Styled by Edlene Cabral
Assisted by Jerico Villamonte
Grooming by Omar Ermita
Set design by Princess Barretto
Bartolomé Alberto Mott, better known asTom Rodriguez (born on October 1, 1987) is a Filipino-American actor and reality TV contestant. He is known for being on Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up and his roles in Be Careful With My Heart and Temptation Island. He is currently starring as Vincent Soriano in My Husband’s Lover on GMA Network.
He is from Catbalogan City, Samar, Philippines and later migrated to the United States when he was 12 years old with his parents. Tom was born in Olongapo City, Philippines to an American serviceman father and a Filipina mother.
One of six siblings, Tom moved with his two brothers and three sisters with their mom to Pinabacdao, Samar (where their mom hails from) but they grew up in nearby Catbalogan City, also in Samar, where Tom studied at St. Mary’s College of Catbalogan (formerly Sacred Heart College) from kindergarten to high school. Then, the family migrated to San Francisco where he took up Digital Animation but found it hard to find a job there. Tom is multi-lingual, able to fluently speak English, Tagalog and Waray-Waray (the language spoken in his hometown in Samar).
Career and acting
After his eviction from Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up, he signed under Star Magic and took the stage name Tom Rodriguez. He made his television debut in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: My Cheating Heart.
In 2010, Rodriguez had a small role in an episode of Maalaala Mo Kaya with Angel Locsin. He and his fellow Pinoy Big Brother: Double Up housemates were cast in Your Song‘s summer episode Isla. He later played the love interest of Valerie Concepcion in Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Love Me Again. He also joined all male-singing group VoizBoys replacing Ronnie Liang, who was pulled out from the group because he has an existing contract to do an album as a solo artist. He made his film debut in Here Comes The Bride and later appeared in the film Petrang Kabayo.
Later in 2011, Tom was cast in the remake film of Temptation Island in 1980 where he gained his fame, success and the key to him having a great career ahead of him. The movie was debuted on July, 2011 and made it to the box office hitting 60 million. The movie were showered with numerous high ratings and excellent receptions from certain critics. Rodriguez’s character pairing with GMA artist Marian Rivera played as one of the sexy and glamourous roles in the movie that had explicitly. He played the new version of Umberto that made him being one of the new twist in story from the old film as a server on an exclusive luxurious yacht shot in the beautiful scenic Manila Bay. Marian Rivera’s character (Christina G.) played as the seductive girlfriend tempting Umberto later in the movie.
He recently played Simon Escalante in TV5’steen series My Driver Sweet Lover. Rodriguez appeared in the ABS-CBN‘s hit drama series Angelito: Batang Ama as a regular. In the year 2012, he appeared in the movie The Reunion and in the hit daytime soap Be Careful with My Heart. He plays Jeff Macavinta as the father of Aiza Seguerra‘s character, Cristina Rose’ s son, Pocholo.
He is currently active and starring as one of the lead roles in a hit rating television drama series titled My Husband’s Lover in the G.M.A. Network.
Tom also has a career in musical theater. He played the title role in the Asian premiere of Disney’s Aladdin which ran from November 16 to December 9, 2012 at the Meralco Theater in Manila.
It was the much awaited opening of the Sunnies By Charlie store at SM Mall of Asia last October 24, 2013. Sunnies by Charlie gave free sunnies to the first 100 guests/visitors of the store that opened around 10 am. Also, free magnum ice cream overflowing all day.
Sunnies by Charlie Brand Ambassador and model Georgina Wilson was present from morning until the store closed. Georgina was supported with her showbiz friends and royalties especially during the VIP evening gala.
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I would personally like to thank SM Men’s Fashion for giving me the opportunity to cover this event with the free invites last October 24, 2013 at SMX Convention Center – DAVID Gandy for SM Men’s Fashion – Philippine Fashion Week Spring Summer 2014.
British Supermodel David Gandy dubbed as the highest paid model in the world is the newest face of THE SM STORE – SM Men’s Fashion.
I was so happy seeing him walk on the runway with that aristocracy level of confidence and was able to take pictures of him doing his much anticipated walk. He showed us how to properly walk on the runway. It was quite a fast one though just circling around the stage and leaving so soon but it was worth seeing him.
One of the highlights of the night of course is SM Men’s newest designs for males from pastel, red, yellow to jewel tone men’s apparel, denim with a twist and of course lots of graphics. Blazers and sweaters all looking good!!!
This was the first time for me watching a show in Philippine Fashion Week with a live Orchestra Playing in the Background. The stage was nice with a glant moving model of a revolver gun barrel enough for a model to fit in inside.
Feel free to browse more pictures from the show! The famous Brazilian/Japanese models did a great job walking on the runway wearing the latest collection from SM Mens.
I had the chance to interview some of the models like Fabinho Ide, Dan Matsunaga, Hideo Muraoka, Osny Fernandez, and DoPrado Rafael and they were all thankful that they had this experience sharing the runway with David Gandy and thankful to everyone who watched the show as well.
SM Men’s did a great job with the model selections since most of them exudes confidence in wearing the jackets, blazers, sweaters, coats, etc.
Thanks to BIZU for the macarons served to us while watching the models on the runway.
More pictures coming your way!
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