Christine Mendoza (August 7, 1983) is a Filipino-American model and actress best known for her appearances in import tuner automotive magazines and shows.
Mendoza was born in Bulacan
in the Philippines
and raised there until coming to the United States
at an early age. She can still speak Tagalog
fluently. Her family settled in Camarillo
. She was discovered while attending a car show with a friend when she was approached by an import tuner magazine. . Soon after turning 18 she signed with JaMmin Productions and started her modeling career. When she first posed for a magazine cover her parents became enraged. Since then, they have supported her choice. She has since moved to Los Angeles
for her modeling career.
Mendoza continues to make occasional appearances at Hot Import Nights
, a popular car show which makes stops at various cities across the United States, and at other shows such as Glamourcon
. She also appears in nightclubs in the Los Angeles area as a go-go dancer
. She was recently included (short glimpses) in the music video
"Bebot" of Black Eyed Peas
(from the album Monkey Business
Aside from modeling, Mendoza has plans to open a retail store with fellow model Sasha Singleton
. She is also active in charity work creating her own charity, "Project Mendoza" for helping children in the Philippines.