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. At first there were 4 Cheryl, Debra, Janine and Rochelle. The group expanded to 6 with the addition of Jopay and Aira. The Sexbomb Singers were formed that same year, and are billed as Sexbomb Girls in their shows and promotional materials.
Joy is veteran of the Vicor Dancers of the 's Near breakup The Sexbomb Girls almost broke up when internal fighting among its members started in late 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 P, The Sexbomb singers including Paguia at that time received only P80, a month. The dancers, on the other hand, were being paid only P30, a month. 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.
Miraculously, a major financial deal was reached which restored stability in the band. Sexbomb's singers have all started receiving an equal P, a month but the reform hit Rochelle Pangilinan hard as she saw her monthly salary fall down by The Sexbomb dancers started receiving P55, monthly. 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.
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 of 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 , Mariam Obaidi was added to the lineup, although she was taken out a few months after and Monic Icban originally a member of the Sexbomb Singers left the group and in , Cheche Tolentino was introduced as Monic's Replacement when the "Sumayaw Sumunod: In early , she released her self-titled debut album which achieved mild success.
She is the first Sexbomb girl to release a solo album. Although she has a solo CD, she is still part of the Sexbomb stable, as a Sexbomb Dancer even though she is a singer but recently left the group to pursue a "career move" Albums Acting Career Movies The Sexbomb Girls have their own movie, Bakit Papa, which was released nationwide in the Philippines in The Sexbomb Singers took the lead, with the Dancers playing support.
Others in the cast include Allan K. It was produced by Regal Films and had an opening day of P3. The exact total box-office sales is estimated at P A movie based on their drama series Daisy Siete is in the works. Aired over GMA Network weekdays at 2: The hour-long program showcases the girls' wide acting range and is currently on their 12th season. Seasons 2 to 6 were weekly episodes, wherein the story is not continuous.
Seasons 1 and followed a teleseries-like approach. The first seasons were light and the real dramatic highlights were provided in Seasons 7 and so forth.
This is a very high rating for the afternoon block. It has blown away all the shows put up by rival networks to compete with it. 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: 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 is not successful. Love-an o Bawi , Etheria, Encantadia: