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Filipino-Canadian model Paolo Roldan, who posed nude for Vogue Paris, lands Givenchy ad campaign
Published on: Sep 16, 2010 - 4:14pm

Balitang America report on Paolo Roldan

Paolo Roldan, a Filipino-Canadian model, has been in the business for only a year and a half but he has already landed a Givenchy ad campaign, posed nude in Vogue Paris, and walked the runways at the New York Fall Fashion Week, reports

Roldan's modeling career happened by accident. Last year, he went to New York as a fashion buyer, and was spotted by Boss Models New York founder and owner David Bossman. After having some test shots taken, he signed with the agency, which "invented the male supermodels," according to

Paolo Roldan (fourth from the left) in a Givenchy ad

It wasn't long before he started modeling for luxury brand Givenchy. reports that he closed Givenchy's fall-winter collection fashion show in Paris in January. He also posed completely naked for Givenchy in the June 2010 issue of Vogue Paris. "It was a good experience--hilarious and nerve-wracking (at the same time)," he told Because of the nude photo, he "became a big buzz in the fashion world (and became) Givenchy's favorite on and off the catwalk," according to

Paolo Roldan (far right)

Roldan recently landed a Givenchy ad campaign. He told, "I've been told (that's) pretty good considering I've only been in the business for about a year and a half." He has also walked for designers Phillip Lim, Michael Bastian and Copper Wheat in the New York Fall Fashion Week that ends on September 16 (NY time).

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  • knarfvon
    laki ng burat nya, pag-matigas yan grabeh
    May 27 2013 @ 08:27pm     Reply  
  • sam
    hot stuff...proud to be pinoy :P
    Nov 01 2011 @ 09:24pm     Reply  
  • villedevile
    rnNot dyutay at all. If one looks closely he has a big 'head' which would grow into a monster when the situation arises. This is not a porno pic so it has to be done tastefully.
    Feb 15 2011 @ 08:52pm     Reply  
  • villedeville
    rnHomegrown model? Most homegrown models are the mestizo-type who are dime-a-dozen in the US, Canada, or Europe. These mestizos will likely end up as security guards or peddling tupperwares if they immigrated to the States. Not that there's anything wrong with these occupations. Those are honest and honorable professions.rnrnPaolo Roldan wouldn't even make it as a model in Manila because he doesn't have a drop of mestizo blood in his veins. He wouldn't be even considered very good-looking by Filipino standards. Eat your heart out, all you mestizos and mestizo-adorers!rnrn
    Feb 15 2011 @ 08:45pm     Reply  
  • semicircle
    may pag-asa pa pala ako
    Sep 22 2010 @ 03:46pm     Reply  
  • luxor
    simon nessman still stood out from the rest
    Sep 22 2010 @ 11:16am     Reply  
  • Denjr_4ever
    hindi sya dyutay...mga ineng kasing laki ng lubid na nakakapit sa kanya pag lumaki..tignan natin kung hnd p malula ung mga mata niyo..yummy!!
    Sep 21 2010 @ 10:20pm     Reply  
  • razzi
    pag nagalit yun... tiyak lalaki at lalaki yun....
    Sep 20 2010 @ 06:54pm     Reply  
  • EMR
    To the person who said Paolo didn't grow up in the Philippines, sorry but you got it wrong. Paolo grew up in the Philippines and only came to Canada in his 20's if I'm not mistaken. He's so fluent in Tagalog. He's also the cousin of former FEU Tamaraw Miko Roldan
    Sep 19 2010 @ 07:59am     Reply  
  • snoopy

