1 Jessy Mendiola has just been crowned the sexiest woman in the country by FHM Philippines! She beat Jennylyn Mercado and Nadine Lustre (second and third place, respectively), and took a major leap from the 23rd spot last year.
Despite being on the receiving end of a few body-shaming messages, the actress never once let these get her down. "My body may not be perfect but that will not stop me from being confident with myself,” she said on Instagram. “Whether you are curvy, malaman, skinny, too skinny, on the plus size, or even plus plus size, you have all the right to be confident with yourself because that is who and what you are. If you don't love yourself enough, who else will?” A woman after our own hearts! Congratulations, Jessy! (FHM)
2 Speaking of Jessy Mendiola, Angel Locsin found herself in a tough spot when asked about the alleged romance brewing between ex-boyfriend Luis Manzano and the actress. “Kung sila hindi nagsasalita o hindi umaamin, ako pa ba magko-comment?” she said. “I always want him [Luis] to be happy. Kung happy siya, magiging happy na lang ako para sa kanya.” The former Darna star also admitted that she’s not yet over Luis, but added that she is “getting there.” (ABS-CBN)
3 Toni Gonzaga and Paul Soriano just revealed the gender of their baby! “It's going to be a mini Paul,” the director said in an interview on Tonight With Boy Abunda. As it turns out, it’s Toni’s wish to have a boy—yay! (ABS-CBN)
4 Arci Muñoz is one sweet girlfriend! The actress posted this adorable birthday greeting for Badi Del Rosario, with the caption, “Find someone who loves you for yer jekyll and yer hyde. Happy unbirthday!!” Cute naman!
5 After a stint in Spain to film for their upcoming movie, Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla are back in Manila. Daniel’s mom, Karla Estrada, shared this photo of KathNiel landing in NAIA, looking very much like the loved-up couple they are: