She has that look that makes you want to eat McSpicy Burgers for life and Shake those Fries for her everyday.
ABS-CBN actress Jessy Mendiola reminds us why we miss summer so much as she sizzles in a black one- piece swimsuit on the September 2013 cover of ESQUIRE MAGAZINE and also probably explains why she leaves her exes in an almost catatonic state after their break up.
Mendiola was born in the United Arab Emirates where her father used to work.She is the second of three siblings, of a Filipino mother and a half Lebanese, half British father. She was three years old when her mother moved and brought her and her elder sister, Pamela, to the Philippines. Her mother left her father due to his infidelity. Her younger sister, Megan, was born in the Mexico when her parents reconciled but then separated again because of unknown reasons. She remains in contact with her father, who now works overseas as a marine anthropologist.
Jessy Mendiola was one of the 18 new talents launched by ABS-CBN under Star Magic Batch 15 together with Miss World Philippines 2013 Megan Young, Alfonso Martinez, Carlo Guevarra etc. She had a minor role in Sineserye Presents: Natutulog Ba Ang Diyos?.
Her biggest break in showbiz was when she landed the title role of the ABS-CBN afternoon TV show Sabel. In 2011, when Sabel ended, Mendiola joined ASAP Rocks. She along with Empress Schuck, Enchong Dee and Sam Concepcion are referred to as ASAP’s “Dance Quad”.
She recently played the role of Jackie Marasigan in the ABS-CBN teleserye, Budoy, opposite Gerald Anderson and was part of the cast of The Reunion with Enchong Dee, Enrique Gil and Xian Lim.
Her most recent lead role was in the Precious Hearts Romances Presents: Paraiso with Matt Evans and Matteo Guidicelli.
ESQUIRE’S FICTION ISSUE
She has been announced to play the lead in the local adaptation of the Mexican drama Maria Mercedes. Luis Katigbak writes 22 truths about the lovely young star of ABS-CBN’s Maria Mercedes for the Esquire cover story
The Fiction Issue also features Eleven stories by eleven of our best writers including Eric Gamalinda, Jessica Hagedorn, Francezca Kwe and Rosales Casocot.
Here are some of the articles from the Esquire Magazine website
HOW WE DRESS NOW: AN ORAL HISTORY – What defines style for the modern Filipino man? Seven influencers of local menswear retrace our style history, discussing the shifts in fit, colors and patterns from the ’90s.
THE DARK SUIT RISES: When bold colors and loud clashes don’t suit the mood or a meeting, look to the awesome power and unsuspected surprises of the new wave of dark suiting.
ESQUIRE GUIDE TO CHILLING THE F**K OUT: How and why you should be meditating everyday. It sounds like glorified napping, until you learn that it makes you a healthier, happier person.
THE UNFINISHED REVOLUTION OF JOSE ALMONTE: Mia Gonzales spends time with the “sinister” former National Securtity Adviser, and finds that he actually has a deep-rooted Christian faith and an indomitable love for country.
FUNNY JOKE AS TOLD BY A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN as told by Marianna Henud
ESQ&A: Jessica Hagedorn talks about noir, New York cops and why Manila should revel in being called the “gates of hell” to Luis Katigbak and Manila Noir contributors Ichi Batacan and Sarge Lacuesta.
MAN AT HIS BEST:
Books – One hundred and twenty-five years of mistress as a literary tradition is handpicked in this anthology of adulteries. Sasha Martinez reviews Querida.
Eat Like A Man – Start your day right by making your breakfast better. Some rules from Erwann Heusaff.
Drinking – Few local places are at the forefront of our cocktail awakening, Erwann Heusaff tells you where to find them.
Cars – It doesn’t necessarily take an Italian screamer that costs as much as a house to blow you away. Jason Dela Cruz and Gerard Castillo feed your need for speed on a budget, with these sport coupes under P2M.
Design – Mawen Ong shares her diary while in Milan during the biggest design fair in the world – the Salone Internazionale Del Mobile.
Art – Jerome Gomez takes you back into the heady and cutthroat auction wars at Salcedo Auctions. A must-read before you start bidding on this month’s important art selections.
Music – Christina Bartges or DJ Badkiss enumerates some of her personal favorite hip-hop songs from the ’90s.
A Thousand Words About Our Culture – “For a national language is not simply a ‘working language’ or a medium of communication between speakers of different regional languages; it is above all a medium of expression.” From lingua franca to national language by way of Gemino Abad.
STYLE: How to dress for golf; the modern brogue; and a peek into Gucci’s collaboration with Lapo Elkann.
STYLE: GROOMING – You’re getting old. Your face slides south. The creases don’t go away. And now you’re getting worried. Read about Clifford Olanday’s visit to the dermatologist.