'Twilight' star Taylor Lautner heading to Manila


Posted at Jul 20 2013 09:58 PM | Updated as of Jul 22 2013 06:15 PM

MANILA -- "Twilight" star Taylor Lautner is set to visit the Philippines for the first time as part of his endorsement deal with the local lifestyle brand Bench.

The 21-year-old actor himself announced the visit, scheduled sometime in August, through a video posted by Bench on its official YouTube page on Friday.

No further details were announced.

Lautner, who is best known for his role as Jacob Black in the "Twilight" film series, was introduced in June as the latest international star to join Bench as its endorser.

Lautner joins several other "GlobalBenchSetters" such as Filipina-Mexican-American singer Jessica Sanchez, Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine, Hollywood actor Liam Hemsworth, Disney-grown singer Joe Jonas, American TV stars Lucy Hale and Michael Trevino, and South Korean stars Lee Min Ho, Si Won and Dong Hae.

Of these international stars, Bench has brought to the Philippines Levine, Hemsworth, Sanchez, and most recently, Lee.