MANILA, Philippines - Marian Rivera is FHM’s Sexiest Woman in the Land this year.
The magazine’s staff broke this news to the surprised celebrity at an establishment “somewhere in Quezon City” on June 26, 7:51 p.m.
FHM posted a video of its encounter with Marian, who was happy to be bestowed this latest title.
“Oo naman dahil hindi ko ineexpect na ganito. Basta ang sabi ko lang parang nag-post lang ako sa Instagram ko na mas pasayahin pa natin ito. Tapos, ayan.” (Yes, of course, because I didn’t expect this. I just thought it was like posting on Instagram but made more fun. So there.)
Marian recalled her first time to get this honor. “Ang alam ko, nag Number 1 ako, 2008. Ngayon ay 2013 na, so ang tagal ng panahon.” (I remember I was Number 1 in 2008. And it’s now 2013. So it’s been a long time.)
She said she was happy to win something she didn’t expect. According to FHM, Marian is the fourth celebrity in its roster to be twice named “Our Nation’s Finest.” She is the second after Angel Locsin to reclaim that title in a span of five years. Angel was FHM’s Finest in 2005 and 2010.
The highly popular magazine says it elicited more than 16 million votes in a tight race between Marian and Sam Pinto, whom readers had also twice voted Sexiest Woman before.