What it’s like to wake up with your favorite BENCH/ Bodies

Directed by Samantha Lee
Produced by Ina Jacobe and Mags Ocampo
Styled by Andrea Ang, Neal P. Corpus, and Mags Ocampo
Make-up by Nicole Ceballos (for Lovi) and Marben Talanay (for Kim)
Grooming by Sylvina Lopez (for David and Albie)
Hair by Gerald Magtibay (for Lovi) and Marben Talanay (for Kim)

Rise and shine, sleepy head.

What’s your favorite thing about mornings? Is it the sun shining down on your face, the sweet smell of breakfast, or the coffee and contemplation before starting the day? We’ve all got our little routines (or lack thereof) and the little things we like to enjoy for ourselves before the day’s onslaught begins, and so we got to thinking: what are mornings like with our favorite BENCH/ Bodies? Well, we did all the legwork for you and then some — we even made some videos as a little treat. Good morning!

LOVI POE

What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
Honestly… I check my phone, and then I realize that I woke up a few minutes earlier than my alarm [Laughs]. Then I drink lemon water.

Are you a morning person?
Yes, I’m a morning person. My favorite thing about mornings is that it’s a brand new day, and you have all the time in the world to be productive especially when you start your day right.

What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
I love oatmeal and fruits, it’s my ultimate breakfast meal. But when I feel like going crazy, I go for croissants with butter and jam. Nothing beats that [Laughs].

What do you wear to sleep?
I wear big, loose old shirts when I sleep. But sometimes I wear nice silk pajamas when I feel like it.

ALBIE CASIÑO

What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
I go to the bathroom and I pee [Laughs].

What’s your favorite thing about mornings?
My favorite thing about mornings is that it’s nice and quiet, and I get to reflect on life and things like that.

Are you a morning person?
No. I am not a morning person [Laughs]. I hate waking up in the morning.

What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?

Nutella. Nutella’s my favorite. That and bananas. And milk.

What do you wear to sleep?
I wear boxers to sleep. If I wear anything at all, that is.

KIM DOMINGO

What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
The first thing I do in the morning is check my phone [Laughs]. I also check my social media accounts.

What’s your favorite thing about mornings?
Looking forward to breakfast [Laughs]. Kung anong niluto ng mom ko.

Are you a morning person?
Hindi ako morning person. Usually, late na ko nagigising. Depende, kung may tulog ako, maaga ako nagigising.

What’s your favorite thing to eat for breakfast?
Bacon, eggs, and garlic rice. Simple lang.

What do you wear to sleep?
Madalas, I’m wearing underwear lang. Mas comfortable kasi ako pag naka-underwear lang pag matutulog. Tapos nakasando or sleeveless na top.

DAVID LICAUCO

What’s the first thing you do in the morning?
The first thing I do in the morning is eat my peanut butter sandwich, with a glass of almond milk.

What’s your favorite thing about mornings?
I like the sun. I like everything about mornings, I get to do all of the things I want to do. My favorite thing to do in the morning is workout.

What’s your idea of a perfect morning?
My sandwich is there, it’s a sunny day, and eating my breakfast with my family.

Are you a morning person?
Sadly, no. I’m really not a morning person.

What do you wear to sleep?
I wear a pair of boxers and a sando to sleep.

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