Is Lorin Bektas interested in becoming a beauty queen like mom Ruffa Gutierrez?

by Karen A.P. Caliwara
Mar 4, 2017
Lorin Bektas is the eldest daughter of Ruffa Gutierrez.

Lorin Gutierrez Bektas, one of the Bb. Pilipinas daughters to watch for, is definitely tall for her age.

Can you believe she is just 13 years old?

But look, in a few years, she'll probably be as tall as her tita Sarah Lahbati, who stands five feet and eight inches tall...

...or her mom Ruffa Gutierrez, who is five feet and ten inches tall.

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Some people have actually predicted that she will likely follow in her mom's footsteps.

The actress was crowned as second princess at the Miss World pageant in 1993.

But Ruffa told (Philippine Entertainment Portal) during an event of Watsons, "Studies first."

And if ever Lorin eventually decides to join, her mom will tell her this: "Enter the beauty pageant world with the right mindset.

"Why would she want to join? Hindi lang dahil ay, you know, pampaganda, gano’n.

"It’s really to represent the country and to be an inspiration to the women all over the world."

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But Ruffa admitted she has not really given it much thought. Even Lorin has not shown interest.

"Wala pa, wala pa. I think she’s too young pa, wala pa talaga sa utak niya. She’s thinking more about college.

"Happy ako na gano’n."

Ruffa hopes that Lorin will prioritize getting a college diploma and becoming successful in whatever profession she chooses.

The former Binibining Pilipinas-World added, "Saka na-notice niyo yung mga beauty queens ngayon, they’re much older?

“Ako nung sumabak ako sa Miss Philippines, I was only 18. Miss Philippines ako nung 18. Nag-Look of the Year ako nung 17. And then nag-Miss World ako nung 19.

“Ngayon, yung mga beauty queens, they’re 22, 23, 24, so marami pang time para mag-aral, para maging more mature, para mahasa sila.”

Didn’t Ruffa have regrets about joining at a young age?

“Walang pagsisisi sa akin, I think, that’s the time I had, that’s the time God gave me.

“Now kasi, the women are more go-getter so gusto nila talagang makatapos muna ng pag-aaral nila.

“Nakita niyo naman yung mga beauty queens ngayon, may mga pipi na gustong sumali, you now what I mean?

“It’s a wide range of different women of all shapes, colors, and sizes, right?"

And it's no longer just about beauty. It's about being a standout.

She ended, "Wala na siyang pinipili na ‘Ay beauty queen, maganda siya, matangad, ay sali ka na.’

"Kailangan, may pinag-aralan ka rin. There has to be something unique about you na parang mag-stand out kasi ang dami nang magaganda ngayon."

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