2011 FHM Top 20 - The Review
I did a blog about the 2010 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women and it gave my blog 40,000 additional hits.
It was awesome.
And this year... I’m doing it again.
First of all, I am not going to grade this in terms of hotness. The fact that their names showed up on the ballots solidified that argument. But then again, I’m also going to grade this in terms of what I think about them.
I am going to treat this just like how I treat the PBA Draft.
All I know is that you pose for FHM to score celebrity heaven. There are a bunch of starlet that expose their selves to garner fame. While most of them succeed, a lot of them find it hard to maintain their success. There are a bunch of factors to woo and waste a person for posing the mag. The threat of being labelled a mere bombshell is one, magazine overexposure is another, and indecent proposals should make a girl wish they wouldn’t pose for FHM.
But then again, those factors could be good things... depending on which perspective you are looking at.
Last year, Angel Locsin topped FHM Philippines’ Most Sexiest poll.
Now it’s Sam Pinto.
By the way, since I am judging this list in terms of bankability, I’m going to hunt down some of these girls’ TVC. I’m not going to get all of their ads... just the ones that grabbed my attention.
And another thing: SUPPORT ALL SUMMIT MAGS AND THEIR SPONSORS!
Game starts now!
NUMBER ONE: SAM PINTO
Wow. This is shocking. I wonder what happened to the Angel Locsin and Marian Rivera fans? I thought for sure one of them would win the poll since Angel is coming off Imortal and Marian is doing well in Amaya. Sam Pinto can be a decent host but I don’t know if she’s ready to handle a soap. Either way, she will probably use this title wisely.
You know she was this...
But did you know that she was this?
NUMBER TWO: MARIAN RIVERA
No surprise here. She is still the Queen of Primetime and she’s now rivalling Sharon Cuneta and Kris Aquino in terms of commercials. Last year, I agreed with FHM and called her the next Maricel Soriano and a bunch of people went livid. In terms of acting ability, I STILL think she’s the current reincarnation of Maria. Amaya is a strong show and hordes of people turn out just to see her. Will we see her pose for FHM? We should say yes... but we’ll probably say no. Sorry people but unless the people from Summit makes a daring attempt, guys would have to resort to Cosmo to see her cover.
Here’s a popular Marian TVC.
Here is a Marian Rivera blast from the past TVC.
NUMBER THREE: ANGEL LOCSIN
Again, another logical choice. For some insane reason, the other channel’s depth chart is not as solid as it was years ago. This is her chance to own top femme status. She got a great project in Imortal and hopefully she gets a quick follow up show. The problem with her stint as a Kapamilya is that she disappears completely and doesn’t resurface until her next soap. I guess this is the reason why she dropped two places.
NUMBER FOUR: CHRISTINE REYES
With the way her career is going, Christine Reyes is closely resembling the career of Alma Moreno. You see, Loveliness was the queen of sexy movies (that doesn’t go overboard) during the late 70’s and early 80’s and Christine has been top billing a bunch of telenovelas with the same ingredients (that again doesn’t go overboard). She is also controversial which is also a showbiz term for relevant.
NUMBER FIVE: SOLENN HEUSSAFF
Survivor: Celebrity Edition opened a lot of eyes to Solenn Heussaff. The moment she is given the opportunity to shine, expect her go all out. However, she needs to work on her diction if she wants to make a living in doing soap operas. She has this inane quirkiness where it could work in fish out of water storylines a la Bodyguard and Notting Hill. She has the makings of becoming the next big thing if nurtured properly. If there are a bunch of Dayanara Torres soap ideas available, she could likely own those roles.
NUMBER SIX: KATRINA HALILI
I was kind of surprised at this rank because her name wasn’t as loud as it was two or three years ago. She’s a person people love to hate. After the controversy marked by many as career suicide, she is back in her comfort zone which is giving good people hell. After making wonders as Marian Rivera’s chief villain in Marimar, she is now giving hell to Camille Prats and the kids of Munting Heredera.
NUMBER SEVEN: JENNYLYN MERCADO
She has been lingering in that 7 to 15 spot for a couple of years now. Like what I’ve been saying, motherhood has treated her well. She is the first Starstruck winner and she has since been controversial. Her real-life drama thumps a lot of scripted soap operas that works without the use of special effects. I think it’s about time for her to star again on a primetime soap.
