Vanessa Bryant celebrated her daughter Natalia Bryant getting accepted into the University of Southern California (USC) on Tuesday. Natalia who id eldest daughter of late NBA legend Kobe Bryant and his wife, Vanessa, excitedly celebrated her acceptance to the University of Southern California this week in a post on Instagram.
“I got in, I got in, I got in!” Natalia Bryant said, jumping up and down in the video with a smile.
The 18-year-old is seen jumping up and down in a video shared on her mom’s Instagram page.
In the video, Natalia, wearing a USC top, shouts: “I got in!”
‘Nessa captioned the clip:
“Tears of joy. I’m SO happy for you Nani! I know daddy is so PROUD OF YOU. I am so PROUD OF YOU!! Your hard work and dedication was so worth it. You pushed through the most excruciating pain imaginable and you succeeded. I wish Daddy and Gigi were physically here to celebrate but I know they’re here in spirit. We love you so much! #USC #Trojan #FightOn.”
Natalia is one of NBA legend Kobe Bryant’s four daughters. The former Lakers star and his 13-year-old daughter, Gianna, tragically died in a helicopter crash in January 2020.
Vanessa Bryant was left behind to raise their minor children, Bianka, 4, and 20-month-old Capri, by herself.
She said Kobe and Gianna inspire her to keep going every day.
“I guess the best way to describe it is that Kobe and Gigi motivate me to keep going,” she said previously. “They inspire me to try harder and be better every day. Their love is unconditional and they motivate me in so many different ways.”
“I wish Daddy and Gigi were physically here to celebrate,” she wrote, “but I know they’re here in spirit. We love you so much!”
The video garnered more than 5 million views, and comments were disabled on the post.
Natalia Bryant later posted a photo of herself wearing a pair of USC sneakers with a caption that read, “Every step of the way.”
The official Instagram of USC commented: “Welcome to the #TrojanFamily!” Mama Vanessa commented with “Thank you!” followed by a heart and two fingers giving the peace sign emojis.
She was also accepted to Loyola Marymount University, but her mother has been championing the University of Southern California to keep her close to home.
Natalia also signed to IMG Models Worldwide earlier this year.
“I have always been interested in fashion since a very young age,” IMG Models quoted her as saying in an Instagram caption. “I have a love for the industry, and ever since I can remember, I wanted to model. There is a lot to learn, but I feel this is a great opportunity for me to learn and express myself creatively.”