International YouTube singing sensation Charice graces the cover of Mega magazine for the month of June.
The 24-year-old singer, who came out as a lesbian in June 2013, is the first transman who appeared on the cover of the men’s magazine.
In a move that can only be described as bold and daring, we tread unprecedented waters with headline-making international singing sensation Charice on the cover of MEGA Man. Looking equal parts sartorial and rugged in dressed up denim from the best of local and menswear and of course, Levi’s (@levis_ph), Charice speaks her truth and we come to know and understand on the most personal level yet. By most accounts, this has never been done before and whatever way the pendulum will swing, this was a move worth taking. Taking liberty and inspiration from the bahani of Mindanao’s Bagobo tribe, we dissect the way of the warrior as both a feared savage and a revered pillar of an old-world community and handsomely decorate them in the best of Philippine menswear. Whatever the case or realization may be, there is one thing we are sure of—we couldn’t be prouder of this decision than we already are. You should be, too. Also this month, we join MEGA (@mega_magazine) in celebrating the power of unity through its #TheNewPH campaign. Grab a copy of our latest issue in the nearest bookstore or newsstand nationwide or tap the link in our bio to download the e-mag now. #ChariceForMegaMan #ChariceXLiveInLevisPH #MegaManXLevisPH #LiveInLevisPH
According to Mega magazine, putting Charice on the cover is “a move that can only be described as bold and daring”. “By most accounts, this has never been done before and whatever way the pendulum will swing, this was a move worth taking,” it says on their Instagram post.
Mega Man June 2016 issue is now available at the nearest bookstore or newsstand nationwide.