One by one, this year’s sexiest women voted by FHM’s loyal subscribers and readers sashayed on stage at the SMX Convention Center.
It was the annual FHM Philippines’ 100 Sexiest Women victory party!
The main event, touted as the ultimate viewing party, was supposed to begin at 8:30 p.m., yet program didn’t start until 10:15. Good thing, Dj Nina was playing a good mix of club, R&B and house music to entertain the already impatient crowd.
Around 40 sexy women, clad in colorful bikinis and other kind of wardrobe that left almost nothing to someone’s imagination, walked the ramp to the pleasure of ogling (and you bet, drooling, too) men who attended this year’s culmination of FHM’s sexiest women poll.
Completing the top 10 of this year’s sexiest list were Andrea Torres, Ellen Adarna, Sam Pinto, Solenn Heussaff, Angel Locsin, Jinri Park, Max Collins and Alodia Gosiengfiao.
Rachel Anne Daquis, the volleyball star from Far Eastern University and this year’s no. 8, was the only one in the event. She’s also one of the most applauded among those in the “Sexy Women” that night along with former Japanese adult film star Maria Ozawa and former sexy star Aubrey Miles (who said it would be the last time for her to walk on the stage for the FHM sexy women list). Well, if applause dictated who the winners were, those three were definitely the top 3.
An hour after the show began, the ambiance suddenly changed – the music mellowed down and the stage lights dimmed. Then, male dancers took center stage and a familiar face emerged onstage. The woman clad in skimpy one-piece orange and pink bikini started singing Beyoncé’s “Crazy In Love,” the version we heard in 50 Shades of Grey. The stage lit up and revealed Jennylyn Mercado.
Following her sultry number, she lifted the mood of the crowd with an upbeat Jennifer Lopez’s song called “Booty.” As the confetti showered the stage towards the end of her number, the rest of the girls joined Jennylyn onstage. And that was it, the sexiest women in the Philippines parading for everyone to see.
From victory party to Bro Con
The highly anticipated event known as the 100 Sexiest Victory Party is now an all-day event called FHM Bro Con. The men’s magazine describes it as a general men’s interest expo/convention.
The whole day event was open to all. The gates opened at 10 a.m. for the meet and greet with cover girls Diana Menesez, Meg Imperial, Maria Ozawa, and Valeen Montenegro. Bro Con attendees were also treated to live performances from Chicosci, Ebe Dancel, Spongecola, and Sandwich.
So, was the first FHM Bro Con a resounding success or at least lived up to expectations? By attendance and reception, the previous annual parties were better. The production numbers in the previous years were miles better, too. What the audience only wanted was just to have a good glimpse of the models, stars and celebrities they voted for. Apparently they didn’t have a “good glimpse” of them this year.
Photos by Manny Palmero and Teddy Pelaez