At 47, Ruffa Gutierrez proves that age is just a number when it comes to education.
The celebrity mom recently revealed that she is currently in her final year of pursuing a Communication Arts degree, and is set to graduate in July 2022.
Ruffa was noticeably absent from It's Showtime on Wednesday, March 2.
The following day, she explained her absence to Vice Ganda and Ogie Alcasid during the noontime show's "Sexy Babe" segment.
The former beauty queen said, "Naku, nag-aaral ako. Feeling niyo sexy babe lang ako. I had academic deadlines. Practicum ko na so tomorrow yung last day ko... I'm graduating college in July."
She continued, "So it's never too late. At least hindi na lang ako high school graduate. Kasi for the longest time, high school graduate.
"Pero excuse me, 13 years old naman nagtatrabaho na ako, di ba?"
On Monday, March 7, 2022, Ruffa's eldest daughter Lorin expressed how proud she is of her mom's latest milestone.
In her Instagram Stories, Lorin wrote (published as is), "my mom is getting her college degree!!! she beat me to it and is gonna graduate before me [emoji] its never too late, so proud of you @iloveruffaq [emojis]"
Lorin added, "she started working at 13 and never got the chance to finish her studies... until now & you are so inspiring @iloveruffag."
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Like Ruffa, Lorin is now in college. She is currently in her first year of taking a business degree at Pepperdine University in Los Angeles, California.