Marian Rivera is FHM cover girl for January 2013

The Philippines leading men’s magazine, FHM started the year with a bang by featuring actress Marian Rivera on its January 2013 cover which, incidentally is the 150th issue of the magazine.

Marian was considered as one of the sexiest woman in the world based upon the yearly poll conducted by FHM. In 2008, she topped the poll of FHM’s Sexiest Woman yet she did not grace the magazine’s cover. FHM pursued Marian for nearly five years until she agreed to grace the 150th issue.

When asked what finally convinced her, the Kapuso actress said it’s her way of thanking her fans especially the magazine’s avid readers who have been clamoring for her to pose sexy for FHM

For her first FHM appearance, the GMA-7′s primetime queen wears a red and black bikini top. The magazine site also released other cover images showing Marian in a leopard print bikini and in two other outfits while biting her forefinger.

Marian rose to fame as “Marimar” in the 2007 remake of the hit Mexican soap of the same title.