LOOK: Mara Lopez poses nude on Playboy cover
MANILA – Mara Lopez, the daughter of beauty queen-turned-actress Maria Isabel Lopez, continues her streak of daring outings, this time as the cover girl of the latest issue of Playboy Philippines.
The 23-year-old actress appears completely nude in a bathtub on the cover of the May-June issue of the men’s magazine, which also marks Playboy’s sixth anniversary in the country.
Mara, who is also a professional surfer, started acting when she was only 9. At the time, she was a cast member of ABS-CBN’s “Ang TV Kids 2.” She went on to join Star Magic Batch 13 four years later.
Only recently did Mara get recognized for her acting, however, when she won Best Actress at the 2012 Cinema One Originals film festival for her role in Ato Bautista’s “Palitan.”
Her portrayal of a wife forced to perform sexual acts in front of a camera also proved to be controversial, as it had her do scenes with frontal nudity.
Similarly, in 2013, Mara bared skin in another independent film, Alvin Yapan’s “Debosyon” co-starring Paulo Avelino. The film competed in the New Breed section of that year’s Cinemalaya.