FHM is a men's lifestyle magazine that is published in several countries. 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]

For Him Magazine (FHM)
EditorNick Dimengo
CategoriesMen's lifestyle
First issue1985; 35 years ago (1985)
CompanyBauer Media Group

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]


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 woman 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 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 WorldEdit

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).

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

FHM InternationalEdit

FHM was published in the following territories.

Country Publisher
FHM Australia Bauer Media Group
FHM Canada Published between 1995[12] and 2007[13]
FHM China Trends Press
FHM Denmark Benjamin Publications A/S
FHM Estonia
FHM France Emap then Mondadori then 1633 Publishing
FHM Germany
FHM Holland Free Media Group
FHM India TCG Media Group[14]
FHM Indonesia MRA Media Group, closed in December 2017
FHM Japan
FHM Latvia Lilita
FHM Lithuania
FHM Malaysia Astro Digital Publications Sdn Bhd
FHM Mexico
FHM Norway Bonnier Group
FHM Tajikistan Turkmenistan Kyrgystan Kazakstan
FHM Philippines Summit Media, closed on 1 May 2018
FHM Portugal Impresa Publishing (formerly Abril/controljornal, closed in 25 February 2010)[15]
FHM Romania Published between April 2000 and August 2014
FHM Russia Closed in 2016
FHM Singapore Mediacorp, closed in September 2015[16]
FHM Slovenia VideoTop
FHM South Africa Media24
FHM Spain
FHM Sweden Currently published
FHM Taiwan Taiwan Publishing Co, currently published
FHM Thailand Inspire Entertainment
FHM Turkey Saffron Media
FHM UK Bauer Media Group (only online)
FHM US Defunct
FHM Hungary Jessica Szekeres

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ http://www.fhm.com/posts/michelle-keegan-95580
  2. ^ "FHM Men's Magazine. Sexy Girls, News & Men's Fashion (homepage)". FHM. Retrieved 8 September 2013.
  3. ^ FashionModelDirectory.com, The FMD -. "Rosie Huntington-Whiteley - Fashion Model | Models | Photos, Editorials & Latest News | The FMD". The FMD - FashionModelDirectory.com. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  4. ^ "ANNE VYALITSYNA in FHM Magazine, China May 2014 Issue". HawtCelebs. 16 May 2014. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  5. ^ FashionModelDirectory.com, The FMD -. "Miranda Kerr - Fashion Model | Models | Photos, Editorials & Latest News | The FMD". The FMD - FashionModelDirectory.com. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  6. ^ Corcoran, Caroline (3 May 2012). "Seen this FHM? Victoria's Secret model Candice Swanepoel continues her mission to make next year's sexiest list". mirror. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  7. ^ "Irina Shayk - FHM-08 - GotCeleb". GotCeleb. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  8. ^ "Emily Ratajkowski - Model". MODELS.com. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  9. ^ Di Hand; Steve Middleditch (10 July 2014). Design for Media: A Handbook for Students and Professionals in Journalism, PR, and Advertising. Routledge. p. 8. ISBN 978-1-317-86402-8. Retrieved 2 August 2015.
  10. ^ a b "FHM and Zoo magazines to suspend publication". BBC News. Retrieved 17 November 2015.
  11. ^ "FHM magazine and Zoo to be suspended". Film Industry Network. 17 November 2015.
  12. ^ Souiden, Nizar; Diagne, Mariam (2009). "Canadian and French men's consumption of cosmetics". Journal of Consumer Marketing. 26 (2). doi:10.1108/07363760910940465. Retrieved 20 March 2016.
  13. ^ Ricciardelli, Rosemary; et al. (2010). "Investigating Hegemonic Masculinity: Portrayals of Masculinity in Men's Lifestyle Magazines". Sex Roles. 63 (1–2): 64–78. doi:10.1007/s11199-010-9764-8. S2CID 143521323. Retrieved 14 March 2016.
  14. ^ Publishing: Magazines, TCG Media website. Retrieved 20 October 2015.
  15. ^ "FHM to close". Publicitas. 12 February 2010. Archived from the original on 3 December 2014. Retrieved 2 February 2015.
  16. ^ "Singapore FHM ends it's run". Channel NewsAsia. 31 August 2015.

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