Mark Ortega is just like your favorite cup of coffee: addictive, hot, and hits the right spot. Feel the heat when this Coffee Prince walks the runway at Cherry Poppin’ – The 3rd Party on February 25 at One Canvas Events Place in Makati (get tickets here:

Mark works his magic behind coffee shop counters as a barista. “I love making a perfect cup of coffee with my heart into it,” he shares. In the kitchen, Mark will willingly and lovingly cook for someone he fancies. He is definitely drawn to handsome chinitos that are hardworking, tidy (especially at home), and just the right kind of clingy. If you think you fit the profile, we say bid for this guy.

For a first date, he’s up for something simple, like eating outside and watching a movie. Just don’t be late or arrogant, or else you’ll turn him off. His turn-ons? “He just needs to be himself and be proud of who he is,” Mark says. Is he your cup of tea (or coffee)? Read more below and decide!

What’s your biggest dream in life?
My biggest dream is to travel abroad. Locally though, I would like to visit Batanes, Palawan, and Davao. When I travel, I like to explore places and try exotic food.

In what ways can people help raise awareness and understanding of HIV?
We can help raise awareness and understanding of HIV by giving advice to our circle of friends.

What are you looking forward to in Cherry Poppin’ 3, and what should the attendees expect during the event?
I’m looking forward to lots of fun and entertainment.

Up for a cup and conversation with Mark? Meet him at Cherry Poppin’ 3 – The 3rd Party on February 25, Saturday, at the One Canvas Events Place, 2235 Don Chino Roces Ave., Brgy. San Lorenzo, Makati City. Party starts at 8 p.m.

For tickets, log on to For reservations and queries, you may contact 0917-860-8244. Proceeds from the event will fund the opening of a new community center by LoveYourself this year.

Text by Jean Natividad
Photos by Mark Alvarez
Make-up by MAC Cosmetics