The FHM Philippines team officially awarded Nadine Lustre a plaque of recognition as the 2017 FHM Sexiest Woman today, June 29.
FHM magazine editor-in-chief Allan Madrilejos and his team made a surprise visit at the ABS-CBN compound to personally congratulate Nadine right after her hosting stint on It’s Showtime.
Dressed in a simple off-shoulder shirt and jeans, Nadine gushed, “I’m really surprised. But I’m super thankful kasi kahit papa’no ni-recognize pa rin ng FHM.
“And also for the JaDines and also the non-JaDine fans who voted for me, maraming salamat po.”
She added, "I also don't know hot to feel, but I know I'm happy.
"I'm really happy din naman kasi it's an achievement."
Speaking to ABS-CBN reporters, Nadine said that she first heard about the news fromIt’s Showtime co-host Jhong Hilario.
“Binati ako nila Jhong.
"Tsaka nakita ko yung mga tweets din, kasi I checked this morning para mag-tweet ng hashtag ng It’s Showtime, so yun.”
Asked how her boyfriend James Reid took the news about her latest feat, Nadine said that they haven’t talked about it yet.
“No, wala pa. Feeling ko, hindi pa niya alam.
“I mean, for sure magiging happy din naman siya.
"Kasi nakita niya yung struggle ko to be fit and healthy."
HOW TO BE YOU PO? As for her own definition of what makes a woman sexy, the 23-year-old Kapamilya actress said it’s more about exuding “confidence.”
Talking about how she stays fit, Nadine elaborated, “Controlled eating lang.
“There's really no effort naman talaga to be sexy, but to be confident and to be healthy.
“Hindi ko nga po alam kung anong weight ko ngayon.”
Is she ready to become an FHM cover girl after winning the Sexiest Woman title?
“Depende sa Viva,” said Nadine, referring to her talent management Viva Entertainment.
She continued, “We’ll see. Wala pang nasabi sa akin.”
At any rate, Nadine said she trusts Viva to make the right decision for her and set corresponding parameters if ever she does a sexy magazine pictorial.
“For sure there is [a prerequisite]. And whatever Viva tells me to do, I trust them naman.
“So, if they tell me to do it, I’m sure they are gonna do something para hindi slutty yung feel.
"They have to protect [me] as well.”
Check FHM Philippines Facebook page for the full video of Nadine receiving her 2017 Sexiest Woman plaque of recognition from FHM team.