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Esquire.com names Maria Ressa one of the sexiest women alive in the world, sexiest in the Philippines
Published on: Oct 14, 2010 - 9:30am

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Esquire.com, the online arm of the men's magazine Esquire, has named Maria Ressa, the outgoing head of ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs, as the sexiest woman alive in the Philippines. "Despite her size, (she is) fearless enough to write an eyewitness account of Al-Qaeda."

Veering away from beauty queens and the like--though "some sashes" made the list--Esquire.com selected the sexiest woman alive for every country (195 total) in the world. "Esquire.com sought to find exactly what we found in Minka Kelly, this year's Sexiest Woman Alive: something different, something beautiful, something that reveals a little bit more about who we are." After enlisting the help of Esquire's 17 international editions, the website came up with 195 women including "Presidents, human rights activists, models with legitimate hearts of gold and this one incredible actress from India (Aishwarya Rai)." Esquire.com added, "Our list is highly subjective and far from scientific--feel free to find your country and suggest alternatives."

In response, Ressa Tweeted, "Thank you to Esquire for an unorthodox choice. Brave new world."

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52 Comments
  • joknod
    Maria Ressa likes young girls???
    Dec 13 2010 @ 03:14pm     Reply  
  • funny
    I must say good for Maria.. and that I respect women of substance.... HOWEVER,rnrnI think the Esquire award for sexy is st*p*d... why should being \'beautiful - intellectually, spiritually\' or whatever be termed as \'sexy.\' Why is everything being \'sex-ed?\' Doesn\'t this just make women of substance equivalent to any bimbos who just strip?rnrnFeminists should be up in arms over this! Cannot believe all the struggles of feminists has come to this... rnrnBtw, I am male.
    Oct 20 2010 @ 01:01am     Reply  
  • matiisin
    Sa mga sobrang pait dito at 'di maka-move on, pwede ba? Wala na kayong magagawa. Kung sa pamantayan ninyo eh 'di katanggap- tangap ito at nasusuka kayo, problema niyo na 'yan. Mag-publish din kayo ng sarili niyong sexiest woman alive na article.
    Oct 19 2010 @ 01:44am     Reply  
  • adonis
    Esquire kasi kayo ng Esquire! doon kay pumunta sa askmen.com, o kaya sa vanity fair .com, o kaya sa Penthouse at Playboy....
    Oct 18 2010 @ 01:13pm     Reply  
  • adonis daw
    sige na nga, ikaw na ang magaling!
    Oct 18 2010 @ 10:25am     Reply  
  • dale
    what esquire is trying to point out is that brain is a person's biggest sex organ.rnrnunfortunately, with the fairly recent developments---- maria ressa fumbled with her decision to badmouth noynoy in WSJ without admitting her share as a media personnel in that Hostage Fiasco.rnrnoh well, perhaps the basis was her coverage of al quaida and the recent events were disregarded since they have already completed the line up.rnrnasar mag rewrite! tamad ang esquire to check on the latest re their awardees.
    Oct 18 2010 @ 02:26am     Reply  
  • beaute
    I admire Esquire for being OPEN-MINDED. Unlike most of us here.
    Oct 17 2010 @ 10:48pm     Reply  
  • rachel
    Mas maiinsulto ako kung ang pinili ng Esquire e maganda ngunit bobong Pilipino.
    Oct 17 2010 @ 12:15pm     Reply  
  • adonis
    @mquina,rnrnrnMali talaga! komo Esquire, naglundagan na ang mga gullibles dito.Hindi mga marurunong mag analyze. Mi diperensya ang frame of reference ng Esquire....
    Oct 17 2010 @ 10:07am     Reply  
  • gardo
    Type ng mga puti maiitim at maliliit. Tingnan niyo si Chuvaness.
    Oct 17 2010 @ 01:49am     Reply  
  • mcquina
    mali nga ito..parang pinapakita dito na ang itsura ng pilipino ay katulad ni ressa,.meron din nga namang hindi kagandahan n naandun sa list pero ganun talaga ang itsura nila..meron pa namang mas maganda,sikat, matalino at internationally known na pinay,pero bakit si ressa pa, puede nga naman si lea salonga, si charice..madami pa. parang insulto sa mga pilipino to..
    Oct 16 2010 @ 11:51pm     Reply  
  • gapoboy
    @maryann,rnrnI know what you are driving at, LOL! ang type na beauty ng kano? yung hila -hila dito ng mga G.I.Noong Vietnam War, bwahahahahaha.....
    Oct 16 2010 @ 10:15pm     Reply  
  • mary_ann_lei
    If being world-class & pride of the race ang basehan, Esquire could have picked Lea Salonga instead! Beauty and brains!rnrnPero alam niyo naman ang type na beauty ng ibang Kano diba?
    Oct 16 2010 @ 05:57pm     Reply  
  • joe
    The fact that it has Minka Kelly as the sexiest, that ranking does not mean anything.
    Oct 16 2010 @ 05:37pm     Reply  
  • joe
    The fact that it has Minka Kelly as the sexiest, that ranking does not mean anything.
