FHM
Cover of the October 2014 issue, featuring Natalie Dormer
EditorNick Dimengo
CategoriesMen's lifestyle
First issue1985; 39 years ago (1985)
Final issueDecember 2015
CompanyBauer Media Group
LanguageEnglish
Websitewww.fhm.com

FHM (For Him Magazine) was a printed British multinational men's lifestyle magazine that was published in several countries. It contained features such as the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World.[1][2]

The final printed issue of British FHM was produced in December 2015, after which the magazine moved to a digital-only platform, with updated daily content on topics such as dating tips, style advice, viral news, sports and entertainment.[3]

History

The magazine began publication in 1985 in the UK under the name For Him Magazine[4] 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 Bellman in February 1993.[citation needed] 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.[5]

FHM High Street Honey competition (2002—) awards £10,000, a FHM TV presenting job and get the chance to appear on the FHM front cover.[6][7][8][9]

On 17 November 2015, British FHM announced their intention to suspend publication alongside that of fellow men's magazine ZOO, leaving the publication available via its website at FHM.com.[5][10]

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 100 Sexiest Women in the World

See also: FHM's 100 Sexiest Women (UK)

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 accolade
1996 Gillian Anderson   28 First winner voted for by the public
1997 Teri Hatcher   33 First woman over 30 to win the accolade
1998 Jenny McCarthy   26 Former Playboy Playmate
1999 Sarah Michelle Gellar   22 American actress
2000 Jennifer Lopez   31 First woman to win the accolade twice
2001   32
2002 Anna Kournikova   22 Only athlete to win the accolade
2003 Halle Berry   37 American actress. Oldest winner
2003 Kristanna Loken   23 American actress
2004 Britney Spears   22 American singer
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 British singer
2010   26
2011 Rosie Huntington-Whiteley   24 British model
2012 Tulisa   23 British singer
2013 Mila Kunis   29 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 International

FHM was published in the following territories.

Country Publisher
FHM Australia Bauer Media Group, published 1998–2012[11]
FHM Bulgaria
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, closed in 2014
FHM Germany Published between October 2000 and November 2012
FHM Greece Lambrakis Publications, closed in December 2007
FHM Holland Free Media Group, closed in June 2013
FHM Hungary Jessica Szekeres
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, closed in January 2016
FHM Mexico
FHM Norway Bonnier Group, closed in August 2014
FHM Tajikistan Turkmenistan Kyrgyzstan Kazakhstan Uzbekistan
FHM Philippines Summit Media, closed on 1 May 2018
FHM Portugal Impresa Publishing (formerly Abril/controljornal, closed on 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, closed in March 2013
FHM South Africa Media24
FHM Spain Published between January 2004 and March 2017
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

See also

References

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  3. ^ "FHM Magazine bids its readers farewell in stunning fashion with Holly Willoughby covering its final issue". 7 January 2016. Retrieved 1 November 2018.
  4. ^ 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.
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  7. ^ "Tanya bids for High Street Honey title". The Northern Echo. 2 December 2002. Retrieved 19 May 2023.
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