Biography Of Jennylyn MercadoJennylyn Mercado is a Filipino singer, actress and songwriter who had a grim childhood memory as a battered child. She was abused by her father who was known to have burned her skin with a cigarette when she was four years old. However, despite these ordeals that she went through when she was young, Mercado was able to surpass it all with much success in her acting and singing career.
She was born on May 15, 1987 and gained her popularity after she wittingly won in StarStruck, a Philippine TV series by GMA 7. She won 1M and an exclusive contract with the television network giant GMA 7. This opened the window of unlimited opportunity for her to have a promising career in the world of show business. She was also able to launch her three music albums with GMA Records and Viva Records. In her albums, the songs that boost her singing career includes “Moments of Love,” “Maybe This Time,” “Kahit Sandali” and “Sa Aking Panaginip.”
Her singing career as a recording artist began in 1999. She received voice lessons through the help of her coach Susanna Pichay. She was given her biggest break to shine in the music industry by Alpha Records when she was just beginning to take the first steps towards the ladder of success. She was a member of a group of singers then. She also pursued commercial modeling where she did some television commercials for beauty products and colognes. She also had some stints in doing television soap operas that brought her more fame. Then she further pursued doing movies that include “So Happy Together,” and “Let the Love Begin” among others. Mercado is also trying some gigs as a television host for Showbiz Central, a Sunday talk show and Protégé:The Battle for the Big Break” as a co-host of two make actors Dingdong Dantes and Ogie Alcasid.
Because of her grim past, Mercado is an advocate against child abuse and is currently the official spokesperson for Bata Foundation, a non-governmental organization. Mercado is trying to hurdle the challenge of raising her son as a single mother after she got pregnant by a Filipino movie actor Patrick Garcia.