We're still verifying if it was indeed Kim Kardashian who spawned the hackneyed phrase "break the Internet." What we're certain of is that the expression made 2016 rather tolerable, especially with the deluge of depressing news as of late.
Women in the entertainment and fashion industry have been very benevolent in flaunting their assets, whether to drive a particular point home or simply celebrate the female form.
In solidarity and as our own little way to give them the recognition they deserve, FHM rounded up this year's biggest female social media personalities—from both the local and international scene—who sent the online populace into a frenzy.
Ann Mateo aka 'Challenge Accepted'
There wasn't a single Internet challenge that Ann didn't kill. Trumpets, Fetty Wap, Jumpshot—you name it, our May 2015 #NewCrush crushed it. Unfortunately, the boyfriend had to pay the price for her viral fame and be on the wrong end of the fans' collective envy.
Maine Mendoza aka 'Yummy Yaya'
It's no secret that the Dubsmash damsel was the biggest star of 2015. Eat Bulaga's Kalyeserye may have become trite, but Maine wasn't done lording over social media, sharing an handful of photos from her beach trips. Apparently, under that apron is a svelte siren.
Kim Domingo aka 'Overnight Superstar'
It's been a year since we've featured the social media star, and just look at where Kim stands now in the industry. She has seized every opportunity and has proven to be more than a beautiful face and bodacious figure, all while still indulging her loyal online fandom from time to time.
Ellen Adarna aka 'Perfect Storm'
If there was an award for the biggest babe of this year's second half, the Cebuana mestiza would be the runaway winner. While she shared her what was going on in her life every once in a while, it was after the Star Magic Ball that Ellen started flooding us with droolworthy snaps—not that we're complaining.
Jessy Mendiola aka 'The Sexiest'
It all started with that photo of her in a red bikini. Amid the funny Photoshop accusations and mixed reactions, one thing became clear: the country was put on notice. Jessy then spearheaded the fight against body-shaming, which was fittingly capped by being voted Finest in the Land.
Bella Hadid aka 'Weekend Fling'
The younger Hadid came into her own following her jaw-dropping, thigh-high slit moment at the Cannes red carpet. Her fierce facade complemented her slender build, which we had the chance to marvel at all year long. It's all in the genes, it seems.
Kendall Jenner aka 'Sultry Sister'
She actually started strong this 2016, as one of the gracious advocates of the #FreeTheNipple campaign. Whether the letup was caused by her attending more Los Angeles Lakers games, one thing's for sure: it left us begging for more.
Gigi Hadid aka 'Nip Slip No Care'
As much as we adore Bella, we seriously couldn't rank her higher than her older sis. A hypnotic look coupled with killer body proportions are just some of Gigi's stellar attributes. She is proof that being associated with One Direction isn't always a bad thing.
Kylie Jenner aka 'Heir To Kim K'
Despite our shameless crush on Kendall, the younger Jenner sister deserves the runner-up spot in this list because of the sheer volume of news feed eye candy she provides. Those curves that are to die for are eerily reminiscent of her older half sisters'.
Emily Ratajkowski aka 'Eater Of Cyberworlds'
The 25-year-old—who is one-third actress, one-third model, and one-third goddess—has come a long way since her "Blurred Lines" days. Emily has quietly invaded the Internet one nudity standards-challenging post at a time. You're missing half of your life if you ain't a follower yet.
Publicity stunt or public service?
He was caught sexting multiple women who all turned out to be one dude
The country dropped from the 38th rank to 39th this year
'I usually observe if the piping and stuff is new'
Coinciding with the introduction of less-pricey monthly plans for the new iPhone 8