IN PHOTOS: Brooklyn Beckham's star-studded book launch

IMAGE Nikko Tuazon

Teen stars Claudia Barretto and Grae Fernandez line up to get their What I See books signed by Brooklyn Beckham at the official launch of Bench/'s flagship store at Bonifacio High Street in Taguig City on Saturday, January 13.


Local celebrities unleashed their inner fanboy/fangirl when they met up with international model/photographer Brooklyn Beckham.

Brooklyn is the eldest son of football superstar David Beckham and his wife, former Spice Girls member-turned-fashion-designer Victoria Beckham.

The 18-year-old British photographer arrived in Manila on Friday afternoon, January 12, for a series of autograph-signing events to promote his book What I See.

Brooklyn met hundreds of his fans at his three-leg media event on Saturday, January 13, which included stops at SM Megamall and SM Mall of Asia.

He led the store opening of Bench's flagship store at Bonifacio High Street, with the company's chairman Ben Chan and Taguig City Mayor Lani Cayetano.


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In an Instagram post, Brooklyn thanked all his fans for their support.

He wrote, "What a day! I can’t believe the welcome I’ve had here in Manila. Thank you to @benchtm for having me and thank you to everyone that supported me!"

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Ormoc City Mayor Richard Gomez, a long-time Bench endorser, and his wife, Leyte Congresswoman Lucy Torres-Gomez, also graced the ribbon-cutting event.


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Celebrities lined up for a photo opportunity with Brooklyn, among Juliana Gomez, Richard and Lucy's daughter.


Claudia Barretto also wouldn't miss a photo op with Brooklyn.


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Claudia was accompanied by fashion blogger/stylist Trish Ramos (right) at the VIP launch.


ABS-CBN teen actor Grae Fernandez, son of Mark Anthony Fernandez, is shown here holding his signed copy of Brooklyn's book, with the author beside him.


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GMA-7 stars also flocked to the venue to meet the international photographer and author.

They were Sherlock Jr. stars Gabbi Garcia...


and Ruru Madrid.


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Spotted too were Haplos actress Sanya Lopez...


Wowowin host and former beauty queen Ariella Arida...


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Super Ma'am actress Ashley Ortega...


...and GMA Artist Center talent David Licauco.

..

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Among the Kapamilya stars we spotted were Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin actress Coleen Garcia, who came with her BFF, vlogger Janina Manipol...


ASAP's BFF5 member Ylona Garcia...


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and heartthrob Dominic Roque.


MYX VJ Kim Cruz was there, too.


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So was Leila Alcasid, daughter of Ogie Alcasid.


Dominique Cojuangco, daughter of Gretchen Barretto


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Singer Emmanuelle Vera and boyfriend Niko del Rosario


Model/vlogger LA Aguinaldo


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Viva talent Marco Gumabao


After the book-signing and photo session, all the celebrities proceeded to the VIP dinner hosted by the brand at the Bench Cafe on the second floor of the building.

Brooklyn also led the toast with Bench's VP Bryan Chan Lim and FooDee Global Concepts' Chino Dee.

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Ben uploaded their photo on Instagram and wrote, "The toast officially sealed the partnership of Foodee Global & Suyen Corp for Bench Cafe. Thank you @brooklynbeckham for leading the ceremony. @bryanchanlim #ChinoDee @benchtm #brooklynbeckhamforbench #livelifewithflavor."

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