Six years ago, we were stunned by a woman in a white dress on that teleserye. Right then and there, we knew she was someone to watch for.
And boy, we were damn right.
Jessy Mendiola. Words will never ever be enough to describe how bewitching this woman is. She grew up right before our eyes—from being the shy Sabel then the sweet Yanie of Paraiso to the feisty Maria Mercedes, to one of the country’s most sought-after endorsers.
She never fails to amuse us with her beauty and wit on Banana Sundae. She leaves us breathless with every workout video, beach photo, and even a selfie on Instagram. Whatever she's wearing—an all-white ensemble, that iconic red dress, gym clothes, her jaw-dropping bikinis, or a plain shirt—we can't help but double tap and do a double take.
Now, she adds a feather to her already well-decorated cap: FHM’s Sexiest Woman 2016.
Jessy Mendiola. The country has spoken. And we couldn’t agree more.
She had it coming, as if everything was written in the stars. And to remind everyone just how perfect the title fits this woman, let’s take a trip down memory lane—Jessy’s history of sexy:
Remember 18-year-old Jessy as Sabel, her first titular role on primetime TV?
How about the stranded-in-Paraiso beauty named Yanie?
Who wouldn't remember Maria Mercedes (ang pangalan ko...)?
Cue the music!
There's also her latest role as a pole kitten in Maalaala Mo Kaya.
Those viral McDonald's TVCs, anyone?
Darn you, Teng brothers!
Our favorite shoot, however? Jessy as Tanduay Calendar Girl.
Summit Media has quite the relationship with her.
Obviously, we can't wait to add another cover on this list. *wink wink* Again, congratulations Jessy!
Photos via ABS-CBN.com, Summit Media.com.ph