Despite a somber end to a great year because of a family tragedy, Charice bounces back right away in 2012 – and what better way to start the new year than with a bright, colorful and edgy cover on the Philippine’s top fashion magazine.
Preview describes itself as the Philippine’s style bible, and Charice is a great choice for the cover and a spread that’s all about modern minimalism.
Charice’s personal style has never been over the top, but still attention-grabbing in an edgy, boyish way (see photo on the left).
But it’s been a shock to some people on how Charice looked on the cover, so they called-out the magazine for using too much Photoshop.
Nevertheless, it was proven that only the usual post-processing were done on Charice’s photo (e.g. removing a pimple on her cheek).
And that the transformation was done through dramatic make-up and the addition of faux bangs.
Plus, it was the Philippine’s top talents who were the ones in charge of Charice’s photoshoot: acclaimed photographer Mark Nicdao, celebrity stylist Liz Uy, veteran make-up artist Juan Sarte, expert hairstylist Buern Rodriguez and top creative director Vince Uy.
One glance on the cover below and it’s so obvious that that’s the one and only Charice, right?
Preview has also released photos from the shoot complete with captions on what’s happening in the photos. Below are some of the ones featured on their website (plus some scanned pages straight off the magazine):
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A behind-the-scenes video of Charice’s Preview photoshoot has also been garnering views on Youtube. Check it out below:
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