when magkaribal ended its run on ABS-CBN, we went into withdrawals. now what were we going to do every weeknight at 9:15pm?? like many others, we had tuned in to see what designer name victoria valera would be quoting as her outfit or what color birkin she would be carrying next or what super bling-bling she would be wearing (multiple long strands of south sea pearls to bed?? kaloka!!). well, that teleserye put gretchen barretto back on the showbiz map as a bankable and ratings-guaranteed star—she's no longer just fodder for society and celebrity gossip columns. so what a coup for bench to scoop her up as the latest celebrity to launch a fragrance under their label. introducing greta:
this is the window at the bench store in trinoma, where the launch was held last night. juice ko, we drove an hour from makati to trinoma on a friday night and had to push through the crowd gathered around the activity center just to get into the main area! these people must have been experiencing magkaribal withdrawals too and had to see la greta in the flesh!
wooosh! here she comes!
ben chan came up onstage to present gretchen with a bouquet and it looked like she was crying! she kept swiping her cheeks with her hands. (or was it that damn confetti?? haha..)
ganda-ganda ni greta!
and what is that fabulous necklace she's wearing??
naturally, after the show, TV crews swarmed around gretchen for interviews and to get a few quotable quotes from the woman famous for them. she's always accommodating to the press and always answers every question. you'll hardly ever get a "no comment" from her!
greta eau de toilette (50ml, P348) now available at all bench, herbench, bench body, superbench, and bench to go stores nationwide. (our verdict: the fragrance is light, easy to wear, and smells really nice. yes, it's mabango! this will sell for sure!)