They're both young, talented, and utterly irresistible.
One is a 20-year-old Fil-Am who is one of ABS-CBN's most prized male talents, while the other is a 19-year-old pure Pinoy who is being groomed as GMA-7's next big leading man.
The Cosmopolitan Bachelor Bash, which was held last September 10, ignited a word war in Cosmo.ph between the fans of Gerald Anderson and Aljur Abrenica.
Gerald and Aljur are two of the 10 Centerfolds who made it to Cosmopolitan Magazine's 2009 "Cosmo Men" supplement, which features only the hottest young male celebrities in the country at the moment.
The mestizo Kapamilya star may have landed on the cover of "Cosmo Men," and owned the finale during the Bachelor Bash event. But loyal Kapuso fans claim that all-Pinoy Aljur is worthy of cover boy-status, too, and more so because he gave quite a show by drenching himself with a bottle of mineral water onstage.
In Gerald's behind-the-scenes video on Cosmo.ph (click here to watch video), comments abound about why he's the "hotter" hunk between the two. "Go, go, go, Gerald, at least ikaw 'di na kailangan magbuhos ng tubig para tilian," posted one reader.
To which one of the Aljur fans responded (click here to watch video), "Go Aljur, hope 'kaw mag-win sa Cosmo Hunk, ang ganda ng body mo at pure Pinoy ang mukha, di tulad ni Gerald gwapo siya kaya lang hindi proportioned yung katawan nya."
Both actors have come to accept that as they mature in the biz, their "images" are bound to go sexier. Aljur himself is comfortable with this shift. He said himself during his Centerfold shoot, "Sa palagay ko yung mga roles na binibigay sa akin habang tumatagal paseksi ng paseksi. From the very start naman ng showbiz career ko, nanalo kasi ako ng Ultimate Hunk sa Starstruck, so, kailangan ko talagang gampanan."
Gerald, on the other hand, while accepting that he has to mature from his teenimage, never thought he'd land on the sizzling cover of "Cosmo Men."
The former housemate of Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition Plus said, "Being part of Cosmo is something I never imagined myself doing. Talagang wow! It's a big honor for me."