Let's be honest: the sweet rides are only half the reason that people, especially men, flock to the annual Manila International Auto Show.
The car exhibition, which is currently being held at the World Trade Center in Pasay (from April 5 to 8), is one of the most highly anticipated auto events in the country. At MIAS, the biggest announcements from major auto brands are made and a lovely lineup of import models helps make the festivities even more exciting.
FHM visited on the opening day of MIAS 2018, and we had the chance to talk to some of these mesmerizing ladies. Our burning question for them: What's your idea of the ultimate road trip?
Dream car: Ford Ranger, "for its spacious back. Ideal for bringing friends and just lying there."
Favorite companion: Boyfriend. "Kung meron, ha ha!"
Top destination(s): Palawan (local), Israel (international)
Preferred seat: Shotgun
Road trip playlist: LANY
Dream car: Lamborghini
Favorite companion: Christian Grey from Fifty Shades of Grey. "I wish!"
Top destination: Amanpulo
Preferred seat: Driver. "I like to be in control."
Road trip playlist: "ILYSB" by LANY, "The Sweet Escape" by Gwen Stefani
Dream car: 1957 Chevrolet. "Sportscars are so mainstream."
Favorite companion: Girl friend (or girlfriend?)
Top destination(s): Tagaytay (local), Switzerland (international)
Preferred seat: Driver. "I get bored as a passenger."
Road trip playlist: The sound of nature
Charice and Charlotte, 19
Dream car(s): Nissan Urvan, Ford Mustang
Favorite companion(s): "Anyone? Justin Bieber (Charice), and Liza Soberano (Charlotte)."
Top destination(s): Greece, Cebu (Charice), Hawaii, Baguio (Charlotte)
Preferred seat: Shotgun. "So we can sleep."
Road trip playlist: Ex Battalion
Dream car(s): Ford Ranger ("Pickups are so pogi."), Honda City
Favorite companion(s): Friends
Top destination(s): Somewhere north, like Vigan or Ilocos (local), US (international)
Preferred seat: Backseat. "Ayoko yung nagwe-Waze."
Road trip playlist: EDM
Dream car: Land Rover Range Rover. "Astig lang pang-road trip."
Favorite companion: Boyfriend
Top destination: Ilocos
Preferred seat: Shotgun. "I can drive but only for the first hour, ha ha!"
Road trip playlist: '90s pop
Dream car: Jeep. "It's convenient and practical for camping."
Favorite companion(s): Mom. "And probably my cat, ha ha!"
Top destination(s): Nevada, Grand Canyon
Preferred seat: Driver
Road trip playlist: House music. "But not to chill. You don't want to fall asleep."
Dream car: Mercedes-Benz. "I've wanted an SUV since I was a little girl."
Favorite companion: DJ boyfriend
Top destination: California
Preferred seat: Driver. "Who doesn't like being in control?"
Road trip playlist: Hip-hop, RNB
Dream car: Ford Expedition, "because of the leg room. Tsaka hindi matagtag."
Favorite companion(s): Friends and boyfriend
Top destination: Bicol
Preferred seat: Backseat
Road trip playlist: John Mayer, Jason Mraz
Dream car(s): Ford Ranger, Jeep "Ang angas tignan. Pero mas gusto kong mag-motor pag road trip."
Favorite companion(s): Friends
Top destination: Paris
Preferred seat: Backseat. "Magulo ako eh, Pag driver di makakahalubilo."
Road trip playlist: Hip-hop, Parokya ni Edgar
Photography Echo Antonio