- The EB Babes
Infobox musical artist
Name = The EB Babes
Background = group_or_band
Occupation = Professional Dancers
Years_active = 2006 - present
Recording Label =
Dance Record Label =
Itaktak Mo, Joey De Leon
URL = [http://www.eatbulaga.tv/ebbabes/index.htm The EB Babes!]
Current_members = Angel Coronel
Mae Dela Cerna
Maiko Ison (2008-present)
Past_members = Kim Guevarra (2006-2008)
Divina Necesito (2008)
Brenda Gromeo (2008)
Eat Bulaga's next big thing on TV, The EB Babes were formed from the ground up from hundreds of aspiring females from all over the country in a reality TV type concept, from the eliminations 'till the semi-finals, only 30 remained and were given the chance to prove themselves at The EB Babes training camp. The remaining participants were then honed and taught many different skills to become Eat Bulaga's versatile all-female group, from dancing, singing to acting, everyone was expected to be at their very best, and at the end of the month long training regimen, social activities and nerve-wracking Saturdaycontestant cut-offs, only 10were chosen to become Eat Bulaga's new dance group.
Saturday; August 12, 2006
*No. of Members:
SexBomb Girlswalked out on the noontime show Eat Bulaga!, due to issues with former SexBomb member Sugar Mercado(who at that time, whose contract had already expired on the said group) was being heavily promoted by Eat Bulaga!. This caused an unhealthy friction between the management of TAPE ( Eat Bulaga!) and Focus Entertainment Inc. ( SexBomb Girlsand Joy Cancio). This unfortunate misunderstanding resulted in the pull-out and boycott of the said group on the noontime show, leaving Eat Bulaga!with no dancers on the floor. For the meantime, the co-hosts substituted as the noontime shows' dancers, until Eat Bulaga's manangement finally took action and prompted to look for their very own regular house dancers, hence The EB Babes was born.
The members of The EB Babes came from droves of female dancers who auditioned for a possible spot in the said dance group. The accepted applicants then had to undergo over a month of training in a dormitory-like facility located in [http://www.sitioluciaresort.com/news/news.htm Sitio Lucia in Sta. Maria, Bulacan] . As seen on television, some of the young hopeful dancers were eliminated.
Though the producers of
Eat Bulaga!, TAPE, Inc. could have just taken the easy way by getting a new dance group or hiring established female dancers, they made sure that the latest addition to their family would excite their viewers . Thus they gave it a Reality-TV flavor which their audience enjoyed watching even with the tedious and taxing process of building for Eat Bulaga!a new dance troupe all worth it.
As Malou Choa-Fagar quipped proudly, "Para maiba lang."
The smooth rise of The EB Babes is also because of the guidance given not only by Ms. Fagar but by the whole
Eat Bulaga!family. Off camera, The EB Babes members were advised to be cautious of their actions, to have wholesome recreations, no vices as much as possible and being dignified wherever they are since they too are carrying the name of Eat Bulaga!. [EB Babes: Boobtubes’ latest darlings [http://www.mb.com.ph/issues/2006/08/29/ENTR2006082972903.html] ]
EB Babe Angel
*Name: Rochelle "Angel" Coronel
December 28, 1984
*Zodiac Sign: Capricorn
*Training Camp Designation: Street Jazz Babe
The eldest member and formerly affiliated with the all female group Wowowee Girls (a.k.a. Bump Girls). Due to her past affiliations, she was also considered to be as the more experienced member of the group. One of her most notable physical trait is her petite stature, which makes her the smallest among the members. At the show, there's this usual running gag where
Vic Sotto(Bossing Vic) often makes jokes and puns about her underarms, hence, aside from the "foundation jokes", this was one of the main reasons why she was considered as "Bossing's Fave", which is, not meant literally, but more as a comedic relief.
EB Babe Ann
*Name: Rose Ann B. Boleche
*Nickname(s): Ann, Hopia
September 29, 1987
*Zodiac Sign: Libra
*Training Camp Designation: Ballroom Babe
The EB Babes unofficial leader (a.k.a. EB Babe Boss) and considered as one of the most versatile dancers in the group. She was formerly affiliated with the all female group ASF Dancers (Anna S. Feliciano Dancers a.k.a. Wowowee Girls). During the 1st EB Babes Talent Search and according to initial reports, she was the one who excelled the most in the training camp, specially in the field of dancing, hence the responsibilty to lead the group was assigned to her, where Ms. Malou Choa-Fagar and co-members also agreed. One of her most notable traits is her unusual jumpy behavior, this habit of hers resulted in some comedic moments at the show (courtesy of
Vic Sottoand Joey de Leon's antics), thus she was given the nickname Hopia.
