FHM Babe Roxanne Barcelo. Photo from FHM's official website
MANILA - Former "Pinoy Big Brother" celebrity housemate Roxanne Barcelo, who was known for her sweet image when she joined the reality show in 2006, is shedding all traces for her "teenybopper" years with a daring photo shoot as an FHM Babe.
Photographed by Ejay Leungof, Barcelo is seen posing topless inside the June 2014 issue of the men's magazine.
For the pictorial, she was style by Bela Vitug, with hair and makeup by Goerm Imperial and Janina Dizon, respectively.
Barcelo, who now goes by the screen name "Roxee B," explained that the sexy shoot "came at the right time," as she is set to launch her comeback album in July.
"It's so timely kasi even the peg for the whole shoot, it's sort of where I want to go with the look of my album. It’s a good opportunity to talk about my music again," Barcelo was quoted as saying on the official website of FHM.
At 29, Barcelo said she feels more confident of herself and that this shows in her music. "I can't keep doing what people expect of me. In our generation, there's so much struggle to be ourselves. Now, there's no part of me that wants to bullshit people anymore."
She added: "What you see is what you get. I was very scared of what people would think of me before. Something had to change."