Bruce Casanova captured "The Naked Truth" in all its gloss and high-definition.
An army of scantily-clad models invaded the Arena
Let’s be honest.
Nobody braved the big crowds at the SM MOA Arena last just to watch celebrities and models wearing the latest in denim fashion. Bench knows – and You & I know – that everyone is looking forward to the more daring souls who stripped to their skimpiest bikinis and underwear and walked the huge stage with pride and a whiff of Eau de Toilette behind their ears.
And the roars and excitement couldn’t be more felt when hot male celebrities like Tom Rodriguez and the first-ever-underwear-exposing Dennis Trillo took to the ramp and raised the temperature to boiling levels.
More sizzling Bruce Casanova stills from last night's flesh parade
Jake Cuenca in his final Bench big outing
Of course, nobody can’t deny Bench veteran Jake Cuenca the spotlight in wearing the practically-nothing-to-hide garter-filled-with-just-a-small-pouch thingy that was to be his signature curtain call before retiring from the once-every-two-years affair. His body may not be in the best shape, but his confidence (and exhibition-savvy
) onstage remains unparalleled.
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You’ll be glad you did. 😉
Ben Chan (in black coat) and some of his celebrity topbillers for this year's Bench Denim and Underwear Show
Last Friday, an exclusive preview was held for the Press to drum up “The Naked Truth”, the Bench Denim and Underwear Show scheduled on September 19 at the SM Mall of Asia Arena.
Present were some of the celebrities who will walk the ramp wearing the latest collection in the clothing brand’s OJ Denim and Bench Body lines. The likes of actors Tom Rodriguez, Dennis Trillo, Martin del Rosario and Dominic Roque graced the event, as well as singer and indie performer Markki Stroem, athlete Arnold Van Opstal, international model Allison Harvard and Miss World 1st Runner-up Gwen Ruais.
The show will try to raise the bar for 2014 by pushing the envelope in the show’s concept and revelations. And it would be an understatement to say that this is going to be the hottest ticket to get a hold of.
So if I were you, I’d start shopping (splurging if you will) at Bench to receive an invite. 😉
A very skinny Gwen Ruais in the middle of underwear-clad models
(Left to right): Allison Harvard, Arnold Van Opstal, Martin del Rosario and Markki Stroem
All images above were provided by Miguel Pastor through the courtesy of felixmanuel.opmbworldwide.com
It’s no secret that I love local indie movies. That’s why I support Cinemalaya year after year. And for 2014, the eagerly-awaited film festival is turning a decade old – “A Decade of Connecting Dimensions” as the tagline states. And just to widen the reach beyond the Cultural Center of the Philippines, four (4) more cinema venues – Greenbelt 3, Alabang Town Center, Trinoma and Fairview Terraces – have committed to the simultaneous showing of the entries.
Nora Aunor leads the cast of Joel Lamangan’s “Hustisya” (Justice).
The participating movies are worth looking forward to, especially that a number of our mainstream (read: commercial
) actors and actresses have agreed to appear in some of them. For example, there is top comedienne/box-office draw Ai-ai de la Alas who will take her dramatic turn in Nick Olanka’s “Ronda
” (Patrol). Superstar Nora Aunor will share the screen with TV performers Sunshine Dizon and Rocco Nacino in Joel Lamangan’s “Hustisya
” (Justice). Matinee idol Elmo Magalona will star with former Bb. Pilipinas Universe Joyce Ann Burton-Titular and Slater Young in “#Y
” (Hashtag Y) from Gino Santos. Aiko Melendez will topbill Louie Ignacio’s “Asintado
” (Between the Eyes). Miss International 2005 Precious Lara Quigaman will be part of the ensemble cast of “Separados” by GB Sampedro. And Dennis Trillo with Derek Ramsay and Richard Gomez will take centerstage in “The Janitor
” from director Mike Tuviera.
There’s definitely more to come. I will keep you updated on more of the details (including screening times) as the festival dates draw near. In the meantime, you can also visit Cinemalaya’s Facebook page to know more about the other movies in the official roster. 😉
The January 2014 issue of Metro Magazine is going to be its most daring one yet. The much-awaited Body Issue hits the newstands and magazine shops with Miss Universe 2013 3rd Runner-Up Ariella Arida on the cover. The inside pages are just as sizzling with images of male and female celebrities (such as Brent Javier, Carlos Agassi, Cristine Reyes, Dennis Trillo, Enrique Gil, Jake Letts, Janna Tee, Jason Abalos, JC de Vera, Jessica Yang, Joaco Cañas, John James Uy, Rafa Siguion-Reyna, Randy See, Raphael Robes, Rayver and Rodjun Cruz, Rufa Mae Quinto, Sam Concepcion, Sky Yang, Sunshine Cruz, Tom Rodriguez, Valerie Weigmann, Victor Basa, Vince Ferraren, the Viva Hot Babes, and Wendy Tabusalla) in various stages of tasteful undress.
Grab a copy now because it sure will sell fast! 😉
For those who missed watching it at the Araneta Coliseum last October 12, the My Husband’s Lover concert will air tonight on GMA-7 on SNBO at around 10:00 PM or right after Imbestigador.
The entire cast of the hit pink teleserye – which ended just last Friday – will perform song, dance and whatever-have-you numbers that will either amuse or make you swoon with delight.
Watch out for the duets of Tom Rodriguez and Dennis Trillo. 😉
courtesy of CosmopolitanPH
While we are all busy watching and awaiting the results of the Miss World 2013 Top Model event last night, a different kind of eye candy event was happening at the World Trade Center in Pasay City. And don’t be surprised why a flood of good-looking men is suddenly distracting your attention from beauty pageants. I’ve been featuring the bash since 2009 – only one of a few male-studded events I give in to – so the 2013 edition won’t go unnoticed.
The annual Cosmo Bachelor Bash got underway without a hitch as this year’s yummiest hunks and celebrities strutted the runway to the total shrieking adulation of the audience – predominantly girls and gays (including peppermints for sure). The likes of Matteo Guidicelli, Alden Richards, Tom Rodriguez, Dennis Trillo, JC de Vera, brothers Rodjun and Rayver Cruz, Sam Concepcion and Aljur Abrenica fulfilled a good bit of the spectators’ fantasies while still leaving more to imagine about in their own private moments. 😉
Some of the male celebs who joined in (clockwise from top left): Dennis Trillo, Tom Rodriguez, Aljur Abrenica, JC de Vera, Matteo Guidicelli, Rodjun Cruz and Alden Richards. (Photo credits: rddantes, CosmoPH and Rappler.com)
Click HERE to read more of last night’s live feed.
This is how the Solaire Grand Ballroom will look like tomorrow night.
And these will be the crowns of MWP2013 and her four Princesses.
The Coronation Night of Miss World Philippines 2013 is almost set.
The venue will be neatly arranged like the photo above which is inside the huge Grand Ballroom of Solaire Resort and Casino. GMA-7 will be airing and Rico Gutierrez directing.
The hosts are ready, with KC Montero, Victor Basa and Carla Abellana onstage. MW2011 Gwen Ruais will be the anchor. Special guest performers will be Dennis Trillo and Tom Rodriguez of “My Husband’s Lover” fame.
And one of the 25 Official Candidates will come out victorious. She will be instantly swept off her feet for the nearing departure date for Indonesia.
And I am excited. Are you, dear readers? 🙂