2016 was a great year for fashionistas, artistas, and beauty queens–a great year for fierce Filipinas, is what we’re trying to say. It’s officially 2017 today, but our hottest covergirls of the past year deserve one last shoutout. Because once a MEGA girl, always a MEGA girl.
Here are our 6 most-viewed, most-liked covers of 2016. Happy New Year!
1. Pia Wurtzbach – January 2016
Before that fateful night on the Miss Universe stage, Pia Wurtzbach was the steely, spirited, and confident (albeit heavily bashed) Binibining Pilipinas Universe. Here, she was one month away from proving everyone wrong.
Story by Cessi Treñas, photographed by Dookie Ducay. Revisit it here.
2. Jane Oineza – March 2016
She was on her way up from being a child actress to stardom, her feet on the ground as her head was up in the clouds.
Story by Cessi Treñas, photographed by Koji Arboleda. Revisit it here.
3. Erich Gonzales with Daniel Matsunaga- April 2016
This wasn’t the first time MEGAstyle featured a couple on the cover (see Rhian Ramos with Piolo Pascual in a 2015 cover here), but it still felt so refreshing to see two fresh-faced hotties together.
Story by Therese San Diego, photography by Xander Angeles. Revisit it here.
4. Kaila Estrada, Elisse Joson, Janeena Chan, Karen Reyes – June 2016
Three’s a crowd, but four’s a cover. These young, fresh and fashionable Insta-stars are claiming their place in the world, and they don’t seem to be stopping anytime soon.
Story by Nicole Blanco Ramos and Cessi Treñas, photography by Yukie Sarto. Revisit it here.
5. Lauren Reid – September 2016
At the turn of 2016’s latter half, Lauren Reid‘s star suddenly rose–she was the darling of photographers, editors, brands–and it seems like she’s on the verge of becoming a legitimate showbiz personality.
Story by Mitch dela Paz, photography by Yukie Sarto. Revisit it here.
6. Kylie Verzosa – December 2016
We started the year with Pia, we ought to end it with Kylie. Before she was Miss International, Kylie graced the cover of MEGA magazine with fellow Binibini Maxine Medina. And while we’re crossing our fingers for a Miss Universe back-to-back win, allow us to bask in Kylie’s moment of glory (her rabid fans made this holiday cover one of our most-raved-about in years).
Story by Iris Lee, photographed by Yukie Sarto. Revisit it here.