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Maricris Yu Garcia-Cruz (born Maria Cristina Yu Garcia-Cruz on September 26, 1987 in Caloocan City, Metro Manila, Philippines), is a singer from the Philippines, best known for winning Pinoy Pop Superstar year three.

Maricris Garcia-Cruz
Birth nameMaria Cristina Yu Garcia-Cruz
Also known asThe Philippines "Divine Princess" "GMA Queen of Teleserye Themesong" "Singer Aktresa"
Born (1987-09-26) September 26, 1987 (age 32)
OriginCaloocan City, Philippines
GenresP-Pop, R&B, OPM, Pop
Occupation(s)Singer, Actress
Years active2007–present
LabelsGMA Records

Early lifeEdit

Born Maria Cristina Yu Garcia or simply Maricris on September 26, 1987. She is cousin of News5 reporter, Gerard Garcia. In December 2016, she is now married to TJ Cruz.


She first auditioned in Pinoy Pop Superstar year one, but did not become a finalist. Two years later, she won with her rendition of Barry Manilow's "One Voice"[citation needed] at the Grand Finale held in Araneta Coliseum. She was the 3rd Pinoy Pop Superstar champion. Her voice is distinctly similar to the Divine Diva Zsa Zsa Padilla's voice, so she has been given the title of the "Divine Princess".[citation needed]

Educational LifeEdit

She is taking up BS Tourism to her school in La Consolacion College - CALOOCAN her province is in Sta. Maria, Bulacan.







Year Title Role Network
2018 Asawa Ko, Karibal Ko Allison "Alice" Bravante GMA Network
The Cure Josie
2017 My Love from the Star Shanel Luz-Meneses
2016 Someone to Watch Over Me Monique
2015 Marimar Natalia Montenegro
2014–2015 Yagit Cece Ortega-Guison
2013–2015 Sunday All Stars Herself
2013 Mga Basang Sisiw Cecilia "Cecille" Reyes
2010–2013 Party Pilipinas Herself/Host
2007–2010 SOP Rules[1] Herself/Host
2007 Pinoy Pop Superstar: Year 3 Grand Champion[2]



  • 3rd Pinoy Pop Superstar Grand Champion (June 2007)
  • Best New Female Recording Artist in 1st PMPC Star Awards for Music (October 29, 2009)


  • She is a GMA Network and GMA Records contract star.
  • She sang Mahal Kita, one of Marimar's theme song.
  • She sang the final station ID of Q-11, with Geoff Taylor until now defunct in 2011.
  • Her first music video was "Kahit Isang Saglit" in which Dennis Trillo appeared.
  • Her song Mahal Kita was originally sung by the Pinoy Pop Superstar Year 2 Grand Champion Gerald Santos and revived by Maricris Garcia and became the themesong of loveteam of Marimar
  • She is now part of a Trio group named "La Diva" wherein her co-singers were Aicelle Santos, Jonalyn Viray.
  • The "La Diva" sang the Philippine National Anthem during the Pacquiao-Cotto fight last November 15, 2009


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