This hot mom from the Philippines is an absolute beauty. And yes, she is a fantasy to many there. And I’m sure, that with just one look at this babe’s single photo, she would also be in yours.
Ladies and gentlemen, Jennylyn Mercado here proves that a lot of time, being a mom makes a woman hotter than she really is. And yes, she blossomed so much after being one. Don’t get me wrong, she was gorgeous even before but when she became a mommy… Man!!!
Who is Jennylyn Mercado
Jennylyn is a Filipino actress, singer, and songwriter. She was the winner of the first season of the reality talent competition StarStruck. She is known for starring in multiple box office successes, namely English Only, Please (2014), The Prenup (2015), Walang Forever (2015), and Just the 3 of Us (2016). Jennylyn has released three albums from GMA Records and Viva Records which have several popular singles such as “Sa Aking Panaginip”, “Moments Of Love” collaboration with Janno Gibbs, “Maybe This Time” and “Kahit Sandali”.
Her Early Life
Jennylyn Mercado was born on May 15, 1987, to a mother who was a duty-free store beauty consultant. On May 4, 1991, when she was nearly four years old, she made headlines as a battered child. Her assailant was her stepfather, who burned her skin with cigarette butts and whacked her back with a flat iron. Her mother, who was then in Dubai working as a domestic helper, immediately came home. She came not to take care of her daughter, however, but to bail out her partner, who was in detention. After the incident, her aunt took her away from them and raised her, eventually adopting Jennylyn as her legal daughter.
Mercado grew up in Parañaque, Metro Manila. She spent her senior high school year at the Augustinian Abbey in nearby Las Piñas.
In 2002, Mercado’s debut appearance was in ABS-CBN’s TV series Kay Tagal Kang Hinintay top-billed by Bea Alonzo and John Lloyd Cruz where she played a very minor role.
A year later in 2003, she joined the reality show StarStruck She and Mark Herras won, receiving 1,000,000 pesos plus exclusive contracts from the GMA Network. After winning StarStruck, she starred in the Encantadia, I Luv NY, Now and Forever titled Dangal, Super Twins, Sine Novela: Paano Ba Ang Mangarap?, SRO Cinemaserye: Suspetsa, Ikaw Sana and Sine Novela: Gumapang Ka Sa Lusak.
She released her first album, Living the Dream, containing original compositions by Vehnee Saturno, and a carrier single titled “Kahit Sandali”. In May 2006, Mercado released her second album Letting Go which included the single “Sa Aking Panaginip” by Vehnee Saturno. Her first major concert was held on May 15, 2006, at the Music Museum in Greenhills.
In January 2010, under VIVA Records, she released her third album, Love Is… Jennylyn Mercado. Due to her popularity, she held a birthday concert at the Music Museum, titled I Am Woman in May 2009. The concert was sold-out.
Jennylyn’s first films included So Happy Together and the teen-flick Let the Love Begin but her most acclaimed film performance was a Filipino period piece, Rosario.
In 2013, she made a movie comeback with Regal Entertainment with a Romance film The Bride and the Lover. Her contract with recording contract Polyeast Records ended that year. In 2014, she released her fifth album through GMA Records in late 2014.
On July 4, 2016, after months of contract negotiations, Jennylyn’s management and GMA Network has come to an agreement with the contract and thus renewed it once again. As part of the contract Mercado hosted the GMA comedy-singing show Superstar Duets which is a first in Philippine television. She was later tapped to play the role of Steffi, originally played by South Korean actress Jun Ji-hyun for the Philippine remake of the hit Koreanovela My Love from the Star which is expected to air in 2017.
Facts and Trivia
Jennylyn started out as a recording artist, in 1999, with Alpha Records through the recommendation of her voice coach Susanna Pichay. She was with the singing group G4 of Nonoy Tan. Unfortunately, two of the co-members did not continue on so the group and the planned album were scrapped. But the group was able to record two songs. Though her short experience with the group dismayed her, it developed her love for singing.
In June 2004, Jennylyn’s biological father, Noli Pineda, came home for a holiday. His arrival did not go unnoticed by the press. Reports came out saying that he was asking for money from his now self-sufficient daughter (an accusation she has strongly denied, insisting that her father wanted her to use his surname, Pineda).
Jennylyn won the Best Dressed Female Celebrity Award at the 2012 Metro Manila Film Festival.
She has several relatives in the TV news reporting business, including ABS-CBN’s Eliza Pineda. She is the niece of television reporter, Abner Mercado. Her cousins are Cherie Mercado (news and radio anchor for News5), Charee Pineda, and Eliza Pineda who both work for the ABS-CBN channel.
She co-hosted the reality TV show Protege: The Battle For The Big Break alongside former Bubble Gang host Ogie Alcasid.
In 2007, Mercado and fellow actor Patrick Garcia admitted their relationship which lasted for a year after Mercado got pregnant. In 2008, at age 21, Jennylyn announced that she was pregnant. Her ex-boyfriend Patrick Garcia distanced himself upon learning of her pregnancy, was announced as the father of her child. On August 16, 2008, she gave birth to her child, a son, via Caesarian section.
In 2010, Mercado and fellow actor Dennis Trillo became a couple until they broke up in 2011. In 2011, Television host and actor Luis Manzano admits dating Mercado during an interview in ABS-CBN talk show Showbiz News Ngayon. They eventually broke up in 2014. After working together again in 2015, Jennylyn and Trillo are reconciled.
Aside from being a performer/entertainer, Jennylyn is also a political activist. She works with the Philippine women’s organization GABRIELA.
She is also an aspiring triathlete for engaging in sporting activities. She took jujitsu and Muay Thai lessons in her free time. She discovered running and biking, which soon led her to join duathlon competitions in Alabang and Laguna. She is also a diver to inspire people to be environment-friendly.
Jennylyn is also the official spokesperson of the Bata Foundation (Christian Mission Services), a non-governmental organization. It operates with basic funding support from its partner organization, Christlicher Missionsdienst (CMD) headquartered in Germany, supplementary assistance from two Japanese organizations and a few local groups, with the help of Feed Hungry Inc. and the GMA Artist Center.
Her Body Measurements
Jennylyn stands 5 feet, 4 inches and she possesses a 34-25-34 figure.