Here are photos from the Bench/Uncut Denim & Underwear Show held last July 2, 2010 at the Araneta Coliseum. Many thanks to Photographer Fritz Tentativa and his website. Enjoy!
Comedienne Pokwang and her posse'
JC de Vera with the gorgeous Georgina Wilson on the right.
Kris Bernal, Diether Ocampo & Coco Martin on the foreground.
Zanjoe Marudo (in black) with (L-R) Gerald Anderson, Karylle, Kim Chiu, Vina Morales & Christian Bautista
More of the Bench models who provided the sizzles!
They may not be the main models but they certainly gave the show more spiciness!
The underwear models who did the Africa segment.
All-time favorite Bench model Jon Hall
Jake Cuenca closed the show, but I couldn't post his more revealing shot after removing the huge cape and classic brief. LOL!
Bench Owner & President Ben Chan acknowledging the applause during the show's curtain call.
Once more, thanks to Mr. Fritz Tentativa for the images above. If you want to see more, you can click HERE.
The Bench underwear show is one eagerly-anticipated event in Manila. Just imagine most, if not all, your favorite local TV & Film personalities walking down the ramp in their bikini briefs, short boxer shorts, laced bras and panties, scandalously-low denims and revealing blouses. Who wouldn’t be fired up? The bench/UNCUT : A Bold Look at the Future is all set for July 2, 2010, 7PM at the Araneta Coliseum. Since it’ll be a Friday, don’t worry about sleeping late that night. I doubt it very much, though, if you can sleep because you will fantasize about the show long after the whole thing is over.
Below are some of the showbiz personalities who will join the close-to-skinny affair…
For your viewing pleasure, here is a video teaser of bench/UNCUT:
video courtesy of YouTube/benchTV
So this early, try to score some tickets for the big show because it will definitely sell out like hotcakes. You can also get some from the large Bench outlets in your favorite malls nationwide.
See you all the Big Dome!
ABS-CBN always has a sharp eye for new talents who have both the lingering looks and strong potentials to hit it big in showbusiness (or at least on the small screen). Names like Sam Milby, Kim Chiu, Gerald Anderson, and the MelaSon (Melai-Jason) loveteam are just some of the alumni of Pinoy Big Brother which has become one of the network’s richest sources of stars-in-the-making. Here are some of the new faces who are likely to take centerstage and lay their claim for stardom in a few months or so.
is another Pinoy Big Brother alumna. He may not have lasted long inside the house to reach the Final 4, but he is surely getting the bigger breaks nowadays compared to his fellow housemates. One major thing going for Tom (aside from his killer looks) is his reasonable fluency in Tagalog. He doesn’t need to go through endless lessons in mastering language, unlike Sam Milby who really dug deep just to achieve conversational or script-rehearsed facility in the vernacular. He is currently starring in “Precious Hearts Romances: Love Me Again”, “Your Song Presents: Isla” and will soon be introduced in an upcoming film project.
This early in his career (he just moved in the Pinoy Big Brother house last weekend), Ivan Dorschner
is being tagged as the next Gerald Anderson. The Filipino-Irish looker who has been transplanted from the US West Coast to local shores is getting a lot of fan support and adulation. His surname may not be easy to recall, but the boyish and angelic face will definitely be a hit and it’s just a matter of waiting for the summer to end (the PBB Teen Edition will only last until the end of May or early June) before he finally becomes one of the country’s hottest matinee idols. But just like Sam Milby, he really needs to learn to speak Tagalog. Otherwise, this will stall his already-heating stride for stardom for a number of months before he is given the go-signal to appear in teleseryes or mini-seryes.
may not have reached the pinnacle of popularity when he was inside the Pinoy Big Brother house, but he surely is being groomed by ABS-CBN for bigger things to come. His exotic looks, long tresses and attractive physique will never go unnoticed by the public. He is presently in the cast of “Your Song Presents: Isla”.
Paul Jake Castillo
Paul Jake Castillo
‘s biggest claim to fame so far is finishing 1st Runner-Up to Melai Cantiveros in Pinoy Big Brother Double Up. If not for the super strong fan base of the latter, he could have easily won the same. But this Cebuano businessman is looking at commencing his showbiz career on the right foot. Many people see him as someone whose looks and manly aura grow on you and stay stuck permanently. He may not be considered gorgeous, but there is something – an X factor if you will -that might give him a long shelf life in the biz.
There you are. This quartet of guys from the ABS-CBN stable will surely give its current male stars a run for their money as 2010 progresses. I’m upping the ante, though, on Ivan Dorschner. I believe he has the strongest chance of quickly zooming to the top.
My friends at OPMB Worldwide Forums attended the Cosmo Bachelor Bash 2009 at the NBC Tent, Fort Bonifacio last night and the sizzling hot event was a big success. The girls (and gays) came in full force as they wildly cheered the guys who paraded in various states of undress.
The focus, though, was on this year’s Ten Centerfolds. The absence of 2 (actors Sid Lucero and Joem Bascon) of the 10 was hardly felt as the 69 other guys more than made up for the no-shows.
Here are some of the photos from the big event, particularly 8 of this year’s 10 centerfolds.
GMA hunk Aljur Abrenica
ABS-CBN hunk Gerald Anderson
GMA hunk JC Tiuseco
ABS-CBN hunk Ejay Falcon
GMA hunk & Brazilian/Japanese model Akihiro Sato
Brazilian/Japanese model & new Close-Up guy Daniel Matsunaga
GMA hunk & footballer Phil Younghusband
ABS CBN Hunk Xian Lim
Here is the video of the 8 centerfold guys while parading during the event organized by Cosmopolitan Philippines.
If you want to see more of these guys and the 69 other hunks plus the other video too hot for this blog, click here.
Images and Video courtesy of Bruce Casanova and Jory Rivera of OPMB Worldwide Forums.
Scene from a previous Cosmo Bachelor Bash
For those eagerly anticipating this annual eye-candy-filled party, the 2009 Cosmopolitan Bachelor Bash is scheduled this coming September 10, 2009 (Thursday) at the NBC Tent in Bonifacio Global City.
This year’s Top 10 Centerfolds, together with 69 other hunky guys, will be present in their half-stripped glories to continue the tradition started by Cosmopolitan Philippines eight years ago.
The Top 10 Hotties, er, honorees for 2009 are:
& Phil Younghusband
& Sid Lucero
Akihiro Sato (now part of GMA-7)
& Daniel Matsunaga (see him in the new Close-Up commercial with KC Concepcion)
Grab a copy of the September 2009 issue of Cosmopolitan Philippines and you can get a chance to win a pair of tickets to the big event next week! Otherwise, you can register to become a member of cosmo.ph’s online community to join the raffling of tickets.
Cosmopolitan Philippines September 2009 special issue with Carla Abellana and Gerald Anderson on the main cover and bonus Cosmomen booklet, respectively.
Image courtesy of Cosmopolitan Philippines.