After two consecutive years of reigning as FHM’s Sexiest Woman, Sam Pinto is now passing the crown to Marian Rivera.
Marian was hailed this year's Philippines' Finest after topping the poll with 890,490 votes against Sam's 778,681 votes.
(Read: Marian Rivera reclaims FHM Sexiest Woman title)
PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and other members of the press had a chat with Sam yesterday, June 27, as she hosted the launch of renowned photographer Jun de Leon’s coffee table book No Body is Perfect.
Sam is also one of the subjects of the photo book, which was made into an exhibit at the Bonifacio High Street Amphitheater.
The Pinoy Big Brother alumna only had good words for the Kapuso Primetime Queen: “I think she super deserves it. She’s super beautiful and super sexy.
“And from the very beginning, I’ve said I’m happy na with the two years, masaya na 'ko.
"So whatever happens this year, masaya pa rin ako.”
Sam won the title in 2011 and 2012.
On a personal level, Sam asserts that she doesn’t harbor any ill feelings towards Marian.
If she does feel disappointment, “Actually, it’s more for the people who supported me.
“Kasi I know they really did their best to make me number one.
"But again, masaya na ’ko. Being in the Top 10 again isn’t bad.”
Wasn’t she pressured from the expectations?
“Actually, sobrang daming nag-e-expect. Well, for me, it’s super fine.