Sizzling hot Mocha on Maxim April Issue

Monday, April 27, 2009

MAXIM Philippines shakes up the men’s magazine’s genre this month with a first ever Gay & Lesbian Issue, with controversial singer Mocha on the cover. Mocha, frontwoman of the Mocha Girls and a self-confessed bisexual, is totally naked on the cover, flanked by one of the members of the Mocha Girls, Hershey, also naked and covering Mocha’s groin with her hand. Since joining the magazine as a photo blogger in February, Mocha has provided MAXIM with plenty of monthly sizzle with pictures of her making out with a series of attractive females.

In the magazine’s most provocative cover shoot ever, Mocha evokes lesbianism and sado-masochism as she is joined by her girl group, which also include Bez and Grace. Boy Abunda leads the issue’s centerpiece feature, “Gays’ Night Out At Classmate,” in which Boy and four other prominent gay men hold a roundtable discussion of gay issues inside a VIP room of Classmate, the preeminent gentleman’s club—in the company of sexy GROs (guest relations officers) and a stripper. Writer and gay activist Danton Remoto, fashion designer Puey Quiñones, Magic 89.9 deejay Mojo Jojo, and magazine editor Carlo Tadiar join Boy, the host of The Buzz and Showbiz News Ngayon, in this not-so-private conversation about homosexuality in the Philippines.

MAXIM begins the collection of articles on gays and lesbians with a mock cover featuring another controversial celebrity, Binibini Gandanghari, the artist formerly known as Rustom Padilla. In lieu of a proper interview, MAXIM addresses the country’s most famous transgendered person in an open letter that is humorous, heartfelt and compassionate.

Other eye-popping pictorials feature World Wrestling Entertainment diva Eve, theater and film actress Angeli Bayani and the amazing tandem of MAXIM babes Tracy Torres and Mellow Johnson.

Other major features in the issue are a nostalgia piece on Bagets, the classic youth movie that marks its 25th anniversary this year, and a pre-fight analysis of the much-anticipated Manny Pacquiao-Ricky Hatton fight.

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