You can really tell that Bb. Pilipinas International 2017 Mariel de Leon is one beauty queen made of sterner stuff. She has a strong personality capable of overcoming difficulties and problems. And even the cookie cutter expectations from our national crown wearer. I remember prior appearances earlier this year before she transferred the crown to her successor Ahtisa Manalo when she would dress up in goth as compared to the more glammed stylings of her fellow titleholders.
And now this.
As the Muse 2018 of FHM Philippines, Mariel proves once more that she has a mind all her own. We all know how BPCI frowns at potential Binibinis having their photographs splashed on its glossy pages. She did the reverse by doing the shoot now that her contract with the organization is nearing completion.
Your thoughts, dear readers?
Cindy Miranda, Danielle Castano and Queenie Rehman on the cover of the October 2015 issue of FHM Philippines
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda
In this, the October issue of FHM Philippines, Photographer Doc Marlon Pecjo shot three beauty queens who fill the cover with their undeniable sexiness and gorgeousness overload.
Bb. Pilipinas Tourism 2013 Cindy Miranda, Bb. Pilipinas World 2008 Danielle Castano and Miss World Philippines 2012 Queenierich Rehman make up the “bomb squad” or perhaps, a more figurative play of words to allude to the sex bomb aura of the three ladies.
Grab your copy of the issue now (it will be out in your favorite newsstands and bookstores starting today). The inside photo spread will pump up the heat even more. 😉
Bb. Pilipinas World 2008 Danielle Castano and Miss World Philippines 2012 Queenierich Rehman
A dozen of our national beauty titleholders (plus runners-up and a Canadian-Pinay BQ) who posed on the cover of FHM Philippines
Filipina by heart, Priscilla Meirelles-Estrada was on the cover of FHM back in 2010
Posing for a magazine like FHM is a curse to beautiful Filipinas aspiring to become beauty queens, but not after becoming or placing in one years after the reign. And this is exactly what these ladies bravely decided to go into when the risks were no longer high.
Bb. Pilipinas titleholders Maggie Wilson, Carlene Aguilar, Bianca Manalo, Nina Ricci Alagao, Joanne Santos, Danielle Castano and Alice Dixson. Miss Philippines Earth 2002 April Ross Perez. Bb. Pilipinas runners-up Rich Asuncion (aka Richelle Angalot) and Wendy Valdez. Miss World Philippines 2nd Princess Chloe Dauden (aka Chloe McCully). Fil-Canadian rep of Canada to Miss Universe, Miss World and Miss Earth Riza Santos. And one-time Bb. Pilipinas Official Candidate Francine Prieto (aka Anna Marie Falcon). And let’s also add Miss Earth 2004 Priscilla Meirelles who, while Brazilian, remains Filipino by heart on top of being married to local actor John Estrada.
Bb. Pilipinas Universe Joanne Santos (with Jackie Forster) on FHM
Truth be told, I don’t have anything against beauty queen-wannabes who decided to pose for magazines like FHM prior to signing up for national pageants. For as long as their pictorials were done tastefully, go ahead. But then again, that’s just my own take. And I’m not the one running the pageant, after all.
Below is a video showing behind-the-scenes of the FHM shoot of Bb. Pilipinas Unìverse 2009 Bianca Manalo
courtesy of FHM Philippines
Don’t look now, but Bb. Pilipinas-Universe 2009 Bianca Manalo has finally agreed to be on the cover of FHM Philippines. Now that her contract with Bb. Pilipinas Charities Inc. (BPCI) has expired, she’s free to do so, especially that she has entered the world of showbusiness via ABS-CBN’s hit fashion-serye “Magkaribal”. The September issue is a special one since it includes the annual FHM Collections with actor Cesar Montano on the flipside of the Bianca Manalo cover.
If you haven’t gotten your copy yet, then troop to your favorite magazine store before it runs out. And while we’re at it, Bianca will have an autograph signing of the issue today, September 4, from 6pm-8pm at Robinson’s Movieworld in Robinson’s Galleria.