IN THE SPOTLIGHT: 10 Years of the Cosmo Bachelor Bash
How did this happen? How did the Cosmo Bachelor Bash become this huge event everyone watches for, talks about, and wants to be a part of? And really, what goes on?
(SPOT.ph) Every September for the past 10 years, Pinays, their lucky beki friends, and a few unfortunate boyfriends gather to celebrate boys, guys, hunks, hung hunks, men, and bachelors at a little something known as the Cosmo Bachelor Bash.
It was in 2002 when the first Bash was held at Dish at the Power Plant Mall. The venue "was exploding with hundreds of screaming Cosmo Girls, panting and pining for all the fine specimens of manhood before their eyes," says Cosmopolitan Philippines Editor-in-Chief Myrza Sison at this year's press conference for the Cosmo 69 Bachelors.
The Bash was a first for everyone, and boy, was it fun. Everyone went home wanting to do it again. And so next year, they did...and brought their friends along. And they did it again the next year, and the year after that, and the year after that. And every time, it got bigger and wilder and louder until the event became known as "The Boyfriend Buffet."
How did this happen? How did the Cosmo Bash become this massive event everyone watches for, talks about, and wants to be a part of? And really, what goes on? Photographer Tammy David, who's attended eight of 10 bashes, looks into the deep recesses of her archives in search of an explanation.
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Photos by Tammy David