Wednesday, August 17, 2011


They say that the gay rumor is one of the standard stories attached to a male celebrity. You are not popular enough if your sexuality has not been questioned in gossip columns.

So I decided to compile the 10 most suspiciously gay men in Philippine showbiz today and present the reasons why people do not think they are straight and the compelling facts that disprove the doubts.

Reason To Believe: Being the most popular actor today, it is but common that Piolo is subjected to the gay issue. He is too perfect to be a man: his body is worth dying for, his is mysteriously handsome, he is a damn good actor, he is kind-hearted and well-mannered. A few gay sex videos scandals, which he denied to be him, came out. He was rumored by Lolit Solis to have had an affair with fellow actor Sam Milby (which ended in a libel suit and Solis asking for public apology) and even to singer Mark Bautista. So far, the public has not seen Piolo involved in a serious relationship with a woman. (Serious here is defined as a relationship not directly connected to a movie or telenovela promo.)

Reason To Doubt: He has fathered a son in his younger days and is now romantically involved the mega daughter KC Concepcion.

An obviously photoshopped image of Piolo and Sam circulated online at the peak of the rumors
that the two are an item.

Reason To Believe: When Sam was still in PBB, the public noticed that he is a deadringer of Piolo Pascual. The Filipino-American actor was the other party involved in the Lolit Solis libel case which forced the latter to ask for public apology. Some straight men think he is gay for leaving his girlfriend actress Anne Curtis.

Reason To Doubt: Sam is really just boyish acting (when he was starting in showbiz), sweet and courteous. Self-confessed gay Uma Khouny claimed that Sam is the father of his sister's first born.

Reason To Believe: Jake is a gay icon. He embodies the sexiness of a man that most Filipino gay men fancy so it is but natural that he is presumed to be one of them. I think it's Jake's flirty eyes and sense of wildness and vanity that alarm everyone's gaydar.

Reason To Doubt: Jake is actually a playboy in real life. He is linked to almost all of his leading ladies including Roxanne Guinoo.

Reason To Believe: Enchong's most noted appreance was in Cosmo 69 Bachelor's Bash a few years ago when the boyish swimmer boldly showed his ass crack. Just like Jake, Enchong's look-- his endearing Chinito face and his toned body-- is every gay man's fantasy. He is a bit on the soft side too when he moves and speaks. Recently, an aspiring actor claimed in Facebook the he had an affair with Enchong. Xavier School boy Nico Ibaviosa is also being linked to him (although I really doubt it if this is true).

Reason To Doubt: There is a very thin line that separates being soft and gay, and Enchong's supporters swear that the heartthrob is just soft and not gay. He is said to be dating his leading lady Erich Gonzales.

Reason To Believe: They say that action speaks louder than words, and for observers, it seems that Raymond's small gestures speak them all. Being a fashionista and a BFF of many fabulous women gives a bad signal too. This twin brother of Richard Gutierrez has neither confirmed nor deny the gay issue in public.

Reason To Doubt: A photo of him tongue-tied with Carla Humphrey has been circulating online. Plus, I think everyone deserves the benefit of the doubt.