Angelina Cruz turned 18 on September 24, and she celebrated her debut as she wanted it to be—without fanfare.
The eldest daughter of Sunshine Cruz marked her birthday belatedly with an intimate dinner party last September 28 at Blackbird at the Nielson Tower in Makati City.
"It's very, very intimate lang with my very close friends. My family," Angelina had told PEP.ph (Philippine Entertainment Portal) and the press at the Instax Fujifilm event held before her dinner party.
"It's gonna be just an intimate dinner. That's it. Just a dinner. No program, so it's going to be simple lang.
"I really wanted intimacy lang with the people that I love... I wanted simple lang naman.
"My manager na nga wanted a big debut, but I pushed it to be intimate lang."
Among her guests at the plush dinner were Lorin Gutierrez, Mavy and Cassy Legaspi, and Leon Barretto.
She was elegantly dressed in a Mara Chua creation that, according to its designer, was inspired by '20s flapper fashion as seen on the movie, The Great Gatsby.
What is Angelina's birthday wish for herself?
The young singer said, "Happiness."