You may know Angelina Cruz as the cute and bubbly daughter of famed stars Sunshine Cruz and Cesar Montano. But don't be fooled—this showbiz newcomer is more than just your typical pretty face. At 20 years old, Angelina has already amassed 1.2 million Instagram followers, 10 music singles, and countless modeling campaigns. Beyond her impressive career, she's also a loving sister and a hard working college student. If you're curious to learn more about Angelina, here's everything you have to know about the young talent.
5 Things to Know About Angelina Cruz:
1. Angelina first joined showbiz as a singer, but she's now dipping her toes into acting.
In a previous interview with Business World, Angelina revealed that she only discovered her love for music when she was in her mid-teens—a relatively late age compared to fellow local musicians. When she was 16 years old, her debut single "Sumilong Ka" gained about 1.6 million Spotify streams. She then continued to showcase her vocal ability with a self-titled album that featured original songs.
Around three years after her music debut, she took on her first acting role as Cam in the television sitcom John En Ellen. Recently, she also made her first big screen appearance as Iris in a romantic comedy called Love is Color Blind. Although shifting to an acting career hasn't been easy for Angelina, her mom helps her out in understanding the script and delivering her lines. Awww, so cute!
2. Angelina is studying Marketing Management at De La Salle University.
Angelina's schedule is filled with taping dates and recording sessions, but that never stopped her from taking her education seriously. In 2020, she started studying Marketing Management at De La Salle University (it's actually her dream college), as revealed by her mom's proud congratulatory Instagram post.
Due to the COVID-19 lockdown restrictions, Angelina had to resume the rest of her freshman year via online classes—a learning setup that especially challenged her time management skills. Nevertheless, she still prioritizes her school work above anything else thanks to her mom's unwavering guidance. In fact, Angelina even made it to the Dean's List in her sophomore year!
"Kapag mayroon pong guesting I have to make sure na it doesn't land on an important date of school. I'd have to sometimes back out of things work-related kasi po I want to focus on my studies and I want to graduate po," she shared in a 2021 Magandang Buhay guesting.
3. Angelina has two younger sisters.
ICYDK, Angelina actually has two younger sisters. Sam is the middle child at 17 years old, while their youngest sister Chesca recently turned 16. (BTW, we suggest following them on IG if you need some style inspo.) The three sisters have appeared in interviews several times before, and it's not hard to see that they're very close with each other. Apparently, they like to bond through watching horror movies and making kwento about their crushes. Angelina also once shared that she likes writing songs with Sam, but she enjoys painting and drawing with Chesca. Despite being the eldest, Angelina is apparently the most iyakin among them because she hates arguing with her sisters. Such a caring ate!
Bonus fact: Angelina is affectionately called 'Buching' at home because her mom would always gigil her as a child.
4. Angelina has a TikTok account.
Apart from being popular on IG, Angelina also has a large following on TikTok. With over 800,000 followers, Angelina typically posts funny skits, duets, and lip syncs with her sisters. Every once in a while, she also uploads chill lifestyle vlogs and beauty content. FYI, she's even made videos with other local stars such as Lorin Gutierrez, Kyle Echarri, Leon Barretto, and Esnyr Ranollo.
5. Angelina enjoys reading and painting.
Based on her social media posts, it seems that Angelina likes to spend her free time reading and painting. Some of her favorite books include The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides, The House in the Cerulean Sea by TJ Klune, The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid, and Normal People by Sally Rooney (that last one even made her cry). As for her art, she enjoys sketching and painting people digitally on her tablet. One thing's for sure: This girl really is the epitome of beauty and brains.
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