While FHM has reserved a special place on the cover of the September issue for 2009's Sexiest Cristine Reyes, the real history being made here is that, for the first time, we have thrown in a man on the cover as well and yet, we, the people who make FHM are still perfectly sane.
So ladies—and this time we are really addressing you as readers of equal standing—behold Robin Padilla as FHM's first male cover and swoon over his raw appeal.
But do not cringe, male readers, who remain our core. Robin Padilla's appearance is as much about you than anything else.
This is all part of a new special issue (that we are working on to be a part of the grand scheme of annual special issues like the 100 Sexiest and the Ladies Confessions Special) called FHM Collections. This, gentlemen, is all about pure man-style: The shirts, the shoes, the suits, and how to put them all together for a sharper you.
It is also a validation of our manhood not in the usual company of women (although we'd be hard-pressed to completely ignore them) but in the league of very distinguished gentlemen. In the debut issue, we introduce you to men of style and power, encouraging you to take your cues from them and be the best you can be. And really, we can't think of any other Pinoy man who best represents our aspirations than Robin Padilla.
Consider FHM Collections as your personal invitation to a true gentleman's club.