Turn up the AC as this Cutie Cosplayer heats up LoveYourself’s date auction event, Cherry Poppin’ – The 3rd Party, on February 25 at One Canvas Events Place in Makati (get tickets here: go.loveyourself.ph/cherrytickets).

Still in his prime at 25, he works for a fine arts magazine. When he’s not brainstorming ideas on sales and strategies, he lounges at home with a good movie and some popcorn. But he’s definitely not your regular home buddy. If he’s not breaking a sweat at the local gym to burn calories, he’s out and about satisfying his guilty pleasure: travel.

His wanderlust for scenic places that tug at the heartstrings says a lot about this marketing manager. Out of all the places he has visited, Barcelona, the historic capital of Spain, tops his list. With its hurried yet relaxed atmosphere, historical sites, and grand display of art and architecture, Barcelona is a city that swept this Cutie Cosplayer off his feet at first sight.

So if you’re scouting local romantic destinations for your date with him, why not consider Vigan’s cobbled streets or Bataan’s Las Casas ruins? How about an international destination, you ask? I’ll let you in on another secret: He dreams of exploring the Historic Sanctuary of Machu Picchu. Now, who wouldn’t be won over by a guy who loves travel and history?

Despite his busy schedule, he was game when asked for a little “fast talk.” Here’s how it went:

Looks or brains?
– Sex appeal

Beach or mountain?
– Beach

Coffee or tea?
– Coffee

Shorter or taller?
– Around my height (FYI, he stands 5’10”)

Lights on or off?
– On

Boxers or briefs?
– None! Haha. Para free.

So much for our attempt to make him crumble under pressure. He just keeps on delivering with his quick wit. But when it gets down to it, he can be downright serious when he says he advocates HIV awareness. He acknowledges that by “being vocal and being more sensitive and accepting with an open mind,” we can do so much to help put a stop to HIV and the stigma that goes with it.

Want more of this Cutie Cosplayer? Catch him on stage at Cherry Poppin’ – The 3rd Party on February 25 at the One Canvas Events Place, 2235 Don Chino Roces Ave., Brgy. San Lorenzo, Makati City. Party starts at 8p.m.

For tickets, log on to go.loveyourself.ph/cherrytickets. 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 Mark Angello Ganon