In gifs, pics: 12 hottest highlights of the Bench ‘Naked Truth’ show

Alexa Villano

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In gifs, pics: 12 hottest highlights of the Bench ‘Naked Truth’ show
Ellen Adarna gets undressed, a girl-on-girl kiss, an on-stage makeout, Jake Cuenca's butt, and other highlights in gifs and pictures

MANILA, Philippines – The Mall of Asia Arena was full of hot celebs for Bench’s The Naked Truth Denim and Underwear show Saturday, September 20 at the Mall of Asia Arena. (READ: In Photos: Stars sizzle in undies, denim at Bench ‘Naked Truth’ fashion show)

The show is a chance for the artists to let their hair down and let their wild side come out and play. 

This year, there was a girl-on-girl liplock, a makeout session between two hot stars, and various strip-downs. 

WARNING: Some of these photos are not safe for work. The show did not allow entry to those under 18 years old. 

Here are some of the hot moments from this year’s fashion show. All photos by Manman Dejeto/Rappler 

1. Ellen Adarna gets undressed by John Spainhour

The moment she emerged on stage, all eyes were on Ellen Adarna, wearing a white cover-up.

She didn’t keep the demure ensemble for long. John Spainhour arrived and untied her dress, revealing her in her sexy underwear. 

He then carried her onstage before setting her back down to model some more, before making their exit.

2. Richard Gutierrez and Sarah Lahbati’s on-stage makeout session

The new couple to emerge in this year’s Bench fashion show, Richard and Sarah got everyone talking when they kissed onstage, before being pulled apart by a few models onstage (it was an act!).  (READ: Couples, love teams walk the Bench ‘Naked Truth’ runway)

3. Jake Cuenca shows his behind for the last time

Jake Cuenca is one of the actors unafraid to show skin at every Bench show. In his final walk for the clothing line’s fashion show, the Ikaw Lamang actor walked on stage in his butt-exposing undies. 

4. Solenn Heussaff sashays onstage in Michael Cinco

Wearing black underwear onstage as part of the Michael Cinco designer showcase, Solenn Heussaff was a crowd favorite as she walked the runway.

She was accompanied by the Semerad twins, who also emerged on stage in black underwear, teasing the female fans. (READ: 15 stars to watch for at Bench ‘Naked Truth’ underwear show)

5. Geena Rocero’s first Bench runway walk

Transgender model and activist Geena Rocero showed off her enviable body onstage wearing a red bra and matching undies. Rocero told Rappler in a text message that she was honored to walk for the brand, a milestone hailed by the LGBT community. 

6. Tom Rodriguez and Dennis Trillo heat up the stage

The TomDen tandem still lives. Walking on stage wearing undies, both actors teased the crowd, as Tom slowly put down the garter of his undies. Dennis had the audience going wild, giving the crowd a sultry stare.

Bonus: here’s a GIF of Tom working it onstage. 

The two later met onstage and made the audience shriek when they teased the audience with an almost-kiss, only to be interrupted by two girls, who then kissed onstage. 

7. Arnold Van Opstal’s main moment

Arnold Van Opstal was one of the celebrity models who had fans shouting with glee. With his good looks, the La Salle Green Archer marched confident wearing only a pair of black briefs, to the delight of many women in the audience. 


8. Enchong Dee shows off his acrobatic skills, then strips down to undies

In 2012’s Universe event Enchong Dee opened the show, rowing in the air. This year, the actor did not disappoint his fans as he showed his well-sculpted body and climbed up a bar. 

He later took off his white shorts to reveal a pair of (rather demure) black briefs. 


9. Paulo Avelino’s super sexy runway walk 

From showing up in his undies in 2012’s Universe show, Paulo Avelino walked the runway topless this year, in tight black jeans. The crowd went wild as the actor commanded the models like soldiers facing the audience. He then had ladies screaming when he interacted with Solenn onstage. 

10. Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla’s first Bench catwalk together 

From movies to endorsements, the teen king and queen had everyone shouting at the top of their lungs when they walked the Bench stage for the first time.

At one point, Daniel gave Kathryn a rose, and hugged her on stage, which got everyone screaming. 

This was Daniel’s first time to walk a Bench underwear show, while Kathryn previously walked the stage alone in 2012, at the Bench Universe show. (READ: 4 couples who have walked down the Bench runway)

11. Martin del Rosario slips his hand in his briefs


One of the newest models for Bench, Martin del Rosario had the crowd in a frenzy when he stuck his hand down (the side of) his briefs. 

Martin is currently seen in GMA 7’s My Destiny and previously appeared on Rhodora X

12. Enzo Pineda and his nunchucks

Enzo Pineda also had girls giggling and screaming when he stuck a pair of nunchucks down his briefs and stroked them seductively. 

Originally scheduled for Friday, September 19, the show was postponed due to Tropical Storm Mario.  

Do you have a favorite hot moment on stage? Let us know below by listing it in the comments. –


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Alexa Villano

Alexa is one of Rappler's Lifestyle and Entertainment reporters, covering local entertainment news to a wide range of topics from beauty pageants to reality shows.