FHM's Sexiest Woman for 2017, Nadine Lustre, is trending right now for allegedly pushing the arm of a female fan who was trying to take a selfie with her boyfriend, James Reid.
A Facebook video uploaded by Fashion Pulis last Sunday, April 15, showed the incident that happened at Revel at the Palace, Bonifacio Global City, Taguig. It has over 2.5 million views as of writing. The original owner of the video is model Karen Gonzaga.
In a report by Pep.ph, the models involved—Darline Paranada, Nika Madrid, Karen Gonzaga, Cy Aldana, and Kay Shivaun—finally spoke up about the so-called tabig-selfie incident involving the couple.
Apparently, everything was just a misunderstanding. In fact, the models and the couple were in good terms during that night. The video uploaded was supposed to be “just a joke” according to model Paranada.
Here’s a screenshot of her statement:
The models decided to air their side of the story because (surprise, surprise) fans of Lustre and Reid are bashing them online. Here are some of their statements:
The models mentioned above should be familiar to FHM readers—we've already featured most of them in the magazine’s pages and on our website. If you want to learn more about these ladies, check out our round up below:
Based on her Facebook page, Darline is currently an Executive Assistant at Marland Agricultural Corp. McKinley Silay Development Corp and Solar Bio. She also models for events such as Manila International Auto Show (MIAS), Sole Slam Manila, and more. She's an FHM favorite who has been featured countless of times both on print and online.
Nika Madrid is an actress, model, and chef. She appeared multiple times in the magazine as well. Her latest appearance was in May 2016, as an FHM Idol for FHM.com.ph.
Aside from being a freelance model, Karen is also an entrepreneur and health consultant. She was also a former ambassador for brands like Viber, Philip Morris, Kawasaki, and Pound for Pound Fitness.
Cy, also known as Cyra, is a car show and freelance model. She’s currently a Blade Angel.
Kay is part of the popular Chooks-to-Go Girls, who made their debut last year during the 2017 FIBA Asia Cup. She’s also a Suzuki Motorcyles brand ambassadress, and a mainstay of GMA 7’s Wowowin.