Usually, we wait at least a couple of years before asking a cover girl to headline another issue.
Aside from the obvious fact that we always strive to offer something fresh every month, how the life of a person has progressed over a considerable period of time can, in itself, make for an interesting account. Unless that individual went through a monumental change, then it wouldn't make sense to rush a follow-up appearance.
Like in the case of FHM's January 2017 muse, whom we had to make certain exceptions for after her overnight stardom. Please, say hello:
Since Kim Domingo made her FHM debut in December 2015, her online fandom (YouTube, Facebook, Instagram) has tripled and she is now a mainstay of the country's longest-running gag show, among other regular small-screen endeavors.
Her career has been on a steady ascent and from the looks of things, showbiz has been treating her well.
Starting out as a social media darling, Kim has slowly evolved into an actress on the verge of greatness. She no longer cares about silly posts and bashers, realizing that show business is a whole new playing field.
"Yung biggest challenge ko ngayon is kung paano ako tatagal sa industriya," she explains. "I want to prove to everyone that talent still reigns. Ang pagiging Pantasya ng Bayan ay hindi kasing simple ng pagpapakita ng katawan. Sex appeal is beyond showing skin."
And Kim knows that the only way to do it is to prove that she is more than just a pretty face.
"Ngayon ang image ko talaga is pa-sexy, pero sana mabigyan ako ng pagkakataon gumawa ng heavy drama. Gusto ko talaga yun. Gusto kong patunayan sa ibang tao na hindi lang ako pa-sexy; na kaya ko rin umarte. Gusto kong makilala bilang aktres at hindi lang sexy icon. Pero actually, okay makilala bilang sexy na aktres. Bakit hindi?"
Now that she has successfully made her way into the limelight, all Kim has to do is grab every opportunity and make the most out of it. She used to be someone who just raked in followers. And now, it isn't impossible to see her lording over the box-office in the near future.
Just like its covergirl, this month's issue is all about what's hot right now—music, technology, money, and of course, sex. And because one could never have too much of Kim, we even threw in a Ginebra San Miguel poster for good measure.
FHM January 2017 will be available in the following days in supermarkets, convenience stores, newsstands, and bookstores nationwide!
You can score digital copies 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)!
In the meantime, feast your eyes on this visually satisfying batch of Kim's photos: