Photos by Andrea Beldua and JL Javier
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The most awaited day in the BENCH/ universe had finally arrived. It was a hot Saturday evening at the Mall of Asia Arena. Everyone waited with bated breath for the gates to be opened, and once they were, all eyes were on the stage. This was the moment everyone had been waiting for, to see the hottest stars on the biggest runway of the year. The lights dimmed and the countdown began. Screams and cheers heard throughout the arena. This was it: #BenchUnderTheStars.
Lovers paradise: Gabbi Garcia and Ruru Madrid enchanted the runway with a tender moment.
BENCH/’s angel: Julia Barretto slayed the runway in an all-white outfit that showed off her toned abs.
Tear it off: David Licauco tore up the runway in his debut on the BENCH/ Body stage.
Hear me roar: Bruno Gabriel amped it up on the runway.
Curves abound: Sanya Lopez served up some serious curves on the runway.
Fantastic four: Addy Raj, Anjo Damiles, Sanya Lopez, and David Licauco posed as they drew screams from the crowd.
Babe slayer: Solenn Heussaff owned the crowd with a high-flying routine at the end of her walk.
Lean, mean, muscle machine: Dominic Roque got his flirt on with the models onstage while making his way down the runway.
OG muscle: Richard Gutierrez came through a plethora of parasols and tore up the runway in a classy khaki look.
Queen of the night: Maxine Medina was flirty yet elegant on the BENCH/ Body runway.
The queen has arrived: Maine Mendoza made her entrance head and shoulders above the rest — to thunderous cheers, of course. She donned a fun, flirty, yet sexy ensemble.
Sultry as can be: Kim Domingo set fire to the runway with a sexy yet elegant walk.
Beefcake, anyone? Derrick Monasterio served up some serious muscle.
Not that innocent: Julia Montes conquered the runway in a black lace ensemble.
King of the tease: BENCH/ heartthrob Paulo Avelino made the crowds roar without giving too much away.
Fire it up: Enrique Gil raised temperatures at the MOA Arena.
Fire alert: The members of the Philippine Volcanoes set the runway on fire with a rugby routine.
Beast mode: Mark Striegl showed off his insane workout skills on the runway.
About face: Rocco Nacino drove the crowd crazy with his peachy surprise.
Welcome to the gun show: Tom Rodriguez killin’ it on the runway.
Setting the bar: Benchsetters Neil Dy and Emil Khodaverdi show ‘em how it’s done.
Sweet candy: Albie Casiño shared some of his lollipops to the audience.
Standard issue: Kiko Estrada showed off his guns in a pair of tight boxers — because why not?
Baby face: Marco Gumabao was all grown up — and hot! — on the runway.
Muscles on muscles: Pietro Boselli proves that math teachers can be ripped, too.
Tropic thunder: Coleen Garcia lead the body party in a sweet lemon bikini.
She’s a stunner. Lovi Poe killed it on the runway.
King of Hearts: Swoons (and screams!) were highly audible when Daniel Padilla walked onstage.
Love on the brain: The King and Queen of Hearts Daniel Padilla and Kathryn Bernardo were #couplegoals on the BENCH/ Body runway.
Body party: BENCH/ main man Ben Chan led the BENCH/ Body army down the runway for the finale.