Kapuso actress Max Collins reveals her sexier side on FHM’s 15th anniversary cover.
In an interview with PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal), Max said it took her some time before she decided to go with the magazine cover.
“I wasn’t ready talaga, they asked many times. I think mga four years ago, and every year we would say hindi pa puwede, 'di ko pa kaya.
"It was never in my plans but then again, I guess, I realized kailangan ko rin mag-grow into a woman.
"All my roles were always girly and more pambata and now, for the first time, I’m playing a role that’s more mature and, I guess, bagay lang din talaga sa timing.”
Max Collins stars opposite Geoff Eigenmann in Kailan Tama Ang Mali?, the new GMA-7 teleserye with adult theme.
CURVY COVER GIRL. The 22-year-old appears on FHM in a high-slit dress, revealing her curves, “I’m happy with it, I guess I was worried that it might be too risky for me.
"Kasi ginupit ni Doc [Doc Marlon Pecjo] yung dress ko, yun talaga yung nangyari dun e, kasi hindi ganun yung dress, hindi ganun yung itsura.
“What he did was he cut a slit and sobrang taas nung slit na ki-nut niya and sabi ko, ‘Okay, okay, that’s fine.’
"And then he cut the middle, and sabi ko, ‘No, no hindi puwede kasi may wire.’
"And then tinanggal niya yung wire and then he was just holding it, and sabi ko ‘Oh my gosh, I don’t know what I got myself into.’
"But I think in the end, it came out tastefully. “
Max said she has known Doc Marlon for a long time and trusted his suggestions for the shoot.
“It was high [slit] , it was deep and I was scared.
"Kinabahan talaga ako, but at the same time, I trust Doc 'cause I worked with him when I was a kid so andoon yung rapport.
“I know he won’t do anything that would make me look bad.
"It wasn’t as scary as I thought it would be. It was just nanibago lang ako.
"I’m not used to doing anything sexy, basically.”
THE PICTORIAL. Out of all her FHM photos for this issue, what could be the most daring of all?
“I think we have a total of 22 photos sa magazine, but the layouts mismo mga six mga ganun or five.
“Yung sa dress, I think either the cover or there’s one more than the cover.
"It’s with the dress, but then they poured water over me, wet look, siguro yun yung pinaka risky.”
TRANSITION. Max’s FHM cover may be considered as the official transition of her image, from girly to young adult.
“I guess it did because in a way kailangan ko rin panindigan yung ginawa ko.
"And yung image na ipapakita ko na sa tao, it’s not a sexy image it’s just a more mature image…older me.
“Because it’s about time and I’m not getting any younger so I might as well try something new.”
She also admits she really went on a diet to achieve her curves.
Her preparation was more on dieting than working out. “I’m kind of strict with my diet, it wasn’t just for the shoot.
"I try not to eat too much. I eat like, two meals a day and more on lots of water.
“I only got to work out once, I didn’t have time. I was given a week before the shoot, because the rest of the week I was taping.
"And I had SAS [Sunday All Stars] so what I did was I just wear a corset and I said, 'Bahala na lang and sana it works for me.'”