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Kris Bernal Is FHM's May 2017 Cover Girl

Someone is ready for more daring experiences
by John Paulo Aguilera | Apr 27, 2017
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Change is inevitable, no matter how you see it.

Imagine if Kevin Durant stayed with the Oklahoma City Thunder; his team may still have been competitive, but not in the way that is as dominating as the current Golden State Warriors. Not to mention, the idea of Russell Westbrook averaging a triple-double for a season might have been highly improbable.

Imagine if 'Pambansang Kamao' Manny Pacquiao didn't enter politics; Filipinos would forever hold him in high regard for his invaluable contributions to boxing. Instead, we shudder at the thought of him making an argument in the Senate. That's your future president right there.

FHM's May 2017 cover girl, Kris Bernal, had to come out of her shell in order to embrace a more sensual side of her personality.  

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The 27-year-old actress is known for her triumphant finish on reality talent search StarStruck back in 2006, where she was named Ultimate Love Team together with actor Mart Escudero. Ironically, Kris found greater success alongside a different leading man, batchmate and Ultimate Survivor Aljur Abrenica.

She admits, "Medyo nahirapan ako nung naghiwalay na kami ng career paths ni Aljur. I honestly thought that he had the upper hand and was the stronger personality in our tandem. Aljur was already the network hunk then. But that challenged me also to work on myself. I wanted badly to improve my skills and better my brand as an actress."

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And hone her craft she did, giving justice to every role that her maiden network trusted her to execute. From a confused spouse on Hiram na Alaala, to a mentally impaired mother on Little Nanay, she rendered honest performances to establish herself as a thespian. The only problem, according to her, was being "limited" by these wholesome roles, her petite frame not helping her cause.


Lo and behold, she finally decided to say yes to FHM for that very reason—to show the public that she has what it takes to make it as a mature actress. Even if it meant ruffling a few more feathers, which she initially felt when she started posting about her newfound liberation on social media earlier this year.

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"Handa na ako sa pagbuhos ng negative comments. Pero tinanggap ko rin ang imbitasyon niyo to do this kasi curious din ako sa kung ano ang sasabihin [ng mga tao]. I really want to break the box people put me in," Kris explains. "Gusto ko rin malaman nila na, 'Hey, Kris can do meatier roles...she can be edgier and more daring!"

Well, we couldn't be more eager to help her out in shedding her squeaky clean image and letting go of her inhibitions.

Aside from Kris' sweat-inducing debut, the May issue is packed with interesting features. These include a special listing for those looking for a new ride, an immersion into the world of girly desires, and Asia Agcaoili's glorious comeback.

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FHM May 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 ( and on Google Play (, Buqo, and the Summit Media Newsstand (!


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