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Jericho Rosales flexes black nail polish. Here are other male stars who put the 'man' in manicure

By NICK GARCIA Published Mar 29, 2023 9:09 pm

Jericho Rosales, Piolo Pascual, Diether Ocampo, and John Lloyd Cruz have been the talk of the town after posing for a photo together.

Pascual shared their photo on March 29, with the caption, "The design is very 90's boyband!"

As a matter of fact, Pascual, Ocampo, and Rosales were part of "The Hunks," ABS-CBN's five-man heartthrob group that rose to fame in the aughts. Other members included Carlos Agassi and Bernard Palanca.

Many netizens expressed delight in seeing Ocampo, Cruz, Pascual, and Rosales, noting how the handsome quartet made their childhood.

Some eagle-eyed viewers also noticed Rosales donning black nail polish.

Considered as "feminine" for the longest time, nail polish has become a fashion statement for many men, from the rock scene of the '70s until today.

Here are other personalities who put the "man" in manicure.

Alisson Shore

Alisson Shore is a Filipino singer-songwriter known for his sweet-sounding voice and rapping in his songs that cross the genres of pop, house, electronic, and soul.

He's behind hits like Violet (with Colt and JMakata), Hanggang sa HuliUrong Sulong (with kiyo), and HOYA.

Together with Nica Del Rosario, Alisson Shore wrote Tala popularized by Sarah Geronimo.

Harry Styles

Harry Styles is an English singer who rose to fame for being a former member of the group One Direction.

Styles has since become a successful solo artist in the pop genre after One Direction disbanded. He also had acting roles in DunkirkDon't Worry Darling, and My Policeman.

His album Harry's House won album of the year at the 2023 Grammys, considered the highest accolade in the music industry. He also won the Brit Awards and the American music awards.

He recently went to the Philippines as part of his Love on Tour concert.

Anderson .Paak

Anderson .Paak is an American musician known for being the other half of the duo Silk Sonic with Bruno Mars, who has Filipino blood.

Silk Sonic is known for the hit Leave the Door Open, which won four Grammys including song of the year and record of the year.



j-hope is a member of K-pop superact BTS as its lead rapper and main dancer.

He also has solo projects, including Chicken Noodle Soup with American singer Becky G, More, and On the Street with American rapper J. Cole.

j-hope is also the brand ambassador of French luxury house brand Louis Vuitton.

Kurt Cobain

Kurt Cobain was the frontman and co-founder of American rock band Nirvana.

Known for its punk aesthetic, "noisy" melodies, and lyricism involving abjection, Nirvana's hits include Smells Like Teen Spirit, Come as You Are, and All Apologies

Cobain died on April 5, 1994, at the age of 27. Nirvana disbanded following his death.

Nuno Bettencourt

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Nuno Bettencourt is a Portugese-American guitarist of the Boston-based rock band Extreme.

Bettencourt's work in Extreme's most successful album Pornograffiti is a fixture among guitar players, especially the acoustic ballad More Than Words.

Nail salons for men

If one wishes to emulate these stars, these nail salons cater to men in the Philippines.

Pennyworth’s Nail Bar

Location: 19 LG Service Town Level at Alabang Town Center in Muntinlupa.

Contact: 0917 185 2267, [email protected], Facebook, Instagram


Location: 2028 P. Florentino Street, Manila

Contact: 282536466, [email protected], Facebook

La Julia Salon

Location: 1749 Thercon Bldg. Nicanor Garcia St. (formerly Reposo St.) near corner J.P. Rizal St., Makati

Contact: 277570794, Facebook