Maine Mendoza, Julia Barretto, and more get to hug Cole Sprouse

by Nikko Tuazon
Apr 20, 2018
Maine Mendoza and Julia Barretto had a photo op with Cole Sprouse at a VIP dinner held in Bench Cafe, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City, on Friday night, April 20.

Local celebrities unleashed their inner fan girl upon meeting Riverdale star and Bench global endorser Cole Sprouse.

The 25-year-old American actor visited Philippines for the first time to do a series of meet-and-greet events for the local clothing brand.

After meeting thousands of fans at SM Mall of Asia in Pasay City and Glorietta mall in Makati City, Cole attended a VIP dinner at the Bench Cafe in Bonifachio High Street, Taguig City.

Eat Bulaga! host Maine Mendoza had a "halo-halo" moment with Cole.

Her caption read, "Expectation vs. Reality @benchtm #noshamephotoop #Ben!!!!"

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Of course, she also received a hug from the former Disney star.

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Kapuso actress Gabbi Garcia also expressed her kilig upon meeting Cole.

She wrote on Instagram, "Let’s all take a moment of silence with kilig for this beautiful moment @colesprouse • #ColeSprouseForBENCH"

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Julia Barretto also made time for the VIP dinner after her meeting with Star Cinema for a movie project with Kris Aquino.

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Julia's sister, Claudia Barretto, gave "Cody" a tight hug.

Cody was the name of Cole's character in the now-defunct Disney series The Suite Life of Zack & Cody.

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Juliana Gomez didn't mind that her father Richard Gomez was watching and teasing her while she was having a selfie moment with Cole.

She wrote on Instagram, "Caught in the act @richardgomezinstagram #colesprouseforbench"

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Leila Alcasid casually took a photo with Cole after the VIP dinner.

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Here's Melanie Marquez's daughter Michelle Dee doing a blogger pose with the American actor.

Baeby Baste dedicated his performance of Beegees' "To Love Somebody" to Cole and his dad, Matthew Sprouse.

Meanwhile, YouTube vlogger Bella Frances, ABS-CBN teen star Ylona Garcia, and Sunshinez Cruz's daughters, Samantha and Angelina Montano, went to SM Mall of Asia to personally meet Cole.

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Maine Mendoza and Julia Barretto had a photo op with Cole Sprouse at a VIP dinner held in Bench Cafe, Bonifacio High Street, Taguig City, on Friday night, April 20.
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