FHM Philippines immediately change its controversial March 2012 cover featuring the young Kapuso star Bela Padilla in response on racist issue. (click here to see Bela Padilla’s first cover)

Bela Padilla’s first cover surrounded by 5 black women with a caption of “Bela Padilla: Stepping Out Of The Shadows.”, which gathered massive comments for displaying racism.



After the magazine received negative comments, the publisher apologized and changed it to a new cover of Bela Padilla with the new caption, “Bela Padilla: I Want To Emerge With My Own Name.”

bela padilla New Bela Padilla FHM Cover Photo Released! March 2012 Issue