In less than five hours, mom-of-teenage daughters Ruffa Gutierrez’s latest Instagram post has garnered over 60,000 likes and 2,500 comments. The video post shows the former Ms. World second-runner up seated on the chair in the background while Lorin started twerking to the WAP song by Cardi B. Of course, like most moms, her daughter’s dance moves got Ruffa’s attention and she immediately slapped Lorin’s butt for dancing that way.
In an exclusive interview with Ruffa, she revealed she didn’t know that the video was posted on her Instagram account until she got hold of her phone. “It’s a good laugh, but it’s not supposed to be in my feed, and then I find out that there’s another video. I found out two hours later after I swiped,” says Ruffa. The second video shows the three of them, Ruffa and her two daughters Lorin and Venice, dancing to the same song in the first video. It started out candidly, with the statuesque mom gamely dancing with her two daughters. Then the two teenagers started twerking again, leaving Ruffa laughing but lost for words with the sexy dance moves.
This is not the first time Ruffa was seen in their videos. “I usually end up in their videos without me knowing it because they don’t inform me. They’ll just do something, and they’ll get my reaction. It’s authentic and they’ll be so happy and upload it. And I’m like, ‘Where are you uploading that?’ Suddenly, it goes viral,” she continues. “Great, are you using me now?” Her eldest daughter’s reply, “Mom, it makes you relevant,” to which Ruffa’s funny reply is “Excuse me. Relevant? I’m already very relevant, and I don’t need to be your TikTok slave.”
Still a mom
Despite being a very cool mom, Ruffa admits to laying down the ground rules when it comes to handling their personal social media accounts. These include to be careful in what they post and to think before clicking anything since they belong to a family of celebrities. “It’s not like you have three followers who care about what you do. You are whether you like it or not in the limelight, so you always have to be prepared and take it easy and to always take precaution,” adds Ruffa.
When asked when her daughters started their TikTok accounts, she says, “Probably sometime last year. They don’t really share with me and I think that world is mostly bagets. They actually call people over 30s—boomers.” Ruffa also has her own TikTok account but she’s not as active as her two girls. “I think it’s a new thing now for the kids,” she says. “I also have one but I hardly use it. I just don’t have the time, but I think it’s fun.”
Does this mean she’ll do more cameos in her daughter’s videos? “Maybe I can do it once in a while but it’s not something I would do regularly like to start dancing and singing and doing choreographs like these dances. I think what’s funny is the melodramatic Tagalog TikTok lines, because I can just do it while sitting down and do it before sleeping, but they (my daughters) think it’s baduy.”