    Oct 16 2010 @ 05:37pm     Reply  
  • igeramos
    When Woody Allen was voted by the Rolling Stone and Time magazines as the sexiest man in America sometime in the 70s, some people couldn't understand how he made the cut. Surprisingly, it was welcomed by the majority of the readers. Woody Allen was a living proof that intelligent people are better in the art of kama sutra than the intellectually challenged ones. In contrast, Akihiro Sato is so hot and nice to look at, but he is better seen than heard.rnrnMaria Ressa may not posses the "standard" sex siren template that a lot of people expect from a survey conducted by Esquire. She certainly made the cut because the men in Esquire saw something in her that a regular kanto boy wouldn't imagine or comprehend in a thousand years. rnrnWhat I don't understand is that we're so hung-up with looks. It seems "porma" is more important than substance. Our values are so shallow that we forgive fumbling beauty queens because after all, they're beautiful. We still live in a parochial, fantasy driven, Miss Barangay Kampupot environment, where we give premium to beauty more than intelligence.rnrnRessa has been validated by one of the finest, if not, the most influential men's magazine in both sides of the Atlantic. This is not People or Hello magazines. This is Esquire! How dare we question the magazine's integrity? rnrnI guess in this age of instant gratification, combined with mass-media's manipulation of taste and what is perceived as beautiful, no one really bothers with the finer points of post-coital conversation anymore. And that I think that is very tragic. rnrnBut then again, if Akihiro Sato posses the intelligence of Einstein, the eloquence and the voice of James Earl Jones, I would turn into an atheist because God is not fair. rnrnDarwin was right after all.
    Oct 15 2010 @ 11:54pm     Reply  
  • joyah
    guys please read first the index page of esquire post before you judge. For me, she really deserves on the list.She really is the pride of our race. http://www.esquire.com/women/the-sexiest-woman-alive/sexiest-women-world#fbIndex1
    Oct 14 2010 @ 06:02pm     Reply  
  • mica acm
    @ate bam, d namn cguro tru na moron kmi lahat d2. payag k b na moron ka? payag ba lahat na moron cla?
    Oct 14 2010 @ 03:14pm     Reply  
  • col. pickering
    Abu Sayaf is not as relevant to Americans as Al Qaeda. Why would Esquire care about Ces Drilon?
    Oct 14 2010 @ 01:45pm     Reply  
  • narcisus
    Bakit wala siya sa list ng askmen.com, Vanity Fair, GQ, Playboy, Penthouse,New Yorker, Vogue at iba pang listings?
    Oct 14 2010 @ 12:56pm     Reply  
  • yaning
    maria ressa isang aong walang kinatatakutan. ginagamit ang talino sa tamang paraan upang imulat ang mga mata ng tao sa mga katiwalian at mga isyung sangkot ang mga nasa mataas na posiyon.rnrnpara sa mga taong hindi kayang abutin ng mga utak nila kung ano nga ba ang gusto iparating Esquire sa saliatng sexy.. balik muna kayo sa paaralan at magaral ng mabuti para sa susunod huwag naman kayong mapahiya.:)
    Oct 14 2010 @ 12:34pm     Reply  
  • adonis
    So What kung Al Qaeda? an dali mo naman ma impress! si Ces Drilon, di ba captured pa nga ng Abu Sayaff? bakit hindi na mention? mas ruthless pa ang Abu sayaff sa Al Quaeda mo, Oy!
    Oct 14 2010 @ 11:43am     Reply  
  • ignorama!
    Did you even read it? She wrote a fearless eyewitness account about Al Qaeda. You're the sick one.
    Oct 14 2010 @ 11:22am     Reply  
  • adonis
    Ano ba ang world impact ni Ressa? to badmouth Noynoy sa wall Street Journal? to F--k up ABS-CBN? you people are SICK!
    Oct 14 2010 @ 11:11am     Reply  
  • bam
    thank you all for validating orlina's comment:rnrn"Amazing. Pinoys are not capable of this kind of evolved thinking."rnrnyou people are m o r o n s .
    Oct 14 2010 @ 10:27am     Reply  
  • anti-imbecile
    Paki naman ng Esquire kay Miriam or Winnie? Wala silang world impact gaya ng nagawa ni Maria. Di ba kayo nagbabasa? Comment ng comment kulang naman ang info. Wala ba kayong mga TRABAHO!?????
    Oct 14 2010 @ 10:04am     Reply  
  • adonis
    Smart & Fearless ? C'mon! di si Mareng Winnie na sana, o kaya si Senator Miriam, o kaya isa sa mga looker na Gabriela diyan... as I have said, Duling na yata ang mga taga Esquire, Nyahahahahahahaha!
    Oct 14 2010 @ 10:00am     Reply  
  • whatsthefrequency
    let's give ressa her moment. whether she's *gly or whatever, she deserves this recognition. she has achieved what is not ordinarily achieved by other Filipinos. ikaw, ano ba ginawa mo? you think you're better?
