We could barely contain our excitement when talks of Lee Min Ho for Bench hit the grapevine; one look at his earlier billboard for Bench Fix products and we could barely wait for his clothing collection to hit stores. Now that the cat’s officially out of the bag—and the Korean superstar has finally arrived in Manila!—we’re all over the collaboration and its cute, preppy pieces.
The actor gamely chatted up local media yesterday at his official presscon for Bench and Bench Fix, where he talked about personal style, ideal looks, and things he loves doing in his downtime. Clad in full head-to-toe Bench, the tall (he’s 6”!), lean heartthrob of immensely popular Korean dramas such as Boys Over Flowers, City Hunter, and the period series Faith got everyone giddy with his shy-boy charm and stunning, picture-perfect good looks. Known in Seoul as a style icon in his own right, Min Ho, who prefers dark neutrals and casual, hip looks, is also the brand ambassador of Bench Fix (curly-haired Gu Jun Pyo would be so proud).
Here for a series of events starting with Benchsetter Fun Meet: Lee Min Ho today at Araneta Coliseum, the superstar is also slated to do several mall tours and autograph signings this November 18 in Bench stores across the metro: at SM North EDSA at 3 p.m., Glorietta 5 at 5 p.m., and SM Mall of Asia at 6 p.m.
Click on for the photos of his irresistible campaign (with bonus outtakes!).