Esquire Philippines announced on social media that the reigning Miss Universe Pia Alonzo Wurtzbach is this year’s ‘sexiest woman alive.’
Recently, actress Jessy Mendiola was also hailed by FHM Philippines as the ‘sexiest woman’ of 2016 and joked that she was able to beat the beauty queen to the title.
The actress’ comment drew flak from netizens but Pia
defended her via a tweet.
PIA ALONZO WURTZBACH is the Sexiest Woman Alive. Seven months after her coronation and more than halfway into her reign, Miss Universe comes home, strips down, and bares the heart beneath her confident beauty. She speaks to ESQUIRE about pageantry, persistence, and practicing what she preaches. Inside: Clinton Palanca reflects on the evolving faces of beauty by examining those we put up on a pedestal to find what it truly means to be attractive today. Sarge Lacuesta takes the new Ford Everest on a trip to find the true North of the Philippines. Robin Hemley tackles historical revisionism using a book about boy scouts and Joseph Pascual revisits the romanticism of a ride home in this month’s Notes & Essays. Plus: The art of mastering masculinity: drinking like a gentleman, handling your hangovers, and living up to the new standards of manliness. Carlos Celdran tells us how he deals with being one of the most hated personalities on the internet, and Baron Geisler talks about throwing and rolling with the punches. Also in this issue: How to dress well for wet weather, adapt to the new age of wirelessness, mix caffeine with alcohol, and face your middle-aged marital fears. Read all these and more in the August 2016 issue of ESQUIRE. On the cover: Pia Wurtzbach in Thread 365 and Louis Vuitton. ??: Francisco Guerrero Styling: Clifford Olanday Make-up: Don De Jesus Hair: Cats del Rosario