MANILA, Philippines - Cosmopolitan, the No. 1 selling women’s magazine in the Philippines and in the world, marked 15 years of empowering thousands of Filipinas with fab, fearless fanfare in a big, bold bash held at the NBC Tent on May 17. Dubbed “The Sexiest Party of the Year,” the country’s hottest celebrities, models, fashion designers, stylists, photographers, and other glamorous personalities and industry hotshots figuring in the world of Cosmo partied in tropical splendor with a Malibu beach theme, with the spotlight on living the “Fun, Fearless Female” Cosmo lifestyle.
Hosted by Joey Mead, herself a Cosmo Girl (she was the first Filipina to wear a bikini on the cover in 2000), the event honored its top Cosmo Centerfolds of all time, featuring Derek Ramsey, Marc Nelson, Jon Hall, Enchong Dee, Fabio Ide, Hideo Muraoka, Aly Borromeo, Jay-R, Brent Javier, Jake Cuenca, Jon Avila, Aljur Abrenica, Will Devaughn, Rafael Rosell and Paolo Avelino. Also honored were Cosmo’s 2012 Fun, Fearless Females, outstanding young Filipinas rocking their respective fields. Among them were human rights journalist Pat Evangelista, radio personality Jessica Mendoza, fashion blogger Laureen Uy, rising actress Jasmine Curtis Smith, singer Zia Quizon, and superstar Anne Curtis.
Returning Cosmopolitan editor-in-chief Myrza Sison said, “Others try to imitate — but no one can really duplicate — the Cosmo brand and special place in the Filipina’s life. Tonight, we salute the Cosmo way of life and how it has enriched the life of the Filipina, emboldening her to live big and go after her dreams. And we look forward to many more years of empowering many more thousands of Cosmo Girls all over the country.”