Friday, July 06, 2007

Asian HeatWave: Rafael Rosell IV

Rafael Rossel IV is half-Filipino, half-Norwegian. His smiling face and sculpted body was initially be seen in ” Bikini Open,” a sex comedy tarring Diana Zubiri.

“I arrived in 2001 and spoke no Tagalog. I’m proud to say I speak it fluently in my upcoming movie,” says Rafael.

“My first big break was a Close-Up toothpaste commercial,” he recalled. “Then I joined ABS-CBN’s Star Circle Batch 9 with Michelle Bayle and Luis Alandy. My first movie was ’Kung Ikaw ay Isang Panaginip’ with Jolina Magdangal for Star Cinema.”

He is the eldest in a brood of three, all boys. His family lives in Abu Dhabi but visits Rafael often in his rented studio near the ABS-CBN compound. He says they are all very supportive of his career.

“My best experience in acting was the teleserye ‘Marina,’ where I played the mortal boyfriend of Gretchen Baretto. I came in on Week 8, and I initially felt like an outsider,” he recounts.

“My father taught us to follow our dreams. I guess I am living that dream right now, ” says Rafael. What would he like to do next? “I would love to host a beauty pageant and have a talk show,” he says.

To stay in shape, and because he loves sisig and adobo, Rafael says he has to work out four times a week.

Outside of show biz, he manages a jewelry line called Glisk. He likes being in business. “Math was my favorite subject in college,” he explains. “I love numbers.”

Presently, Rafael in part of the newest fantasy/epic series of ABS CBN, "Rounin." Definitely, Rafael Rosell is one of the hottest figure in the Philippine you must not miss.


Happy Weekend Guys!
Well, tomorrow is supposed to be the luckiest day in this year! So I am wishing you all the luck!
I am leaving you with Rafael to keep you company.
Stay Blessed, Beautiful and Free!


Clark Can't said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog, Khalel. Added u in my blogroll already! Ingat. =)t

Queer Ranter said...


Perfect mix of East and West~~~

rOckY said...

he's really nice too. my sister got to work with him in a play when he was starting out - he even took the time to teach my younger brother how to break dance, haha

Kit said...

from the pics (especially the last one in those tight tight tight white trunks) i would say he is a perfect yum...delish.

fruityoaty said...

Whoah, I think I'm in love. OK, in lust. Gorgeous. O_O

chase said...

i love his bench photos..

closetconundrums said...

Rafael is soo hot!

Fable Frog said...

Wow~ absolute hotness!! *drool~drool*

khalel said...

Yup, Rafael sizzles! I got the chance to see me in person during a stint in trinoma. Pretty boy c',)

JOSH said...

oooh, khalel, u've been 2 trinoma? bat di ka nagyaya? (lol! kulit ko na ba?) His one filguy i really like eversince he was included in dat "tabing ilog" tv series of abs-cbn. He was soooo..., i saw him last sa bench undwear disco show :-)

Anonymous said...

he is not half filipino half norwegian, both of his parents are cebuano he just grew up in norway