Isang digital media conference ang naganap ngayong Martes ng hapon, May 18, para sa official announcement ng VAA tungkol sa kanilang bagong talent.
Hindi humingi ng permiso si Lorin mula sa kanyang ama na si Yilmaz Bektas.
Saad ng newbie, “I didn’t necessarily get permission. Hindi naman ako nagtanong ng ‘Hey, is it okay if I do this?’
“But there’s an open line of communication po between my mom and my dad.
“They still communicate, to try it, co-parent me and Venice as best as possible. And my mom definitely informed him of it.
“Hindi naman siya blind in everything that’s happening in my life and we update him with what’s happening and take into account and respect his opinion naman.
"Pero my decision to join showbiz was fully my own.
“And I, of course, have to ask permission from my mom, but I didn’t necessarily say that, 'Can I join?' But definitely, he’s aware and he knows about it."
Naniniwala si Lorin na ito ang wastong panahon para magkaroon ng katuparan ang pangarap niyang sundan ang yapak sa showbiz ng kanyang pamilya kaya excited siya sa bagong kabanata ng buhay niya.
“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.
“Never naman sinabi ng family ko na kailangan mong gawin ito ngayon or they never tried to rush me. They never tried to pressure me so parang everything was on my own pace and now I’m ready.
“I’m excited. Wala naman akong takot or nervousness.”
NO LAVISH DEBUT PARTY
Ang pagpasok sa showbiz ang isang malaking desisyon na ginawa ni Lorin bago nito ipagdiwang ang kanyang 18th birthday sa August 3, 2021. Pero wala sa plano niya ang magkaroon ng malaking selebrasyon dahil sa coronavirus pandemic.
Saad niya, “I had a pretty big 16th birthday so parang na-experience ko na yung malaking party setting.
“Again, the pandemic made me realize what’s really important to me, what I valued in my life, and it seems unfair to have such a lavish celebration at this time in a world when so many people are suffering.
“I feel like ayoko naman maging insensitive.
"And I would rather spend my 18th birthday just with the closest people to me while also giving back to those in need. That’s what I rather do po.”