FHM cover shoots are memorable for a number of reasons. It could be the pristine location, like the beautiful beaches or resorts or mansions that become a welcome alternative to the traditional studio setup. Conditions and circumstances, such as the unpredictable weather, almost always have a special effect on the overall outcome. Then there's the cover star herself, who often provides a unique energy to the day’s proceedings, infecting the crew with an insatiable amount of excitement.
For heiress-turned-actress Ellen Adarna’s third FHM cover appearance, all three of these factors coalesced for a December feature that is wild at heart.
And since Christmas is just around the bend, Team FHM felt that she (and you, our dear readers) deserved not one, but two special covers:
As you can see, both covers play on Ellen’s pure magnetism. It was shot in the pine forests and beaches of the majestic Zambawood beach house, a sprawling piece of farmland property, where Mother Nature lent her hand in forging these iconic images. But she was unforgiving as well—the searing heat, which then turned into a heavy downpour of rain, tried its best to put a halt to the day’s work.
“I don’t know exactly what transpired,” she recalls. “At first, I was okay. Mainit lang. And then, all of a sudden, every time I’d blink, paitim na ng paitim yung nakikita ko. ‘Parang mahihimatay ata ako, kailangan ko ng tubig,’ I remember thinking. And then I fell. I was no longer in front of the camera. I was no longer in the frame.”
Ellen is referring to how the humidity affected her, making her faint while in the middle of our first layout. Being the pro that she is, she powered through the elements after recuperating for a short period of time, delivering a solid set of compelling photos that capture both her innate sensual side and her raw aggressiveness. Because like Mother Nature, most should know that Ellen Adarna is unstoppable.
Aside from Ellen’s return, the issue is packed with holiday-friendly features that’ll keep you busy until the new year arrives. If you’re a kid at heart, you’ll get a kick out of seeing the country’s coolest toy collectors and their collections. Character actress Gee Canlas also finally graces the pages of FHM in an intimate spread. Plus, show your girlfriend or wifey a kick ass gift guide that she can fill your Christmas stocking with!
FHM December 2016 is now available in supermarkets, convenience stores, newsstands, and bookstores nationwide!
You can score digital copies in the following days through the FHM app on Apple App Store (http://bit.ly/fhmphapple) and on Google Play (http://bit.ly/FhmPHandroid), Buqo, and the Summit Media Newsstand (http://bit.ly/fhmmagph)!
Now, here’s an early Christmas present that would make even Santa Clause blush: