Enchong ready to unfold 'new' image

Posted at 09/14/12 11:01 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Kapamilya heartthrob Enchong Dee is ready to go daring.

Enchong Dee walks down the ramp for "Bench Universe." Photo by Nimfa Chua

"I think [I'm ready]," Dee told ABS-CBN News on Thursday, when asked if he is now willing to "shed [his] good boy image."

Since he joined showbiz in 2007, Dee has become one of the most sought-after leading men of his generation, but has mostly been identified with "good guy" roles onscreen.

On Thursday, the 23-year-old actor was among the celebrity models who graced the 25th anniversary fashion show of local clothing line Bench, dubbed "Bench Universe."

In a first step towards the "new me," Dee said his participation in the lifestyle brand's show at the SM Mall of Asia Arena is his "sexiest" outing yet.

During the first of two nights of "Bench Universe," Dee made a grand entrance as he descended from the ceiling wearing only a black underwear and some accessories.

"It's a slow unfolding of the new me. Hopefully they'll see it," Dee told ABS-CBN News on the sidelines of the fashion show.

"[I was] pressured, hungry and happy. [I had] one week [preparation], 'yung talagang grabe one week. Gusto ko kumain ng buffet after," he added.

Currently, Dee is filming for "Ina, Kapatid, Anak," ABS-CBN's upcoming drama series, which also stars Kim Chiu, Maja Salvador and Xian Lim.