Mario Maurer arrives in Manila

Posted at 10/26/2011 12:56 PM | Updated as of 10/26/2011 4:38 PM
Thai superstar Mario Maurer. File photo

MANILA, Philippines – Thai actor Mario Maurer arrived in Manila on Wednesday to shoot an ad campaign for a local clothing brand in the country.

Maurer is also set to headline the Philippine Fashion Week at the SMX Convention Center in Pasay City on October 29.

Last August, executives of ABS-CBN movie outfit Star Cinema met with Maurer for a possible movie project.

Maurer gained popularity in the Philippines after he starred in 2010 film "Crazy Little Thing Called Love."

He made his silver screen debut in 2007 with "The Love of Siam," where he played the role of Tong, who is romantically attracted to his boyhood friend.

The portrayal earned him Cinemanila's "Best Actor" award in 2008.