'Vampire Diaries' star endorses local clothing brand: report

Posted at 10/11/2011 2:57 PM | Updated as of 10/12/2011 7:54 AM
American actor Michael Trevino

MANILA, Philippines – American actor Michael Trevino, known for his role as Tyler Lockwood in hit series "The Vampire Diaries," is the newest endorser of Filipino clothing brand Bench, a report said.

In his column in The Philippine Star on Tuesday, Ricky Lo said Trevino will be the latest addition to the brand's roster of underwear models.

This came after Bench clinched a deal with Filipino-American singer-songwriter Bruno Mars, who now has several billboards in Metro Manila.

"With the well-guarded negotiations finalized, Bench happily announced that it has enlisted Hollywood actor Michael Trevino as its latest endorser," Lo wrote.

He added that the pictorial with Trevino was held last week in Los Angeles, California.

Trevino became one of the top trending local topics on Twitter on Tuesday after netizens learned about his newest endorsement.

"I've been a trending topic in the Philippines all day today. Think this means I should visit Manila soon. Thanks for all the love guys," the actor said in his Twitter account.