Geneva Cruz

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Geneva Cruz
Birth name Geneva Mendoza Cruz
Born (1976-04-02) April 2, 1976 (age 38)
Origin Manila, Philippines
Genres pop
Occupations singer, actress
Years active 1989-present
Associated acts Smokey Mountain

Geneva Mendoza Cruz, who is better known by her screen name Geneva Cruz, (born April 2, 1976) is a multi-awarded Filipina singer and actress. Cruz was a member of the defunct music group Smokey Mountain.

Career[edit]

Cruz began her career in 1989 as one of the lead singers of the popular group Smokey Mountain.[1] The Smokey Mountain album went double platinum while her first album, I Like You, went platinum. The album produced several hit singles, including the title track and "Anak ng Pasig" (from the movie of the same title) in which Geneva appeared. "Anak Ng Pasig," was also chosen as Best Pop Song by the 1992 Catholic Mass Media Awards. Cruz's most recent album was released in August 2013.

Personal life[edit]

Born in Gagalangin, Tondo, Manila, she comes from the Cruz clan (one of Tirso Cruz Sr.'s Great Grand-Daughters) which include celebrities like Tirso Cruz III, Sunshine Cruz, Sheryl Cruz and Donna Cruz.[1] She is also the cousin of actor-dancer Rayver Cruz, and singer Glenda Cruz.

She was married to MTV VJ KC Montero from 2004 until 2013.[1] She has an eighteen-year-old son, Heaven, by her former husband, musician Paco Arespacochaga.

Geneva is presently engaged to Lee Paulsen who proposed on August 19, 2013.[2]

Cruz is a long time vegetarian and animal rights advocate.[3]

In 2013 Cruz joined the PETA campaign to free Mali from captivity in Manila Zoo and have her transferred to Boon Lott's Elephant Sanctuary in Thailand. She posed for a photo shoot with Sanya Smith, Amanda Griffin, Ornussa Cadness, Mia Ayesa, ETC HQ host, Julia Sniegowski, The Amazing Philippines contestant Sheena Vera Cruz and Daiana Menezes; all who were asking for Mali to be freed.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Television[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Network
1995 ASAP Herself/Performer/Host ABS-CBN
2001 Ikaw Lang Ang Mamahalin Melody GMA Network
2004 Mulawin Haraya GMA Network
2005 Bubble Gang Herself/Guest GMA Network
2005 Encantadia Sari-a GMA Network
2005 Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas Sari-a GMA Network
2011 PNP Pacers Herself UniversiTV
2011 Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown Castaway GMA Network

Movies[edit]

Films
Year Title Role Film Production
1993 Secret Love Carmina
1995 Campus Girls  ???
2001 Weyt a minit, kapeng mainit Joy
2002 Burles King (Daw O...)! Jessica
2002 Walang iba kundi ikaw Abril

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

  • Smokey Mountain
  • I Like You
  • In The Name Of Love
  • On Fire!
  • Geneva
  • To Manila

Awards[edit]

  • Grand Prize Winner (Kazakhstan)- Voice of Asia in 1992
  • Catholic Mass Media Awards - Best song for Anak ng Pasig[5]
  • Awit Awards- Smokey Mountain bagged 11 awards in 1990
  • Awit Award- Anak ng Pasig
  • Guillermo Memorial Awards
  • Metro Manila Memorial Park Album
  • International Award in FAMAS in 2001

External links[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Conception, Pocholo (2008-04-28). "Geneva finds her roots". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  2. ^ "Geneva Cruz is engaged again". ABS-CBN News Online. 2013-08-19. 
  3. ^ "Geneva Cruz strips anew". ABS-CBN News Online. 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2010-01-24. 
  4. ^ http://www.interaksyon.com/lifestyle/models-bare-bodies-for-ailing-elephant-mali
  5. ^ Jose G. Burgos, Jose Mari Chan, Catholic Mass Media Awards Foundation. CMMA, 1978-2003: 25 years of Philippine mass media through the eyes of CMMA. Catholic Mass Media Awards Foundation, 2003. ISBN 978-971-92807-1-2.