Hush now, brother—your long wait is over. Now we're making it official: Marian Rivera is FHM's Sexiest Woman in the Philippines for 2013!
This makes Marian only the fourth woman to twice become our Nation's Finest. And if you're a trivia-hoarder, then get this: Marian is also only the second FHM Babe to reclaim the coveted title five years after she first won it (the first was Angel Locsin, who bagged it in '05 and '10).
Aside from garnering more than 16 million votes via online, text, and print ballots, this year's voting produced on of the tightest finishes in years. Marian and two-time winner Sam Pinto went neck-to-neck and vote-for-vote for a good while, until the FHM 150 cover star pulled away for good in the last few weeks of the polling period. The final tally saw Marian raking in a total of 890,490 votes, against Sam's 778,681.
Says Marian of her victory this year (of which she learned about noly after an elaborate surprise announcement by FHM, click here for the video): "Ang saya lang. Hindi ko ini-expect. Yun yung masarap—yung hindi mo ini-expect na mananalo ka tapos ibibigay sayo. Mas masarap kunin ang isang award na wala kang inaasahan."
Alas, now is also the time to reveal your Top 10, which can only be seen in the FHM 100 Sexiest microsite. Click on the image below to view the list!
So there. To everyone who participated in this year's campaign, we thank y'all very much! And a big congrats to Marian for landing this prestigious title for the second time!
Also, as mentioned above, we wanted to deliver the good news to Marian ourselves, so we set her up for a little surprise last night. Hit the gallery below to see how she took the news (or click here for the video)!
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