Victor Cruz has a $400,000 advance deal for a memoir, a personal invitation from Anna Wintour to attend the Met Ball and turned down "Dancing With The Stars" -- but he says he is most looking forward to spending any extra money he earns after the New York Giants' Super Bowl win on a new house for his mom.

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While refusing to comment on his expectations for a pay raise, $450,000-a-year Cruz said that the one thing he looks forward to buying is "my mother's house ... it's time that I buy her a house."

He has credited his mom, Blanca Cruz, a customer-service representative at Benjamin Moore who lives in Paterson, N.J., for pushing him to work for his dream.

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Cruz cut the ribbon to kick off New York Fashion Week, and shortly after received a personal invitation from Wintour to May's prestigious Met Gala.

While Cruz admits he did not even know what the Met Gala was, his girlfriend, Elaina Watley, hopes Tom Ford might consider dressing them both.

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"She almost jumped out of her skin when she got the email [from Wintour], but I am excited for her," Cruz told Page Six Magazine, in an interview out Thursday.

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