Celebrating the brand's 25 years at the top! The 2012 Denim & Underwear Show - the hottest and grandest Bench fashion show ran for 2 nights, September 13 & 14 at the MOA Arena. I was lucky enough to witness it on the first day. As expected of any Bench shows, this one nailed it!
"Rock of Ages" star Mig Ayesa wearing a cape like a royalty did a rock number that signalled the start of the show. Pretty Kim Chiu opened the stage and set the ramp on fire, very eye-catching in her white corset top. Towards the middle of the stage, Kim detached/removed the long skirt that revealed her sexiness in white printed short shorts.
1. Aljur Abrenica
Highlight of the futuristic production was topless hunk and V-shaped Aljur Abrenica who was so hot. Screams loud and getting louder, he is definitely the ultimate Pinoy guapo hands down!
2. Jake Cuenca
Jay Cuenca wearing orange briefs was a total flirt that sent the screams all over from girls and gays alike. The screams got louder when he removed his briefs and revealed him in black thongs.
3. Diether Ocampo
Fit and well-toned Diether Ocampo came on stage riding a motorbike. The guy is so hot despite the years
4. Paolo Avelino
Paulo Avelino came amidst loud screams and appeared to remove his boxers but did not. Screams!
5. Joseph Marco
6. Richard Gomez
First Bench celebrity endorser Richard Gomez got loud screams as he appeared in fully-covered suit.
7. Rayver Cruz
8. Enchong Dee
A video of Bench's first ever tv commercial was shown with the first Bench endorser Richard Gomez rowing. Suddenly, Enchong Dee in harness appeared from the ceiling down rowing in a makeshift boat, then in a true athletic fashion threw himself in the air and landed on the stage, before striking a pose. Screams! What a number!
9. Kim Chiu
10. Jennylyn Mercado
11. Lovi Poe
12. Bela Padilla
13. Manny and Jinky Pacquiao
Husband and wife Manny and Jinky Pacquiao wore suit and gown, respectively and smiled shyly at the crowd.
14. Jessy Mendiola
15. Borgy Manotoc
16. Carla Abellana
17. Sam Concepcion
18. Georgina Wilson
19. Christian Bautista
20. Julia Montes
21. Coco Martin
Overall , the show was fabulous, as usual - technically advanced in terms of production and creatives, lots of designers participated like Michael Cinco, Cary Santiago among others.
To Bench and Mr. Ben Chan, here's to 25 plus 25 more fabulous years!