Inilabas na ng YES! magazine ang 100 Most Beautiful Stars 2009 issue, na nagtatampok sa pinakamagagandang stars sa local entertainment industry. Si Marian Rivera ang nasa cover ng 100 Most Beautiful Stars 2009.
Sa press launch ng Beautiful Issue kahapon, June 22, sa Annabel's restaurant sa Tomas Morato, Quezon City, ipinaliwanag ng editor-in-chief ng YES! na si Ms. Jo-Ann Maglipon ang naging paraan ng pagpili nila sa 100 Most Beautiful Stars.
"There are 100 stars and several categories," simula ni Ms. Maglipon. "Every year, we change the categories slightly. Every star fits the category. So this year , we have couples, and then we have beautiful at any age, and we have Donita Rose in her 30s, we have stars in their 50s—Vilma Santos, Sandy Andolong, Gina Alajar... Iba-ibang categories.
"But if you ask me kung ano yung criteria for choosing, it's a mix. It's an alchemy, it's a chemistry that's very hard to explain. But you know that we put together the attitude of the star, the look of the star, the spunk of the star, the intelligence of the star, or the acting prowess of the star, the longevity of the star, or the hotness of the star... Hindi namin tinitingnan lang sa mukha o katawan. It's a whole chemistry that led itself to being beautiful."
POWERFUL LIST. A few months back, naglabas ang YES! ng listahan ng Most Powerful People sa showbiz at lumikha ito ng kontrobersiya. Ipinaliwanag ni Ms. Maglipon na naging kontrobersiyal ang Most Powerful List dahil sa ranking.
"Yung most powerful list in showbiz, may ranking. Yun yata ang nagpa-kontrobersiyal doon. Pero dito [Most Beautiful Stars], we don't rank. We don't pit one beautiful person against another. We put them in the category. May primetime ladies, may glam dad—yung mga ama na glamorous pa rin, kasama si Jericho Rosales, Raymart Santiago....
"Mas mahirap ang pagpili ng Most Powerful. Mas mahirap yung balitaktakan doon. Pero dito [Most Beautiful], ang mahirap, yung shoot production. Kasi yung pagkuha na lang ng oras ng mga artista, malaking bagay na 'yon. Malaking sakit ng ulo din sa kanila at sa amin. We are very grateful to the stars who actually allow themselves for the original shoot," paliwanag ng editor-in-chief ng YES!.
GUTIERREZ SIBLINGS. Sinagot din ni Ms. Maglipon ang katanungan tungkol sa non-inclusion ng Gutierrez siblings (Ruffa, Richard, and Raymond) sa 100 Most Beautiful list ng YES! this year.
"Many of the stars that you saw in Edition 1 and Edition 2—including Ruffa, Gretchen Barretto, Kris Aquino—are not in this list now. It's just because of the categories that we chose and, like I said, the YES! list is always going to be subjective as any list on beauty will be.
"Laging hinahanapan ng kulay ang lahat ng bagay. Pero honestly, as an editor, I don't move from all this baggage. I try to work as cleanly and as honestly and uprightly as I can," pagtatapos ni Ms. Maglipon.