MANILA, Philippines – From rising talents to the country’s most bankable, respected stars, the celebrities lit up the runway at the Bench Naked Truth denim and underwear show Saturday, September 20, at the Mall of Asia arena. (READ: 4 couples who have walked down the Bench runway)
Here are photos from the racy, (in some parts, bondage-inspired) show:
All photos by Manman Dejeto/Rappler
Originally scheduled for September 19 at the same venue, the show was postponed to Saturday due to bad weather brought about by Tropical Storm Mario.
Georgina Wilson and Borgy Manotoc opened the show. She had earlier asked fans to arrive on time, announcing that they would open the evening. She walked the runway in a sexy-sporty black and white set and sky-high heels.
Fellow it girl Solenn Heussaff took to the stage in a black ensemble with matching black garters and an embellished fascinator.
Enchong Dee also had the crowd shouting when he stripped off his white shorts and finished his turn on the catwalk in a pair of dark undies.
Jake Cuenca had the audience in a frenzy, too.
Athletic models and performers also performed acrobatic-inspired moves on the elliptical stage.
The fashion statements of the night featured delicated patterns made from materials like leather and lace.
Teen king and queen Daniell Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo were two of the most hotly anticipated stars to walk the show.
Earlier, Bench CEO Ben Chan posted a photo of himself with Daniel on Instagram, backstage before the show.
The atheletes, including Jeric and Jeron Teng, Andre Paras, and Arnold van Opstal, also got some of the loudest whoops from the audience.
The Bench underwear show, an elaborate production that occurs once every two years, always features the most popular stars in the spotlight.
Who were your favorites from the evening? Let us know in the comments below! – Rappler.com