Angel Locsin's last FHM-Philippines cover appearance took place five years ago. The morena actress has been a constant feature in the leading men's magazine, especially during its annual Sexiest Women in the Philippines deliberations by fans and loyal readers.
Angel appeared on the cover three times—October 2003, March 2005, and October 2005—and won the Sexiest Women list in 2004. Since then she has figured prominently in the ranking despite the emergence of sexy newcomers every year.
Moreover, the 25-year-old actress was included in the 25 Sexiest Women of the Decade roster last month to celebrate the magazine's 10th year anniversary.
That said, it's only fitting that Angel makes a stellar comeback on FHM for the month of May.
While her previous appearances were nothing short of eye candy for the male readers, her return clearly captures a woman comfortable in her own skin. Angel didn't mind wearing two-piece bikinis for the photo shoot to announce her newfound confidence.
"Hindi pa rin naman ako yung 'Yes, I'm sexy' pero ngayon, mas naa-appreciate ko na yung sarili ko. Mas comfortable na ako as a woman. Ang kapal pa rin naman ng mukha ko kung [sasabihin ko na] 'I'm sexy.' Hindi ganun yung personality ko. I can act sexy but I will never claim that I'm sexy. Ang tao ang magsasabi nun. Sila ang bahala roon," Angel said in the accompanying article.
Angel also candidly talked about her "addiction" to online gaming, communicating with fans via social networking tools, and of course the status of her relationship with vocal admirer Efren Peñaflorida and ex-flame Luis Manzano.
"Lahat ng babae may hinahanap. Basically, lahat napupunta sa honesty. Dapat honest kasi ang dami mong puwedeng sabihin na 'dapat ganito, dapat ganyan' pero kung hindi naman honest sa 'yo yung tao, wala. Hindi rin magwo-work," she said.
Learn more about Angel Locsin in the May issue of FHM-Philippines, now available in newsstands, bookstores, and supermarkets nationwide.