SexBomb Girls

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SexBomb Girls
Also known as SexBomb Dancers, SB Girls, SB Dancers, SBG
Origin Manila, 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) is a Philippine all-female dance group founded in Manila, 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 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, along with the Philippine Island Assassin, managed by Jiro Cancio and Jara Nakamura, the children of Joy Cancio.

Current Members[edit]

The Seniors[edit]

  • Aira Bermudez (2000–present; The Leader)
  • Cheche Tolentino (2001–present; The Breakdancing Cum Laude)
  • Jacky Rivas (2002–2010, 2012, 2014–present; The Comeback)
  • Louise Bolton (2004-present; The Half-British Mestiza/New Senior Member)

The New Generation[edit]

  • Jomarie Guiterrez (2009–present; The 'Beyonce')
  • Jaja Barro (2010–present; The Singing Taekwondo Player)
  • Dona Veliganio (2010–present; The Krumper)
  • Krizia Ramis (2012–present; The Ballerina)
  • Joyce Canimo (2012–present; The Gymnast)
  • Camille Lazo (2012–present; The Junior)
  • Lea Jane Lumabi (2014-present; The Baby-Freezing Model)
  • Angel Gavilan (2014-present; The Inverting Walkovers)
  • Mhae Pasag (2014-present; The Tall and Slender)
  • Ynna Bayot (2014-present; The Tamaraw of the Dance League)
  • Gera Yulo (2014-present; The Former G-Force)
  • Darence Sucob (2014-present; The Firedancer)

Former Members[edit]

  • Rochelle Pangilinan (1999–2011; Solo GMA Artist)
  • Debra Igancio (1999–2001; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Cheryl Genove-Shimabukuro (1999–2000; Japan Mainstay)
  • Janine Reyes-Ramos (1999–2000; Businesswoman)
  • Jopay Paguia-Zamora (2000–2010, 2012–2014; Focused on Marriage)
  • Miavelle Pangyarihan (2000-2014; Freelance Model)
  • Cherrie Nhorren-Ingal (2000; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Jenelyn Dujali (2000; GMA Model and TV Extra)
  • Yvette Lopez (2001; First SexBomb Search Winner)
  • JB Cifra (2001-2002; USA Mainstay)
  • Michelle Reyes-Casco (2001–2002, 2012; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Sandy "Liwayway" Tolentino (2001-2014; 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 (2001–2003, 2004–2006; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Mae Acosta (2001-2013; Macau Mainstay)
  • Grace Nera (2001-2014; First SexBomb Search Finalist)
  • Annie Batumbakal (2001-2003; First Batch SexBomb Singer)
  • Jane Lao-Ng (2001-2003; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Natalie "Babat" Imperial-Baron (2001–2002; Freelance Dancer)
  • Sunshine Garcia (2002-2014; ABS-CBN Actress)
  • Cynthia Yapchingco (2002-2010)
  • Monic Icban-Diamante (2002–2005, 2008–2011; Born Again Christian Worship Leader)
  • Jacque Estevez (2002, 2003–2006; Registered Nurse in America)
  • Aifha Medina-Cheng (2003–2010; Focused on Motherhood, Freelance Model)
  • Johlan Veluz (2002-2014; Freelance Model)
  • Nimfa Rafidi (2002-2006; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Joy Anne of TeeVee Babes (2002; Part-time SexBomb)
  • Marie of TeeVee Babes (2002; Part-time SexBomb)
  • Jhoana Orbeta (2003-2012; Dancer in Dubai)
  • Mhyca Bautista (2004-2014; Burger Business Owner)
  • Jovel Palomo (2004–2009; Born Again Christian Worship Leader)
  • Danielle Sheen Ramirez (2004–2010; Band Vocalist Abroad)
  • Mariam Al-Obaidi (2004–2005; Third Batch SexBomb Singer)
  • Cherry Ann Rufo-Panganiban (2004–2006; PHD Dancer)
  • Rodellyn Joice Pecho (2004–2005; Freelance Model, Entrepreneur)
  • Molly Baylon(2006); EB Babe)
  • Hazel Taligatos-Burgos (2006–2007; Focused on Marriage)
  • Kathleen Sacay (2006-2007)
  • Danica Galupa (2006-2012; Dancer in Dubai)
  • Kristel Moreno (2007; ABS-CBN Actress)
  • Charm Saldon-Jamarolin (2007; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Alice Almocera (2007; Entrepreneur)
  • Michelle Mercado (2007-2008; Call Center Agent)
  • Shane Gonzales (2007-2010; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Sheena Flores (2008-2011; Flight Stewardess)
  • Stephanie Lantion (2009; Focused on Motherhood)
  • Yui Guiterrez (2010-2011; PHd Dancer)
  • Julie Ann Septimo (2010-2013; Dasmarinas Dance Company)
  • Kristine Joy Chua Saludo (2012-2013; EB Babe)
  • Trizia Ramis (2012-2014)
  • Kristine "Joyz" Decena (2012-2013; Dubai Mainstay)
  • Jane Albarracin (2013; Singapore Mainstay)
  • Emilou Malabayabas (2013; Discovered in Palawan)

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, 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)

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.