Samantha Cruz — the second daughter of Sunshine Cruz with Cesar Montano — has officially joined the Star Magic family.
ABS-CBN talent management arm Star Magic officially welcomed a new set of artists through an event dubbed “Star Magic Plus.”
Among the artists who were introduced in the virtual event was Samantha Cruz who is better known by her nickname Sam.
Sam, who is the second child of Sunshine to enter showbiz, has also been singing on the ASAP stage together with the other new artists which includes Ramon ChristopherGutierrez and Lotlot De Leon’s daughter Janine.
According to Sam, she considers her newest stint as part of the Star Magic family as a privilege as she gets to sing with some of the most talented singers in the country.
“It’s really a big privilege to sing with these amazing, legendary singers. But for me, my favorite would have to be Ate Moira (Dela Torre) as well ‘cause my favorite song’s “Torete” and we actually had the chance to sing that with her,” Sam said.
After being introduced, Sam thanked everyone who helped make her journey as part of Star Magic possible.
“I’d like to thank all my supporters and of course, my family, my friends, and Direk Lauren (Dyogi), Dreamscape, and Star Magic. I’m so glad to be part of this family. And of course, my manager, Tito Arnold Vegafria, and everyone else who has been helping me go along and grow as a person and as an artist,” she said.
Meanwhile, Direk Lauren shared a piece of advice to the newest members of the Squad Plus.
“I would like to echo what Seth (Fedelin) was saying earlier. Squad Plus, totoo ‘yung sinabi ni Seth. This is a responsibility. Yes, we want you to enjoy your youth and to enjoy the industry, but be responsible. You have a responsibility to our audience. Hindi lang para pasiyahin sila, but you should be good role models,” Direk Lauren stated.
“It’s a pleasure to welcome you to Star Magic. We expect you to grow and to be the best artists that you can be,” Direk Lauren said towards the end of his speech.
The members of Squad Plus — who joins original Gold Squad members Kyle Echarri, Francine Diaz, Seth Fedelin, and Andrea Brillantes, are expected to appear in various shows ABS-CBN shows particularly those under the production unit of Dreamscape Entertainment.
Other artists who were introduced in the event include Manny Pacquiao’s son Jimuel and Cherry Pie Picache’s son Nio.