Many summers ago, Bench introduced the face of its second generation. Around the turn of the millennium, a strapping, young Borgy Manotoc—tall, tan, and lean—emerged as the brand’s newest endorser. Besides Goma, only Borgy has endured as god and gladiator of the Bench Universe, pouting magnificently through countless campaigns, underwear shows, and evolutions.
Tomorrow, Borgy turns 31. He’s a long ways from the teen dreamboat blowing gum bubbles for the camera. Like the brand he endorses, he’s only gotten better, packing more of the breeding, brains, and male beauty we spotted from the get-go.
Before Borgy celebrates another year, we decided to look way back to an old summer campaign and see how far he’s come. No longer the scrawny kid sipping milkshakes; now the sexy entrepreneur serving up handcrafted cocktails.
Happy Birthday, Borgy!
And we go even further back…