By Claudine Regino
When it comes to face value, ripped bods, and making the ladies go kilig, our Kapamilya stars definitely top the hottie charts. May they be portraying the typical boy-next-door or the antagonistic bad boy, they surely know how to make us fall in love every time. Recently, two dashing Kapamilya hunks stole our hearts anew as the lead stars of Star Cinema's latest rom-com offering Dear Other Self.
As part of her self-discovery in the Veronica Velasco-directed movie, Jodi Sta. Maria (as Becky) goes on to choose between Joseph Marco (as officemate Chris) and Xian Lim (as globetrotter Henry). She meets the two in separate narratives, setting her up to a dilemma like no other. If it were to up to us, though, would it be as difficult? A resounding “Yes, beshie!” Here’s a little boy breakdown to help us go through it more smoothly!
Resident heartthrobs. Past his Chinoy roots that have branded him one hot Chinito property, Xian is the perfect mix of baby-faced and Manly Man with his warm smile and chiseled jawline. Joseph, on the other hand, can easily pull a James Dean with his brushed up hair and brooding look. Either has a gaze that melts, though!
Fitness buffs alert! When it comes to #bodygoals, Xian and Joseph are definitely achievers. Their dedication to fitness slides right in as the reason of their—let's say it—perfection! Xian fits your tall, flawless jock archetype. Joseph, a proud moreno with a six-pack and lean everything, is Greek god Adonis personified!
Bibo versus brooding. Xian, in real life, is one big ball of energy. He is very enthusiastic about everything—including health, traveling, love life, career. (Just check him out in one of Boy Abunda's “Fast Talk” segments with him on TWBA!) On the other hand, Joseph comes off as the more mysterious, reserved lover. He’s still G with random moments of kulitan and harutan, though, if you’ve seen some of his TV guestings on Gandang Gabi Vice!
Jocks in their own right. Ball is definitely life for both Xian and Joseph. Xian even played Team B for the University of the East in the UAAP, after arriving here from the States. Joseph was a basketball and volleyball player since grade five. The two still consider sports and fitness in general as their biggest love next to acting—every now and then, the two discover new activities to stay in shape! There’s motocross for Xian and flag football for Joseph!
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