Ma. Sugar Mercado|
September 13, 1986
Ma Sugar Mercado is the youngest of four siblings who along with her family lived in Cavite. They lived in a temporary house on top of a hog shed which was built in a tract of land owned by her grandfather. Sugar recounted that during her childhood, her family would sleep on strips of wood and that the roof over their heads would be constantly blown away during a typhoon. But things would eventually look up for her.
During Sugar's junior year in high school, she toured with the Gen. Mariano Alvarez Technical High School Band as a majorette. Later, she would join television beauty contests particularly Eat Bulaga!'s "TV Babe" segment in 2001. Sugar lost. Nevertheless, she was signed on to join the SexBomb Girls, an association that lasted less than a year. Sugar decided to finish her studies and three years later, she served a six-month stint with the ABS-CBN noontime variety show MTB: Ang Saya Saya 2002 edition. Six months later, Sugar rejoined the SexBomb Girls and Eat Bulaga!.
It was during the segment Laban o Bawi that Sugar figured in a freak mishap causing her to fall down and accidentally destroy the stage props inside the studio. Mercado's rising popularity reportedly caused a rift between the Eat Bulaga! management and the SexBomb Girls and amid much controversy, the two parted ways. Sugar remained and is now one of the very popular member of the show. After Eat Bulaga was renewed for a new format, she did not come back as host of the show. She has now earned enough money to build a two-story house for her family in Cavite. She left Eat Bulaga! again, though, after some time.
Sugar attended Trinity University of Asia School in Quezon City, a middle competency university with fellow actors Ahron Villena, Megan Young, Alfred Navarro, Che Tolentino, Charles Christianson, Kontin Roque, Sophia Montecarlo, Erich Gonzales, Alvin Aragon, Eslove Briones, Shey Bustamante, Joe Vargas and Marco Aytona. She has been formerly seen on her first dramatic performance and also her first GMA Telebabad, Zorro.
In 2010, as Sugar has no contract with GMA, Sugar transferred to TV5 via My Darling Aswang was her first show on TV5, with her former FulHaus co-star Vic Sotto and Jose Manalo, and her recent show, Midnight DJ.
By 2014, Sugar is in-active in showbiz until now following her no offer from TV5 in 2012.
By 2015, Sugar is still in-active in showbiz as of now and moved to her work soon.
- Dear Uge (GMA 7, 2016)
- Dangwa (GMA 7, 2015)
- Vampire Ang Daddy Ko (GMA 7, 2015)
- Ismol Family (GMA 7, 2015)
- Karelasyon (GMA 7, 2015)
- Sabado Badoo (GMA 7, 2015) - Cameo guest footage
- Wattpadd Presents (TV5, 2014)
- Mac & Chiz (TV5, 2014)
- Tropang Kulit (TV5, 2013)
- Wil Time Bigtime (2011-2012) - co-host
- Midnight DJ:Itim na Belo (2010)
- My Darling Aswang (2010) as Sugar
- Zorro as Ana
- Lipgloss (TV5)
- Fulhaus as (2007) Toni
- Makita Ka Lang Muli as Andeng
- Bahay mo ba 'to episode: "The Bahay Mo Ba 'To Musical"
- Takeshi's Castle as Sadako Paroon
- Unang Hirit as herself
- Lagot ka...isusumbong kita as Sugar
- Mobile Kusina as herself
- Gandang Ricky Reyes as herself
- H3O: Ha Ha Ha Over
- Daddy Di Do Du as Sugar
- Let's Get Aww as herself
- Maynila (GMA 7, 2005)
- Daisy Siete as Sugar
- Eat Bulaga! as herself (dancer & host)
- MTB: Ang Saya Saya (ABS-CBN 2, 2003) as herself (dancer)
- Dobol Trobol: Let's Get Ready To Rambol (2008)
- Enteng Kabisote 3: Okay Ka Fairy Ko (The Legend Goes On and On and On) (2006)
- Oh, My Ghost! (2006)
- Ispiritista (2005)