Boracay is one of the favorite destinations of local
celebrities during summer. The island is famous for its white sand
and calm blue waters— perfect for relaxation. Sleepless nights are for party people. After sunset, each station in Boracay has its own event, so
instead of bar hopping, like in Manila, celebs go station hopping to enjoy
the night away and forget their workloads for a while.
While these stars enjoy the offerings of Boracay, PEP (Philippine Entertainment Portal) is
busy keeping tabs—where they hang out, what they wear, and what they do on the island. This tradition first
started in YES! magazine and now continues in PEP.
This year, PEP made its second to trip Boracay to
give readers a glimpse of what celebrities do on the island during Holy Week.
But first, here's a list of celebrity beach bums frequently spotted taking a break in Boracay in past years.
Katrina Halili. FHM's Most Sexy Katrina Halili proved that she deserved to be on the cover of the men's magazine twice when YES! and PEP spotted her
last year walking around barefoot and wearing only a brown one-piece bikini. On
a different day, Katrina showed off her curves in her zebra print two-piece
This week, Katrina finished a photo shoot for her first
coffee table book. Guess which place she chose for the pictorial.Boracay, of course. In an interview with PEP contributor Nelson
Canlas, Katrina related, "Last year ko pa siyang naisip gawin pero ngayon lang
ako nakapag-decide na, ‘Sige, ito na yung tamang oras.'"
What's the use of being a Cosmopolitan Hunk if Polo Ravales doesn't
show off his nice abs in public? And where
else but at the beach.
Polo said he frequents Boracay Island every
summer, particularly during Holy Week.
Last year, he was spotted by PEP enjoying a cold drink from Jonah's
Fruitshake. He was wearing only shorts,
and an mp3 player plugged in his ears—the perfect look for a guy who has
changed from flabby to hunky. A self-confessed gym buff, Polo has every right to go
topless in Boracay.
Keempee de Leon.
Keempee de Leon is another avid visitor of Boracay during Holy
Week. He may not be known as hunk actor (his popular character in Bahay Mo Ba 'To? is a gay guy named
Harold), Keempee could still boast masculinity while on the beach.
When PEP spotted him last year, Kempee was wearing the usual men's swimwear,
In one of our Boracay gallery photos, the caption went, "Keempee walking
along the fine sand of Boracay in his cargo pants. The comedian was seen
hanging out with a bunch of friends at Jonah's."
Ehra and Michelle Madrigal. Sisters Ehra and Michelle Madrigal also get their yearly dose of
tanned skin in Boracay.
For three consecutive years, including this year, YES!
and PEP saw these two former FHM cover girls flaunting their sexy bodies
along the beach.
After a short photo shoot with the sisters
last year, Michelle shrieked, "Eto yung suot ko last year!" The younger Madrigal sister suddenly got conscious of her beach wardrobe in previous years.
Meanwhile, Ehra explained to PEP contributor Nelson
Canlas why they always go to Boracay during Holy Week. "Karamihan ng friends ko
and family ko nandito rin [sa Boracay], so dito na kami parati kapag Holy Week."
Wendell Ramos. This Bubble Gang mainstay is also a regular beach bum in Boracay.
For several years that YES! had been monitoring the celebrity
sightings in this popular beach, Wendell was featured in its "Boracay
Blast" section every summer.