Julia Barretto is all set to welcome adulthood as she celebrates her 18th birthday on March 10.
The celebration is dubbed Just Julia, Beautiful @ 18.
At her press conference held on March 4, the daughter of Marjorie Barretto and Dennis Padilla explained why she picked that title.
“When they explained it to me, I really liked Just Julia kasi parang I'm always associated with being a Barretto.
“Everything na lang that I am is according to everybody.
“Everything that I have achieved is because I'm a Barretto.
“'Yong mga judgments sa akin, iba ang tingin nila sa akin.
“Pero sa special na 'to, the title is Just Julia because it will really showcase who I really am behind the camera.
“They can see that I'm a teenager like anybody and what makes me just Julia.”
At present, Julia can't tell yet the changes that await her when she turns 18.
“It's such a hard question every time they ask me what I look forward to when I turn 18 or what do I expect kasi I really don't know,” she smiled.
However, she is aware that as she turns a year older, there will be more responsibilities.
She added, “They expect you to be mature, wiser in making decision.”
GUESTS. Her dad, with whom she had a rift in January, had recently confirmed his attendance.
How about her titas, did she invite them?
She said yes.
Is she hoping her mom, Tita Gretchen, and Tita Claudine will reconcile in the party?
Her brief answer: "I think that's the purpose of my debut."
Julia's 19 Candles include her sisters Dani Barretto and Claudia Barretto, Janella Salvador, Liza Soberano, Maja Salvador, Erich Gonzales, Pokwang, Patia Tumpalan, Alora Sasam, Natalia Otega, Nicole Barretto, Cris Navarro, Marissa Kalaw, RB Chanco, Lala Flores, Denise Heredia, Coy Barretto, Ela Pangilinan, and Liz Uy.
On the other hand, her 18 Roses include her dad Dennis Padilla, brother Leon Barretto, Matteo Guidicelli, Rayver Crus, Enchong Dee, Khalil Ramos, Robi Domingo, Sam Concepcion, Dominic Roque, Mark Baretto, John Barretto, Cholo Barretto, Jason Soong, Mark Soong, Miguel Barretto, John “Sweet” Lapus, Enrique Gil, and Iñigo Pascual, who will be her escort.
The gray and silver-themed party of Julia will be held on Wednesday, March 10, at the Rizal Ballroom of Shangri-La Hotel in Makati City.
Its special TV coverage/ special will be aired on ABS-CBN's Sunday's Best on March 29.