12 Preview girls' most astonishing cover transformations

by Anj Sampayan
Jul 2, 2016
Charice Pempengco and Jinkee Pacquiao both had their shining moment on Preview as the fashion magazine's cover girl.

Female stars in their glammed-up look is nothing but a usual sight.

They know that looking good is a requisite to staying at the top of their game.

Through the power of makeup and styling, they can achieve their desired looks in an hour or more.

But when these ladies land on magazine covers dressed to the nines and fully made up, some transform like a chameleon.

We bet that once or twice, while gazing at the cover of Preview magazine, you found yourself asking, "Siya ba talaga 'to?"

In celebration of the number one fashion magazine's 21st year, PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) looks back on their unforgettable covers that made us see the stars in a new light.


Far from her usual casual outfits, the Superstar showed her hushed polished look in the November 2011 issue of Preview.

The magazine's then-Editor-in-Chief Pauline Juan told PEP, "We wanted to see a different side of Nora...we wanted to see her in trendy outfits. So the theme for her shoot was nude...

"We figured it would be a good trend for her to try because some trends could get parang masyadong bata, 'di ba? Unlike this trend, it's not discriminating."

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For Ate Guy (Nora's nickname), the pictorial was something new and something she never experienced her entire life.


The country's Diamond Star surprised the readers when she headlined the magazine's Best Dressed issue in June 2009.

In her interview, she described herself a classic dresser, "My personal style is simple, basic and classic. I am most comfortable in a well-fitting pair of black slacks and a white polo shirt."

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Best known for her colorful outfits and giddy personality, the Kris we saw in the November 2007 issue was quite unexpected.

It was an all-black brooding cover, which was the strongest fashion statement at that time.

We then remembered her ex-husband James Yap exclaiming, "Nag-iba hitusra niya. Bumata."

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Senator Manny Pacquiao's wife Jinkee had her shining moment in her first-ever cover for Preview's January-February 2010 issue.

Jinkee exuded the toughness and fierceness of her husband in the boxing ring.

By the way, she wore hair extensions.

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Preview's "most reluctant cover girl," Shalani Soledad stepped out of her usual wardrobe and sported monochromatic outfits in the May 2011 issue.

Didn't she look like a Koreanovela star?

According to the magazine's online website Sylebible.ph, the issue's dark and mysterious pieces were inspired by the Spring/Summer 2011 looks of Givenchy and Haider Ackermann.

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This one's for the June 2010 cover.

The former Asia's Next Top Model host rocked four different outfits from the unconventional pieces of the late Alexander McQueen, a British fashion designer.


FHM's sexiest Pinay in 2015 flaunted some skin in the April 2016 cover of Preview.

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Didn't she look like Jennifer Lopez?

Some may disagree, but with her rich-bronzed skin, she really embodies what Filipina beauty is all about.


The ultimate hugot queen went back in time for her 20's-inspired December 2008 issue, where she sported a blunt cut and full bangs.

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Cristine Reyes made the season hotter with her November 2010 "Lady Luxe" cover.


Cover girl Andi Eigenmann graced the February 2013 issue.

The peg: 60's-inspired Louis Vuitton yellow and white outfit.

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The Story of Us lead actress Kim Chiu graced the magazine’s October 2010 issue.

Clad in anything crimson, Kim shared that she experienced a couple of firsts—such as sporting full-on red lipstick and China doll blunt bangs—in this photo shoot.

She nailed it!

For her September 2009 cover, she went for a bolder look.

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A pool of artists transformed the PBB Teen Edition Big Winner into an edgy woman clad in glamorous pieces.


She was then 19 years old.

Before giving herself an overhaul, and coming out, this was her first total makeover of sorts.

Her hair was styled straight and long, she wore chic clothes and a clip-on bangs.

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Happy anniversary, Preview. Cheers!

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