Did some of the FHM Top 100 Sexiest finalists boycott the event?
Jennylyn Mercado responds.
(SPOT.ph) The hottest Pinays in the country trooped to SMX Convention Center on July 11 for FHM's 100 Sexiest party, but it looks like not everyone was in a celebratory mood. Reports say some finalists of the magazine's annual poll allegedly didn't take Jennylyn Mercado's win lightly.
Only three women from the Top 10—a majority of which come from GMA—showed up: Jennylyn, Rachel Anne Daquis (ranking eighth), and third-placer Ellen Adarna (who dropped by, but didn't join the show). Second-placer Andrea Torres declined to walk the runway, while Max Collins (ranking 10th) initially confirmed her attendance, but backed out reportedly due to personal reasons.
In an interview with PEP.ph, Jennylyn said she wasn't aware of any rumored boycott. "Pero kung ako sa lugar nila…ilang beses na din naman ako na nasa Top 5, sa Top 10, hindi naman ako nag-ano…wala talaga sa akin 'yon," she said. "Kung ako ang nasa lugar nila, ako ang magiging masaya para sa mga kasamahan ko. Lalo na sa lahat na sa FHM Top 10, sa GMA."
She also told StarTalk that she didn't want any negative vibes, saying, "Ako, positive lang and happy din ako. Happy ako para sa kanila [at] happy rin ako kung ano ang mga nangyayari sa buhay ko ngayon."
FHM Brand Manager Aeus Reyes said, "On my end, I don’t think I’m in the position to answer that for them. To be fair...usually the number two's, number three's don’t really attend. I guess we understand why. Everyone who is part of the list is invited every year. We reach out to them every year and if they say that they can’t make it, then we don’t push the issue."
Still, other Top 100 girls joined Jennylyn for the victory party, including Aubrey Miles, Meg Imperial, Daiana Menezes, Phoemela Baranda, and Maria Ozawa.