As she finally turns 18 on March 19, Julia Montes admitted she is excited about her birthday bash which has a guest list of over 500 friends, family, and showbiz colleagues. “Kinakabahan ako pero super na-e-excite din kung paano yung magigng flow ng party, kung paano mangyayari yung party, kung sino-sino yung mga makakpunta so talagang halo-halo yung emotions,” she admitted during her birthday presscon held last March 14 inside ABS-CBN.
The debutante said she never expected to have a grand birthday celebration which will be held at the Fernwood Gardens in Quezon City. “This is my ultimate dream, to be with my loved ones on the most special event of my life,” she adds.
The highlight of the debut includes Julia’s 18 roses, 18 treasures, and 18 tulips. On that night, Julia said she looks forward to seeing many important people in her life. “Siyempre yung mga close friends ko, yung mga showbiz friends and especially yung mga non-showbiz friends ko, yung family especially and siguro naman na pupunta daw sila so happy na ako dun,” she shared.
Her escort will be Coco Martin and her 18 roses includes showbiz friends like Daniel Padilla, Khalil Ramos, Enrique Gil, Albie Casiño, Robi Domingo, Sam Concepcion, Paulo Avelino, John Lloyd Cruz, and Sam Milby.
Julia also hoped there is a chance her wish of meeting her German father can also come true on that day. “Yes pero parang six days to go [na lang], medyo alanganin na siya. Pero siyempre hindi pa rin ako nawawalan ng hope and mag-sa-start na naman yugn bagong chapter ng life ko at 18 so puwede ko pa siya makita sa next chapter,” she said.
The Fil-German beauty said it will definitely mean a lot to her if her dad showed up on her special day. “Ay, baka babaha sa venue (laughs). Hindi ko talaga alam pag tinatanong ako kung anong magiging reaction ko, kung anong gagawin ko pag nakita ko dad ko. Hindi ko talaga alam. Siguro masayang masaya lang ako basta makita ko siya from afar. Ganun lang yung mindset ko. And parang feeling ko buo na ako after that kasi siyempre kahit parang kahit ano mang achievements or ano namang masaya ng family ko, may something na kulang pa rin,” she admitted.
The A Moment in Time star also clarified the issue that she omitted Enchong Dee from her guest list. Last year, Enchong was very vocal about his feelings for Julia but the two admitted they were not in touch with each other anymore this year. But now she says things are okay between them. “Yes, invited siya pero siyempre meron naman tayong work talaga bago na-plano itong party and may na-oo-han siya na schedule. Hindi ko pa alam kung makakapunta siya kasi may work siya that day. Kasama talaga siya sa roses pero ayaw naman namin na mabungi, na may missing part sa sasayaw. Yun lang naman yung reason bakit may bago ding list. Kaya ko rin nasabi na nabago talaga yung list kasi talagang kasama naman siya and hindi totoo yung issue na lumalabas na hindi ko ininvite or hindi talaga siya kasama na kumbaga parang in-echapuwera ko,” she explained.
The talented actress said she and Enchong are on good terms. “Okay naman kami. Wala namang problema and wala din namang dapat iproblema. Kung ano naman kami before, nabawasan yung communication pero hindi naman kami nagbago so okay kami,” she shared. But Julia couldn’t help but admit that she felt sad when she found out he won’t be able to make it to her party. “Siyempre naman, hindi naman mawawala yun. Parang siyempre kung sino yung mga nakasama mo na nakatrabaho ko, naging close ko, siyempre gusto ko makita and siyempre naintindihan ko rin naman bilang ako rin naman sa sarili ko kung may trabaho talaga mas uunahin ko yung work. Mas okay naman na work una, party lang naman yun. nahiya naman ako magtunong na, ‘Uy, pupunta ka ba?’ Wala na sa akin yun basta kasi para sa akin din naman work first,” she explained.
The 17-year-old Star Magic talent said she has no regrets with whatever happened to her friendship with Enchong. “Wala namang panghihinayang kasi everything happens for a reason, kung ano man yung nangyari, wala naman yun,” she said.
Catch the exclusive coverage of Julia’s debut on The Buzz on March 24 and her birthday celebration on ASAP this Sunday, March 17.