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|Sharmaine Ruffa Rama Gutierrez
June 24, 1974
Metro Manila Philippines
Yilmaz Bektas (divorced)
Lorin and Venice
Richard, Raymond, Rocky, Elvis, Richie Paul
Philippine celebrity Ruffa Gutierrez is a Filipina actress, Fashionista, TV Host, Entrepreneur, Mother, Endorser, model and a former beauty queen. She was Binibining Pilipinas-World 1993 and the Miss World 1993 Second Princess. Philippine celebrity Ruffa Gutierrez is the daughter of 1960s matinee idol and Elvis impersonator Eddie Gutierrez and former actress Anabelle Rama and the older sister of identical twin actors Richard and Raymond Gutierrez.
In 2002, earlier to her marriage to Yilmaz Bektas, Ruffa Gutierrez was a TVB Pearl talent. She had three regular shows on GMA Network. She also hosted Philippines' Next Top Model, Cycle 1 on RPN-9. She was also invited as guest co-host of The Buzz when the original host Kris Aquino filed a maternity leave. When Kris Aquino was decisive to permanently leave The Buzz, ABS-CBN offered her a one-year exclusive talent contract with the network. She was assigned to be the permanent replacement of Kris Aquino at The Buzz and is expected to do a TV series with the network. She was being tapped by network as a cast for a TV series titled Kokey.
Ruffa Gutierrez Top Movies
The ones I’ve watched recently that I like are Lord of the Rings trilogy, The Matrix Revolutions, The Pirates of the Caribbean, How To Lose A Guy In 10 Days, Bad Boys 2, Schindler’s List, Mystic River, Runaway Jury and Kuya.
Flicks for Families: My All Time Favorites
* E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial
Ruffa Gutierrez Favorite Food
Favorite late night munchies: Cheetos, Haagen-Dazs in Coffee flavor, homemade gourmet popcorn. When I’m feeling healthy, fruits with herbal tea.
* For ultra modern Japanese, Nobu at the Metropolitan in London.
Mom’s best secret recipe:
She makes the best Bam-ee, Cebuano noodles and leche flan.
Favorite Food on A Stick:
Lamb kebabs & Bar-B-Q
A Sweet Tooth-Who Doesn’t Have One?
The Sweet History:
Yummiest Candy Bar:
I grew up loving Lucky Charms, Frosted Flakes, Captain Crunch and Corn Pops. **** Fact: Each year, 20 million pounds of marshmallows go into the creation of ‘marshbits’ in Lucky Charms cereal.
How I stay Minty Fresh:
Listerine Pocketpaks are the best! Dentyne Ice & Starbucks After Coffee mints are another option.
My Favorites For Sparkling Celebrations!
Ruffa Gutierrez Favorite Reading Material
I’m a magazine freak!
I subscribe to People, US Weekly, In Touch, Vogue, In Style, Bazaar, Elle, Tatler, Robb Report, Time, Newsweek, Hello!, OK!, Preview, Mega, Entertainment Weekly, American Baby, and Parenting.
Books I’m currently reading are:
* Living History By Hillary Rodham Clinton
What’s on my ipod:
* Justin Timberlake’s “SexyBack” and “My Love” from his upcoming album “FutureSex/LoveSounds”
Oh goody! My most favorite past time in the world...shopping! I will simply enumerate where I shop in the cities I call "home"...Manila, Istanbul, and Los Angeles.
Ruffa's Favorites in Manila
Greenhills Night Market:
Melrose & Santa Monica:
Having a baby is a great excuse to act like a kid again! Here are Lorin’s Picks:
* Bellini’s on Beverly Drive-Lola Annabelle and Lolo Eddie bought Lorin’s custom made bedding and canopy from this institution in Beverly Hills. Look for Sonia.
Places to find Bargains:
Ruffa's at Ephesus
No one should miss the Kapali Carsi (the Covered Bazaar) in the heart of the old city, a hive of over 4000 little shops. A good place to start is at the Old Bedesten, which offers a curious assortment of antiques. It is worth poking through the clutter of decades in hope of finding a treasure. The choice runs from traditional Turkish craft pieces to European furniture.
The Spice Bazaar (Misir Carsisi) transports you to fantasies of the mystical East. The enticing aromas of cinnamon, saffron, caraway, mint and every conceivable herb fill the air. You can find Turkish fine linens and embroidered elf slippers in addition to the barrels of pistachio’s soaked in honey and Turkish delights.
Ruffa's Favorites in Istanbul
Akmerkez in Etiler is a favorite hangout which offers everything a shopping pro would need, from exclusive international designer brands like Beymen that houses YSL, Le Prairie, Dolce and Gabbana (and the list goes on) to pet shops to cinemas.
Istanbul is also the only place I’ve experienced watching a movie in the cinema and right smack in the middle of an exciting scene, they’ll turn on the lights and stop for a 15 minute break. At the Ritz Carlton, you can order sushi and champagne.
Ruffa Gutierrez Favorite Beauty Products
* Lipstick-Nars, Du Wop Lip Venom, Stila & Bobbi Brown
Ruffa Gutierrez Favorite Clothes
* Jeans-Tsubi, J Brand & Ernest Sewn
Ruffa Gutierrez Favorite Electronics
* Cell Phone- Vertu, Nokia, Samsung, Motorola
* Car-Customized Van
Work Done in the Philippines
1. The Buzz
Work Done in the US
1. Century Productions, Inc.
1. MY MONSTER MOM
* 1990 - Receives Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation' s Award for "Most Promising Teenage Actress"