SexBomb Girls

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SexBomb Girls
OriginManila, Philippines
GenresPop, dance, novelty
Years active1999–present
LabelsSony Records (Major), BMG (Major)
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/sbgirlsofficial
 
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SexBomb Girls
OriginManila, Philippines
GenresPop, dance, novelty
Years active1999–present
LabelsSony Records (Major), BMG (Major)
Websitehttps://www.facebook.com/sbgirlsofficial

The Sexbomb Girls (or also known as SexBomb Dancers) are an all-female singing, dancing, and acting group from the Philippines. They are known for the novelty songs "Spaghetti," "Bakit Papa" ("Why Father?") and "Bilog na Hugis Itlog" ("Egg-shaped Circle") that were certified platinum in the Philippines. The music video of "Bilog na Hugis Itlog" aimed to educate Filipino voters on the new election procedure implemented on the 2010 Philippine general election.[1]

They are also well known for the grunt "Get, Get Aww!" They were once mainstay dancers for the longest noontime show in the Philippines Eat Bulaga!. However, the SexBomb Dancers can no longer be seen in Eat Bulaga. They are currently freelancers: they can appear in any channel and guest in any TV show except Eat Bulaga due to some misunderstandings. They can be seen in Manny Many Prizes every Sunday in GMA-7, Party Pilipinas every Sunday in GMA-7 and The Library, Malate every Wednesdays. Also they can be seen in Zircoh and Klownz.[2]

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History of SexBomb

The Sexbomb Dancers were originally composed of four members upon their formation in 1999. The name was related from the song "Sex Bomb" by Tom Jones. They were background dancers for Eat Bulaga, the Philippines' longest running noontime variety show. Of the four members, only Rochelle Pangilinan remains part of the Sexbomb Girls, and is regarded as the leader because of her seniority.

The group began in November 1999 as the 'Chicken Sandwich Dancers' which was an offshoot of the Danz Focus (house dancers of Eat Bulaga). At first there were 4 (Cheryl, Debra, Janine and Rochelle). The group expanded to 6 with the addition of Jopay and Aira. The group expanded to 8, 12 and 13 (during their first FHM appearance) to an all time high of 22. Currently, there are 17 members.

On 2002, the Sexbomb Singers were formed and are billed as Sexbomb Girls in their shows and promotional materials. The dancers did shows under the dance albums, Sexiest Hits Series and "I Like." The Sexbomb Singers and Dancers are commonly still referred to as the Sexbomb Girls.

The Sexbomb Girls is managed by Joy Castillo Cancio, of FOCUS E Incorporated. Joy is veteran of the Vicor Dancers of the 1980s.

SexBomb Members

Current members

Former Members

Careers

Singing career

Originally, the singers line-up were Rochelle Panglinan, Jopay Paguia, Weng Ibarra, Evette Pabalan, AB Cifra and Sugar Mercado. They were called as Sexbomb Singers early in 2002. They were introduced through their first album called "The Sexiest Hits" in 2002. But in late 2002, due to AB and Sugar's departure from the group Izzy Trazona and Monic Icban were hired to fill their spot. In late 2002, the new batch of singers were introduced through their very first album called "Unang Putok" features the vocals from Rochelle, Jopay, Weng, Evette, Izzy, and Monic. In early 2004, Mariam Al-Obaidi was hired as an additional member for singers' line-up. Mariam was introduced on their third album. But after one year, Monic and Mariam left the group and CheChe Tolentino was hired to fill their spot. She was introduced on their fourth album. But CheChe's singing spot from the group was short-lived as the management decided to retain the remaining original members of the singers. Fans had thought that Monic's and Mariam's replacement would the DJ Bomb Girls (Danielle Ramirez and Jovel Palomo). Fans had thought that the other members from the dancers were the new singers additional members. Like Mia Pangyarihan, Sunshine Garcia, CheChe Tolentino, Grace Nera, Johlan Veluz, Louise Bolton, Mhyca Bautista, and Shane Gonzales. Even fans had thought the former member, Kristel Moreno, would be the additional member because in the season seventeenth of their TV show called "Daisy Siete," Kristel was a singer. In 2001, the Sexbomb Search winner, Yvette Lopez, was also considered to be a singer. In 2010, a new sub-group of the SexBomb Dancers named "Daisies" were formed, reminiscing to their defunct show "Daisy Siete." Daisies is composed of six SexBomb members each representing a flower color: Cheche (Yellow), Louise (Green), Mhyca (Blue), Jomarie (Lavender), Jaja (Pink) and the newest addition: Dona (Red). There was a rumor going around that Cheche was not an original member of Daisies but rather the former member Shane. However since Shane left the group to pursue her studies, Cheche filled in her spot.

