Philippines’ Finest Since 2003:
2003 – Diana Zubiri
2004 – Cindy Kurleto
2005 – Angel Locsin
2006 – Katrina Halili
2007 – Katrina Halili
2008 – Marian Rivera
FHM is not owned in any way by GMA Network and i can’t find any link between the two.
Whereas in Maxim Magazine, FHM’s no. 1 rival, their Sexiest Woman always come from the kapamilya network. Recently, they named Angel Locsin as this year’s hottest, their no. 1 sexiest woman in the country if you must. And Angel is a kapamilya star.
Last year, Maxim’s hottest was Angelica Panganiban. 2nd placer was Anne Curtis. 3rd placer was Roxanne Guinoo. And they are all kapamilya stars.
The answer with this one is clear. Maxim will (most likely) not pick a kapuso star as their sexiest because it is owned by ABS-CBN (the department is called ABS-CBN Publishing). Although Maxim’s tally was based on 50% editor and staff’s choice and 50% people’s votes, THE 50% can overrule the voice of the people. FHM’s tally was based on 100% people’s votes by the way.
But i’m not saying that Maxim is exclusive only for kapamilya stars. They also features kapuso stars as well. Remember Jennylyn Mercado as their covergirl last January 2007?
So the title “Why FHM Picks Kapuso Stars” is irrelevant because FHM has no say in the tally as they claim that their “sexiest” ranking was based soley on people’s votes (online and text). And that the network war has nothing to do with it.
What do you think?