FHM Nation, this is how a new world begins!
Our January 2013 guessing game couldn't have been any vaguer—we barely displayed anything except for our cover girl's sexy tummy, for crying out loud. We got many of you startled, yet a chosen few still managed to blurt out the right answer (you guys have some serious Sherlock Holmes skills). Anyway, moving on: Allow us to toot our own horns just this once... We got Marian Rivera as cover babe for our 150th issue! Mission accomplished, mga kapatid!
Behold, ladies and gentlemen, the FHM 150th issue cover:
This is us crossing a major one off our magazine's bucket list. It's been close to five years since we courted and hailed the Kapuso superstar as the sexiest woman in the land—we've been spying, este, eyeing her a whole lot longer, even pre-Marimar. "Marian is climbing her career ladder with ease," we wrote in our FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World 2006 catalogue, where she debuted at number 38. "We're betting our money she'll be a full-blown household name in the coming years." True enough.
"Siguro it's time na rin na may bago akong i-offer sa mga nagmamahal sa akin na matagal na nilang hinihiling," says Marian in her cover interview. "A lot of readers have been wondering why I still wasn't doing the cover, so now ibibigay ko na sa kanila. Siguro masasabi ko na this time buo na ang loob ko." Finally, our intentions align with hers.
It goes without saying that our 150th issue is grand and majestic. We packed our pages with a slew of Pinoy geniuses/heroes (Ely Buendia, Michael V, Lourd de Veyra, Erik Matti, Eddie Garcia, Kiefer Ravena, and more), a collection of top models (Regine Angeles, Ornusa Cadness, Sanya Smith, Daiana Menezes, and more), and, most notably, a collection of FHM icons who paved the way for today's batch of cover girls (Aubrey Miles, Maui Taylor, Katya Santos, Francine Prieto, Paloma, and more). This may very well be our life's work, FHM Nation! Who wouldn't buy it, right?
FHM 150 will be available in all newsstands and bookstores nationwide this week! You can also check it out in digital format at the Summit Newsstand (click here).
Finally, and we say this with such sweet pride, proceed to the gallery below to check out some of Marian Rivera's FHM cover photos!