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    Sep 18 2010 @ 04:02pm     Reply  
  • latino
    kung makapag salita naman kayo ng "dyutay", bakit kaya ba ng puke nyo jumbo? rnrnand Vouge Paris is all about High Fashion, hndi ung porno sa kanto na binibili nyo lang.
    Sep 18 2010 @ 01:09pm     Reply  
  • SarahMarrow
    HIndi sa dyutay sa totoo lang.rnewan ko lang kung DYUTAY rnpa rin ba ang sabihin niyornkapag may ERECTION na siya
    Sep 18 2010 @ 11:56am     Reply  
  • justo
    if only he was born during rennaisance period, maging model sya.rn
    Sep 18 2010 @ 11:23am     Reply  
  • batoush
    fresh! with no air of arrogance. bravo!
    Sep 18 2010 @ 05:45am     Reply  
  • melvin
    He is a fresh air..worth breathing after the hostage taking, rice problem, thrown baby at the Gulf Air..etc...Salamat Pao...
    Sep 18 2010 @ 02:29am     Reply  
  • imang
    at INENG! yah your ryt!! galitin nyo nga hahaha., love your comment iha hehehe
    Sep 18 2010 @ 01:46am     Reply  
  • Ineng
    Nakita ko na yung nude add... hello! di kaya dyutay!rnrn1) natatakpan lang ng hairrn2) ika nga ni Hmmm its in flaccid state - In Tagalog, hindi pa 'galit'.rnrnNo pun intended. Just hoping moderators do not remove my post, just making my point.
    Sep 18 2010 @ 01:25am     Reply  
  • Ineng
    Dyutay kayo jan, galitin nyo, ewan ko na lang kung dyutay pa din :)
    Sep 18 2010 @ 01:15am     Reply  
  • Hmm
    Yeah, if "dyutay" means small, the head is big for its size considering it's in flaccid state.
    Sep 18 2010 @ 01:15am     Reply  
  • Marj
    The person who wraps her arms around Paolo is a transsexual. The diversity (race, gender, sexual orientation) in this ad is truly inspiring. Bravo Ricardo Tisci! Kudos Givenchy! Mabuhay Paolo Roldan!
    Sep 17 2010 @ 10:42pm     Reply  
  • Emil
    Sep 17 2010 @ 07:38pm     Reply  
  • maryosep
    He is not jutay, dyutay whatever. I'm sure.
    Sep 17 2010 @ 11:31am     Reply  
  • michee
    He was born in manila and moved to Canada. He can speak tagalog as well. The dude even played for Adamson a few years ago. He's pure flip and we should be proud of him. I guess the haters will always be there...damn ignorat peeps! More power to you Paolo Roldan Mabuhay!
    Sep 17 2010 @ 11:10am     Reply  
  • chick
    Dyutay nga! Pero yung shadow dako.
    Sep 17 2010 @ 09:00am     Reply  
  • Tita Aida
    Imported version of our very own Rocky Salumbides. Both cute. Both Duty-Free Philippines (read: Minnesota).
    Sep 17 2010 @ 08:48am     Reply  
  • Cilla Elektrika

    No home-grown model has made it big internationally since Anna Bayle. Charo Ronquillo and Chat Almarvez are in New York trying to make it there but you can't even consider them homegrown because they were kids who barely modelled here when they had to strike the iron in NY while it was hot. For women, to make it internationally you need to start modelling at 15,16, 17 and you need to do it pronto in NY, Paris or Milan. If you're "homegrown" here it means 1. you didn't have the chutzpah or the balls to relocate to a key fashion city while you were young and fresh enough. 2. you will have developed some very Third World modelling habits. Men can be a bit older, but if you're not there where the action is (which requires money, balls and amazing PR and social skills) but languishing in the Third World waiting for your "Big Break" then good luck na lang. And that's why the 1st world nation-raised Filipino models make it there.

    Sep 17 2010 @ 12:02am     Reply  
  • Michelle
    He didn't even grow up here! Don't we have home-grown models that made it big internationally? Shouldn't THEY be given the attention? rnSorry I'm so sick of us riding the coat tails of 1st world nation-raised Filipinos. So overrated..
    Sep 16 2010 @ 11:33pm     Reply  
  • Enday
    Nice! Very Filipino them how unique we are! hehehe...
    Sep 16 2010 @ 07:21pm     Reply  
  • Neneng
    @ Chenearnrndyutay ka dyan. go grow din yan 'GROWER' siya, hahaharn
    Sep 16 2010 @ 06:10pm     Reply  
  • Pinoy Pride
    O ano ngayon walang makakalait kahit indigenous beauty dahil international model! We just need to appreciate our own native looks more and stop trying to be white and blonde.
    Sep 16 2010 @ 05:29pm     Reply  
    My gosh! he's hot! kaso dyutay!
    Sep 16 2010 @ 05:10pm     Reply  
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