Ex-FHM Philippines’ Sexiest Woman starts young in showbiz

ABS-CBN News

Posted at Apr 15 2009 12:11 PM | Updated as of Apr 15 2009 08:39 PM

Actress Diana Zubiri’s voluptuous body and pretty face were her ticket to show business. She was only 15 years old when Seiko Films, known to produce sexy movies, discovered her while applying as entertainer in Japan.

Taking on sexy roles, she then starred in various Seiko movies including “Itlog” (2002), “Bakat” (2002), “Kasiping” (2002), “Bikini Open” (2005) and “Silip” (2007).

From 2002 to 2008, she was consistently included on FHM Philippines’ 100 Sexiest Women list, even ranking No. 1 in 2003.  It was during one of her sexy photo shoots for FHM that Zubiri caught the ire of a local official in Mandaluyong.

In 2002, Benjamin "Benhur" Abalos Jr. filed grave scandal charges against the magazine and Zubiri, who was wearing a two-piece bikini, because of a photo shoot held on EDSA-Shaw flyover. The charges were dropped after the actress and FHM apologized.

Zubiri has veered away from her sexy image to focus on being a serious actress.
 
The actress is celebrating her 24th birthday today, April 15.

Another birthday celebrator today is young actress Bea Nicolas who starred in “Rounin” (2007), “Sabel” (2004), “Mila” (2001), and “Laro sa Baga” (2000).

Nicolas is now 15 years old.