Here’s to another year of objectifying sex in magazine covers. The usual suspects, men’s lifestyle magazines, put their game face on as they release one hot cover after another. But in their pursuit to push the envelope, they’re finding it harder and harder to differentiate sexy from slutty. In this age of shameless Photoshopping, even the ugliest ducklings can be turned into majestic swans in a single click. The cover model doesn’t even have to be a beauty anymore, concept and art direction take the fore.
Not Hot Enough
Cristine Reyes, FHM September
Viva Hot Babes (Katya Santos,
Gerard Anderson, CosmoMen
Gerard Anderson & Kim Chiu, Metro December
Unknown Women, Playboy April
Paloma, Maxim Collector’s Edition
Paloma, FHM April
Mocha, Maxim April
Marge Simpson, Playboy US November
Shaina Magdayao, Mega October
Ornussa Cadness, UNO October
She appeared on two covers for October: Rogue and UNO. Some may claim that the Rogue cover is classier and sexier, but I still picked this one over the other. Ornussa is not meant to be classy. She’s a wildchild. In this cover, she is herself.
Cherry Ann Kubota, T3 April
Bangs Garcia, FHM May
Maggie Wilson, FHM March
Bianca Gonzalez, UNO September
Akemi Katsuki, Playboy November
Daiana Menezes, Maxim June
Marian Rivera, Cosmopolitan March
Rosanne Prieto, Rogue March
2009 vs. 2008
I don’t know about you, but I find this year’s covers a bit dud. Anne Curtis, Precious Adona, and Joey Mead were powerhouses last year. You can check the 8 Hottest Magazine Covers of ’08 here: http://failed.multiply.com/journal/item/136.