In our past stories and advice columns, I’ve frequently made it a point to mention that Manila is small. On trips to SM, Uptown, and even The Palace, the chances of you running into one of your fave local celebs are high. But what are the chances that you’ll run into a Hollywood actor who you’ve been watching since you were a child? Pretty slim, right?

For the last couple of days, we saw Cole Sprouse, also known as Cody from The Suite Life series and Jughead from Riverdale, making his way around Manila. After riding jeeps and walking around under the sun in a tank top, his Manila adventure had come to an incredible end when he was spotted at Revel.

As one of Bench’s top brand ambassadors, Cole was warmly received at the Bench Cafe, where our worlds collided as the likes of Lovi Poe and Maine Mendoza cuddled up to him.

Lovi Poe

Maine Mendoza

Gabbi Garcia

Julia Barretto



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Claudia Barretto


CODY!!! @colesprouse #ColeSprouseForBench

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Leila Alcasid


Yep #ColeSprouseForBENCH

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Grae Cameron Fernandez

Joanna Eden

Nicole Cordoves

Emil Khodaverdi

Mathew Custodio


mat & cody ?? thank you for inviting me for last night’s memorable dinner @bcbench ??

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We bet that you’re dying with envy over these shots! I wonder which international superstar is coming to Manila next because of these clothing brands. Could it be Zayn? We’ll just have to wait and see. P.S. you’re invited to gush about Cody- I mean Cole- in the comments section below!