I’m pretty sure you are all very familiar with FHM or even more so FHM Modelbook,
Who couldn’t be all forms of Social networking has been over flown by “Vote for me by sms-ing” since 2009,
I am extremely “Sad” (RollEyes) to finally report that this has officially come to a stop with FHM releasing an official “FHM MODELBOOK CLOSES IT’S DOOR’S ON THE 30th JUNE 2013” email, and post to their website.
Now as a Modelbook member since 2011 or so myself I’ve had my fair share in taking part in the “site/Form” activities but soon distanced myself when I moved up the “FHMgirlfriend voting poll ladder” due to unfair participants and FHM simply turning a blind eye to it, Even though the modelbook section will be closed the Girlfriend side will take over by becoming an official Fhm “leg” if you will.
“All good things must come to an end and so it has proven for FHM Modelbook, which will close it’s doors on the 30th June 2013. The platform has provided an incredible opportunity for thousands of up-and-coming models to get a start in the business and was used as the base for several of FHM’s famed annual model competitions, most notably FHM Models 2009 through 2012. However, the technology the platform is built on is no longer feasible and we’re moving onto something bigger, better and a little bit different… FHM Girlfriend!
In the past, our up-and-coming model competitions rewarded those models who had the most dedicated “clickers”. Those whose boyfriend/granny/uncle/friends/fans were prepared to vote the most. And everyone, from the FHM editorial team, to the participating models and even their fans expressed dissatisfaction with the voting methodology. It became apparent that we needed a whole new way of doing things. So, we’ve created the FHM Girlfriend Challenge to help models who want to get themselves into magazine, into the magazine!
Basically, the FHM Girlfriend challenge will still allow FHM fans to rate the model’s hotness, but it will work in conjunction with monthly challenges set by the FHM team that will help models climb the ladder to FHM success. The challenges will be based around a theme taken from the magazine and could be anything from raising money for a charity of the model’s choice, through to submitting a photoshoot based on dressing up like, say, a cheerleader, or even a 30-second lip-synch to a favourite song.
But back to FHM Modelbook. It will still be available to the models who utilize the platform right up until the 30th June 2013, when it will finally close it’s doors for good. That should give everyone enough time to download their FHM Modelbook image portfolios and apply, if they so wish, to participate in FHM Girlfriend.
FHM would like to thank each and every model who participated in the phenomenon that was FHM Modelbook. And let’s not forget the fans who logged on in their millions to browse the galleries, vote for their favourites and even chat to the girls who lived their FHM dreams.
We’re currently launching the new FHM.co.za website and the FHM Girlfriend platform as you read this so here’s the link to apply for FHM Girlfriend, but please note it may be a couple of days until you can access it properly.
The FHM Team.”
I’m sure if you’ve been bullied with the spam and constant posts for votes you too will agree that’s it’s about damn time 😉
Now we wait to see what happens with the girlfriend section i’m sure there is a few of you that are just as interested as I am to see what the changes will be.
Either way good by and RIP Modelbook, No more “My friend has a camera models” Or “I own a camera so i’m a photographer people”
As much as i use to enjoy the Magazine as a girl I very soon learned to hate it due to “MODELBOOK BABES” claiming to be professional models. RIP Modelbook
As much as I’ve had fun being active on the site and meeting great people i soon started to hate it due to the constant bickering. RIP Modelbook
As much as I’ve grown fond of the guys I’ve made friends with I’ve become fed up with the ones that see girls as sex objects. RIP Modelbook
With that i’ll leave it to your opinions and feedback,
Please share your thoughts on the section of the site closing, a new one opening and just modelbook in general.