MANILA (Mabuhay) — Marian Rivera was named as FHM magazine’s “Sexiest Woman in the Philippines” for 2013 after she got the most number of votes out of the millions cast by readers of the men’s magazine.
FHM Philippines announced on its official website that the 28-year-old actress was voted “The Philippines’ Finest” after she garnered a total of 890,490 votes out of the 16 million cast via online, text, and print ballots.
Rivera won the same title in 2008, and placed 5th last year in the same poll.
“Ang saya lang Hindi ko ini-expect,” Rivera was quoted as saying by FHM shortly after being informed of her win in the survey.
“Iyon ‘yung masarap, ‘yung hindi mo ini-expect na mananalo ka tapos ibibigay sa’yo. Mas masarap kunin ang isang award na wala kang inaasahan,” she said.
Trailing the GMA-7 star to rank second is former “Pinoy Big Brother” housemate Sam Pinto, last year’s No. 1. The actress-host got 778,681 votes.
From placing second in 2012, Kapamilya actress Angel Locsin moved down a spot to place third in this year’s edition of “Sexiest Women” survey. The “Four Sisters and a Wedding” star won the same poll twice, in 2005 and 2010.
In the Top 10, in order, are Jennylyn Mercado, Cristine Reyes, Solenn Heussaff, Ellen Adarna, Anne Curtis, Jackie Rice and Empress Shuck. (MNS)