NUMBER EIGHT: IWA MOTO
I’m going to call her Katrina Halili Light. Like Katrina, she’s owning the sexy villain female persona. And while Katrina is a tad higher than her, Iwa is trying to obliterate the gap via performances in Dwarfina and Darna (as the current version of Valentina). The rank is right for Iwa who covered the mag thrice.
NUMBER NINE: JACKIE RICE
Ever since her return to active duty, she has been on a tear. Her FHM cover a year ago was an indication that she is ready to take her career minus all the distractions. Last year she starred in Ilumina and this year she’s taking the lead in Sisid. She is also a mainstay in the popular sketch show Bubble Gang.
NUMBER TEN: ELLEN ADARNA
Her FHM cover a few months back was enough to catapult this newcomer to the top of the standings. Before Bubble Gang, she was an internet discovery. Still raw on the acting part, hopefully she’ll become better to contend with the other beauties in the list.
NUMBER ELEVEN: BANGS GARCIA
While slipping, she remains to be a welcome sight for FHM readers anywhere. However, after a lead role in Palos, her TV time has decreased. Honestly I don’t know what network she’s loyal now. Without a profitable TV or movie gig, all the attention she’s getting with FHM is mere waste.
NUMBER TWELVE: EHRA MADRIGAL
The Diz Iz It show was a disaster. After a botched attempt to displace Showtime, she returned to primetime as the Dingdong Dantes’ horny ex-girlfriend in I Heart U Pare. Hopefully Ehra can still score acting roles that requires her to topbill it just like what she did in Lupin.
NUMBER THIRTEEN: ANGELICA PANGANIBAN
She is an established star. She can do good roles as well as bad with ease. While I don’t know if she can still lead a movie, she can certainly play the lead role on a primetime soap. Her roles are maturing and becoming more serious and with the way I see it, she is past the bombshell tag.
NUMBER FOURTEEN: VALERIE CONCEPCION
Her participation in the list is a given. However, one can’t help whether or not her star has faded. She was on the verge of having a run as a lead primetime TV actress but now it looks like she’s being used to play villain for up and coming young stars.
NUMBER FIFTEEN: LOVI POE
She is getting the breaks. I’m fine with this. The problem I have with her is positioning. Sometimes she does daring and outspoken characters but at times her character is sweet and laid back. There are a lot of actresses that can pull this but I think she is one of those characters that need to pick a side.
NUMBER SIXTEEN: IYA VILLANIA
This was a pick I thought would have been higher. Ever since she shed her good girl image, her acting stock rose. If she can’t sustain this “other” level of acting, she can still have her hosting skills to fall back on. She must realize that hosting chores are her definite bread and butter.
NUMBER SEVENTEEN: ANNE CURTIS
She has a top-rating show, a bunch of endorsements, and acting chops to prove her credibility and yet, she has trouble reaching the top ten. Like I said in 2010, it’s a travesty that she is stuck in this position. A FHM cover could boost her standing but I doubt if she’s going to get through with it.
NUMBER EIGHTEEN: BIANCA MANALO
Sad to say that I know little about this former Miss Universe candidate but her FHM cover stint certainly has done wonders to her career. She recently starred on the daytime series Juanita Banana. While she may have the tools to lead a soap, the actress depth chart in her network is deep.
NUMBER NINETEEN: REGINE ANGELES
Again, I don’t really know much about her aside from the fact that she has covered the mag and won the Bench reality show a couple of years back. She’s cementing comedy bombshell status in the newest reincarnation of Iskul Bukol.
NUMBER TWENTY: RHIAN RAMOS
Like Anne Curtis, if I had a way with these polls, she’s going to be on the Top 10. Rhian is one of the most bankable primetime actresses of GMA. She can juggle comedy and drama as well as owning a role whether it’s a lead one or a supporting one. I don’t think she wants to pose for FHM since she’s adamant in keeping her wholesome image. I don’t blame her.
There were a lot of bets that were MIA in the upper 20 percent of the list like Maja Salvador, Bea Alonzo, KC Concepcion, Pauleen Luna, Toni Gonzaga, Michelle Madrigal, Heart Evangelista, Diana Zubiri, Bianca King, and Kim Chiu.
In this list you’ll learn a bunch of things.
First up, several actresses had done their share of crappy commercials.
Second of all, the barometer of an actress’ success is if they starred in either a shampoo or a beer ad.
And lastly, if you notice, the FHM, Cosmopolitan, and Men's Health covers virtually look alike.
Will Sam Pinto do wonders in her new found fame?
For reactions and violent reactions, say it here.
Until next year...