Juliana Gomez turns 19.
The only daughter of Lucy Torres and Richard Gomez celebrated her 19th birthday on September 8.
Lucy and Richard both took to Instagram to greet their unica hija. The former looked back on Juliana's disco-themed debut last year, remembering how the night perfectly captured her daughter's fun personality.
"This was taken on your 18th birthday, by the donut cake you designed, during that disco party you threw that had everyone up on their feet, dancing till the wee hours of the morning," Lucy wrote.
"What a fun, happy night that was, very much the party version of the human that you are.
"Today you turn 19. My bundle of joy, my dream come true, my happy (and funny) pill. The world is your oyster, your dreams are before you, I pray you always journey through life with that warmth and kindness that comes so naturally to you.
"I love you very much—thank you for always making me laugh, and dream, for teaching me new make-up tricks and introducing me to beautiful songs and music I would never discover on my own, eat sinful food.
"If God granted us the chance to have yet another child Dad and I would ask for 8 more just like you!"
Richard, for his part, mentioned Juliana's infectious laugh and her charming humor. He noted how the meaning of Juliana's full name, which is "bearer of joy," suits her.
"When mom and I chose your name Juliana Ma. Beatrice, it meant 'bearer of joy.' You have always been nothing short of fun all the time.
"Whenever you're around I can see that you bring smile and joy to people, you crack them up. And most of the time I just shake my head in disbelief on how you bring laughter and great happiness to everyone around you.
"The laughter you blurt is so infectious you can make people roll on the floor.
"You are our biggest treasure, our pride and joy.
"There is nothing more precious than bringing happiness to us and to people whom you affect with optimism.
"Always be nice to your friends, to people and stay humble.
"Happy 19th bday!
"Who would ever think na ang dalaga ni Goma ay nineteen years old na. OMG!
"I have watched and seen you grow, and you’ve grown so beautifully, my love.
Juliana is currently a student in University of the Philippines. She graduated from high school in June 2019.