MANILA – ABS-CBN News reporter Atom Araullo gets a makeover as he graces the cover of Mega Man, the men’s edition of the local fashion magazine Mega.
Araullo was photographed in Divisoria for the cover, where he is seen wearing a blue blazer and an orange polo paired with denim jeans.
A blurb on the magazine referred to Araullo as “that guy in the rain,” referring to his daringcoverage of super typhoon “Yolanda” (international name Haiyan) last year.
“We admit we caused traffic on the busy roads of Divisoria when we shot this month’s Mega Man cover. It wasn’t surprising that news reporter Atom Araullo literally stopped people in their tracks. With an undeniable charm and humor to boot, he has risen to become a leading man of sorts, albeit reluctantly,” a write-up on the magazine’s website read.
In a newspaper interview last December, Araullo declined the “Superman” tag given to him by netizens for braving the strong rains of “Yolanda” and helping residents cross deep floods.
“I’m not a hero. I was just one of the guys covering the storm,” he stressed.
Araullo, who started his television career via the ‘90s educational show “5 and Up,” was hailed by the lifestyle website Spot.ph in 2010 as the “cutest newsman” in the Philippines.
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