Beach season is over, but we're willing to extend it for one noble reason: The chance to take photos of the awesomely fit, awesomely sexy Valeen Montenegro hanging on to a tree branch, her feet sinking in the soft sand, in a delicious, red two-piece that shows off a body carved by the gods themselves.
Yes, Valeen's our cover girl for July 2015—an issue known for paying tribute to the land's 100 Sexiest Women, Valeen included.
Keep your eyes in their sockets, please:
Valeen, a 25-year-old actress best known for her roles in the ABS-CBN drama Ysabella and the TV5 comedy sketch show Lokomoko, is obviously stunning. But it's her pedigree that sets her apart. Her grandparents, Mario Montenegro and Letty Alonzo, were AAA movie stars in the '50s. One of her aunts founded Repertory Philippines and her dad was a former Philippine team football star. If we were writing a character that's supposed to come from the upper crust, we'd probably give her Valeen's surname.
Simply put, Valeen was bred for success in showbiz. It was as if a team of genetic engineers conspired to build the perfect specimen in the ultra-competitive industry. They came up with Valeen—and now, we're announcing their success by putting her on our cover. #FHMValeenHotDamn
But in spite of the pedigree, Valeen seems like a girl we could truly date. In her cover interview she reveals her favorite eats. Her choices were something we could afford, thankfully:
"Brick oven pizza with tomatoes and mozzarella, or pepperoni. Ano pang gusto kong kainin? I want...I want... ginugutom mo ako, 'di naman tama 'yan! And pasta and...pwede bang drink? Coffee-based na drink na iced. Normally, hindi ako nag-te-take ng iced, but I want one now."
Plus, how can you not love a girl that professes her love for FHM? Valeen proudly states her approval of our rag when she stated her reason for appearing on the cover:
"Let’s say I’ve been a fan of the magazine, I know all your covers so I know what it means to do a cover for you guys. Plus, this couldn’t have been a better time to do this. Kasi if you feel sexy and you know you worked your ass off, why don’t you be proud of it?"
So, fellas, show some love for Valeen, and see her body of work in our July 2015 issue. Other cool things are in store for you too, such as: the full list of the 100 Sexiest Women in the Philippines, the results of FHM's latest man-survey, profiles on really smart Filipinos who could be the next Mark Zuckerberg, a manual to the Hollywood-fueled apocalypse, and a survival guide to the first-ever FHM Bro-Con!
FHM's July 2015 issue will be available in supermarkets, newsstands, and bookstores everywhere starting tomorrow, July 30! You can score digital copies in the following days through the FHM app (on Apple App Store: http://bit.ly/fhmphapple and on Google Play: www.bit.ly/FHMphandroid) and the Summit Media Newsstand (http://bit.ly/fhmmagph)!
But first, join us in welcoming the regal Ms. Montenegro into the FHM Nation! Click on the image below for an exclusive first look at Valeen's cover debut!