By ABS-CBNnews.com and U.S. News Agency / Asian
Two alumni of Kapamilya reality TV shows are featured on back-to-back covers of the men’s magazine FHM.
In its September 2012 issue, FHM features actor Gerald Anderson on its flipside cover. He is on the magazine’s “list of the country’s young and powerful.”
Described as “brimming with youth and absolute power,” Anderson is joined in the annual list by other “proud rebels” — dancer-comedian Vhong Navarro, Callalily frontman Kean Cipriano, tattoo artist Ronian Poe, and radio personality Papa Jack.
Anderson, a former teen housemate of “Pinoy Big Brother” (PBB), has come along way since his stint in the country’s famous yellow house. His FHM appearance, his first on its cover, is an indication not only of his popularity as an actor, but also his emergence as a fashion icon.
Melissa in HK
Donning a white suit similar to Anderson’s, Ricks also appears in the September 2012 issue of FHM. On one of its covers, the “Star Circle Quest” alumnus is seen posing in a white swimsuit.
Melissa Ricks on the September 2012 cover of FHM
According to its official website, FHM originally intended Ricks to pose in a bra and skirt along the streets of Tsim Sha Tsui district in Hong Kong, where the shoot was done, “except we didn’t have the necessary permits for that.”
“If you made me do that in the street, I probably would do it,” Ricks told FHM. “Pero sobrang bilis! Kasi there’s so many people passing, and we’re in a different country.”
On the micro-blogging site Twitter, where Ricks invited her followers to buy a copy of the issue, fans of the “Walang Hanggan” actress lauded her men’s magazine debut.
“OMG! Everyone must grab that. SEXY,” said Twitter user @iammerylyn.
Honey Conteres, meanwhile, told Ricks: “My gosh! Ang sexy mo te!”
Ricks, who has worked with Anderson in a number of TV projects, said she was excited over “sharing” the September issue with the Kapamilya actor.
“Awesome back to back cover. It gets even better Gerald,” she said on Twitter.