nung sinabi sa’kin ng agent ko na may shoot ako, prepared pa rin ako. Hindi ako napahinga.
Any special diet?
Wala naman. Kain lang nang kain. Pagkain lang ang puhunan ng katawan.
Are you a sporty person?
Oo. Ngayon nag-enroll ako ng boxing. Tapos I play basketball.