Mark Striegl tells us his secret to getting that BENCH/ Body

Mark “Mugen” Striegl is a beast. He’s one of BENCH/ Body’s newest ambassadors, and with that insane body, you wouldn’t think twice about why he got the job. I mean, just look at him go. On normal days, the MMA fighter averages four to six hours in the gym, doing cardio, conditioning with weights, sparring, […]

We get undressed with the sexiest bodies on Instagram (Part 2 of 2)

Photos by Patrick Diokno Styled by Andrea Ang Make-up and grooming by Nicole Ceballos, Slo Lopez, and Keirlo Velasco The hotness continues. Picture this: It’s a normal, boring weekday and you’re at work, scrolling through your feed during your lunch break. Everything’s a little too bland for your tastes; even the seemingly endless food posts […]

When the sun goes down: a peek at the making of #BenchUnderTheStars

Photography by Kitkat Pajaro The behind-the-scenes look you’ve been waiting for. You’ve seen campaign, the videos, the billboards on Guadalupe. It’s official: the Bench 30th Anniversary Fashion Show is here. Get ready to breathe in countless muscled bodies, svelte curves, and piercing stares down the runway. Can you handle it? It’s certainly going to be […]

Five Things You Didn’t Know About Pietro Boselli

Words by Cedric S. ReyesTake a seat at Pietro Boselli’s lecture. The world’s hottest math teacher has a few new lessons to teach. In the photo of Pietro Boselli that went viral in 2015, he’s standing before his students, wearing a grey t-shirt and some no-nonsense work trousers. He’s looking down at some documents, and […]

BENCH Meets Graham Caygill

  Goals can change over time. For Fil-British soccer star Graham Caygill, goals became less literal in the past year what with his decision to quit local football team Loyola Meralco Sparks and trade “the beautiful game” for an arena that straight up celebrates beauty. As the new host of sporting and lifestyle show Gameplan, he’s […]

#BenchBodyLanguage: Century Tuna Superbods Finalists Ameen & Tanya

There’s only so much you can tell a person to inspire fitness. Oftentimes, a body of evidence is necessary: slits across hips, toned arms, a tight stomach. For the past 10 years, Century Tuna Superbods has sent out a parade of those bodies—the sort you desire, but more so that spur a desire to get […]

#BenchBodyLanguage: Simon Guinto

Considering he was born and raised in Jersey City, New Jersey, Simon Guinto’s effortless Tagalog is unbelievable. There have been times in the States, he says, when he would be thinking in his mom’s native tongue and unknowingly unleash it among American friends. “I stubbed my toe once and let out an ‘Aray!’ and no […]