Topless Petra Mahalimuyak on FHM cover

Posted at 03/28/14 7:31 PM

MANILA - Showbiz newcomer Ashley Rivera, who gained online popularity for her YouTube persona Petra Mahalimuyak, is the cover girl of FHM for its April 2014 issue.

(Users of the ABS-CBN News mobile app can view this slideshow via an Internet browser.)

The cover, which was unveiled Friday on FHM's official website, shows Rivera nearly naked, wearing only a bikini bottom and with toy guns covering her breasts.

For the shoot, Rivera was photographed by Xander Angeles.

Rivera became a YouTube sensation in 2011 for her comedic tutorial videos as Petra Mahalimuyak, whose spoken English is characterized by a thick Filipino accent, notably with "How to Dance In A Club" and "My British Accent" getting millions of views.

At the time, Rivera was based in Las Vegas.

In March 2012, she was offered a contract by Viva Artists Agency, and has since transferred to the Philippines to pursue acting. She recently appeared in the romance-drama film "A Secret Affair," which starred Anne Curtis and Andi Eigenmann.

"People might react to this shoot and say, 'Now you’re posing for FHM?' But I was really ready for this," Rivera was quoted as saying on FHM's website. "I want people to know that I can be more than just Petra. I can do films, shows, and shoots.

"I want them to see that I can be a kontrabida, a mermaid, or whatever. Just expect more of me. I've been praying and I think I deserve a break," she said.