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Making Magazine Cover History—Heart Evangelista Is The First Female Cover Subject For Metro Society’s Men’s Issue



#HeartEvangelista (@iamhearte) makes history as the first woman to grace the cover of #MetroSociety’s men’s issue! Behind the scenes, the actress, artist, and style icon also welcomed Metro.Style into her home. Stay tuned as we reveal exclusive content on @metrosocietyph’s April cover girl! (?? by @paolopineda) • For over a decade, Metro Society has put together their list of the country's best dressed men as a part of their annual men's issue. On their 15th year, they've decided to go big—handpicking 50 of the most stylish men in town for a very special multi-platform campaign. Follow us here as we slowly reveal the gentlemen included in this elite list! • #People #MensIssue #AprilIssue #WellStyledLife #lifestyled #lifegoals #inspiredliving

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It’s that time of the year again when Metro Society produces one of the most anticipated issues of the year—the Men’s Issue—which is an annual theme for the magazine. This year, they shake things up and do something extra special to mark its 15th year history for the issue theme—a woman is on its cover!

While we are merely a few months into 2018, the year has already seen an entire gamut of incredible moments of female empowerment, marking 2018 the year of the woman. Beyond #MeToo, there is an exhilarating air that surrounds womanhood in all its shapes, sizes, ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds. Women all over the world are finding their voice and speaking up against the daily injustices they suffer.

In an exclusive story, actress, artist, and empowered woman Heart Evangelista/Love Marie Ongpauco-Escudero opens her home (as well as that gorgeous closet) and speaks her mind, talking about her journey in finding her voice, and in the process, finding herself. Heart has seen something of a revival and finds herself within a narrative that centers around her coming into her own.

Showing a side of herself that is only beginning to reveal itself now, she talks candidly about her romance and marriage to Senator Chiz Escudero, which awakened her as a modern woman, their relationship pushing boundaries and walls of the world that she had first come to know.

“Since I am a woman, our culture expects you to stay at home, take care of the kids, and nothing else—not really to dream and do what you need to do. So having a husband who’s very modern, who tells me to come and see the world, and doesn’t mind if I work. It’s amazing,” she smiles as she tells writer and Metro Editor-in-Chief Geolette Esguerra. “I’m so much more productive with him. I really learn to be hands-on with my career, my contracts, my schedule.”

Turn the page to the cover story and see the evolution of a woman blossoming into her own unravel, finding her voice after having gone through her share of bullying and abuse, and will simply not anyone put her down. It simply is too easy to become enamored with the woman that Heart has become, as she embodies the modern woman of today who is not defined by her relationships but is instead empowered by them.



Following the cover and inside the main features, Metro Society goes big, putting together two very special mainstay features to its Men’s Issue: the Best Dressed list and Men In Suits. Now on its 15th year, the Best Dressed list has been expanded to become a very special multi-platform campaign that features an extensive list of 50 of the most well-dressed men in town.

Headlining the feature are ten men who had been handpicked for their signature style and flair for fashion: Donnie Tantoco, Kelly See, Michael Concepcion, Rick Yupangco, Mond Gutierrez, Piolo Pascual, Raul Francisco, Z Teo, JM Lagdameo, and Anton del Rosario. Read on and come to know the style profiles of the remaining fifty on the list, as well as admire the men who have made it to the Hall of Fame list.

An interesting edition of Men In Suits follows as the magazine focuses this year on brothers. Come to know the unbreakable bonds of brotherhood, and celebrate it with Metro Society’s collection of portraits of brothers and the stories of getting older (and wiser) together. The brothers featured within the pages of the April issue include the Dees, the Laudes, the Coscolluela twins, the Daezes, the Romulos, the De Venecias, and the Punos, who reveal to regular contributor Leah Puyat what it had really been like to grow up with one another and how the bonds of brotherhood ultimately made them better men.

Also in this issue are fantastic fashion stories featuring Van Laack and Louis Vuitton, as well as the lowdown on some must-have accessories and style tips in the men’s section. For beauty lovers, sink your toes in azure waters and get first peek at the Tom Ford Beauty Soleil 2018 Collection, available on counters this month. For those going out and about, take a look inside the first-ever Nespresso boutique in the country located at Power Plant Mall, and dine in the new Podium’s Wolfgang. Looking to book a quick trip abroad? Fly off to Thailand with Editor-in-Chief Raul Manzano and stay at the newly-opened Park Hyatt, located at the heart of Bangkok, a hotel that boasts some of the most iconic architecture to simply marvel at.


Metro Society is available in newsstands and bookstores nationwide for only P250. Follow Metro Society on Instagram via @metrosocietyph.