Before you officially start 2015, I recommend you start it with Megan Young, Miss World 2013, who appears on the cover of Rogue‘s December issue. The issue is a love letter to Philippine TV, with in-depth articles on Judy Santos, the rise and fall of Claudine Barretto, the hit show Goin’ Bananas, and an oral history of Ang TV with Guila Alvarez, Antoinette Taus, Angelu de Leon, Baron Geisler, Jan Marini Alano, Jolina Magdangal, Tom Taus, Nikka Valencia, Winnie Cordero, and Joy Viado.
There’s also an insightful essay on the death of Filipino sitcoms by Jose Javier Reyes, a winding ‘Six Degrees of Separation’ featuring German Moreno, and an interview with Tony Tuviera on Eat Bulaga!
And of course, Megan headlines the entire issue, slaying the editorial with her dusky beauty and lithe frame. I was there during the cover shoot and spent the afternoon with her and director Adolfo Alix, Jr., who interviewed her on her year so far. I love how she’s so down-to-earth and committed to her crown, which encourages beauty with a purpose.
I also wrote about the ideal home theater system somewhere in the pages. There are tons of great features, but I’ll leave the rest to your imagination.