THIS LIST IS about THE only Thing That will not run out In THIS world.
I mean, the world is changing. Oil will run out. Food will run out when there are just too many people to feed. Ideas will run out when eventually no one bothers to think, and AI has taken over. Your patience has long run out sitting through hellish traffic that is today’s new normal.
But this list? It’s staying. Last I checked, this world is still populated by males and females. Barring any cataclysmic event or a glitch in evolution that will render women extinct, leaving men to fend for, and fawn over, themselves, we will not be voting a guy on this list. As long as there are women, and some of them choose to be famous, beautiful, and sexy, we will always have FHM’S 100 Sexiest List.
As I went through your chosen 100, excited that you voted in the current crop of new and young faces holding their place in the celebrity universe, it occurred to me that when the list started 16 years ago (it’s as old as the magazine itself), we were as thrilled to have come up with a stellar lineup of new and young faces. But even then we were already looking into the future. “Who will replace these women when their time comes to take the curtain call?” The future just happened.
This is the 2016 FHM 100 Sexiest List. To be sure, there are still classic beauties here, and it’s safe to say they’ll be staying for a while. But the entry of the young and the new signals the continuous redefinition of this list, and even now, as we think of the next generation of cover stars who will soon take their place here, we are sure this list will enjoy a long run.
But we’re getting too far ahead. We have a Here and Now to celebrate, heralded by this year’s no. 1 who, by the way, was only seven years old when this list began. She bided her time, honed her craft, pushed herself to be better, and now she is. This is your year, Jessy Mendiola. Congratulations!
ALLAN P. HERNANDEZ