Article updated: May 28, 2021, 6:00 p.m
It's confirmed! Our Byeon Woo Seok is Bench's latest endorser and it was announced by Ben Chan on his Instagram account. Check out his photos for Bench Body:
It looks like Bench is back with a new Korean endorser and we can't help but squeal! Ben Chan, the local fashion brand's founder, just posted a sneak peek of their latest brand ambassador on his Instagram account.
Our inner Nancy Drew is telling us that the Korean celebrity in the post might just be Record Of Youth's Byeon Woo Seok, who played Won Hae Yo in the drama. Why? First, Ben Chan captioned his post with: "Put it on record—our newest #GlobalBENCHSetter is here! Get a closer look and little clue on who he could be!"—a *possible* reference to the K-drama's title. We see what you did there, Bench! ICYDK, the brand often includes a ~pun~ to their announcements. For example, when they posted teasers about Hyun Bin being their newest endorser, their copy read: "Your crush, landing soon", which is a direct hint at Crash Landing On You!
Second, a part of the endorser's face was shown and we can totally recognize that jawline and those lips as Woo Seok's! I mean:
Here's a side profile of Woo Seok from his Instagram account for a ~closer~ inspection:
Ben also uploaded another teaser photo with the caption: "Someone new is here to ???????????? us with his charming looks! ???? Do you recognize this oppa?". Yes, OMG!!
If this is *true*, Woo Seok will be joining Bench's roster of Korean celebrity endorsers who have graced store displays and EDSA billboards with their ~gorgeous~ photos over the years. The brand has booked several K-pop and K-drama stars including Super Junior's Siwon and Donghae, TWICE, Lee Min Ho, and Park Seo Joon, to name a few. We rounded up all of Bench's Korean endorsers over the years and you can view them right here.
We'll keep you updated on this story!