Ruffa, survivor

Ruffa Gutierrez is moving on. She has evolved from the Ruffa we interviewed in The Buzz after her tumultuous break-up with husband Yilmaz. I saw her up close and personal during the years she co-hosted with us in The Buzz and she is one of the friendliest, most affectionate persons on earth. She continues her journey with her transfer to TV5 where she is now one of the prime stars of the station. She is a doting mother to her two angels, Lorin and Venice who are now part of the cast of ABS-CBN’s Goin’ Bulilit. Read on.


How would you describe your state of mind?

Moving forward. Thankful. Blessed. Over the moon with joy. Exciting time in my life so I’m just full of positive energy right now.

Which part of your body would you like to change? Why?

Nothing…I’d like to keep even the scars and imperfections because they represent me. Who I really am and how God created me.

The sexiest person on earth? Why?

It changes depending on the season but right now it’s got to be Bradley Cooper. He’s so hot! I noticed him when I watched He’s Just Not That Into You with Jennifer Connelly.

What supernatural power would you like to have?

I would like to be a genie that grants wishes and makes them come true.

If you were a precious stone, what would you be? Why?

A pink diamond. Exquisite, elegant, fragile and rare! It’s my dream to own one!

If you were to have the face of someone, whose face would it be? Why?

Esther, The Queen Of Persia. She rose from poverty and used her extraordinary beauty for the good…to save a nation.

What is the one trait you hate about yourself?

Sensitive. I’m a softie. Little things touch my heart and make me cry.

How important is a man to your concept of happiness?

A man is not important at all. It’s only the icing on a cake. If you’re complete on your own as a person only then can you share your inner joy with a special someone and be truly happy.

Name five best looking men in the world.

Bradley Cooper, Cristiano Ronaldo (Real Madrid soccer player), Brad Pitt, Ashton Kutcher, and Adam Levine (Maroon 5).

If you have wings, where would you go and why?

Fly to my home in Istanbul undetected and see what’s going on.

Why do roses have thorns?

To remind us that no one and nothing is perfect.

Describe Ruffa in one word?


If you were to go to heaven who would you bring with you?

My daughters Lorin and Venice.

Does size matter?

It depends on what we are sizing up. He, he, he.

If you could ask God one question what would it be?

Will you please open the doors to heaven when I come knocking?

If you were a princess, who is your prince?

Prince William of Wales.

What is a romantic evening for you?

Candlelight dinner, good conversation and a feel-good movie to end the night.

The most important lesson your mother taught you?

To be selfless and grateful.

The most fabulous gift from a man that you ever received?

His last name.

In a scale of 1 to 10 rate yourself as a lover?

9.99 I always give my all but I am also not perfect.

Write your epitaph?

Lived and loved the best way I can.

If you were a movie, give it a title?

A Walk To Remember.

If love has a name what would it be?


How do you pray?

With my eyes closed and straight from the heart.

What was the best thing you did for love?

Got married and had children. The worst? Defied my parents. Why? Youth’s aggressiveness made me unmindful of consequences that came with being in love.

What makes you laugh?

Funny situations and jokes. Sometimes I laugh till I cry.

What is the color of your life?

A kaleidoscope.

If you were a tree, what would you be? Why?

Bamboo. I move and sway with the flow of things…wherever the wind blows. I know how to adjust to every situation.

If you were a fictional character, who would you be? Why?

Sherlock Holmes, one of the most beloved fictional characters from English literature. Intellectual, cunning and calculated moves.

Where do you think you would go? Heaven or hell? Why?

Heaven. I’ve accepted Jesus as my Lord and Savior despite my human frailties.

Who is the most beautiful person in the world and why?

Queen Rania Of Jordan. Beautiful inside and out. She says the best advertisement for empowering women is an empowered woman.

Thirty years from now, where are you and what are you doing?

Sharing a glass of rose, beachfront with my lifetime partner as we write our memoirs together.

First Posted: DIRECTLINE By Boy Abunda
The Philippine Star