Comedienne Maureen Larrazabal admits that she was more confident during her second FHM cover shoot. Photo: FHM

The term "sophomore jinx," in a nutshell, refers to a failed attempt the second time around. This happens when rookies make a disappointing second season or music artists fail to follow up a smashing first-album hit.

But what about one who's giving it a second go at being on the cover of the top men's magazine in the country? Maureen Larrazabal disproves the jinx theory completely this June, as she does an even more scorching hot sophomore FHM cover after a three-year wait.

The Bubblegang mainstay believes that a lot has changed since her first FHM cover shoot in 2004. "I'm more confident now in showing flesh so I think I posed sexier and better this time," she reveals.

Although Maureen is known for her sexy image, she still manages to act in the kid-oriented show Ay, Robot. She took up the role of Tanya Garcia after the latter announced her pregnancy.

Maureen cites her love for kids as the main reason she can easily turn off her sensual image for a different, wholesome role. Her choice of roles? Maureen admits that, given the chance, she'd go for character-driven kontrabida roles to enhance her skills. "I've noticed, hindi sila nawawala. Wala siyang trend," she muses.

After seven years in showbiz, Maureen has no complaints about the way her career is going. She banks on her flexibility as an entertainer to stay afloat.

"Since I started, andun pa rin yung shows na naumpisahan ko. Tama lang na nandun ka lang, hindi ka stagnant. At least nagmu-move yung career mo here and there," she says.

Don't forget to vote for Maureen Larrazabal in the FHM 100 Sexiest Women poll! You can still vote for your favorites by either going to www.fhm.com.ph, or through SMS by texting FHM100 to 7399 for Smart, Talk N Text, Addict Mobile and Sun Cellular subscribers. You can also fill out the ballot found in FHM and send it via fax or snail mail to Summit Media, Level 1 Robinsons Galleria, EDSA cor. Ortigas Ave., QC. Voting is only until June 15, 2007, so hurry and get your votes in!

Don't forget to grab the latest issue of FHM for more info on the ongoing FHM 100 Sexiest Women poll, now available at magazine stands and bookstores nationwide. Only PhP125 a copy.