Phoemela goes topless on FHM cover

Posted at 01/29/14 7:26 PM

MANILA - TV host and model Phoemela Baranda appears topless on the cover of the February 2014 issue of FHM, which marks her return to the pages of the men's magazine after eight years.

The cover, unveiled Wednesday on FHM Philippines' official website, shows the 33-year-old Baranda wearing only white panties

Baranda first posed for the magazine in November 2004, which was followed by another cover appearance in June 2006, according to a write-up on the FHM website.

"I'm so excited! We even shot two different sets—one for online and one for the magazine," Baranda was quoted as saying.

Explaining why she decided to appear again in FHM, Baranda said, "It's important that I have a team that I trust. And of course, it's FHM naman, it's my third time and I hope people will still love it. Not just like, but love!"

Baranda's revealing cover appearance follows a controversial year for the professional model, who made headlines in 2013 for figuring in a controversy involving an irate Anne Curtis in a bar, and for admitting she has a teen daughter.