Bench Blackout airs on ABS-CBN, July 19


Sam Milby was one of the stars who participated in the 2008 Bench Blackout: the Bench Denim and Underwear Show. It will be aired on ABS-CBN tonight, July 19, on the Sunday's Best timeslot.




Every two years, hot hunks and sexy girls converge at the Araneta Coliseum to show the demin and underwear collection of clothing brand Bench.

Blackout: the Bench Denim and Underwear Show is the fourth edition of Bench's biennial denim and underwearfashion event. The first three were One Night Only (2002),Understatement (2004), and Fever (2006).

One of the highlights of this edition was when Dingdong Dantes dramatically dropped his denim pants, revealing Bench underwear that he is endorsing. GMA-7 leading man Richard Gutierrez also walked down the ramp during the finale of the fashion show.

Bench royalties Richard Gomez and Lucy Torres did not model denim or underwear this year but they did accompany Bench owner Ben Chan during the finale of the star-studded event.

Another segment that was heavily applauded was the daring move done by Rafael Rosell. During the first part of the show, the silhouette of a nude man was flashed on the giant screen.As the camera focused on the face of the man, it was revealed that it was Rafael covering his private part withonly his hands.

Other Kapamilya stars who made an impact during this show were Jake Cuenca, Sam Milby, andDiether Ocampo. The men proudly showed off their well-chiseled abs while Jake and Diether teased the crowd by showing a bit more of theirbehind.

Viewers will see ABS-CBN stars walk the ramp as Bench models. These include singer-actress Sarah Geronimo as well as love team partners Gerald Anderson and Kim Chiu. Pinoy Big Brother ex-housemates Zanjoe Marudo,Bruce Quebral, and Kian Kazemi also participated as well as PBB teen ex-housemates Robi Domingo,Ejay Falcon, and Valerie Weignmann.

Star Magic talents Angelica Panganiban; John Prats; Rayver Cruz; Jon Avila; Shaina Magdayao, Rica Peralejo, EnchongDee, and David Chua will strut their stuff along with IyaVillania, Christian Bautista, and Rachelle Ann Go.

Not to be missed are other Kapuso stars such as Katrina Halili, JC deVera, sisters Ehra and Michelle Madrigal, Jay-R, Bubbles Paraiso,Margaret Wilson, Marco Alcaraz, and Francine Prieto. Alessandra de Rossi was still a Kapuso star when she joined Bench Blackout but now she is signed up with the Kapamilya Network.


Bench Blackout: the Bench Denim and Underwear Show will be aired on ABS-CBN this Sunday, July 19, during the Sunday's Best timeslot.


Click HERE to view photos of the sexy fashion show.

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