A sexy Alexa Ilacad appears on the cover of Star Magic's new digital video magazine Slay for its first-ever issue, which was unveiled this Wednesday, April 27.
Referred to as a "goddess reborn," Alexa is seen wearing a white bikini bottom underneath a matching corset dress in the cover shot by The Boudoir Dolls.
She was styled by Patty Yap, with makeup by Celine C. Lin, and hair by Sean Nadera.
"Ladies and gentlemen— The GODDESS — our very first SLAY Cover Girl Alexa Ilacad, has arrived!" Star Magic wrote in an Instagram post as it unveiled the cover.
Slay was released as part of the 30th anniversary celebration of Star Magic, the talent management arm of ABS-CBN.
Slay, according to the agency, is dedicated to women empowerment — “a platform where women get to empower other women and where they can share their stories of inspiration to their fellow Filipinas."
Earlier, Alexa admitted that she was both excited and nervous to grace the first-ever issue of Slay. She also said that she considers being the cover girl of a magazine that aims to empower women a dream come true.
"Na-inspire tuloy ako na mas mag-inspire pa ng iba at maging boses ng kababaihan at ma-empower pa ang maraming tao," she said.
"Grabe yung nerbyos ko pero excited din ako. Dream come true ito para sa akin. Alam kong magiging sexy ito pero ang real goal dito ay ipagdiwang natin ang mga kababaihan."
While she is aware that Slay highlights sexiness, Alexa stressed that the word "sexy" doesn't only mean showing skin and being sultry.
"Ang sexy hindi lang naman yan sa pagpapakita ng balat. 'Yung attitude mo yan at kung paano mo dadalhin yung sarili mo," she said.
She added: "Feeling ko ito na yung oras ko. Alam ko nasa path pa ako na minamahal ko yung sariling katawan ko kaya tinanggap ko itong hamon na ito. Ginagawa ko ito para sa aking sarili at para matulungan ako yakapin yung mga mali sa akin."
Slay will be available to watch on Star Magic's YouTube channel.
An advanced screening and meet and greet will be held this Friday, April 29, featuring Alexa and her "Slaymates" Thamara Alexandria, Sharina Villena, Alyssa Exala, and Missy Aquino. Tickets for the event are available for purchase via KTX.PH.