FHM would be nothing without the women who've helped the brand cement itself into the pop culture consciousness. It's the Filipinas who are the lifeblood of each page that you browse, of each link that you click. With their beauty, to-die-for bodies, and tantalizing personalities, they open themselves up to the adoring public.
The annual 100 Sexiest Women list is a testament to that. For the last 17 years, we've asked you guys (and maybe some girls) to help elect the hottest lady in the country. Celebrities, models, singers, and even FHM discoveries, have fought to become the Nation’s Finest.
In celebration of the 200th issue and your favorite magazine's 17th birthday, join us in giving thanks to all the women you've elected as the greatest, finest women in the land. Let's take a look back at all the past winners and see what they're up to now. After all, absence makes the heart grow fonder. And even if these gals have moved on to other things, they're still the best in our book.
1) Sunshine Cruz (2000)
Way back in the year 2000, actress Sunshine Cruz became the very first Filipina FHM cover girl and consequently, the sexiest woman in the country.
Fast foward to 2017, Sunshine, now still ravishing at 39 years old, is now a proud single working mom to three equally lovely daughters.
2) Donita Rose (2001)
Everyone's favorite MTV VJ/model Donita Rose came out on top back in 2001.
Donita is back in the showbiz industry after a long hiatus. The 42-year-old beauty is currently a Kapuso mainstay and a hot, hardworking single mom to one child.
3) Assunta de Rossi (2002)
At the pinnacle of her fame, the dusky Filipina-Italian actress was 2002's winner.
The actress is now married to politician Jules Ledesma.
4) Diana Zubiri (2003)
The flawless actress topped the annual poll back in 2003.
She has returned to GMA Network, starring in the remake of Encantadia as LilaSari. She’s also happily married and has kids.
5) Cindy Kurleto (2004)
Commercial model Cindy Kurleto, who was 21 at the time, took the title from fan favorite Diana Zubiri.
Cindy left Manila last December 2007 to be with the loved of her life in Peru. She has two stunning daughters.
6) Angel Locsin (2005 and 2010)
The following year, TV favorite Angel Locsin bagged the finest spot.
Angel is very much visible in TV, movies, and even endorsements. She starred in two films last 2016: Everything About Her and The Third Party.
7) Katrina Halili (2006 and 2007)
Starstruck alumna Katrina is the first Filipina celebrity to have won the Sexiest Woman title twice in a row.
She gave birth to her daughter with singer-actor partner Kris Lawrence last September 2012. We last saw her on TV through GMA’s afternoon soap opera Sa Piling ni Nanay, which ended in January of this year.
8) Marian Rivera (2008, 2013, and 2014)
Marian nabbed the top spot from Katrina in 2008 and is the only woman in FHM history to win the spot three times. She is a queen in her own right.
Hall of Famer Marian is happily living the family life alongside husband Dingdong Dantes and daughter Maria Letizia. She’s currently on comedy-variety show Sunday PinaSaya and Encantadia.
9) Cristine Reyes (2009)
Another Starstruck alumna won the top spot in 2009.
Cristine got married earlier last year to long-time boyfriend Ali Khatibi, a mixed martial artist. She has a two-year-old daughter now. She was last seen on ABS-CBN drama Tubig At Langis.
10) Sam Pinto (2011 and 2012)
Model and actress Sam Pinto was 2011 and 2012's sexiest woman.
Today, Sam is set to star alongside Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla on new ABS-CBN soap, La Luna Sangre, to be released this April 2017. Since December 2015 Pinto has been dating Filipino footballer Misagh Bahadoran. She also owns her own bikini-line, Sirena Swimwear.
11) Jennylyn Mercado (2015)
Fellow Kapuso and hot momma Jennylyn bagged the top spot last 2015.
She is currently shooting for the Filipino franchise of TV hit My Love From The Star, which is set to premiere this 2017 on GMA Telebabad Primetime block. She is also a two-time MMFF best actress awardee for her roles in romantic flicks English Only, Please and Walang Forever.
12) Jessy Mendiola (2016)
The ABS-CBN star topped last year’s poll of the finest females in the country.
Jessy's last movie appearance was in 2016's comedy movie Extra Service, alongside babes (and future Sexiest Women?) Arci Muñoz and Coleen Garcia. She's also a regular mainstay of ABS-CBN's Banana Sundae.
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