Unforgettable Celebrity: Donna Cruz
Where is she? My sisters and I wonder where our Idol is at right now? She must be quitting the showbiz life and embrace the mother's life for good. I am always a fan of her acting and singing. I even have a cassette tape of all her songs back when I was in high school when CD was not that popular yet. My sisters and I love singing her songs entitled I can, Wish, and I will be here to stay. I've watched her movies too including Kadenang Bulaklak, Isang Tanong Isang Sagot with Jason Everly, Do Re Mi, Love Notes, and a lot more.
Here are some info about her:
Donna Cruz Yrastorza-Larrazabal (born February 14, 1977) better known by her stage name Donna Cruz, is a Filipina pop singer and actress. She comes from the Cruz clan which include celebrities Sheryl Cruz, Geneva Cruz and Sunshine Cruz, her cousins.
Donna began her recording career at age 13. She released her first self-titled album containing the hits "Kapag Tumibok Ang Puso", "Rain" and "Boy (I Love You)," in which she won Best New Artist in the 1992 Awit Awards. Prior to signing a recording contract with Viva Records, she joined the singing contest Bulilit Bagong Kampeon where she emerged as the grand champion in 1988. She also became the grand prix champion along with Timothy Villegas of Ryan Cayabyab's 14K in the Mermaid International Children's Song Festival in Hiroshima, Japan. She was also a grand finalist in the Little Miss Philippines on Eat Bulaga.
After the successful release of her debut album, Cruz embarked on her first movie, playing the girlfriend of Smokey Mountain member Tony Lambino, in the remake of Darna. It was in this movie that she was officially launched as an actress.
A year after launching her debut album, she released another LP entitled Kurot Sa Puso. Though it proved to be less successful than her debut, it enabled her to launch herself as one of the most sought-after icons of 1990s. Two years later, she released her third solo album, Langit Na Naman which received a gold award. Source.