Coming off yesterday's blind item story surrounding our next cover girl, we're finally laying it out in the open: Kapamilya actress Melissa Ricks is our cover babe for the month of September! The 22-year old Star Circle Quest alumna just went full circle—that's if we’re talking about sexiness and maturity.
With her cover shoot set in Hong Kong, the original plan was for Melissa to walk the heavily pedestrian-ed Tsim Sha Tsui district with just a skirt and a bra on, except we didn’t have the necessary permits for that particular kind of deed. "If you made me do that in the street, I probably would do it,” reveals Melissa. “Pero sobrang bilis! Kasi there’s so many people passing, and we’re in a different country.” We’ll tell you all about the shoot in our behind the scenes story next week!
But because we wouldn't want to leave y'all hanging till the magazine actually comes out this weekend, here's an exclusive pic from Melissa's cover shoot:
Sharing September's flipside cover with Melissa is one of ABS-CBN's premier leading men, Gerald Anderson. The Budoy star leads this year’s FHM Collections issue alongside our list of the country's young and powerful: dancer-comedian Vhong Navarro, Callalily frontman Kean Cipriano, tattoo artist Ronian Poe, and radio personality Papa Jack, among others. As always we present them guys through an ultra-special themed photoshoot, while we also provide you the latest "in" things in men's fashion.
So, again, our September issue will officially hit the newsstands this weekend! Do grab a copy because this one's a biggie. Abang-abang na tayo riyan, mga ser!