While American women were debating over whether or not Ryan Gosling should have been declared this year’s Sexiest Man Alive by People Magazine instead of Bradley Cooper, Inquirer Lifestyle was busy swimming in sexiness, too.
We just got curious and tried to find out who Filipinas think has the best abs in the country. A good respite from all that bad news, don’t you think?
We asked women across ages and backgrounds what they thought. Some answers were predictable, others were unexpected.
Our finding: When it comes to abs, for a lot of girls, actor, host and Swatch endorser Derek Ramsay is king.
“My husband, without a doubt!” –Anna Go Chia, PR & Ads manager
“I can’t decide between Piolo or Derek!” –Erika Aquino, PR
“Derek Ramsay has the best abs because he does not try too hard to flaunt them. He may not win a technical contest on the best body and the ideal measurements, but I would pick him for how decent and sexy-looking he is without really trying. He’s macho, but somehow he maintains some refinement and gentlemanliness which is why he gets my vote.” –Joy Buensalido, PR
“Hmm… Used to be Troy Montero! But this generation, Derek Ramsay.”
–Aubrey Miles, actress/model
“Shucks! I don’t know if the other guys’ abs are Photoshopped, eh. I can only base it on those who also work out in Gold’s Gym. Carlos Agassi, although I don’t see him now, had good ones, really defined.”–Ruby Gan, entrepreneur/ weight lifter/mom
“’Nong abs? Nakalimutan ko na yata. The men I see now have flab. Wait! Siguro si Jon Hall. Or Robbie Mananquil, pero nung araw pa. Jon Hall grew his hair. I don’t know if he has abs anymore. Baka gumibap na din.”–Gilda Cordero-Fernando, writer/artist
“Aly Borromeo of the Azkals.” –Cheska Sy, assistant brand manager for Laura Mercier
“Seriously?!! Uso pa ang abs? I prefer the most natural-looking, more like a human being rather than a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle. I have no clear picture right now. The last abs I really looked at was Zanjoe’s in ‘Kimmy Dora.’ And yes, I’d love to see them again in the sequel!”–Eugene Domingo, actress
“Frank Magalona! His are the only ones I’ve seen in real life. They’re just right.” –Pia Magalona, president, FrancisM Clothing Company
“Derek Ramsay, of course.” –Vicki Belo, celebrity doctor/businesswoman
“Phil and James Younghusband.” –Toni Abad, managing partner,
Media Room Inc.
“Ang tunay na lalaki ay walang abs. Charot!” –Tuesday Vargas, actress/ singer
“Marc Nelson has the best washboard abs!” – Miles Montecillo, Senior Account Director, Ogilvy PR
“Derek Ramsay.” – Millie Dizon, VP for marketing communications