• Twilight’s Taylor Lautner in Manila to push Bench

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    Hollywood star Taylor Lautner who played the wolf, Jacob Black, in the Twilight franchise, is in town to endorse Bench clothing.

    Lautner arrived at the Ninoy Aquino National Airport Friday and was greeted by fans who screaming “Jacob!”

    In the afternoon, Lautner was interviewed by Sam Oh at a press conference at the Makati Shangri-La hotel. He said he doesn’t mind being called by his Twilight character’s name, since this was the character that opened doors for him in Hollywood.

    “I love Jacob and that franchise means a lot to me. We made that movie for the fans and the fans love it. So it’s great! I don’t mind being called Jacob, forever!” Lautner said.

    He talked about how he prepped for the part, gaining over 30 pounds of lean muscle and eating 4,500 calories of health food everyday.

    Lautner shared his enthusiasm with Bench, saying that the partnership is like “a perfect marriage” since his “comfortable and simple” style is perfect for what the all-Filipino clothing brand is all about.

    He wore an all-Bench outfit, a sleek dark blue coat-jacket, V-neck white shirt and skinny denims that accentuated his perfectly muscled legs.

    Lautner will be at the Mall of Asia Mall on Saturday at 6 p.m. for a meet-and-greet session with his fans.

    SHEILA MANALAC

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