Lorin Gutierrez Bektas, the elder of the two daughters of actress Ruffa Gutierrez with Turkish ex-husband Yilmaz Bektas, turned 16 last August 3.
Her mom gifted her with a belated party, which Lorin decided to make into a Coachella-themed one, because her last big party was when she was seven years old.
The star and baget-studded event was held on the evening of August 31, a Saturday, at the Whitespace Makati events place in Makati City. And celebrity sightings include: Andrea Brillantes and Kyle Echarri of the Gold Squad; Atasha Muhlach with mom Charlene Gonzalez-Muhlach; Kobe Paras with mom Jackie Forster and brother Jared; Ormoc Mayor Richard Gomez & Congresswoman wifey Lucy Torres-Gomez; Bongbong Marcos with son Simon, Chavit Singson, Lorna Tolentino, Mariel Padilla, Vina Morales, Samantha Lopez, Donita Rose and more. The Gutierrez family was also in full force led by patriarch Eddie Gutierrez.
The party, says Mommy Ruffa, was her way of thanking her daughter for being a loving daughter and for being a diligent student.
Lorin just came from the US, as she took a one-month pre-college course in Economics at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA).
Moreover, Lorin has yet to decide whether she’ll have a debutante’s ball once she turns 18. Her mom is suggesting she can just travel instead of mounting another big party.
But whether she gets an 18th bday bash or not, she has her 16th bday to look back to because it’s obviously equally grand.
Lorin, who was wearing a two-piece glittery dress by designer Rosenthal Tee on her special day, was visibly so happy during her party as all her friends were there enjoying the very Instagrammable Coachella setup.
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Ruffa says her daughter isn’t allowed to entertain suitors yet. “She has to wait til she’s 18!,” exclaims Ruffa. “Wag siya magmadali.”
Meanwhile, Lorin’s Lola Annabelle Rama, says she’s all-support whatever her “mabait na apo” decides to be one day—whether actress, beauty queen, or a full-time student.
“Aral nang aral, e.,” laughs Annabelle. “Ambisyosa. Haha!”
And Ruffa says it’s also all up to Lorin as to whichever part of the world she wishes to study college. “She can go to America, Canada, Europe... or kahit dito din (sa Pilipinas). Marami siyang options.”
But that’s a long way from bow as she’s only in junior high.
Meantime, Lorin will just savor being 16.
Happy Birthday, Lorin!!!
Thumbnail photo from Nice Print Photography
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