MANILA, Philippines – Isabelle Daza didn’t pose only in her undies after all – at least not on the cover of the men’s magazine Rogue.
On Rogue’s May issue, Daza, the daughter of former Miss Universe Gloria Diaz, is shown wearing a white gown, with several peek-a-boo holes to show her curves, and even a beauty pageant crown.
However, she is also holding a bloodied butcher’s knife, with a gash on the top part of her breast a severed hand clutching the seams of her gown and splatters of blood.
The blurb reads: “Isabelle Daza kills the competition.”
“Isabelle Daza takes competition to a new level in Rogue's May issue,” Rogue said when it unveiled the cover.
The cover was shot by ace photographer Marc Nicdao, with styling by Pam Quinones. Robbie Pinera did Daza’s makeup, while Bren Sales did the hair. Actress Solenn Heussaff, who was on the cover of Rogue last month, did the prosthetics.
It was earlier reported that Diaz stormed the set of the pictorial after she learned that her daughter was posing wearing only her underwear.
But over the weekend, Daza said in a TV interview that everything is now okay between her and her mother.
“I think every relationship… mother and daughter, you know, and father and son, and everything has its ups and downs. Siyempre hindi naman laging nagkakasundo,” she told “Startalk TX.”
Even Diaz dismissed the news as a typical “disagreement” between mother and daughter.
The cover concept was widely praised by netizens and even celebrities.
“Wow Belle! What a killer cover!” Iya Villania said in Twitter.
“I wonder what Gloria Diaz has to say about Isabelle Daza’s Rogue cover. Well I think, she KILLED it! AWESOME,” tweeted Casper Ferrer.
“I love Rogue. They do it again with another stunning beauty and another creative cover! Freakin’ love it!” said Mahmood Hossain commented on Rogue’s Facebook page.
“Ganda! Scary and classy,” said Jon delos Reyes.
But some fans are already expecting a possible backlash over the concept.
“Nice prosthetics...but for sure this will be controversial too,” noted Jingle Mateo on Facebook.
“Though Isabelle Daza is very pretty. I don’t like her holding an axe, it looks disgusting, portrays violence #notcool,” tweeted Melanie Basco.
Nicdao thanked Daza through Twitter. “I have so much respect for you,” he said.
Daza has yet to tweet about her thoughts about the cover.