Geena Rocero during the Bench "Naked Truth" show last Saturday night (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)
Geena (far left) effortlessly stood out (Photo credit: Bruce Casanova)
When Transgender Model and Advocate Geena Rocero walked the stage during “The Naked Truth” last Saturday night at the SM MOA Arena, her entrance was met with a lot of oohs and aahs. Some of the uninitiated were simply in awe with this exotic-looking Filipina who could have definitely been a Bb. Pilipinas contender during one of the recent editions. Her sensual vibe was just too unmissable.
Of course, even if we could transplant to 2009 how Geena looks right now, BPCI still wouldn’t consider her participation. And she might not join the beeline anyways. What’s more important is that she is furthering awareness for Gender Proud. Even if it means walking down the ramp in skimpy undergarments, she wouldn’t mind.
I’m proud of this beauty! 🙂
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.
Want to see all of my friend Bruce Casanova’s images? Click HERE.
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
Stills from the Bench Go-See for 'The Naked Turth'
For those asking for pictures taken from the go-see of Bench for ‘The Naked Truth’ Denim and Underwear Show happening on September 19 at the SM MOA arena, the photo grid above and the left image are some samples of what took place at the Bench Tower.
But if you want to see all the snapshots (as photographed in Black&White by JL Javier) Bench has provided, click HERE.
Better yet, why not make sure that you get an invite for the hot event by shopping at Bench during the long weekend? It sure won’t be equivalent to a mosh pit location, but a lower box ticket should be acceptable. 😉
Tom Rodriguez for The Naked Truth
The invites come with a price, though. But if you have a friend, sister or colleague who plans to do an honest-to-goodness shopping spree in Bench one of these days, then you might be able to score one – a Lower Box location hopefully. Otherwise, you will need to buy a lot of their reasonably-priced merchandise. Just make sure you throw in a Bench Body underwear or a pair of OJ denims for good measure.
Check out the mechanics below. It works like the last one – Bench Universe – back in 2012.
And I can assure you. It’ll be worth every peso you spend on Bench. This year, especially. Check out the other sizzling promo teasers for the denim and underwear show HERE. 😉
Simple mechanics. Buy Bench, watch the Naked Truth.