EB Babe Belle
*Name: Marbelynne M. Rivera
November 29, 1987
*Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
*Training Camp Designation: Diva Babe
The EB Babes are first and foremost a dancing group, but among the members, she is the one who excelled the most in the field of singing, the hosts even consider her singing talents as quite exceptional, a perfect example of this is when The EB Babes perform a song number, she usually leads the group in this aspect. During The EB Babes' first ever guest appearance at All Star K! The One Million Peso Videoke Challenge TV show, she was one of the few participants who won the coveted 1 Million Pesos (grand prize), where co-member, EB Babe Joyce as her final obstacle. She also sports a tattoo located at her neck and hips.
EB Babe Joyce
*Name: Joana Joyce M. Burgos
June 20, 1988
*Zodiac Sign: Gemini
*Training Camp Designation: Cheerleading Babe
The youngest member in the group. She also sports a shooting star tattoo. Her most notable physical trait is her natural white complexion, thus the usual running gag and joke on the show (courtesy of
Joey de Leon) states, "maputi ngunit mahirap" (white but poor). Based on her performances on the show, she swings more on the hip-hop style of dancing. Besides from dancing, she also has some potential when it comes to singing, along with co-members, EB Babe Mae and EB Babe Lian, thus considering her a versatile and capable all-around member.
EB Babe Lian
*Name: Lian Katrina I. Paz
*Nickname(s): Lian, Kat-Kat
December 4, 1987
*Zodiac Sign: Sagittarius
*Training Camp Designation(s): Dance Stunts Babe, Phoenetic Babe
One of the most controversial and well known member of the group, a big part of this is due to her past relationships and links with famous Philippine showbiz personalities like Janno Gibbs and ex-boyfriend Mark Herras. Considered as an all around member in the group, because besides dancing, she can also sing and act. In her past (also seen at her special acting debut episode in Magpakailanman), she had a traumatizing experience in regards to attempted rape, but this episode in her life did not lean her towards the man-hater route but instead, she tried to learn essons from it. She's also very fond of
Hello Kittyand sports a tattoo of a fairy located at her left hip.
EB Babe Madel
*Name: Madelyn C. Palma
*Nickname(s): Madel, Madz
February 13, 1986
*Zodiac Sign: Aquarius
*Training Camp Designation: Gymnastics Babe
Originally from the City of
Cebuand very adept in the Cebuano language. According to viewers, she can be considered as one of the most versatile dancer in the group along with co-member/leader EB Babe Ann, this is due to the fact that she was once a dancer in her hometown. One of her most notable performances in the show was her jump splits, with a variation of the said move accompanied with a 360 degrees spin, which was dubbed by viewers as The 360 Degrees Jump Split. Along with Manager (voice only co-host during the "Taktak Mo O Tatakbo" segments), she performed the Cebuanoversion of the famous Filipino novelty song "Itaktak Mo", entitled "Itaktak Gyud", revealing that she has some potential in singing as well. According to her in an interview, among the 3 dancers from Cebuto be chosen to compete in the 1st EB Babes Talent Search, she was very grateful that she was the one chosen to be their representative.
EB Babe Mae
*Name: Mary Mae dela Cerna
*Nickname(s): Mae, Baby
May 27, 1987
*Zodiac Sign: Gemini
*Training Camp Designation: Acting Babe
Due to her youthful appearance, small face and extra round-doe eyes, she was often mistaken as the groups youngest member, and because of this aspect and also according to interviews, she was known to the group as their Baby. She describes herself as the more serious member of the group. Aside from dancing, she has some potential in the field of acting and singing, which makes her a good all around performer in the group, these unique talent of hers shows in her performances at the show, a perfect example of these are her creative cosplay dance numbers.
EB Babe Mergene
*Name: Mergene E. Maranan
November 4, 1987
*Zodiac Sign: Scorpio
*Training Camp Designation: Photogenic Babe
Considered by many viewers and critics alike as one of the most attractive participant during the 1st EB Babes Talent Search, which in turn garnering her an enormous amount of votes leading the competition. She was also formerly affiliated with the short-lived Honey-Me Dancers. She sports a tattoo of a butterfly on her upper back. According to interviews, she currently lives in her very own condominium with co-members EB Babe Joyce and EB Babe Mae. She also sports a butterfly tattoo located at the upper back (shoulder area).
