TV host Bianca Gonzalez sheds her wholesome image in a topless cover for the April issue of Esquire Philippines.
The cover shows the the 29-year-old co-host of “Pinoy Big Brother” and “Umagang Kay Ganda” and UNICEF Child Rights supporter posing sideways, wearing only a black high-waisted bikini bottom and cupping her breasts with her left arm.
The cover is only the second time Esquire featured a female on the cover. The November 2011 issue featured Iza Calzado in a cover inspired by an Angelina Jolie pictorial.
On her Twitter account, Bianca said she is “nervous and happy” about the cover shoot, which was photographed by BJ Pascual and styled by Liz Uy.
“Thank you, Esquire Philippines, for putting me on your April cover! It was an honor as well to write my own cover story!” she said in another tweet.
The cover line says “Bianca Gonzalez by Bianca Gonzalez.”
Bianca’s Esquire cover is a radical departure from her rather tame men’s magazine debut in September 2009 when she appeared on the cover of Uno wearing lacy panties and an unzipped jacket.
Posted Monday on her Facebook fan page, the cover image has been met with surprise, disbelief, and admiration from followers of her Facebook fan page.
From JoMark Cabanilla Lagos: “Seriously? Wow!”
From Shirlene Villanueva Rada: “I can’t believe na kaya ni Bianca mag-ganyan.”
From Ameer Verango Pagalaman: “Ano na nangyayari sa mundo? Bakit ka nagganyan, teh?”