Twilight Hunk Taylor Lautner wears BENCH

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 Screencaptured photos from BENCH/ behind-the-scene

Twilight star Taylor Lautner is the latest recruit of Mr. Ben Chan as the local retail giant’s newest global brand ambassador.

 Screencaptured photos from BENCH/ behind-the-scene

As one of the hottest young Hollywood actor, Taylor is best known for his role as Jacob Black in the Twilight movie series. He was proclaimed as the second sexiest men of 2010 by Glamour magazine, and no. 4 on the most amazing bodies list by People magazine.

He was born Taylor Daniel Lautner in Grand Rapids, Michigan to parents, Deborah and Daniel Lautner.

At the young age of six, Taylor began studying martial arts at Fabiano’s Karate School and showed natural talent for the sport. He was eventually  invited to train with seven-time world karate champion Michael Chaturantabut and,  represent the US  country in the twelve years and under division in the World Karate Association where he became the Junior World Forms and Weapons champion, winning three gold medals. In 2003, Taylor  ranked number one in the world for NASKA’s Black Belt Open Forms, Musical Weapons, Traditional Weapons and Traditional Forms and, at the age of twelve, he became the three time Junior World Champion.

Besides his love for  martial arts, Taylor, also discovered a love for acting. At aged seven, he was encouraged  to audition for a small appearance in a Burger King commercial by his martial arts instructor. Although he wasnt chosen Taylor  enjoyed the experience so much that he told his parents that he wanted to pursue a career in acting.

They eventually moved with his family to Los Angeles, he found himself landing more and more small acting roles. He booked many occurring roles on various television shows such as “My Wife and Kids” (2001), “Summerland” (2004), and “The Bernie Mac Show” (2001). Taylor also found himself becoming successful in films as well. In 2005, he landed the role of Sharkboy in the family blockbuster flick, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lavagirl 3-D (2005), and the role of Eliot Murtaugh in Cheaper by the Dozen 2 (2005).

His big break would come in  2008, when Taylor auditioned for the  role of werewolf hunk Jacob Black in  Twilight and the rest as they say is history.

Besides Twilight he has also starred in the ensemble  romantic comedy, Valentine’s Day (2010), and the action- thriller, Abduction (2011).

 Screencaptured photos from BENCH/ behind-the-scene

Philippine Star Entertainment editor Ricky Lo, who has interviewed Taylor twice, describes the actor as  “friendly and engaging.”  As to how he  developed his six-pack; Taylor replied “I worked out five days a week. At the same time, I had to eat every two hours…six egg whites, bacon and toast in the morning as suggested by my trainer. The working out was easy but the eating part was hard. I had to add calories because my body fat was only about eight percent.”

Check out the behind the scenes video below

BENCH/ considers this as one of the most memorable international campaigns by the brand.

The new campaign advertisement was shot on location in East LA by the renowned director Anthony Mandler, music director of Rihanna’s “Diamonds”, and the director of such acclaimed music videos of Taylor Swift’s “I Knew You Were Trouble”, Lana De Rey’s “Ride”, Nicki Minaj’s “Starships”, Beyonce’s “Irreplaceable” among others.

Video Credits:
Directed by: Anthony Mandler
Styled by: Samantha McMillen
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