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(SPOT.ph) For this year's edition of the cutest newsmen, we decided to keep things fresh. Translation: the newsmen listed as the cutest in 2010 and 2011 were disqualified from the 2012 list. It wasn't such a tough call to make: The flooding last week had us watching a lot of news, where we learned that yes there are still a lot of adorable newsmen out there who deserve to be recognized.
This year, aside from hardcore news staples, our "hunting ground" covered news magazine shows, lifestyle news programs, and even Web-based newscasts.
In the spirit of brainless fun, SPOT.ph lists this year's 10 cutest TV newsmen in the country. (If you know more cute newsmen, let us know. They might just make the cut for next year’s list.)
Screenshot of photo from Tonipet Gaba's Facebook page
10. TONIPET GABA
This lifestyle newsman is the host of Pop Talk, which airs on GMA News TV 11. We first spotted him when he was still hosting (and eating everything in sight) in Tara, Let's Eat. He has the kind of unassuming moreno good looks that may not be immediately striking—but then one day you think, "Hey, this guy is actually cute." His perpetually animated deep-set eyes certainly help. And, of course, his dimples seal the deal.
Past No. 10 cuties: GMA-7's Ian Cruz (2011) and IBC-13's Aljo Bendijo (2010).
Screenshot of photo from the fan-made Jerome Lantin Facebook page
9. JEROME LANTIN
This babyfaced ABS-CBN correspondent drew us in with his "Hindi makabasag pinggan" charm. Later on, we noticed just how sexy his biceps were. They're the kind of arms in which young girls (and, perhaps, cougars) would want to be held. We're certain that this young newsman will just get yummier as he gets older.
Past No. 9 cuties: GMA-7 newsmen Hadji Rieta (2011) and Ferds Recio (2010).