American actor, model and martial artist Taylor Lautner, best known for playing Jacob Black in The Twilight Saga film series starts in Bench’s new ad campaign shot in Los Angeles by photographer, videographer and director Anthony Mandler.
Taylor, who has been acting since he was nine years old, has also appeared in Cheaper by the Dozen 2, The Adventures of Sharkboy and Lava Girl, and the John Singleton thriller, Abduction.
Bench CEO and founder Ben Chan personally flew to LA to meet Taylor as the brand’s newest endorser. At right is director Anthony Mandler, who has worked with Rihanna, David Beckham, Beyonce, Usher, Shakira, Taylor Swift, Nicki Minaj, and Justin Bieber.
Taylor was styled by Samantha McMillen, who’s included in The Hollywood Reporter’s list of 25 Most Powerful Stylists.
For the Bench shoot, Samantha outfitted Taylor in smart casual pieces, like a light cardigan or check shirt over a low-cut tank top and jeans.
Taylor Lautner shows us why actors are sometimes better models than models.
Watch him as he works behind-the-scenes (no stunt man) for BENCH.