With her Mid-Summer Night's themed 18th birthday party on March 19, Julia Montes said she is overwhelmed by the grandeur of her upcoming celebration. During her birthday presscon held inside ABS-CBN last March 14, the 17-year-old explained why her voice was hoarse. “Kagabi kasi linabas ko yung kapatid ko, nag-Eastwood kami, may rodeo tapos yung Zorb. Nag-enjoy kaming dalawa. Kaka-eleven years old niya,” she shared.
Julia said that there are a lot of preparations that will go into her debut at the Fernwood Gardens where guests are expected to attend in formal attire, with the ladies dressed in pastel-colored cocktail dresses and the men in black and white tuxedos. Julia will be wearing three different gowns created for her by top designer Pepsi Herrera.
Julia said that people might be surprised to discover that she is not used to being the center of attention off camera. “Kasi ng character ko talaga kasi bilang Mara, hindi Julia, nahihiya talaga ako sa attention pag nakatingin sa akin yung tao and for sure pag birthday ko na, lahat nakatingin,” she admitted.
Now that she's finally of legal age, Julia said she has no expectations especially when it comes to previous statements from her former suitor Enchong Dee. Enchong also declined to attend her party because of a work event scheduled on the same day. “Hindi naman sa nag-e-expect, parang ang pangit naman nun kung mag-e-expect ako tapos wala naman palang mangyayari. Siyempre nasa tao yan, nasa kanila na yun to pursue or hindi so hindi na ako nage-expect,” she said.
When asked who has a bigger chance with her if ever they were going to court her, Julia said she would not be able to choose between Coco Martin and Enchong Dee. “Mahirap mamili kasi pareho silang okay yung ugali, kung paano sila sa family. Kumbaga magkaiba sila ng characterization pero ang hirap kumbaga mamili kung parehong good character. Tingnan natin, siyempre wala namang nagaganap na ligawan na seryosong pormal,” she added.
Julia admittd during her birthday presscon that even her lola Flory has given her more freedom now that she is turning 18. “Yun nga yung na-realize ko, linoloko ko siya, na, 'Hindi mo na ako sinasamahan.' Ngayon naman nagpapaalam na lang ako, kung saan ako pupunta at kung sino kasama ko at kung anong gagawin namin and minsan naman sinasama ko pa rin siya,” she said.
The Fil-German beauty added that one of her gifts to herself is a trip to Bangkok with her mother for five days. She is also saving up for a new house for her family. “Gusto ko pa kasi patayuan yung family ko ng dream house na yung talagang kung ano gusto nila, kung paano yung room nila kumbaga magagawa ko,” she added.
Watch Julia's birthday celebration this Sunday, March 17 on ASAP 18 and for exclusive coverage of her debut on The Buzz on March 24. For more Kapamilya updates, log on daily to Push.com.ph and follow Push_Mina on Twitter.