Many things have changed since FHM hailed Sam Pinto as this year's Sexiest Woman in the World.
One is how daring Sam can get, which she shows in her sultry cover this December.
Photographed against the lahar landscape of Pampanga, Sam says she's redefining the meaning of sexy.
"Actually masaya akong nag-iba na rin ang perception ng tao [towards what is sexy]. Kasi dati, it's always about big boobs, big butt," Sam tells FHM. "After me, andami nang sumunod [na cover girls] with bodies like mine, like Solenn [Heussaff], Ellen Adarna. They're not the typical sexy bodies you see, but still oozing with sexiness."
So far, she has been enjoying the rewards of her "sexiest woman" title.
"I've had work every single day. Which is actually good, kasi 'yun talaga yung proof na ang lakas palang maging No.1 ng FHM," says Sam.
Aside from being a mainstay in Bubble Gang, she shares, "Now I have two new endorsements, and I'm doing FHM again!"
Any die-hard FHM reader would know that this is actually Sam's second cover shoot for the acclaimed men's magazine, following an equally- celebrated maiden appearance in July last year.
She is also getting more recognition from her role as Neneng Bakit in the Bubble Gang segment, "Boy Pickup." "When I go to mall shows, I'm not Sam anymore, I'm Neneng Bakit. Sobrang nakakatuwa kasi we were not expecting na lalaki yung segment na 'yun. Baka [nga] magka-movie pa. Ganun siya ka-bongga," the Kapuso star says.
Read more about Sam in the December issue of FHM, now available in supermarkets, newsstands and bookstores nationwide for P140.