I remember clearly the night Jennylyn Mercado was proclaimed as the first ultimate female survivor of Starstruck, the reality-based artista search of GMA-7. I wanted her to win because for me, she is the most talented among her batch mates.
I remember buying her debut album called “Living The Dream” on May 15, 2004 – her birthday. I went to Nepo Mall Dagupan just to get my own copy that day and its the last copy available! There’s an extra small purple Bambini Cologne enclosed with the CD. My favorite track in the album is “If I’m Not In Love With You”, which is a duet with Janno Gibbs.
Fast forward to 2009 – Jennylyn is now 22 years old and is a mom to a very cute baby boy. She has a number of box-office movies mostly with her loveteam and ex-boyfriend Mark Herras, an afternoon drama show called Paano Ba Ang Mangarap? and three albums under GMA Records. Indeed, Jennylyn Mercado is STILL one of GMA-7’s prized possession.