EB Babe Saida
*Name: Saida E. Diola
October 17, 1987
*Zodiac Sign: Libra
*Training Camp Designation(s): Belly Dancing Babe, Fashionista Babe
Formerly affiliated with the Wowowee Girls (a.k.a. Bump Girls). According to interviews, being designated as the Fashionista Babe, she loves to accessorize herself with gold, also, she happens to love strawberries as well as shopping. She sports a tattoo of a crown located at her lower back. One of her most notable traits is her squeeky voice, childlike behavior and playful personality, a perfect example of this is during the controversial first ever EB Babes vs. SexBomb showdown, where she gave SexBomb senior member Rochelle Pangilinan a bump from behind, which according to her in the interviews, she didn't mean no disrespect.
2nd EB Babes Talent Search
When EB Babe Kim was temporarily put on inactive status due to pregnancy. This prompted the management to look for replacements from the previous eliminated finalists of the 1st EB Babes Talent Search to fill in the missing slot and as well as to further expand the group, this was later dubbed by most viewers as the 2nd EB Babes Talent Search.
February( 2008), eliminated finalists from the 1st EB Babes Talent Search were recalled to vie once more for additional slots in the all-female group. On March 1, three new winners were declared as new members of The EB Babes. [EB Babes get own share of fame, fortune [http://www.mb.com.ph/issues/2008/07/18/ENTR20080718130026.html] ]
One of the eliminated finalist from the 1st EB Babes Talent Search who was recalled to participate in the 2nd EB Babes Talent Search. She was one of the three winners chosen to be the new members of the group, but for reasons unknown, she declined the invitation. According to initial reports, she pursued a different career.
Finalists from the 1st EB Babes Talent Search who were eliminated during the
Saturdayepisodes of the show were again given the chance to become part of The EB Babes. They were officially declared as the newest members on March 1, 2008.
EB Babe Maiko
*Name: Maiko Ison
Along with EB Babe Saida and EB Babe Angel, she was also formerly affiliated with the Wowowee Girls (a.k.a. Bump Girls). She was also featured at FHM Philippines,
December 2006Issue. According to the magazine (FHM) interview, her name was derived from what Japanese dolls were called. [Hey! It's Your ... Dancer; FHM Philippines December 2006 Issue, page 28] . At present, she is the only new member among the chosen 3 who is currently active in the roster.
EB Babe Kim
*Name: Kimberly Kate L. Guevarra
*Nickname(s): Kim, Suray
June 18, 1987
*Zodiac Sign: Gemini
*Training Camp Designation: Comedy Babe
The 10th and final member to be picked during the 1st EB Babes Talent Search. She sports a tattoo located at her lower back.
At the Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Awarding (
2006) ceremonies, she was reported to have collapsed at the duration of the event due to fatigue, also, during the controversial first ever showdown with the SexBomb Girls, she suffered a scratch at her back, an accident resulting in a quarrel with one of the members of the said group, specifically SexBomb Mhyca, according to initial reports and interviews, other members of The EB Babes also suferred minor bruises.
She also participated in
GMA's reality talent search Starstruck III The Nationwide Invasion: Dream, Believe, Survive in the final 20. According to Startalk (episode aired on February 16, 2008), it was reported that she was pregnant, she is temporarily on inactive status due to her condition.
EB Babe Brenda
*Name: Brendalyn Gromeo
*Training Camp Designation: Affable Babe
Along with new co-member EB Babe Maiko, she had her debut on
March 25, 2008at Eat Bulaga!and The EB Babes weeks after they were officially announced as new members of the group. As of late, she is currently inactive in the roster due to reasons unknown, reports state that she has prioritized her studies over her career and is unsure if she has plans to come back to the roster.
Since The EB Babes are exclusively under the management and property of
Eat Bulaga!and TAPE, it was expected of them to appear only on the said noontime show (since the group itself carries the noontime TV shows name). But as their career progressed, they were given the opportunity to appear and work on many different shows and projects on GMA Network, it's affiliate QTV 11and such.
