See you at, Cosmo Girls!

Cosmopolitan (Philippines) - - A Note From The Editor -

From the printed page, I learned how to ideate with in­tent, ap­pre­ci­ate the glo­ri­ous de­tails that make the big pic­ture, be pa­tient with the pro­cesses, and cher­ish creative col­lab­o­ra­tions. There is noth­ing quite like the art and soul that go into cre­at­ing a mag­a­zine page. Flip­ping cov­ers and leaf­ing through pages, I’ve fawned over fea­tures by the most bril­liant word­smiths and have fan­girled over fab im­ages by the coun­try’s best vis­ual masters.

From the printed Cosmo page, I learned to pucker and preen, dare and dream, hurt and heal, but most es­pe­cially, love and... let go. Breakups can be hard, right, CGS? But, I know that we’ve col­lec­tively sur­vived our fair share of them to know that some are nec­es­sary to wel­come a more up­dated, mod­ern love. For now though, let’s get

senti for a bit as we bid Cosmo Philip­pines mag­a­zine good­bye. It has been an amaz­ing run!

I’ll be eter­nally grate­ful for the priv­i­lege of be­ing part of your fun fear­less jour­ney. I’m sure I speak on be­half of all the bril­liant print ed­i­tors and ta­lented con­trib­u­tors of is­sues past when I say this: We will al­ways love you, Cosmo— from cover to cover... and be­yond. —Zo Aguila, EIC 2007-2011 Dear Cosmo Girl,

In each of Cosmo’s 252 is­sues in 21 years, our over­all mes­sage for you was the same: Be your own woman, live your best life—on your own terms. Your hand­book on life wanted you to not just get through each month, but to carpe diem the hell out of it.

Our monthly chal­lenge for you: Be the best you can be in ev­ery as­pect of your life. What else could you im­prove to reach your full po­ten­tial? Whether you needed to break the glass ceil­ing or break up with a bad boy, achieve the per­fect brow arch or achieve true work-life bal­ance, Cosmo helped you un­leash your trans­for­ma­tive pow­ers so you could own who you are in order to be who­ever you wanted to be. Our own monthly chal­lenge: To keep

Cosmo the same but dif­fer­ent, fa­mil­iar but fresh, com­fort­ing but stim­u­lat­ing, pre­dictable but un­pre­dictable, rel­e­vant but quin­tes­sen­tial. The one non-ne­go­tiable: our re­spect for you, and our mis­sion to al­ways give what you needed, wanted, and what you wanted be­fore you knew you did. And as the world—and all of you—changed, we’ve had to adapt and change as well, to fully fol­low you where you now pre­fer to con­sume your

Cosmo— online on, and not just monthly but 24/7.

If there’s any­thing I’ve learned about edit­ing Cosmo in a span of two decades, it is this (stolen from philoso­pher Rein­hold Niebuhr): “Change is the essence of life; be will­ing to sur­ren­der what you are for what you could be­come.” Thank you for 21 years of your love and loy­alty, and see you in cy­berspace— or wher­ever plat­form Cosmo will thrive in the fu­ture! —Myrza Si­son, EIC 1997-2005; 2011-2016

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