At some point in your life, you’ve probably come across these iconic covers. Much like history, these stills of the brightest celebrities and personalities each has a story to tell. Below, take a trip down memory lane and scroll through our favorite MEGA covers in the 2000s!
1. The 23rd Anniversary (February 2015)
Combine all the brightest young faces that fill up our Instagram feeds and TV screens, and you’ll get an unforgettable powerhouse cover. Representing the women of today and tomorrow, MEGA celebrated the young and the talented, captured by lensman BJ Pascual and emerging designer Vania Romoff (who created a 23-piece collection exclusively for this cover).
2. Anne Curtis (September 2013)
When your favorite celebrity flies to a breathtaking continent–somewhere that’s not visited by many–it’s sure to result in something beautiful. Shot in the opposite side of the globe, Anne Curtis was dressed in a crisp white top with bright, playful accessories which made her look like she was one with Machu Picchu, Peru.
3. Ruffa Gutierrez and Betty and Veronica (February 2013)
If you’ve lately been hooked by the teen drama Riverdale, you’ll get nostalgic with this cover. The iconic characters of Archie comics grace MEGA’s digital issue, alongside showbiz royalty Ruffa Gutierrez. Illustrated by the comic book artist himself Dan Parent, Betty and Veronica were dressed in Filipino designs by Veejay Floresca and Cary Santiago.
4. Maja Salvador, Kathryn Bernardo, Julia Barretto and Erich Gonzales (September 2014)
Following Anne Curtis’ Making Mega at Macchu Pichu, Manila’s brightest young stars travelled to exotic South Africa for some jungle heat. This issue also marked another era for MEGA as this was the induction of MEGA magazine’s current Editor-In-Chief, Peewee Reyes-Isidro.
5. Vice Ganda (September 2015)
No stranger to breaking the norm, MEGA often goes for riskier choices when it comes to their covers. This cover captured another side of comedian Vice Ganda–a sweet and feminine version of him in the picturesque lavender fields of Hokkaido, Japan.
6. Judy Ann Santos (October 2001)
As one of the greatest actresses of her generation, it seems almost a crime not to put Judy-Ann Santos on the cover. Dressed in a black slip dress in front of a red background gave Juday a cool edge.
7. Love Teams (September – November 2016)
Of course, this list won’t be complete without the much-talked about covers of Jadine, Aldub and Kathniel. Taking three of the hottest love teams today to the picturesque landscapes of Iceland, Morocco and Greece was a bold move that would forever be iconic–especially in the hearts of their fans.