* Unang Hirit
* Mel & Joey
* Captain Barbell
* Nuts Entertainment
* Master Showman Walang Tulugan
* Bahay Mo Ba 'To
* All Star K! The One Million Peso Videoke Challenge
**The EB Babe Lian Story
* Whammy! Push Your Luck
**featured EB Babe Lian & EB Babe Saida along with Ehra Madrigal.
* Showbiz Central
**featured EB Babe Lian
**featured EB Babe Lian (individual guesting)
**featured EB Babe Belle (individual guesting)
* Kung Ako Ikaw
**featured EB Babe Lian along with Chynna Ortaleza & Tessbomb as the celebrity guests. (episode aired
February 25- February 27of 2008)
**featured EB Babe Belle along with Julia Clarete & Lovi Poe as the celebrity guests. (episode aired
June 2- June 4of 2008)
* Eat Bulaga! Holy Week Presentation (episode aired
March 19, 2008; Wednesday)
**EB Babe Belle and EB Babe Madel were not featured in this special holy week presentation.
* GMA Kapuso Summer Plug (
**features the two new members of The EB Babes, EB Babe Brenda and EB Babe Maiko.
* Gobingo (episode aired
July 11, 2008)
**featured EB Babe Lian along with Allan K. and Anjo Yllana.
* Pinoy Records
**featured EB Babe Lian along with Chyna Ortaleza and Stef Prescott at the "Fear The Record" segment. (episode aired
August 23, 2008)
**featured EB Babe Ann and EB Babe Mae along with two other couples, Diego with Myka and Aljur Abrenica with Kris Bernal at the "Fear The Record" segment. (episode aired on
August 30, 2008) QTV 11
* H3O Ha Ha Ha Over
* Day Off
**EB Babe Madel was the lucky winner and chosen to have an exclusive day-off special package with family and friends, while Pecto (one of the main hosts of the show) takes her place in The EB Babes for the duration of the day.
* Dobol Trobol: Let's Get Redi 2 Rambol! (starring
Dolphyand Vic Sotto, premiered on August 13, 2008)
** first ever movie appearance.
* FHM Philippines (
April 2007issue cover girls)
* PLDT myDSL (special guests/endorsers)
Events, Achievements & Awards
For a newly formed group like The EB Babes, not much was expected from them at first besides from being back-up dancers of
Eat Bulaga!, and since most of the members were new to the world of show business, they were considered by many critics and viewers alike as amateurs. But after all the criticism, they were able to achieve different awards and work on different projects.
*Itaktak Mo (
2007Sony BMG Music Entertainment Phils., Inc.) [Joey To The World 2 CD Packaging]
Joey De Leonfrom the album Joey To The World 2. The background vocals were performed with Maricor Sanchez, Sushi Reyes and The EB Babes.
*Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Awards
** [http://telebisyon.net/balita/Vic-Kris-and-Claudine-named-Box-Office-King--Queens-of-2006/artikulo/2145/ Most Promising Dance Group] (
** [http://www.pep.ph/news/16707/FIRST-READ-ON-PEP:-John-Lloyd-Cruz-and-Bea-Alonzo-named-Box-Office-King-&-Queen-for-2007 Most Popular Dance Group] (
** [http://www.fhm.com.ph/fhm-babes/cover_archiveCover Girls of April 2007 Issue]
** [http://www.fhm.com.ph/fhm-babes/100sexiest2007 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women 2007] (includes rank and their respective captions)
***EB Babe Lian (No. 18 - Lunchtime Wonder)
***EB Babe Joyce (No. 25 - Rural Legend)
***EB Babe Angel (No. 31 - The Tested)
***EB Babe Kim (No. 44 - Feverish)
***EB Babe Madel (No. 62 - Southern Comfort)
***EB Babe Mergene (No. 79 - Sure Win)
***EB Babe Belle (No. 86 - Instant Oodles)
***EB Babe Saida (No. 87 - Primal Force)
***EB Babe Mae (No. 91 - Laser Vision)
***EB Babe Ann (No. 95 - The Boss)
** [http://www.fhm.com.ph/fhm-events/autograph-signing/eid/699 Autograph Signing] (
April 24, 2007)
***They were also accompanied by Ms. Aina Gonzales
** [http://www.fhm.com.ph/fhm-events/fhm-100-events/eid/7932007 FHM 100 Sexiest Women In The World Victory Party] (
August 12, 2007)
** [http://www.fhm.com.ph/fhm-babes/100sexiest/2008/women-in-the-world FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women 2008] (includes rank)
***The EB Babes (No.15)
*PLDT MyDSL (guest endorsers)
*Title: Nakahanda Na Ba Kayo
*Composer: Michael V.
Ciara Sotto, Julia Clarete& Svetlana Jalosjos
An original song composition used for the 1st EB Babes Talent Search, which then later turned to be the groups main theme.
*EB Babes Official Web Page [http://www.eatbulaga.tv/ebbabes/index.htm]
*EB Babes Profile [http://www.eatbulaga.tv/ebbabes/eb-profile.htm]
*EB Babes Videos [http://www.eatbulaga.tv/ebbabes/eb-videos.htm]
*EB Babes Photo Gallery [http://www.eatbulaga.tv/ebbabes/eb-gallery.htm]
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