In decades past, we used terms like “macho” or “red-blooded” to describe the kind of hulking behavior that men were, on some level, expected to aspire to. This 2019, we introduce you a new wave of male celebrities who are fascinatingly layered enough to break current socially constructed barriers! Meet this year’s #ABSCBNLifestyleHotshots, our select roundup of young men reinventing notions of manhood through their authenticity, vulnerability, and freedom of expression—challenging stereotypes about what it means to be a modern man!
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Produced by Mels Timan | Creative direction by Barry Viloria | Photography by Vyn Radovan | Cinematography by Lui Jimenez and Christina Zabat | Editing by Christina Zabat | Styling by Camille Santiago | Grooming by Angie Cruz for Make Up For Ever | Shot on location at Destino Beach Club Dive Resort And Hotel, Bauan, Batangas | Special thanks to John Brillantes of Reco Models, April del Rosario, Portia Dimla of Star Magic, Olli Sara, Fel Sison-Garcia, The staff of It's Showtime, and Havaianas Philippines