She fulfilled her promise of a new world and you have expressed your gratitude by declaring her the Sexiest. Just recalling how we got here is one for the books: when we finally had her for the cover after five years of trying, we were that close to giving up. But only that close, because we didn’t. A confession: we had entertained doubts she would actually be able to deliver an FHM cover standard. With all the contracts and commitments, what would she be able to show? How wrong we were. What she allowed us to see, she gave prodigiously. No question, Marian Rivera is a paragon.