In case you haven’t noticed, one of the Gen Z celebs we’ve been obsessed with lately is Venice Bektas. The youngest daughter of beauty queen-turned-actress Ruffa Gutierrez, this Turkish-Filipino beauty has caught our eye with her gorgeous outfits and effortless poses. It only takes one look at her Instagram to know why she’s our favorite style peg ATM!
Curious about this rising star? Here are six things you need to know about Venice:
1. Venice was born on September 11, 2004.
She was born at Cedar Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles, California on September 11, 2004. This makes her a Virgo!
2. Venice comes from one of the most well-known showbiz clans in the country.
ICYDK, the Gutierrez family is one of the most well-known clans in showbiz. As mentioned earlier, Venice’s mom is Ruffa, a beauty queen-turned-actress who first gained recognition when she won the title of Binibining Pilipinas World in 1993.
Her grandparents are Eddie Gutierrez and Annabelle Rama, two successful actors, while her uncles Richard and Raymond Gutierrez are also well-known stars and hosts. It’s truly a star-studded family!
3. Venice considers her Ate Lorin as one of her best friends.
Fun fact: Venice is younger than her Ate Lorin by a little more than a year, but despite their small age gap, she considers her older sister to be her best friend. In an interview with Magandang Buhay back in 2019, she revealed that they used to fight over ~petty~ things when they were younger, but they have since gotten closer as they grew up.
4. Venice shows wisdom beyond her years when dealing with bashers on social media.
Being part of a famous family, Venice is no stranger to experiencing bashers camping out on her social media. Despite her young age, however, the 17-year-old shows wisdom beyond her years when dealing with them. “I would get it on a daily basis, and usually my mom just says to ignore it, but sometimes, some comments do get to you, and it does upset you,” she shared in Magandang Buhay back in 2019. “But if you’re in this industry, you’re just gonna have to learn to ignore them and just focus on yourself.”
5. Venice is a talented singer.
According to her mom Ruffa and Magandang Buhay host Karla Estrada, Venice is actually a *talented* singer. “Narinig kita kumanta and sabi ko super galing mo kumanta. Kumanta ka na, ‘wag lang sa banyo,” Karla noted. “Magaling talaga,” Ruffa confirmed, revealing that she also bought Venice a piano.
Does this mean we'll be hearing Venice sing publicly anytime soon? Not quite, according to the Gen Z star. She said that she doesn’t like being pressured into doing things and she’d rather do it in her own time when she’s much more comfortable. We can’t wait to hear her vocals when she’s ready!
6. Venice is close friends with the Cruz-Montano sisters.
Venice and Lorin are often seen hanging out with Angelina, Sam, and Chesca—the five of them practically grew up together! ICYDK, their moms Ruffa and Sunshine Cruz go way back, so it’s no surprise that they are like siblings.
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