SexBomb Girls

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SexBomb Girls
Also known as SexBomb Dancers, SB Girls, SB Dancers, SBG, New Generation SexBomb Girls, SexBomb NewGen, SexBomb GKiss
Origin Quezon City, Philippines
Genres Pop, dance
Years active 1999 (1999)–present
Labels J Entertainment, Sony Records, BMG
Website Sexbomb Girls on Facebook

The SexBomb Girls (also known as the SexBomb Dancers, SB Girls, SB Dancers, and SBG; now known as the New Generation SexBomb Girls or SexBomb NewGen) is a Philippine dance group founded in Quezon City, Philippines, in 1999. They are known for the hit novelty songs "Spageti Song", "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 procedure implemented in the 2010 Philippine general election. The SexBomb Girls' Round 2 album has sold 150,000 copies in the Philippines, becoming the best-selling album by a female group in Philippine music history. They have sold over 555,000 copies of albums in the Philippines, making them the Philippines' best-selling female group of all time. In 2008, the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Awards recognized them as "The Most Popular Dance Group".

They are well known for their chant, "Get, get aww!" They were once mainstay dancers for Eat Bulaga!, the longest noontime variety show in the Philippines. However, the Sexbomb Dancers no longer appear on Eat Bulaga! as they are currently freelancers having been able to appear in any channel and guest in any TV show except Eat Bulaga! due to some misunderstandings.[clarification needed] The group is a mainstay dancer in Sunday All Stars every Sunday on GMA-7; some members also appear in Banana Split on ABS-CBN. They perform in shows and concerts at The Library in Malate and at Zirkoh and Klownz in Quezon City.

History[edit]

The group began in November 11, 1999 as the Chicken Sandwich Dancers which was an offshoot of the Danz Focus (house dancers of Eat Bulaga). At first there were four (Cheryl, Debra, Janine and Rochelle). The group expanded to seven with the addition of Jopay, Aira, and Miavelle Pangyarihan. The group continued to expand (during their first FHM appearance), and so on. The entertainer's fame continued to permeate with constant show guestings, outside shows, and their longest drama on television, Daisy Siete.

The SexBomb Girls are currently under J. Entertainment (beginning January 2014), along with the Philippine Island Assassin, managed by Jara Cancio, the daughter of Joy Cancio, and Aira Bermudez. Now, the renowned group is known as The New Generation SexBomb Girls or SexBomb NewGen with the singing subgroup GKiss that includes SexBomb Louise, Dona, and Joyce.

Current Members (The New Generation)[edit]

SexBomb Seniors[edit]

  • Aira Bermudez (2000–present; Leader, Co-Manager, Choreographer, Pole Dancer, Aerial Hoop, Aerial Silk)
  • Jacky Rivas (2002–2010, 2012, 2014–present; Half-Iranian, Motorcycle Driver, Ramp Model)
  • Louise Bolton (2004–present; GKISS Half-British, Belting Singer, Jump Splitter,Sexbomb Showdown Top 8 Grand Finalist 2004, Former Showdown SweetHeart)

SexBomb NewGen[edit]

  • Dona Veliganio (2010–present; GKISS Danz Showdown 2010 Grand Champion, Krumper, Shablamist)
  • Joyce Canimo (2012–present; GKISS Gymnast, Television Performer, Former HYY Hotstuff)
  • Camille Lazo (2012–present; Danz Showdown Contender, Part-time Actress)
  • Lea Jane Lumabi (2014–present; Breakdancer, Model, Film Extra)

SexBomb Dancers[edit]

  • Angel Gavilan (2014–present; Techno and Jazz Trainee, Basketball Player, KathNiel Fan)
  • Ynna Bayot (2014–present; Hip-Hopper, HHI Competitor, Model, FEU Tamaraws)
  • Janine Ravancho (2014–present; Danz Focus Alumni, Reversing Splitter)
  • Chubbie Bardon (2015-present; Final AWWdition 2014 Competitor, Breakdancer, No-Hands Headstander)
  • Rebel Tabalingcos (2015-present; ''Final AWWdition 2014 Competitor, Cheerleader)

Trainees[edit]

  • Anica Espino
  • Diolina Fernandez

Former Members[edit]

