FHM

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For Him Magazine (FHM)
FHM.svg
Editor Damien McSorley
Categories Men's lifestyle
Frequency Monthly
Circulation 75,803 (ABC Jul – Dec 2014)[1]
Print editions.
First issue 1985; 31 years ago (1985)
Final issue 2016 (UK)
Company Bauer Media Group
Country United Kingdom (origin)
Language Various
Website http://www.fhm.com

FHM was a UK monthly men's lifestyle magazine. It contained features such as the FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World, which has featured models, TV presenters, reality stars and singers.[2][3]

On 17 November 2015, FHM announced on its website that it would be suspending publication.[4]

History[edit]

The magazine began publication in 1985 in the UK under the name For Him Magazine[5] and changed its title to FHM in 1994 when Emap Consumer Media bought the magazine, although the full For Him Magazine continued to be printed on the spine of each issue.

Circulation expanded to newsagents as a quarterly by the spring of 1987 and then monthly in 1994. It subsequently dominated the men's market and began to expand internationally, being published in 27 countries including Pakistan and India.[6]

FHM was sold as part of the publishing company sale, from EMAP to Hamburg based company Bauer Media Group in February 2008.

On 17 November 2015, FHM announced their intention to suspend publication alongside that of fellow men's magazine ZOO; the website is still updated online.[6]

FHM 100 Sexiest Women in the World[edit]

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 Germany Claudia Schiffer   25 First supermodel to have won the award
1996 United States Gillian Anderson   28 First winner voted for by the public
1997 United States Teri Hatcher   33 First woman over 30 to win the award
1998 United States Jenny McCarthy   26
1999 United States Sarah Michelle Gellar   22
2000 United States Jennifer Lopez   31
2001   32 First woman to win the award twice
2002 Russia Anna Kournikova   22 First and only athlete to win the award
2003 United States Halle Berry   37 Oldest woman, first and only African-American woman to win the award
2004 United States Britney Spears   22
2005 United Kingdom Kelly Brook   25 First British winner
2006 United Kingdom Keira Knightley   21 Youngest winner
2007 United States Jessica Alba   26
2008 United States Megan Fox   22 American actress
2009 United Kingdom Cheryl Cole   25 Singer from Girls Aloud
2010   26
2011 United Kingdom Rosie Huntington-Whiteley   24 British actress
2012 United Kingdom Tulisa Contostavlos   23 British singer
2013 Ukraine Mila Kunis   29
2014 United States Jennifer Lawrence   23 American actress
2015 United Kingdom Michelle Keegan   27 Actress in Coronation Street

FHM International[edit]

FHM was published in the following territories.

Country Publisher
FHM Australia Bauer Media Group
FHM Canada Published between 1995[7] and 2007[8]
FHM China Trends Press
FHM Denmark Benjamin Publications A/S
FHM France 1633 Publishing
FHM Holland Free Media Group
FHM India TCG Media Group[9]
FHM Indonesia MRA Media Group
FHM Japan
FHM Latvia Lilita
FHM Malaysia Astro Digital Publications Sdn Bhd
FHM Norway Bonnier Group
FHM Pakistan
FHM Philippines Summit Media
FHM Portugal Impresa Publishing (formerly Abril/controljornal, ceased publication on 25 February 2010)[10]
FHM Romania closed in August 2014
FHM Russia Rodionov Publishing House
FHM Singapore MediaCorp (defunct, now UpgradeMan)[11]
FHM Slovenia VideoTop
FHM South Africa Media24
FHM Spain
FHM Sweden
FHM Taiwan Taiwan Publishing Co.
FHM Thailand Inspire Entertainment
FHM Turkey Saffron Media
FHM UK Bauer Media Group
FHM US
FHM Hungary Jessica Szekeres

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Plunkett, John, "Zoo magazine boosts circulation by nearly 10% after demise of rival Nuts", theguardian.com, February 12, 2015.
  2. ^ http://www.fhm.com/posts/michelle-keegan-95580
  3. ^ "FHM Men's Magazine. Sexy Girls, News & Men's Fashion". FHM. Retrieved 8 September 2013. 
  4. ^ "Announcement: FHM To Suspend Publication". FHM. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  5. ^ 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. 
  6. ^ a b "FHM and Zoo magazines to suspend publication". BBC News. Retrieved 17 November 2015. 
  7. ^ Nizar Souiden; Mariam Diagne (2009). "Canadian and French men's consumption of cosmetics" (PDF). Journal of Consumer Marketing. 26 (2). Retrieved 20 March 2016. 
  8. ^ Rosemary Ricciardelli et. al. (2010). "Investigating Hegemonic Masculinity: Portrayals of Masculinity in Men's Lifestyle Magazines" (PDF). Sex Roles. 63. Retrieved 14 March 2016. 
  9. ^ Publishing: Magazines, TCG Media website. Retrieved 2015-10-20.
  10. ^ "FHM to close". Publicitas. 12 February 2010. Retrieved 2 February 2015. 
  11. ^ "Singapore FHM ends it's run". Channel NewsAsia. 31 August 2015. 

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