Wazaaaaap, FHM Nation? We'd like to give y'all a heads up about our lakad this week: March 2013 cover babe Empress Shuck will be having her autograph signing event this Saturday, March 16, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Robinsons Galleria Movieworld, alright? Fellas, you ought to be there early, because many are gonna wanna meet and greet the new and improved Empress this weekend.
But before that let's take a trip back to memory lane: We all know that Empress was once this little bundle of cuteness, all too young and innocent for us to even lay our eyes on. And then a funny little thing happened: She landed on our cover, henceforth becoming fully a woman.
She isn't the first lady though whose hands we held tight onto towards her journey to adulthood! Scroll down below and check out our list of the most memorable child stars turned FHM cover girls!
Would you look at that—she was barely eight when our magazine ran its first issue. Penetrating the industry at age seven, Empress appeared in onscreen projects that sound like they were made only yesterday—9 Mornings, Pacquiao: The Movie, and Munting Anghel. It was surprising enough to see Empress emerge with a ka-love team in tow in recent years—we thought she was still too young to date boys—so imagine our genuine delight when she agreed to grace the cover of our 13th anniversary issue.
"I'm happy kasi meron akong nagawang bago para sa sarili at career ko. I want everyone to realize that I'm no longer a child. It's also for everyone to understand na posing for FHM doesn't mean na magse-sexy ka na or you are changing your image sa public. I took it as a challenge to show everyone na you can still be wholesome while showing skin." - Empress
Stints in Ang TV and Oki Doki Doc made Camille Prats the unofficial Little Miss Philippines of the '90s. At 10, she was already starring in her own movies, landing back to back hits with Sarah...Ang Munting Prinsesa and Ang Pulubi at ang Prinsesa, both opposite Angelica Panganiban. They would continue to dominate the genre within the next decade, appearing in Ang TV: The Adarna Adventure, Hiling, and G-mik. Maybe that's why it came as no surprise to see Angelica follow suit and grace our March 2007 cover, a year after Camille did.
"Just by doing the cover means I've more to show or give people. The difference between myself and the other young stars who did the cover for FHM is that they didn't start out as a child actress, so it's much harder for me to make people realize na hindi na ako bata. This is one of the main reasons I decided to do this, to show people that I'm all grown up." - Camille
NEXT: More from Ang TV!