when: last night
where: garden ballroom, edsa shangri-la
what: the launch of a new fragrance by bench for dingdong dantes
now we don't really follow local showbiz. all we know is what we read in ricky lo's column and what we see on "the buzz" and chismiss we pick up from cocktail chatter and office gossip. we don't watch any local soaps (well, we once caught an episode of "tayong dalawa" where ingrid attended a small family dinner at home wearing a formal red gown) and we hardly ever watch pinoy movies (hell, we hardly watch movies, period!). so we weren't sure what to expect at last night's event. the ballroom was dressed in hanging black curtains. and since the guests were asked to come in black, we kinda blended with the background. then female models dressed in la senza underwear came out and posed like window mannequins for the benefit of photographers and cameramen...
then the black curtains parted and ta-daa! dingdong without a shirt! the photographers (and we!) went wild! oops almost didn't catch him! outta my way, people!!
then he put on a jacket and spoke. what he said we didn't really care, we just kept snapping away!
we still don't know what dingdong dantes is doing these days (is he on a soap? does he have a movie out? or coming out? is he still with karylle? wait, no, we meant marian!). but one thing's for sure: he's still HOT. check out the frenzy and clamor for him!
oh, and the fragrance. mabango sha. we don't really know if this is being marketed as a men's fragrance or a unisex fragrance, but it's nice and light and sweet enough to be worn by women. and be desired. by dingdong... :-o