If it takes perfection to be named the sexiest woman alive, then no one would ever be fit for the title. Jessy Mendiola acknowledges her flaws, but more importantly, she knows that they don’t make her any less sexy. Physically, she already has what it takes to be FHM's Sexiest Woman in the Philippines—no questions asked. But since we believe that this particular recognition goes beyond skin-deep, we break down several more reasons why she totally deserves it.
1. She’s not afraid to post a no-makeup selfie.
That goes to show that she’s confident in her own skin, with or without makeup.
2. Positivity is in her nature.
She likes sharing words of wisdom on her Instagram, and they are always on point.
3. She recently learned how to pole dance.
And for a beginner, she does it quite well, mind you.
4. She’s a fitspiration.
Aside from regularly hitting the gym, she also goes boxing. This girl takes no excuses when it comes to fitness. She once said in an interview, “Being healthy and happy is a choice.”
5. She’s a bookworm.
A girl who loves to read? Totally sexy!
6. She loves the outdoors.
She’s a nature seeker who’s always game for an adventure.
7. She inspires other women to embrace their flaws and love their bodies.
Her message is loud and clear: be proud of who you are!
8. She stands up against body shaming.
“My body may not be perfect but that will not stop me from being confident with myself. We all come in different sizes and shapes but that shouldn't stop us from being happy with our own bodies. 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?”
You keep being you, Jessy!
UPDATE: Jessy Mendiola landed on the top spot of this year's poll of the sexiest woman in the Philippines conducted by FHM Philippines. Congratulations, señorita!
Main image from @senorita_jessy on Instagram