It has always been a rather “touchy” but funny issue when you hear of guys who would take care of themselves more than what is in the norm. Guys who would take more time grooming themselves with something more than just a comb and gel and those who would actually put moisturizer and under-eye cream on their faces to improve their everyday look! But guys who do these things used to be called GAY, even if they really weren’t, but when shows like “Queer Eye for the Straight Guy” came out, it revolutionized the way the modern man looked, and it totally changed the way a lot of men and even women behaved.
Metrosexual was the new buzzword at the time, but now it’s a word people use and recognize everywhere. Guys who would take longer than women to prepare or have daily routines of grooming like putting wax or clay on their hair or even shave that almost-uni-brow or arch off their eyebrows, aren’t always labeled GAY anymore. What a relief! Ha ha! Now we’re, err… THEY’RE called metrosexual… and it’s a much better term, right?
So with the maturity of the modern man and woman, a lot of magazines and shows have popped up educating the public on how to better themselves in terms of how they look and act even more. And while channel-surfing this morning, I chanced upon a very appealing looking show called “The Duke” on AXN. The show’s tagline… “So what makes a REAL man?” Indeed, what does?
The talk show is hosted by a Singaporean girl named Eunice Olsen and the 2 Clunks (apparently means clowns and hunks, hehe) who finished 2nd in the Amazing Race Asia last season, Marc Nelson and Rovilson Fernandez. Both are ridiculously funny and are “typical” of the modern man today. The show was very entertaining, to say the least, and it explores a vast majority of topics like politics, sex, finance, wellness, but more importantly about the finer things in life in a smart, sophisticated, and stylish manner. And the Duke, as the same suggests, is about men that stand a class above the rest. And who wouldn’t want to be in that class?
The show premiered on AXN last February 9, 2009, and airs every Monday at 8PM (SG/PH time).