Bench Universe 2012

I extremely love Bench! ♥ If it's not too obvious in my blog yet, then I'm willing to express my love for the brand again. They recently celebrated their 25th anniversary through an astronomic denim and underwear fashion show called Bench Universe at the Mall of Asia Arena for two nights (September 13 and 14). But before I bombard you with photos during the Bench Universe, allow me to thank Lawrence Cua and my beloved Bench family/team first for always loving the bloggers and giving us the opportunity to be part of your awesome events! I won't be able to experience all these if not for their trust for Raid My Closet and I'm very grateful for that. Thank you and congratulations, too, Mr. Ben Chan! :) I don't know how you do it, Sir, but everything you touch just turns to gold!

Now back to Bench Universe! :) It was my first time to watch a show as grand as this. It was amazing, I had goosebumps the entire time watching it! My dates for the night were my dear co-bloggers Kelly and Keigh. The Bench team gave us front row/patron seats but the stage was very elevated so we opted to stay at the lower box area for better viewing. We got the best seats! Weee!

Here's an Instagram photo I grabbed from Kelly. That's me in the middle! *_*


Mig Ayesa for the opening

Kim Chiu

My forever favorite America's Next Top Model star: Sophie Sumner! ♥ Kept saying "I love you, Sophie" all throughout her ramp. Ahhh!

That's Jake Cuenca, blazing hot on his orange underwear!

Enchong Dee

Diether Ocampo

PBB's Melai and Jason

Benjamin Alves

Richard Gomez

Julia Montes


Aljur Abrenica

Lovi Poe

Epic entrance of Dingdong Dantes

Spotted in this set are Arron Villaflor, Jesse Mendiola, Borgy Manotoc, Georgina Wilson and Shaina Magdayao

LA Dancers

It's my love, Sophie Sumner, again! ♥

Allison Harvard from America's Next Top Model All-Stars ♥

Bianca Manalo

Paulo Avelino oozing with sexiness!

The crowd went crazy and wild when Coco Martin finally came out!

The best part for me, aside from seeing Sophie Sumner strut the runway, was the performance slash mini concert of Far East Movement at the last part of Bench Universe! I love them so much! They've got the best party/clubbing songs ever! Man, they sound so good live!!

Sir Ben Chan looked so cute when he danced the "Oppa Gangnam Style" way! Congratulations again, Bench!

Jaw-dropping show! That's it for my Bench Universe post! xx


Ice Goddhez Blog said...

Indeed! Epic event. :)


RaeAbigael said...

Grabe ate arnie!!!!! super fangirl ako nila Sophie and Alli! heeeee =)))

Aya said...

Bongga! Sophie was my bet sa ANTM I'm glad she won!

Arnie Villanueva said...

@Chai, it really was!!! ♥

@Rae, AKO RIN SOBRA!!! Hahaha I love Sophie most of all. ♥ Weee!! High five!

@Aya, super bongga!! Hahaha we're the same. Since day 1, Sophie na akooo :">

Anonymous said...

So love Borgy! :D

Maxadong closeness tlg si Jake and Lovi :D

Love your photos! Felt like I was there!