We're having one of those moments. Those cruel few days before a holiday where each day seems to stretch into very, very long years. Few things can help speed matters along—food, beer, and maybe a beautiful woman. We dug into our archives for a little inspiration and we ran into our many outtakes of June 2016 cover subject and Woman We Love, Jennylyn Mercado.
May this beautiful—and strong—woman guide you through tough times.
The quiet choirgirl, who initially harbored no dreams of becoming an artista, got her big break in 2003 on Starstruck, a GMA reality talent show on which she emerged as the Ultimate Survivor.
The media narrative of her redemption, restoration, or reemergence—that is, when she finally got her groove back—is in truth a sexist takedown of a woman’s life journey.
Words from Jennylyn Mercado's June 2016 cover story "Like A Fish Needs A Bicycle"