Lorin Gutierrez, the eldest daughter of actress Ruffa Gutierrez, has graduated from high school.
On Instagram on Saturday, June 5, Ruffa was one proud mom as she congratulated her daughter on her latest achievement.
"Congratulations to my first graduate, @loringabriella," she said in her post, which showed photos of herself and of Lorin in her toga.
"I will save the hugs, kisses and mushy messages for us in private. Always know that @venicebektas, the family and I are proud of you. We will hold your hand as you move forward to the next chapter in life. Soar high! Follow your dreams but never forget…God first. WE LOVE YOU!!" she added.
In a separate post, Ruffa also shared her daughter's yearbook photo.
Lorin, who will be turning 18 this August, graduated high school from The British School Manila.
In a previous interview, the Filipina-Turkish teen said she plans to pursue a college degree in Business.
In 2019, Lorin flew to the United States to take a pre-college course at her dream school, the University of California Los Angeles (UCLA).
Just recently, Lorin officially joined showbiz as she signed an exclusive contract with Viva Artists Agency.
“I’ve been waiting when’s the right time to finally do this and finally follow in my family's footsteps. And now that I’m almost 18, it just feels right. It feels like I’m comfortable finally," she said.
When asked what made her want to follow in her mother's footsteps and become an actress, she said: “Even in high school when I was focused mainly on school, I already took part in plays. I would do drama classes. I’ve always had the passion for acting. It was genuinely something that I enjoyed and something I did on my free time. At that time, because I was so busy with school, I would only do it sa school setting."
“Eventually, because of the pandemic, I kind of realized na I am capable of doing more than one thing. Why should I limit my dreams to only one thing in life? I feel like if I’m responsible in managing my time, I can pursue multiple passions and multiple options for my what future should be," she added.