When we go to Boracay, we often only explore the main beach, walking from Station 1 to Station 3 and back. But, when Cosmo returned to the island recently, we wanted to explore a different cove of the island--we were shooting a rising star's first Cosmo cover, so the setting had to be special. We brought Sam Pinto to Nami Beach Resort, just off the main shore, and shot breathtaking photo after breathtaking photo of the effortlessly sexy and gorgeous up-and-comer.
Cosmo Editor-in-Chief Zo Aguila says, "Nami is perfect because it has its own private cove, and we were able to do a lot of shots without a lot of onlookers. The shots came out great because the facade is perfect and we have a fabulous team working with us."
We also flew in New York photographer Danilo Hess for this shoot, and he was utterly amused that it didn't feel like work at all. Danilo's job was a breeze since Sam was a total pro, having modeled since she was 10. "Her moves are as good as some of the models I've worked with in New York, so this turned out to be an easy day."
Her moves, poise, and vibrant 'tude made Cosmo chief Zo easily notice Sam, way back in her early days at the Pinoy Big Brother house, which turned out to be her gateway to a flourishing showbiz career.
"We've always been on the lookout for new faces and new talents. And ever since Sam joined PBB, we knew na she was gonna be a cover girl someday. So now we felt that she's right for the cover: it's the second month of summer, and we wanted someone who could showcase that vibe in her shot. We're excited to have her because she's gorgeous and a lot of our readers really love her," Zo shares.
Click on the button below to view exclusive behind-the-scenes photos of Sam's cover shoot in beautiful Boracay. Watch behind-the-scenes footage when you click on this link!
Find out how staying grounded paved Sam's way to the top. Pick up a copy of Cosmopolitan's April 2011 issue, with Sam Pinto on the cover, in stands now! (You'll also get a FREE hair spa at David's Salon Branches in any SM Mall nationwide!)