LOS ANGELES (CBSLA) — Lakers legend Kobe Bryant’s oldest daughter, Natalia, has been accepted to the University of Southern California, according to an Instagram post shared by her mother.
In an Instagram post shared by Vanessa Bryant, the 18-year-old can be heard saying, “I got in,” while jumping up and down wearing a USC sweatshirt.READ MORE: 3 Children Stabbed To Death In Reseda Apartment; Mother Captured In Central California After Going On The Run
“Oh my God,” she says in the video. “That’s insanity!”
“I know daddy is so PROUD OF YOU,” Vanessa wrote in the caption. “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,” the caption continued. “We love you so much!”
But the celebration didn’t stop there, with Vanessa showing off a room full of balloons and Trojan gear, including a pair of custom-made pair of Nikes.READ MORE: Historic Flight Of NASA's Ingenuity Mars Helicopter Postponed Several Days Due To Technical Issue
The shoes, in Trojan cardinal and gold, feature Kobe’s signature on the back. Vanessa shared a photo of the shoes with the caption, “Every step of the way.”
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Earlier this year, Natalia announced that she had signed with IMG Models.