Having the lovely Lovely Abella on the cover of this month's issue not only made us realize that the country has an abundance of sultry funnywomen, but also reminisce the long list of iconic Bubble Gang babes in the sketch comedy program's record 22-year run.
From '90s jokesters Maricar de Mesa and Toni Gonzaga to Bubble Shakers Sam Pinto and Max Collins, the hilarious bunch wouldn't be complete without this batch of laugh-inducing lookers. FHM took a trip down memory lane in order to commemorate the most notable female Kababols who led the way for Lovely and company to make a name for themselves.
The smokin' 40-year-old was a pioneer of both FHM and Bubble Gang (alongside Aiko Melendez). In 2015, Sunshine joined her former costars for the 20th anniversary documentary of the gag show. It's mind-boggling how the two-time cover girl can still give the current crop of sexy comediennes a run for their money.
Even before sister Alex tickled everyone's funny bone, the older De Rossi did the same thing on a consistent basis—for seven years. No wonder Assunta was able to shift from steamy (Hubog, 2001 MMFF Best Actress) to side-splitting (Pinay Pie) roles later on in her career. We guess the knack for hilarity runs in the blood.
The Fil-Norwegian actress was already known for her natural comedic chops that went well with her undeniable sex appeal, starring in the daring Liberated movies. Francine's beauty queen built—being taller than the likes of Bitoy and Ogie—allowed writers to think of sketches portraying female dominance.
Diana made her transition from racy movies to weekly riots through Bubble Gang, where she was able to showcase her humorous side. The five-time FHM cover girl started out in comedy bits before proving her mettle as a thespian, winning a Young Circle Critics award for her supporting role in the drama film Bahay Bata.
The well-endowed funnywoman boasts one of the longest tenures in the gag show's history with 11 years, only next to the No. 1 entry on this list. Maureen's recent appearances may be short but sweet, evoking memories of her unique brand of physical comedy. She continues to leave people ROFL on Pepito Manaloto.
The voluptuous vixen surprised many when she made the jump from one of the biggest sexy stars of her generation to a comedienne-slash-actress that should be taken seriously. Name an unforgettable skit from the two-decade-old production, and Ara is most likely part of it. These days, she is busy as a TV contravida.
Her 15 years with the longest-running comedy sketch program in the country is legendary. Peachy is more than deserving of the title of consummate sexy comedienne with the laughs and legacy that she has left. She's the reason we miss every woman in this tribute.