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Mariel look-alike is FHM's new cover babe

Posted at | Updated as of 10/30/12 8:12 AM

 FHM on Monday unveiled its latest cover girl, newcomer Ritz Azul, who appears on the cover of its November issue
MANILA, Philippines – The popular men’s magazine FHM on Monday unveiled its latest cover girl, newcomer Ritz Azul, who appears on its November issue.

On the cover, Azul can be seen wearing a flesh-colored, lacey maillot, while posing next to a car.

The magazine conceded in its website that “our November 2012 cover babe may or may not be familiar to your earbuds.”

“This woman is neither a Kapuso nor a Kapamilya, but is a budding primetime princess. She is also appearing in our pages for the first time, but we've been eyeing this gorgeous actress for a short while now,” the magazine said.

“It can be argued that she has a hint of resemblance to December 2008 cover babe Mariel Rodriguez, probably a bit of GMA actress Isabel Oli, and award-winning broadcast journalist Rhea Santos. All the same, she has the makings of a future crush ng bayan,” it added.

FHM fans nonetheless welcomed the choice.

“Ritz Azul is now on FHM. Damn, I need to buy that issue,” said Twitter user Vic Hapin.

“Wow sexy ni Ritz Zzul! Ganda ng katawan nya,” commented Raider Alvin on FHM’s Facebook page.

“Wow, total transformation ito! Ang sexy! Ang ganda! Panalo,” Sai Tabares also wrote on Facebook.