    Oct 14 2010 @ 09:43am     Reply  
  • ha!
    who are you people? why can't you be happy and proud that Ms. Ressa made the list? are you guys stooopid!!?? obviously, you're not in the list bcoz yo *gly and stoopid!!!
    Oct 14 2010 @ 09:18am     Reply  
  • hello
    eh kung yun pala ang basihanrnrneh di dapat si jessica soho na ang sexy kaysa dyanrnrnabandonment ng post sa most controversial time ng news department nila - not even sexy
    Oct 14 2010 @ 09:09am     Reply  
  • panggulo
    amen
    Oct 14 2010 @ 03:58am     Reply  
  • game over man
    I think it's a great award. Smart and fearless make a woman very sexy indeed.
    Oct 14 2010 @ 03:30am     Reply  
  • matiisin
    @chabelita. Tumpak! At matalino ha. Kung baga sa seksing katawan, kapag nagsalita na ay parang pinapakita niya sa mga nakakarinig sa kanya ang dibdib niya. Yaha! Wag sana mabura.
    Oct 14 2010 @ 02:46am     Reply  
  • matiisin
    @chabelita. Tumpak! At matalino ha. Kumbaga sa seksing katawan, kapag nagsalita na siya, parang pinapakita niya ang boobs niya sa mga nakakarinig sa kanya. Yaha!
    Oct 14 2010 @ 02:43am     Reply  
  • chabelita
    'nyeta! rnrni think ressa deserves to be on the list. once that woman starts talking, kahit sino mamamangha sa galing niya sa wikang ingles.rnrn
    Oct 14 2010 @ 02:36am     Reply  
  • nhenheng
    echos?
    Oct 14 2010 @ 01:27am     Reply  
  • tonk
    i think the esquire is a site for COUGARS...ahaha..they like old lady at all....poor ressa its suppose to be complement..but we cant stop laughing..ahahahhah
    Oct 14 2010 @ 12:54am     Reply  
  • wex
    THIS IS STUPID..this is just 100% st*p*dity.......i hope you know what is the meaning of the word "SEXY" is..and totally ressa is not 1 of them....if that case...where is dianne sawyer? she is bettter than ressa but shes not there..and the fact if your trying to identify sexy as physical and intellectual...so they should be both seen in same person in wich ressa doenst anything to do with physical at all..st*p*d!!
    Oct 14 2010 @ 12:52am     Reply  
  • annie b.
    @adonis di lang sa fhm nakikita ang sexy.
    Oct 13 2010 @ 11:53pm     Reply  
  • dina b.
    che!
    Oct 13 2010 @ 11:52pm     Reply  
  • panggulo
    @ matiisin : bingo! hahahah
    Oct 13 2010 @ 11:06pm     Reply  
  • panggulo
    for adonis sexy means curves kaya gnyan xa maka react.. abah..yung isang taboo na dito sa spot nagbabalik na nman..hayy, kahit nung gamitin mong pseudo ikaw at ikaw pa rin tlaga yan! whatever name you use people won't have a hard time recognizing you..how bout using your own true name for a change??? huh..
    Oct 13 2010 @ 11:04pm     Reply  
  • matiisin
    It's all relative. Depende lang 'yan sa tumitingin. Well, kung sexy siya sa paningin at pamantayan nila, good for her. Kahit ano pa ang nakikita sa labas lalabas at lalabas din yung nasa loob. Parang itong si froglet, kahit ilang libo pang pangalan ang gamitin niya, alam mo na agad kung sino siya sa kalidad ng mga sinasabi niya. Hanga ako sa fighting spirit mo! Go! Kahit ilang beses palayasin, balik lang ng balik.
    Oct 13 2010 @ 11:04pm     Reply  
  • froglet
    mas sexy pa rin ako! froglets lalo na si adonis.kulang sa talino.pwe!
    Oct 13 2010 @ 10:22pm     Reply  
  • dodong liit
    @orlina, d ko gets. pki tagalog, tnx.
    Oct 13 2010 @ 08:49pm     Reply  
  • adonis
    Guys, obviously, iba ang frame of reference ninyo ng SEXY...
    Oct 13 2010 @ 08:32pm     Reply  
  • critical thinker
    Obviously Adonis lacks the sexiness Maria Ressa has. You will never make Esquire's list.
    Oct 13 2010 @ 08:01pm     Reply  
  • raijan
    people, sexy doesn't only mean being sexy in the physical sense..
    Oct 13 2010 @ 07:53pm     Reply  
  • hotmess
    dont u guys see it?')rnrnhere, every1 who's pretty obviously dont' hve it all. no offense')
    Oct 13 2010 @ 07:11pm     Reply  
  • adonis
    Duling na yata ang mga taga ESQUIRE! Ressa sexy? hahahahahahaha! That would be the day!
    Oct 13 2010 @ 06:57pm     Reply  
  • jingjing nation
    Ang daya naman bakit sa ibang bansa mga actress at model?
    Oct 13 2010 @ 04:44pm     Reply  
  • orlina
    Amazing. Pinoys are not capable of this kind of evolved thinking.
    Oct 13 2010 @ 04:03pm     Reply  
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