Filipinos are known as fans of K-pop and K-drama. No wonder a South Korean actor and singer was one of the international celebrity endorsers of Bench, the leading brand in the Philippines.
Chinese-Filipino entrepreneur Ben Chan is the founder of Bench. Here is a list of the brand’s previous Global Benchsetters and the current one.
2003: Jerry Yan
In 1998, Yan won the TVBS Modelling Competition and Men’s UNO modelling competition. As an actor, he is best known for his role as Dao Ming Si on the series “Meteor Garden.”
2011: Bruno Mars
Born Peter Gene Hernandez in Honolulu, Hawaii, Mars is of Puerto Rican, Ashkenazi Jewish, Filipino and Spanish descent. His third and most recent studio album titled “24K Magic” was released on Nov. 18, 2016.
2012: Liam Hemsworth
On the small screen, Hemsworth was last seen in an episode of “Workaholics” in 2016. In 2019, the younger brother of Chris Hemsworth and Luke Hemsworth will make his comeback on the big screen in 2019 in the romantic comedy film “Isn’t It Romantic,” which also stars Priyanka Chopra, Adam DeVine, Rebel Wilson and Betty Gilpin.
2013: Taylor Lautner
In 2016, Lautner played Dr. Cassidy Cascade in “Scream Queens” Season 2 and starred in the film “Run the Tide.” There are still no details about the future TV shows and films of the actor, best known for his role as Jacob Black in the “Twilight” film series.
2016: Lee Min Ho
Lee has been in the military service since May 12. In 2016, the boyfriend of K-pop girl group miss A member Suzy Bae starred in the series “The Legend of the Blue Sea” and in the film “Bounty Hunters.”
2017: Cole Sprouse
Before 2018, Sprouse will make a comeback on the big screen in the movie “Dismissed” after seven years. On the small screen, he currently plays Jughead Jones on The CW series “Riverdale.”