ALBUMS

Dance Albums

2002: Sexbomb's Sexiest Hits (Gold)

2002: Sexbomb: I Like & Other Hits (Gold) 2003: Sexbomb's Sexiest Hits: 2 (Gold)

2003: Sexbomb’s Sexiest Hits: 2 (Gold)

2004: Sexbomb's Sexiest Hits: 3 (4x Platinum)

These albums are performed by Various Artists (mostly European). The dance choreography of these albums has been popularized by the Sexbomb Dancers. Mall shows were held nationwide to promote these albums.

Sexbomb Singers

2002: Unang Putok (4x Platinum)

2002: Sexbomb: I Like & Other Hits

2003: Round 2 (5x Platinum)

2004: Bomb Thr3at (2x Platinum)

2005: Sumayaw, Sumunod: The Best of the Sexbomb Girls (Platinum)

2006: Daisy Siete: V-DAY Music from the TV Series (Released 11/13/06)

2007: Tabachingching: Sexbomb

2008: Vaklushii: Daisy Siete Season 19 Soundtrack

2010: Adam or Eve

Christmas Albums

2002: Wish Ko sa Pasko (Gold)

2003: Spaghetti Sa Pasko (Single)

2004: Pik-piripik-pik (Busina Ng Pasko) (Singles)

Solo Albums

2005: Jacque Estevez (Gold)

2007: ROC: Pataholic

Acting career

Movies

The Sexbomb Girls have their own movie, Bakit Papa, which was released nationwide in the Philippines in 2002. The Sexbomb Singers took the lead, with the Dancers playing support. Others in the cast include Allan K., Wendell Ramos, Epi Quizon, Chynna Ortaleza, and Richard Gutierrez. It was produced by Regal Films and had an opening day of P3.5 million. The exact total box-office sales is estimated at P20.6 million. A movie based on their drama series Daisy Siete is in the works.

2001:Tusong Twesome (Debra)

2002: Bakit Papa (Sexbomb Girls)together with Jomar Velasco and Joelah Solis

2002: Bertud ng Putik (Rochelle)

2002: Lastikman (Jopay)

2004: Anak ka ng Tatay Mo (Cynthia) (Jomar)

2004: Fantastikman (Jopay, Grace, Rochelle, Jacky, Cynthia)

2004: Enteng Kabisote (Aira)

2005: Ispiritista (Aifha, Cynthia, Sugar, Danielle, Jovel Jomar)

2005: Enteng Kabisote 2 (Louise, Mhyca, Cherry Ann)

2008: Iskul Bukol 20 Years After (Ungasis and Escaleras Adventure) (Aira)

2011: Panday 2 (Jhoana, Jomarie)

TV

The girls had their own top-rating afternoon drama series Daisy Siete. Aired over GMA Network weekdays at 2:30pm. The hour-long program showcases the girls' wide acting range.

Seasons 2 to 6 were weekly episodes, wherein the story is not continuous. Seasons 1 and 7-9 followed a teleseries-like approach. The first seasons were light and the real dramatic highlights were provided in Seasons 7 and so forth.

Season 7: May Bukas Pa ang Kahapon (2005)

Season 8: Tahanan (2005)

Season 9: Ang Pitong Maria (2005–2006)

Season 10: Sayaw ng Puso (2006)

Season 11: Nasaan ka? (2006)

Season 12: Landas (2006)

Season 13: Moshi, Moshi, Chikiyaki (2006–2007)

Season 14: Siete Siete, Mano Mano (2007)

Season 15: Isla Chikita (2007–present)

Season 16: Tabachingching

Season 17: Ulingling

Season 18: Prince Charming and the Seven Maids

Season 19: Vaklushii

Season 20: Tinderella

Season 21: Tarzariray

Season 22: Kambalilong

Season 23: Chacha Muchacha

Season 24: My Shuper Sweet Lover

Season 25: Bebe and Me

Season 26: Adam or Eve

Daisy Siete has been a ratings mogul since its premiere, charting its highest rating at 30% in December 2003 (first season). This is a very high rating for the afternoon block. These days Daisy Siete rates anywhere from 19% to 25%. It has blown away all the shows put up by rival networks to compete with it. Some of these shows are Colgate Trip Kita, Sarah the Teen Princess, Kapamilya Cinema to name a few.

From 2002-2003, the girls were also part of Da Boy and Da Girl, with Rochelle as Britney, and the girls as Japayukis.

The girls are very visible in different guestings on the GMA Network. Magpakailanman has featured the life stories of several Sexbomb Girls with them playing themselves: Sunshine Garcia, Jacque Estevez, Aira Bermudez, Evette Pabalan, Johlan Veluz and Aifha Medina . Rochelle Pangilinan's story was played by Rufa Mae Quinto. Rochelle has portrayed other characters twice, and Aira played the Aeta featured in one episode. All of these were winners in the ratings game.

Their mananger, Joy Cancio, has also been featured on the show and had Rochelle, Aira, and Jopay as guests. Like the Sexbomb episodes, this was once again a ratings champion. To date, there is not one Sexbomb-related episode of Magpakailanman that was not successful.

