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Rafael Rosell bares all
By MJ Felipe
During the Bench underwear and denim fashion show, everyone expected that most of the applause would be for the big guns like Dingdong Dantes, Jake Cuenca, Zanjoe Marudo, and Richard Gutierrez. But the showstopper proved to be Rafael Rosell who appeared on stage totally naked.
Halfway through the show, a man in silhoutte slowly revealed his body bit by bit. No one knew who it was until he stood up and showed his naked body. Screams and applause erupted from the audience when the man in question was revealed to be Rafael.
ABS-CBN.com caught up with Rafael after the show and asked him how he prepared for this surprise stunt which totally topped his butt exposure performance two years ago. "I was walking around naked sa condo, para masanay lang. Para sa akin kasi I never doubted the human being being naked kasi that’s how we were born e. So why be so shameful and hide it?" the actor explained.
Even his girlfriend Malaya Lewandowski, a member of the girl group Koolchx, was unaware that he was going to go all out at the show, "No she didn't know. Work is work. Relationship is relationship." But he further revealed that even his handler and his manager, Star Magic Boss Johnny Manahan, were clueless about what was going to happen.
"Direk Ariel approached me, he said, ‘I'm going to ask you something, just hear me out. I know what you did last time sa Bench fashion show, [that] you showed your butt. Let's do it artistic this time. So you won’t have to do the same thing again,’” he recalled.
Rafael has been very vocal about having no reservations about nudity, like his rape scene with Claudine Barretto in Maligno. He said, "You just have to be confident about it. Whether you’re fat or thin."