On the day FHM Philippines announced the results of its annual “sexiest” poll, its second placer Kim Domingo was busy launching her steamy photo book daringly titled “Kim Domingo: State of Undress” under Summit Publishing.
Naturally, the bombshell who is touted to be the reigning “fantasy” of Filipino males these days was in high spirits as she talked about the experience of shooting three chapters of her latest project, but not before being asked to comment on falling behind FHM’s No. 1 sexiest, the erstwhile sweetly packaged singer-actress Nadine Lustre.
“I think Nadine is deserving to be number one,” Domingo said with sincerity, adding she respects the differing opinions of public when it comes to defining who and what is sexy to them.
In fact, the French-Filipina beauty is grateful for landing the No. 2 spot, recalling, “Last year po first-timer ako, No. 9 na ako kaagad. Ngayon naman No. 2, so malaking bagay na po ‘yun sa akin.”
Putting the issue to rest, the GMA Network talent went on to describe the State of Undress as a collection of intimate photos with snippets of “never-before-revealed details” of her rise to fame.
According to the celebrity who first came into public consciousness with her viral dumbsmash of “Twerk it Like Miley” in 2014, the trio of chapters represent “who Kim was, who she is, and who she wants to be.”
The first features nostalgia-washed snapshots by child genius-turned-sought after glamor photographer Shaira Luna, and acquaints readers with Domingo’s past, from her strict childhood to her early career lows.
The second chapter is revved up by glossy magazine photographer Ejay Leung’s provocative spreads, breaking down Doming’s rise to “Pantasya ng Bayan” status from early modelling stints to landing a pair of FHM Philippines covers.
The final chapter accompanied presents a seductive set by photographer-director Paolo Pineda, which seeks to “demystify the enigma” that is the shy yet sexy, simple yet stunning Kim Domingo.
Very happy with how the entire photo book turned out, Domingo admitted her favorite chapter is the first, which she dubbed the “innocent shoot.”
“Kasi siyempre laging nakikita ng mga tao ay sexy shots ko so dito sa innocent shoot, iba naman ang maipapakita ko sa kanila,” she explained.
Oozing with sex appeal no matter what she wears or what program genre she tackles for her home studio, Domingo said she has no qualms about being labelled a “sexy star,” at least for now.
“OK lang po sa akin yun kasi ganun talaga ang naging entry ko sa showbiz, at nangangarap naman akong matawag na aktres balang araw kaya nag-wo-workshop ako nang tuloy-tuloy para makarating doon,” she candidly conveyed.
In fact, she finds being called a sexy star the most effective motivation in honing her acting skills, adding, “Gusto kong patunayan sa sarili ko na kakayanin ko maging isang aktres at hindi lang sexy star.”
Rounding up her revelations, Domingo said, “Di ba may mga dating pa-sexy na naging napakagaling and respetadong aktres tulad ni Jaclyn Jose. I hope to be like her someday soon.”