Before anything else, our July 2014 100% Hottie Grey Gomez and the entire FHM staff have a couple of people to thank, both of which may catch you off-guard.
We thank you, dear Buddha, for providing the calmness and composure Grey needs to get through something as intense as this. An FHM 100% Hottie shoot, as our readers can attest to, requires a sizeable amount of guts and sex appeal to pull off, yet she coasted through hers with such ease. "Mas relaxed ang katawan ko at kaya ko nang mag-pose ng kung ano-ano," she tells us. "I've learned how to rid myself of all my worries, so there's less pressure on my part."
We thank you, Grey's boyfriend, part of the reason why girl agreed to do this was because she wanted to pay homage to you. "Itong shoot na 'to, dedicated sa kanya," she adds. To hear a model say something like that is a breath of fresh air. Supportive boyfriends just don't come our way as often as we'd like, you know? Hence, we thank you, nameless lucky dude, for allowing your girlfriend to share her supah fine body to the FHM Nation. She's a keeper, dude.
Now that's out of the way, we can proceed to what we all came here for in the first place: ogle and drool over this month's Hottie! After you, gents!
This is one of the most comfortable shoots we've ever done. Why is this so easy for you?
I guess I can do this because I’ve been doing sexy shoots since 2011, especially in Singapore. Especially now that I’m into fitness, I can show my body and flaunt what I got.
You must work really hard at the gym!
I maintain my body by exercising every day and eating good meals. Ngayon, nag-start na akong maging vegetarian. Sa una mahirap, manghihina ka. Maiinggit ka sa mga friends mo kasi kumakain sila ng pork, rice, lahat ng bawal. Pero ngayon ang sinasabi ko na lang, “Eeewww!” Ha ha!
You being a vegetarian: Is this an animal rights thing or a weight loss thing?
Neither. When I went to Singapore last year, I started practicing Buddhism. I decided to forego meat kasi hindi popular sa culture nila ang karne.
So this is a religion thing!
My ex-boyfriend introduced the whole concept of it to me. Chinese siya, Buddhist. Pero mahabang kwento na yun, ha ha!
What drew you into Buddhism?
The first time I went to a temple, I immediately felt a connection with Buddha. It’s hard to explain. Even here in the Philippines, nagpunta ako sa Cebu para makadalaw sa isang Buddhist temple. I’m also going to Thailand next month to celebrate my birthday and visit the temples there.
Don't they have a rule against women posing for men's magazines?
I don’t know, ha ha! Hindi naman talaga ako nag-convert pa—doon lang ako nagfo-focus ngayon at gusto ko lang ibalik yung peace of mind na hinahanap ko before.
How has it changed your life?
Sobrang daming changes. Yung mga dreams ko before, nangyayari na siya for real. As in nakikita ko silang mag-unfold with my own two eyes. Ang weird talaga. Mas kalmado rin ako ngayon at mas fresh ang mind ko.
Does this mean we have Buddha to thank for this shoot? You didn't freak out like the others!
You can say that. Mas relaxed ang katawan ko at kaya ko nang mag-pose nang mga kung ano-ano. There’s less pressure on my part.