The Sexbomb Dancers were mainstays QTV Channel 11 Let's Get Aww! which aired last November 2005. The show was short-lived.--210.5.114.80 09:41, 27 April 2007 (UTC)

Aside from Daisy Siete here are recent works of the Sexbomb Girls (Current and Former) on TV (including guestings):

Rochelle - Amaya, Party Pilipinas, Broken Vow

Jacque - Love to Love Season 5: Love Blossoms, Darna

Jopay - Love to Love Season 8: Love-an o Bawi, Etheria, Encantadia : Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas, Time of my Life, Showtime, Gandang Gabi Vice

Izzy - Maynila, ASAP Rocks, Banana Split

Sunshine - Banana Split, I Heart U Pare, ASAP Rocks, Reputasyon, I Dare You, Gandang Gabi Vice, Lumayo Ka Man Sa Akin, Valiente, Be Careful With My Heart

Aira - Banana Split, Happy Yipee Yehey, Eat Bulaga, Survivor Philippines, Showtime, Gandang Gabi Vice

Louise - Showtime, Time of My Life

Cheche - Showtime, Banana Split

Sandy - Showtime, Time of My Life

Mia - My Lover My Wife, Amaya

Aifha - Survivor Philippines Celebrity Doubles Showdown

Danielle - Bagets

Monic - Showtime, Gandang Gabi Vice, Pinoy Henyo of EB, Currently Disc Jockey of Energy Fm 106.7

Awards & Recognitions

Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Awards

2007: Hall of Famer, Sex Bomb Dancers

2002-2008: Most Popular Dance Group Sex Bomb Dancers

Controversies

Near Breakup

The Sexbomb Girls almost broke up when internal fighting among its members started in late 2004 and it was all about money matters. All the members, notably Jopay Paguia, complained that Rochelle Pangilinan (the most senior member) was overpaid with her monthly salary of P400,000. The Sexbomb singers (including Paguia) at that time received only P80,000 a month. The dancers, on the other hand, were being paid only P30,000 a month.

The scuffle intensified in early 2005 when ABS-CBN (the rival of the band's home network GMA Network) featured an exclusive interview with some of the band's members. Many fans felt that the controversial TV interview signified that the band was definitely coming to an end as it was viewed as a rebellion not only against GMA but also against manager Joy Cancio.

The Conflict and The Return to Eat Bulaga

The SexBomb Girls (both dancers and singers) rebelled and stayed away from working in the Eat Bulaga show when one of its producers hired Sugar Mercado and promoted her heavily. Manager Joy Cancio claimed she decided to take the famous girly band off the show in protest at this.

As a result, media sources reported that the SexBomb Girls are being hired by rival network ABS-CBN to star in their recently-revived Wowowee noontime show, but Cancio denied the report and stressed that the band still has a long term contract with GMA Network, especially in regards to the hit afternoon drama show Daisy Siete.

The producer of Eat Bulaga accepted a texted apology from Cancio, but also said the time was right to move on. The Sexbomb Girls are unlikely to return to Eat Bulaga as they have been replaced by the young and fresh EB Babes, a group of dancers (products of a contest aimed to find replacements for the SEXBOMB GIRLS)

After a 9 month absence from Eat Bulaga, the tension between Sexbomb Manager, Joy Cancio and Eat Bulaga producer, Malou Choa Fagar ended. There were rumors of a return engagement for Sexbomb on the noontime show. On December 16, 2006 Sexbomb made their much anticipated return during the "Give love on Christmas Day" Portion with a song and dance number with former Sexbomb Girl, Sugar Mercado.

"Mock Rivalry" with EB Babes

On February 3, 2007, the SexBomb Dancers, SexBomb Girls and EB Babes had a special presentation. It was a supposed "showdown" between the two groups - Sexbomb and the EB Babes, their successors in the show. Both groups performed at a high level of intensity. Two incidents arouse from the so called show-down: 1. EB Babe Saida Diola accidentally butt-bumped Sexbomb Rochelle Pangilinan. 2. SB Mhyca Bautista accidentally clawed EB Babe Kim Guevarra.

There were press statement on Startalk after the show. Both parties discounted any serious allegations. It was all "quirks of the show"

Criticism

The Sexbomb Girls have long been criticized by moralists and conservatives in the Philippines. Their critics pointed out that the girl band promote the idea of sex through their songs (double-meaning lyrics), their dances (sex-oriented movements) and their appearances (showing off cleavage and underwear).

Because their songs have been hits among the Philippine mass as well as children, moralists stress that more and more Filipinos now think of sex as a fun and enjoyable thing.

Aside from the sexual innuendos, the Sexbomb Girls were also slammed for immorality as well as their meddling in national politics (particularly when they performed as the official cheerleaders of defeated presidential candidate Fernando Poe, Jr. in the 2004 elections).

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