Ruth Pineda was born in Los Angeles, California on March 25, 1985. She is of Filipino and predominately Pacific Islander descent, and is the youngest
of three siblings. While growing up in Eagle Rock, Pineda was a highly
active child, competing in both Track & Field and Basketball. In this time
she developed a strong work ethic by enrolling in Police Training and Leadership boot camps, where she excelled greatly. Graduating as Class Leader and Sergeant-1, Ruth quickly rose in rank to Sergeant-2 Drill Instructor where she trained new cadets while continuing to progress in
boot camps. During this time, Ruth pursued singing, performing, and involving herself in the arts, musically, theatrically, and through her drawing and painting, something she continues to do to this day.