Myrtle Sarrosa is the cover girl for the November issue of FHM. In an interview with Push.com.ph, the Pinoy Big Brother alum said that she was ecstatic about this new opportunity that came her way. “I’m really excited kasi this is something new for me especially parang coming from PBB, coming from drama rin, coming from cosplay and hosting Hero TV, this is something I’ve never done.”
Before posing for the men’s magazine, she asked for advice first from her family and friends. “I have to ask kung anong masasabi ng family ko, ng manager ko, ng friends ko, pero sabi nila I should do it kasi these kinds of offers kasi when they ask you to cover for FHM it's like you're sexy na, you can be a model so parang napaisip ako what if one day pag matanda na ako, pag lola na ako I will show my grandchildren pictures and tell them na ‘Alam mo ba nong bata pa ako I was on the cover of FHM.’ It would be fun and it would be nice.”
She added, “Sabi pa ng mom ko her words were like ‘Grabe hindi ka pa nagkaka-boyfriend magco-cover ka na ng FHM.’ Tapos sabi ko ‘Oo nga mom eh’ pero after talking to her na-realize niya na parang maganda rin pala, parang it’s something new for me, parang she supports me rin, sila ng dad ko.”
Myrtle further relayed that she decided to do it because she wanted to reinvent herself. “I guess I want to change from usual na because I’ve been used to ‘yung mga cute cosplays, ‘yung mga colorful dresses but ngayon I want to transition into something sexier, something more different something na mas aabangan ng tao.”
The 19-year old star admitted that she had hesitations at first posing for the magazine because people might judge her. But after meeting with the staff of FHM, she was convinced that it was going to be a fun experience. “Natatakot ako noonthere is always that stereotype and people will always box you into something pero ‘yung sa akin naman kasi… I couldn’t sleep nong in-offer sa akin but when I’ve met up na with the staff ng FHM, when they offered me their themes and concepts and the people na makakatrabaho ko, the photographer, the make-up artist parang bigla kong na-realize na parang masaya naman siya basically like cosplaying pero sexier and it's different side na mas aabangan ng mga tao kaya ko siya tinanggap.”
On her preparations for the magazine shoot, she relayed, “Three months na akong nagjo-jogging sa oval, it's been three months na dere-derecho akong nag-jogging sa UP (University of the Philippines).