  • Rochelle Pangilinan (1999–2011; GMA Network Solo Artist, Businesswoman)
  • Debra Igancio (1999–2001; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Cheryl Genove-Shimabukuro (1999–2000; Japan Mainstay)
  • Janine Reyes-Ramos (1999–2000; Businesswoman)
  • Diofanny "Jopay" Paguia-Zamora (2000–2010, 2012–2014; Freelance Artist)
  • Miavelle "Mia" Pangyarihan (2000-2014; Businesswoman)
  • Cherrie Nhorren-Ingal (2000; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Yvette Lopez (2001; First SexBomb Search Winner, Focused on Motherhood)
  • JB Cifra (2001-2002; USA Mainstay)
  • Michelle Reyes-Casco (2001–2002; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Sandy "Liwayway" Tolentino (2001-2014; Businesswoman, Freelance Dancer)
  • Cherryl "Cheche" Tolentino (2001–2014; Car Seller, Freelance Dancer)
  • Evette Pabalan-Onayan (2001–2010; Focused on Motherhood, Outside Shows)
  • Izzy Trazona-Aragon (2001–2011; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Weng Ibarra (2001–2007, 2008–2011; Focused on Motherhood, Outside Shows)
  • Sugar Mercado-Go (2001–2002, 2004–2006; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Marynold "Mae" Acosta (2001-2013; Macau Mainstay)
  • Mary Grace Nera (2001-2013; Talent Agent)
  • AB "Ivy" (2001-2003; First Batch SexBomb Singer)
  • Jane Lao-Ng (2001-2003; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Natalie "Babat" Imperial-Baron (2001–2002; Freelance Dancer)
  • Merian Alcantara (2001; Mainstay in Japan)
  • Monic Icban-Diamante (2002–2005, 2008–2011; Born Again Christian Worship Leader)
  • Nimfa Rafidi (2002-2003; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Jacque Estevez (2002, 2003–2006; Registered Nurse in America)
  • Johlan Veluz (2002-2014; Freelance Model)
  • Cynthia Yapchingco (2002-2010; Freelance Model)
  • Aifha Medina-Cheng (2003–2010; Focused on Motherhood, Stageplay Actress, Freelance Model)
  • Jhoana Orbeta (2003-2012; Dancer in Dubai)
  • Sunshine Garcia (2003-2014; ABS-CBN Comedienne & Actress)
  • Mhyca Bautista (2004-2014; Entrepreneur, Studying Culinary Arts)
  • Cherry Ann Rufo-Panganiban (2004–2006; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Rodellyn Joice Pecho (2004–2005; Freelance Model, Entrepreneur)
  • Mariam Al-Obaidi (2004; Third Batch SexBomb Singer)
  • Jovel Palomo (2004–2009; Born Again Christian Worship Leader)
  • Danielle Sheen Ramirez (2004–2010; Singapore Mainstay, Businesswoman)
  • Molly Baylon (2006; EB Babes)
  • Hazel Taligatos-Burgos (2006–2007; Focused on Marriage)
  • Kathleen "Kate" Sacay (2006-2007)
  • Danica Galupa (2006-2012; Dancer in Dubai)
  • Kristel "Kryz" Moreno (2007; ABS-CBN Artist)
  • Charm Saldon-Jamarolin (2007; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Alice Almocera-Jackson (2007; Focused on Motherhood, Entrepreneur)
  • Michelle Mercado (2007-2009; Call Center Agent)
  • Shane Gonzales-Ignacio (2007-2010; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Sheena Flores (2008-2011; Flight Stewardess)
  • Jomarie Gutierrez (2009-2014; Parade Dancer in Hong Kong Disneyland)
  • Stephanie Lantion (2009; Focused on Motherhood, Band Vocalist)
  • Angelene "Jaja" Barro (2010–2014; Solo Performer in Dubai)
  • Yui Guiterrez (2010-2011; Freelance Dancer)
  • Julie Ann Septimo (2010-2013; Studying)
  • Kristine Saludo (2012-2013; EB Babes)
  • Trizia Ramis (2012-2014; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Krizia Ramis (2012-2014; Continued Collegiate Studying)
  • Kristine "Joyz" Decena (2012-2013; Dubai Mainstay)
  • Jane Albarracin (2012-2013; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Emilux Malabayabas (2013; Freelance Dancer)
  • Kimberly "Khim" Zolina (2014; Dancer in Japan)
  • Gera Yulo (2014-2015; Pursuing Flight Attendance)

SexBomb Singers[edit]

The SexBomb Girls is known not only for their legendary strength in dancing and acting, but also for their versatility in singing. The first trial of a singing SexBomb subgroup consisted of six-members: Rochelle, Jopay, Weng, Evette (discovered in Eat Bulaga's "Ikaw at Echo" portion), Sugar, and AB. This first batch of singers was able to release an album entitled, "Sexiest Hits Album 1" in early 2002.

With the departure of Sugar and AB for the Gee Girls, Izzy and Monic were placed in the singing subgroup. Rochelle, Jopay, Weng, Evette, Izzy, and Monic were then separated from the SexBomb Dancers and called the "SexBomb Girls" in mid-2002 from whom the 4xPlatinum "Unang Putok," Gold "Wish Ko Sa Pasko," and 5xPlatinum "Round 2" albums were released. Selling over 555,000 copies of albums in the Philippines, it gave the SexBomb Girls the title of, "Philippines' best-selling female group of all time."

