Wednesday, August 11, 2010
Men 101: Atom Araullo
An online magazine featured 4 males from the ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs team in its 10 cutest newsmen in the Philippines list.
Topping the list of Spot.ph is TV Patrol reporter and Umagang Kay Ganda host Atom Araullo, who was dubbed as the "prettiest newsman on national TV" for his lean frame, mestizo features and boyish charm.
"Atom Araullo has a face that could convince young girls to be more responsible citizens -- as soon as they stop gushing over how cute he is," the website read.
Not only is he cute, he is also athletic and smart, Spot.ph noted. Araullo is an Applied Physics graduate of the University of the Philippines, where he is a well-known activist.
He's also a champion triathlete and trained in soccer, tennis, volleyball, taekwondo, platform diving, mountaineering and underwater diving.
"Indeed, it's a bonus that he's brainy. Because, really, all he has to do to melt our hearts is to go on air. This Atom is certainly the bomb!" Spot.ph said.
Landing on the third spot is Alex Santos, who is a regular on TV Patrol's weekend edition as well as morning show Umagang Kay Ganda. Despite his "salt-and-pepper" hair, Spot.ph said Santos retains his "boy-next-door" appeal.
"Watching him deliver the news on TV Patrol's weekend edition is a pleasant experience -- even if he's dishing out daunting facts...He makes the news more attractive," the website read.
Also on the list are ABS-CBN News Channel (ANC) hosts TJ Manotoc and Paolo Abrera, who ranked 7th and 8th, respectively.
Spot.ph said it "can't point a finger" on their appeal, but found both men sexy nonetheless.
Below is the full list of Spot.ph's 10 cutest newsmen in the Philippines:
1. Atom Araullo (ABS-CBN)
2. Martin Andanar (TV-5)
3. Alex Santos (ABS-CBN)
4. Ivan Mayrina (GMA-7)
5. Paolo Bediones (TV-5)
6. Mark Salazar (GMA-7)
7. TJ Manotoc (ABS-CBN)
8. Paolo Abrera (ABS-CBN)
9. Ferds Recio (GMA-7)
10. Aljo Bendijo (IBC-13, NBN-4 and RPN-9)