Sugar Mercado

Sugar Mercado
Born Ma. Sugar Mercado
(1986-09-13) September 13, 1986
Cavite, Philippines
Occupation Dancer, actress
Years active 2001–present

Sugar Mercado (born September 13, 1987) is a Filipino dancer and actress. She was one of the hosts of the popular GMA Network noontime variety show Eat Bulaga!. She was dropped by the show in 2007.


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.

Besides her regular appearances in the GMA Network sitcom Fulhaus, Sugar also performs at the Klownz and Zirkoh bars owned by fellow Eat Bulaga! member Allan K.[1]

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.

On May 29, 2010, Sugar appeared on Eat Bulaga as a celebrity contestant of Pinoy Henyo.[2]

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.

In 2011, Sugar was part of Willing Willie (now changed to Wil Time Bigtime) with former Wowowee host Willie Revillame.

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.





  1. Manila Bulletin Online

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