In 2004, the half-Egyptian Mariam Al-Obaidi was included in the SexBomb Singers roster and even becoming part of 2xPlatinum "Bomb Thr3at" album. With Mariam leaving a few months after to join the Wowowee Girls and followed by Monic in 2005 to pursue business, new members Danielle Ramirez and Jovel Palomo were made to be a singing duo called the "DJ Bomb" from whom the songs, "Kutob," "Kaibigan" and "Pangarap" were released. Also, Che-Che was made a SexBomb Singer for the 2005 Platinum "Sumayaw, Sumunod."

As the original SexBomb Singers began to part ways with Evette, Jopay, and the DJ Bomb leaving in 2010, and Weng, Monic (returned in 2008) and Izzy in 2011, a new singing subgroup named "Daisies" was formed in 2011 who popularized the single, "Take One" for Daisy Siete. The Daisies consisted of Louise, Mhyca, Cheche (replaced Shane Gonzales who went back to studying), Jomarie, Jaja (discovered in a YouTube video), and later on Dona (grand champion of Danz Showdown).

The title "Daisies" slowly faded away and they became known as the "New Generation SexBomb Singers" (Louise, Jaja, Dona, Jomarie) in 2012 where they regularly performed Beyoncé and Adele hits in their shows such as Zirkoh and Klownz. With the departure of Jaja and Jomarie in mid-2014, the newest batch of SexBomb Singers under J Entertainment was formed in late 2014. The tripartite singing subgroup consisting of Louise Bolton, Dona Veliganio, and Joyce Canimo is now known as "SexBomb GKiss." Evolution and development of SexBomb fierceness is fully represented by GKiss who not only sing, but also perform with their powerhouse moves and incredibly flexible stunts.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • 2002: Unang Putok (4x Platinum)
  • 2003: Round 2 (5x Platinum)
  • 2004: Bomb Thr3at (2x Platinum)
  • 2005: Sumayaw, Sumunod: The Best of the Sexbomb Girls (compilation) (Platinum)

Christmas albums[edit]

  • 2002: Wish Ko sa Pasko (Gold)
  • 2003: Spaghetti Sa Pasko (single)
  • 2004: Pik-piripik-pik (Busina Ng Pasko) (single)

Dance compilation albums[edit]

  • 2002: Sexbomb's Sexiest Hits (Gold)
  • 2002: Sexbomb: I Like & Other Hits (Gold)
  • 2003: Sexbomb's Sexiest Hits: 2 (Gold)
  • 2004: Sexbomb's Sexiest Hits: 3 (4x Platinum)

The songs on these albums are performed mostly by European Eurodance artists. The choreography to the songs on these albums was popularized by the Sexbomb Dancers. Mall shows were held nationwide to promote these albums.

Compilation albums[edit]

  • 2006: Daisy Siete: V-DAY Music from the TV Series
  • 2007: Tabachingching: Sexbomb
  • 2008: Vaklushii: Daisy Siete Season 19 Soundtrack
  • 2010: Adam or Eve

Solo albums[edit]

  • 2005: Jacque Estevez (Gold)
  • 2007: ROC: Rocaholic (Gold)

Acting career[edit]

Movies[edit]

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, with the total box-office sales 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)
  • 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)
  • 2005: Enteng Kabisote 2 (Louise, Mhyca, Cherry Ann)
  • 2008: Iskul Bukol 20 Years After (Ungasis and Escaleras Adventure) (Aira)
  • 2011: Panday 2 (Jhoana, Jomarie)

Television[edit]

The girls had their own top-rating afternoon drama series Daisy Siete, aired over GMA Network weekdays at 2:30pm.

Daisy Siete has been a ratings mogul since its premiere, charting its highest rating at 30% in December 2003 (season 1). This is a very high rating for the afternoon block. Nowadays, 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, and Kapamilya Cinema.

From 2002–2003, the girls were also part of Daboy en Da Girl, with Rochelle as Britney, and the girls as Japayukis.

The girls have appeared on different guestings in 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.

The Sexbomb Dancers were mainstays on QTV Channel 11's Let's Get Aww! which aired last November 2005. The show was short-lived.

Music videos[edit]

The girls starred in the music video for "Askal", sang by Jose Manalo & Wally Bayola, and the song entry for the second Philippine Popular Music Festival.[1]

Awards and recognitions[edit]

Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation, Inc. Awards:

  • 2007: "Hall of Famer" - Sexbomb Dancers
  • 2002–2008: "Most Popular Dance Group" - Sexbomb Dancers

References[edit]

  1. ^ "SEXBOMB DANCERS, IPAPAUSO ANG SAYAW NA 'ASKAL'". News5. Retrieved 16 July 2013. 

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