|KC Concepcion in another photograph for the January-February 2012 issue of Rogue. Photo by Marc Nicdao provided by Rogue
MANILA, Philippines - Actress and television host KC Concepcion is grateful for all the positive feedback garnered by her daring cover photo for the men's magazine Rogue.
“Well, I wanna thank the Rogue team and, of course, my beloved Marc Nicdao, Celeste Tuviera, Pam Quinones and Juan Sarte for being a part of my journey,” she told ABS-CBN News Tuesday night.
Nicdao was the photographer for the shoot. Quinones did the styling, while Sarte did her makeup.
Concepcion also thanked the team for their "kind understanding," since the photo shoot was held during her controversial break-up with actor Piolo Pascual.
“Sa lahat ng naging mistakes ko, parang sinakyan nila lahat. Ni-ride nila yung journey ko. ‘Yung alon na ‘yon, parang sila ‘yung kasabay kong sumakay sa alon na ‘yon,” she explained.
When asked what was her inspiration for her stunning Rogue cover photo, Concepcion answered in jest, “Feelings, emotions.”
Netizens go wild
The cover showed Concepcion wearing a white, one-piece high-cut swimsuit, holding a head of man, with her pet snake, Coco, coiled around her wrist.
The photo was widely discussed in social networking sites and Concepcion and Rogue even briefly trended on Twitter amid the resumption of the impeachment trial at the Senate.
Most netizens freely associated the actress' decision to do a sexy pictorial with her recent heartbreak.
"Now this is how to bounce back after a horrible break up! Props to KC!" tweeted Jen Jurilla Aquino.
"Off with his head" probably best describes KC Concepcion's Rogue cover. And that ass... Wow," David Milan said.
"Danggg! #RogueJanFeb2012 Ms. @kc_concepcion Way to start Rogue's New Year, talk about Man Slayer-literally! #WomenEmpowerment," Donna said.
Concepcion's showbiz friends also chimed in with their congratulations.
"Reeeow! Sexeeeeh!" Anne Curtis tweeted.
"nicely done!!" said Bianca Gonzalez.
Director Yam Laranes said, "@marknicdao love KC's cover! Very very sexy cool :-)"
On Twitter, Nicdao said, "During the shoot I saw genuine happiness and contentment from Kc. she's moved on:-) one of our bravest shoot.:-)"
"The photos inside you'll see the new and improved stronger Kc:-) a new year indeed. The article is a Must Read," Nicdao said in another tweet.
For the fans
At the moment, Concepcion said she gets inspiration from her fans.
“Sa ngayon, kinikilig ako sa mga fans at kinikilig ako sa trabahong meron tayo ngayon,” she said.
“Now, I know what it means to make your work your love life,” she added. -report from Gretchen Fulido