Natalia Bryant, daughter of Kobe and Vanessa Bryant, took to social media to celebrate the end of her first semester of college at the University of Southern California. In a video that she posted on TikTok and later re-posted on Instagram, she is seen wearing a USC letterman jacket, laughing with friends and visiting Disneyland.
A film major, Natalia decided to remain in her home state for college. On social media, she captioned her post with a simple phrase: “semester 1 @uscedu ✅🥳.”
Friends and family congratulated the 18-year-old under her Instagram post. Her mother wrote: “I love this!!!!! It makes me so happy to see you enjoying your first year of college. I’m so proud of you [Natalia,] 1st semester complete. 🎉🎉Keep Fighting On baby girl. ❤️❤️”.
Actress Storm Reid, who is also a student at USC, wrote: “WE DID ITTTTT 😭♥️.”
Other celebrities such as Lily Collins and Iris Apatow congratulated Bryant for wrapping up the first few months of school.
In March 2020, Vanessa Bryant announced Natalia was accepted into the prestigious college with a video of Natalia reacting to the news. At the time, her mother wrote: “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!”
Earlier this year, Natalia signed with reputable modeling agency IMG and recently appeared in an IVY PARK Halls of Ivy advertisement. She also was present at the 2021 Met Gala and appeared on the September cover of Teen Vogue.