Netizens have been praising KC Concepcion’s “daring” cover photo on Rogue Magazine’s January-February issue, and among them is her very own mother, Sharon Cuneta.
Sought for comment on the matter by one of her Twitter followers, the Megastar posted on Jan. 24, “She stole my pose but I think she’s beautiful! Hahahaha!”
On Wednesday last week, Sharon addressed KC also on Twitter, saying, “tutti! I’m nervous about rogue! Did u stay your decent self or steal my future daring pose?!!”
KC’s reply read, “I’m nervous too! Kasi I did the future daring pose. Hahaha don’t look na! ”
In white one-piece swimsuit-like garb and with her recently-cut hair brushed up, the actress-host posed with her back to the camera while looking over her shoulder. Props included were a wooden bust of a man by her feet, and KC’s pet ball python named Coco wrapped around her left wrist.
Reactions from netizens have mostly been on the positive side.
“Smokin’ HOT!!! I’ve been waiting sooo long for KC to be the cover girl of #Rogue..MUST HAVE MAG for ds yr )” user @aelohomora17 tweeted on Monday.
“Danggg! #RogueJanFeb2012 Ms. @kc_concepcion Way to start Rogue’s New Year, talk about Man Slayer-literally! #WomenEmpowerment,” @dnsd4lyf said.
Director Yam Laranaz tweeted, “love KC’s cover! Very very sexy cool ” while TV personality-model Bianca Gonzales said that the cover was “nicely done!!”
It also turned out that some netizens have been decoding symbolisms allegedly found on the cover.
User @thysz observed, “KC as Medusa. That severed head looks like Pi… nevermind.”
Artist JP Cuison went as far as specifying certain elements as seen in a photo posted on his Facebook account, such as the snake which supposedly meant “a reptilian representation of treachery and deceit”; and the word “roué,” which was originally the magazine title but KC’s head covered the letter G, which meant “a dissolute man in a fashionable society.”
For her part, KC found JP’s interpretation “quite interesting.”
Renowned photographer Mark Nicdao, who shot KC for Rogue, explained via Twitter on Monday that the cover “is open for interpretation. Up to you what you want to see.” However, he said that Cuison’s interpretation was “astig.”
In other tweets, he shared, “During the shoot I saw genuine happiness and contentment from Kc. she’s moved on:-) one of our bravest shoot.:-)” and “The photos inside you’ll see the new and improved stronger Kc:-) a new year indeed. The article is a Must Read.
In a tweet posted also on Wednesday last week, KC explained what her Rogue issue is about: “Women have a strength they might not always believe they have…” and “is all about trusting in the truth & finding ur strength. ”