Cruz finished as second runner-up in the 2021 edition of the Bb. Pilipinas pageant, which also includes the likes of Miss Intercontinental 2021 Cindy Obeñita and Miss Globe 2021 Maureen Montagne.
Miss CosmoWorld is a pageant based in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. According to its website, it aims to select women who are "independent and passionate about life and with good leadership quality."
The 18-year-old pageant is run by Malaysian celebrity and Miss Chinese Cosmos 2004 Carrie Lee.