Geneva Cruz

This name uses Philippine naming customs. The first or maternal family name is Mendoza and the second or paternal family name is Cruz.
Geneva Cruz
Birth name Summer Mendoza Cruz
Born (1976-04-02) April 2, 1976
Origin Manila, Philippines
Genres pop
Occupation(s) singer, actress
Years active 1989-present
Associated acts Smokey Mountain

Geneva Mendoza Cruz (born April 2, 1976) is an award-winning Filipina singer and actress. Cruz was a member of the defunct music group Smokey Mountain. She is currently based in the United States as a weight loss coach, [1] and spa owner.


Cruz began her career in 1989 as one of the lead singers of the popular group Smokey Mountain.[2] The Smokey Mountain album went double platinum. She was also the very first Grand Prize winner (and the youngest) of "The Voice of Asia" in Alma-Ata, Kazakhstan, Russia in 1992. Cruz's first solo album, I Like You, went double 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. Her second solo album "In the name of Love went platinum and produced hits like "Ang Gaan ng Feeling" and "In the Name of Love".

Cruz's most recent album was released in August 2013 entitled, "To Manila".

Personal life

Born in Gagalangin, Tondo, Manila, she comes from the famous Cruz clan, being one of Tirso Cruz, Sr.'s great granddaughters, which include celebrities like Tirso Cruz III, Sunshine Cruz, Sheryl Cruz, and Donna Cruz.[2] She is also the cousin of actor-dancer Rayver Cruz, Rodjun Cruz, and lounge singer Glenda Cruz.

She was married to MTV VJ KC Montero from 2000 until 2012.[2] She has an eighteen-year-old son, Heaven, by musician Paco Arespacochaga.

On August 2013, Cruz got engaged to a Filipino - Australian named Lee Paulsen, but later on decided to break the engagement off.

Finally, on May 10, 2014, Cruz gave birth to a healthy baby girl named London (with her ex fiance), and is currently living in Los Angeles, California with her two children.[3]

Cruz has been a long-time Vegetarian and Animal Rights advocate.[4]

In 2013, Cruz joined the PETA campaign to free Mali, an elephant currently in captivity at the 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, Julia Sniegowski, Sheena Vera Cruz, and Daiana Menezes; all who were asking for Mali to be freed.[5]



Year Title Role Network
1995-2001 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
2006 Encantadia: Pag-ibig Hanggang Wakas Sari-a GMA Network
2011 PNP Pacers Herself UniversiTV
2011 Survivor Philippines: Celebrity Showdown Castaway GMA Network


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




External links


  1. Chavez, Yong (July 26, 2016). "GENEVA CRUZ IS FEELING FABULOUS AT 40". Balitang America. Retrieved September 15, 2016.
  2. 1 2 3 Conception, Pocholo (2008-04-28). "Geneva finds her roots". Philippine Daily Inquirer. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  3. "Geneva Cruz is engaged again". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. 19 August 2014. Retrieved 14 September 2014.
  4. "Geneva Cruz strips anew". ABS-CBN News Online. 2009-08-17. Retrieved 2010-01-24.
  6. 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.
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