Ireland Baldwin Planning To Act; 17-Year-Old Model Caught Kissing Boyfriend Slater Trout [PHOTOS]

Growing up in the public eye apparently hasn’t made model Ireland Baldwin shy about living her life in front of the camera.

The 17-year-old shared information regarding her professional career and private life this week, first admitting to wanting to pursue acting, with photographers later capturing the offspring of actor Alec Baldwin and model Kim Basinger locking lips with her boyfriend, paddle boarder Slater Trout, 18.

When discussing her plans following her upcoming 18th birthday this fall, the teen told Entertainment Tonight in an interview Tuesday that modeling isn’t her only forte, admitting she has been bitten by the acting bug. “Hopefully, I’ll be beginning acting school by then,” said Baldwin. “[I’ll be] just getting a little bit more serious about life. … definitely just kind of trekking forward, onward with my journey,” she said.

Last week Baldwin committed a public display of affection following her attendance at her boyfriend, Slater Trout's Stand-Up For Clean Water sponsored paddleboarding race in Santa Monica, Calif. Eyewitnesses caught Baldwin greeting and kissing the fellow teen at the finish line. Photographers later captured the young duo embracing and holding hands. Trout later commented on Twitter that kissing the model following his win was his "favorite part."

See the photos of Ireland Baldwin and her new boyfriend here.

According to the Daily Mail, Baldwin, a signed model with IMG Models and Two Management, was recently spotted sporting a diamond ring on her engagement finger, sparking rumors that the teen was preparing to walk down the aisle. According to an unidentified friend of the couple, the ring is merely a fashion accessory, not a token of marriage. “It is just a ring she likes,” said the source. "And it fits that finger."

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