Bench Universe Tonight

Now that I have your attention, here’s the PR for Bench:

Starworld is premiering the Bench Universe 2012 Denim and Underwear Fashion Show tonight at 9, making it the first entertainment production in the Philippines to be broadcasted on pay TV throughout Southeast Asia.  Bench’s fashion show is held every two years, but this year’s Bench Universe was the biggest, most extravagant event to date, spanning a two-day event on Sept. 13 and 14 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.

Bench Universe is the largest denim and underwear fashion show in the Philippines, featuring collections from Bench, which has consistently drawn endorsements from the brightest local celebrities as well as global stars such as Maroon 5’s Adam Levine and Korean superstar Lee Min Ho. The show celebrated the brand’s 25th anniversary and featured a strong line-up of celebrities.
Starworld viewers will be treated to behind-the-scenes footage of the fantastical production, giving them backstage access to get close to the models of Bench Universe in their most unguarded moments.


Can anyone please ID this guy? It’s been more than a month since the Bench Universe show where he first caught some people’s attention. Yet, no one knows his name! Does anyone recognize him, the guy with the long schlong going boing-boing? Is that even real?

Coffee Prince

It turns out hottie Aljur did not plan the whole thing, you know – that split-minute episode when he dropped his jeans to flash his Bench Body boxer briefs at the underwear show. Instead, he says he just thought about it at the last minute while walking on stage. I’m not so sure about that declaration but he sure did make most people happy at that time. And, oh by the way, don’t forget to watch tonight on GMA the preem of his new rom-com series Coffee Prince

The Models

It’s the attack of the model boys! Who’s your bet among the four? From left to right:  Mr. 3 o’clock is Garret Armando Zebley, one of the more in-demand male mods this time of the bikini year. Then there’s Carlito Gonzales, seasoned model and the tallest in the bunch. Aaron Yanga made the successful transition from small-bar bikini open competitions to the legit runways.  And lastly, veteran model June Macasaet is one of the frontrunners in Manhunt Philippines 2012. Choose!