19-year-old starlet debuts on FHM

Posted at 11/29/2012 8:11 PM | Updated as of 12/02/2012 1:13 PM

MANILA, Philippines -- Having sworn off posing for a men's magazine only 10 months earlier, a 19-year-old "teleserye" actress now finds herself posing in lingerie on the cover of the Philippine edition of FHM.

Meg Imperial as she appears in the December 2012 cover of
FHM Philippines. Photo courtesy of FHM's official website

Actress Meg Imperial was announced Thursday as the December 2012 cover girl of FHM Philippines. For her debut cover appearance for the men's magazine, the 19-year-old starlet is seen posing in a purple two-piece lingerie.

In January, Imperial was quoted as saying she does not intend to pose for a men's magazine anytime soon.

"'Yan yata ang hindi ko pa kayang gawin. Pero hindi ako nagsasalita ng tapos," she told entertainment news site Philippine Entertainment Portal at the time.

"Pero, for now, parang hindi ko pa yata talaga kaya, at hindi ko pa nakikita ang sarili ko na sobrang sexy sa men's magazine," added Imperial, who previously starred in a drama series on No. 3 network TV5.

Justifying her FHM debut, Imperial said it marks her growing more "mature." Still, she was cautious of her "limitations."

"Nagtanong ako—okay lang ba kung ganito ako, kung makita ako ng ganito? Parang nag-survey ako sa sarili ko," she was quoted as saying by FHM's official website.

"Naninibago sila pero at the same time nagma-mature na rin naman kami, so sige," Imperial added.