Bench’s latest undergarment line, all photographed on the island of Mykonos
22 July 2005
Published on Page D2 of the July 22, 2005 issue of the Philippine Daily Inquirer
We continue with our account of the Bench pictorial in Greece. On Mykonos island, before we could even have a breather, we spent the whole day doing the photo shoot of Bench super troupers, Kris Aquino and Evo, at different locations of the island.
While we were having dinner and it was still light, a good-looking hunk walked before us talking on his cell phone. Miguel P. and I spotted him instantly and told Kris, Keren Pascual and Ben Chan to check the guy out, which they did.
Kris coaxed several of us to go up to him and ask him to join us. Keren agreed to do the job. Well, the hunk came, joined us and before you could even say, Wow, he'd be great as a model, Ben asked him to join Kris and the two other male models for our last day at the popular beach resort, Paradise, located at the east side of the island. Jacob,a 25-year-young half-Thai and half-Greek, became the third male model for the Bench billboard.
Apres a yummy breakfast at our hotel's terrace, we drove to the beach resort, and Jun de Leon went to work with Kris, Jacob, Max and Evo emoting right on the beach wearing Bench's latest underwear. The four of them were awesome, so much so that women and men sunbathing on the beach were taking photos of them as they modeled the clothes.
As we left that afternoon for Athens, I couldn't help but have a flashback on what Mykonos was like several years ago when I was there last. It was just a fishing village with lots of artists living on the island and a few tourists who went there to get away from the other more popular islands for the summer.
Well, today Mykonos is where the in crowd goes for suntan and swimming in the unpolluted crystal clear waters. Yachts of all shapes and sizes are docked along the shore line. Honeymooners jet there, such as Mai Mai Cojuangco and her husband, Italian heir, Andrea Zini. Tessa Prieto and her husband, southern gent Dennis Valdes , also spent days on the island after watching the Olympic Games in Athens last year. Business whiz and banker Noel Onate and his wife, young socialite Marianne Uy, also had been there while cruising the Mediterranean. Yes, dahlings, Mykonos has become the playground of the rich, the beautiful, and everyone who enjoys the sun and the beach.