FHM

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For Him Magazine (FHM)
FHM.svg
EditorNick Dimengo
Categories Men's lifestyle
First issue1985;35 years ago (1985)
Company Bauer Media Group
LanguageEnglish
Website www.fhm.com

FHM is a men's lifestyle magazine that is published in several international territories. Its master edition contained features such as the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World, which has featured models, TV presenters, reality stars and singers. [1] [2]

Contents

The final printed issue of British FHM was in December 2015, after which the magazine moved to a digital-only platform, where topics such as dating tips, style advice, viral news, life hacks, sports and entertainment, among other things, were covered daily.

High-profile names that have been published in the magazine include top models Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, [3] Anne Vyalitsyna, [4] Miranda Kerr, [5] Candice Swanepoel, [6] Irina Shayk, [7] and Emily Ratajkowski. [8]

History

The magazine began publication in 1985 in the UK under the name For Him Magazine [9] and changed its title to FHM in May 1992, although the full For Him Magazine continued to be printed on the spine of each issue. The first women to appear on the cover was Gina Davies in February 1993. The trend towards female cover stars grew over the following year, with both Naomi Campbell and Andie Macdowell appearing.[ citation needed ]

Circulation expanded to newsagents as a quarterly by the spring of 1987 and then monthly in 1994. EMAP Consumer Media bought the magazine in 1994 and it subsequently went on to dominate the UK men's market and began to expand internationally, being published in 32 countries including Pakistan and India. [10]

On 17 November 2015, British FHM announced their intention to suspend publication alongside that of fellow men's magazine ZOO ; while the website would still be updated online. [10] [11]

In August 2016, under the guidance of BauerXcel Media, a property of Bauer Media Group, Nick Dimengo took over as the senior editor of FHM.com. FHM.com was subsequently shut down and redirected to Bauer's competition website, Win Something.

FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World

Each of FHM's international editions publish yearly rankings for the sexiest women alive based on public and editorial voting through the magazine's website. Dates of magazine issues, winners, ages of winners at the time of selection, and pertinent comments are listed below. The data below refer only to the British edition (the rankings for the international editions vary widely, with many top-ranking women in some editions not appearing at all in others).

YearChoiceAgeNotes
1995 Flag of Germany.svg Claudia Schiffer   25First supermodel to have won the award
1996 Flag of the United States.svg Gillian Anderson   28First winner voted for by the public
1997 Flag of the United States.svg Teri Hatcher   33First woman over 30 to win the award
1998 Flag of the United States.svg Jenny McCarthy   26Former Playboy Playmate
1999 Flag of the United States.svg Sarah Michelle Gellar   22American actress
2000 Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Lopez   31
2001  32First woman to win the award twice
2002 Flag of Russia.svg Anna Kournikova   22First and only athlete to win the award
2003 Flag of the United States.svg Halle Berry   37American actress. Oldest winner, first and only black winner
2004 Flag of the United States.svg Britney Spears   22American pop star
2005 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Kelly Brook   25First British winner
2006 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Keira Knightley   21British actress. Youngest winner
2007 Flag of the United States.svg Jessica Alba   26American actress
2008 Flag of the United States.svg Megan Fox   22American actress
2009 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Cheryl Cole   25Singer from Girls Aloud
2010  26
2011 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Rosie Huntington-Whiteley   24British actress
2012 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Tulisa   23British singer
2013 Flag of Ukraine.svg Mila Kunis   29Ukrainian-American actress
2014 Flag of the United States.svg Jennifer Lawrence   23American actress
2015 Flag of the United Kingdom.svg Michelle Keegan   27British actress
2016 Flag of Australia (converted).svg Margot Robbie   26Australian actress
2017 Flag of Israel.svg Gal Gadot   32Israeli actress

FHM International

FHM was published in the following territories.

CountryPublisher
FHM Australia Bauer Media Group
FHM CanadaPublished between 1995 [12] and 2007 [13]
FHM ChinaTrends Press
FHM DenmarkBenjamin Publications A/S
FHM Estonia
FHM France Emap then Mondadori then 1633 Publishing
FHM Germany
FHM HollandFree Media Group
FHM India TCG Media Group [14]
FHM Indonesia MRA Media Group, closed in December 2017
FHM Japan
FHM LatviaLilita
FHM Lithuania
FHM MalaysiaAstro Digital Publications Sdn Bhd
FHM Mexico
FHM Norway Bonnier Group
FHM Philippines Summit Media, closed on May 1, 2018
FHM Portugal Impresa Publishing (formerly Abril/controljornal, closed in 25 February 2010) [15]
FHM RomaniaPublished between April 2000 and August 2014
FHM RussiaClosed in 2016
FHM Singapore Mediacorp, closed in September 2015 [16]
FHM SloveniaVideoTop
FHM South Africa Media24
FHM Spain
FHM SwedenCurrently published
FHM TaiwanTaiwan Publishing Co, currently published
FHM ThailandInspire Entertainment
FHM TurkeySaffron Media
FHM UKBauer Media Group (only online)
FHM USDefunct
FHM HungaryJessica Szekeres

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