- Jessy Mendiola received the highest number of votes, which made her FHM’s sexiest for this year
- The poll was initially led by Nadine Lustre, which made Jessy’s win a huge surprise
- Jessy wants to be an inspiration to other women like Pia Wurtzbach
Jessy Mendiola was hailed as FHM’s Sexiest Woman for 2016. Wearing a hot red dress that resembles her feisty and likewise fiery confidence, Jessy strutted on stage, proving to the world why she became the sexiest Filipina to date.
The FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Victory Party was held at the Valkyrie Super Club in Bonifacio Global City, Taguig last July 27. It was attended by celebrities far and wide who have likewise been voted upon by many Filipinos to be part of FHM’s sexiest.
Although Jessy Mendiola didn’t grace the cover of FHM, the fact that she received the highest votes proved that many people simply loved her.
This was also confirmed by BA Borleo, the managing editor of FHM.com.ph, who said that, “This result just proves something we've known for quite some time now here in FHM: We all can't get enough of Jessy Mendiola.”
Jessy is the second star who bagged the FHM award even without her figure being flaunted on FHM covers.
Jessy’s win came as a surprise since she only placed 23 in FHM 2015’s sexiest list. This year’s poll was initially led by Nadine Lustre of the Jadine tandem.
However, when the votes were tallied, Jessy outranked them all. She received 589,792 votes while Jennylyn Mercado was more than 80,000 votes away, receiving only 502,934 votes. Nadine Lustre only came in third with 492,905 votes.
When Jessy delivered her acceptance speech, she didn’t fail to thank all the fans. She also mentioned that she wants to be an inspiration to many women, just like the way Pia Wurtzbach did after having won the Miss Universe Crown.
When asked what her secret was, she simply said that it was really a healthy lifestyle. When she eats, she would just work out thereafter.
That’s the reason why Jessy Mendiola is this year’s FHM’s sexiest! - SD, Kami Media