Julia bares herself in Alphabet Game

CONVERSATIONS - Ricky Lo - The Philippine Star

Just because she is a star doesn’t mean that she has absolutely no imperfections. Star Magic’s talent and one of ABS-CBN’s television princesses Julia Montes is one of those whom ordinary people can identify with in this regard.

Although young and very pretty, Julia has always been dissatisfied with the shape of her face. She felt that it was too rounded for comfort, especially when seen on TV.

Belo Medical Group’s latest breakthrough beauty solution called Face Out Fat easily solved Julia’s problem. Face Out Fat is all about achieving a slimmer face with non-invasive treatments.

According to Dr. Vicki Belo, Face Out Fat involves facial slimming procedures including Botox Masseter, a specialized treatment that involves injecting Botox into the masseter muscle in the jaw to reduce its size, giving the face a smoother and softer contour; Exilis Elite, a new technology that uses radio frequency (RF) energy for body and face contouring and skin tightening; and Ulthera, a new type of non-surgical, non-invasive procedure that uses focused ultrasound and the body’s own natural healing process to lift, tone and tighten loose skin on the face, brow, neck, under the chin, and even the décolletage (upper chest area).

Incidentally, not many people know that Julia is a Lola’s Girl.

“Since my mother is deaf-mute, it’s my Lola Flori who assists me in everything, every step of the way…during my audition when I was a kid and during tapings and shootings. She’s always there to guide me. I felt my mother and father in her. My Lola brought me up with love and discipline.”

Julia recalled that she would be rejected in some auditions and she refused when her Lola brought her to more auditions.

“But my Lola would bribe me,” Julia fondly laughed at the memory. “She would tell me, ‘We will eat at Jollibee if you audition,’ at go ako bigla.”  

Fast-forward: After a stint in Goin’ Bulilit, Julia got her big break as the titular role (with Kathryn Bernardo) in Mara Clara, a remake of the hit Kapamilya teleserye that starred Judy Ann Santos and Gladys Reyes. Julia now plays twins in Doble Kara, another Kapamilya teleserye.

Conversations let Julia play The Alphabet Game.


  • A is for adorable — Every artist needs to be adorable at all times.
  • B is for Belo — my partner for years now. Beauty expert, I must say.
  • C is for chubby — As a kid, I was chubby. Even before I turned 18, chubby pa ang cheeks.
  • D is for Doble Kara — I love playing “double.” Obvious, di ba? Hehehe!!! 
  • E is for Exilis Elite — a non-surgical procedure that reduces fat and firms skin in the face.
  • F is for face —  my “puhunan” in showbiz that’s why I always make sure that it’s beautiful, firm and contoured.
  • G is for glow — I always make sure that my skin is radiantly glowing.
  • H is for happiness — It’s the key to a beautiful me inside and out. 
  • I is for Ice cream — I love ice cream, one of my favorites. Intrigue? If not true, it doesn’t bother me.
  • J is for Julia — Hi, I’m Julia Montes! Hehehe!!!
  • K is for knowledge — Before I entered showbiz, I didn’t know how it worked. But through the years, the knowledge that I gained helped me understand the industry and how to be strong.
  • L is for Lola Flori — my guide, my confidante and my supporter all rolled into one. I love her very much.
  • M is for Mara — my real name. Isn’t it ironic that I played the role of Clara in the TV series?
  • N is for normal — I know that most celebrities have been deprived of a normal life. Sometimes, I experience it, too, but as much as possible I try to live a normal life.
  • O is for opposite — People have always mistaken me for being snobbish and masungit. But if people will get to know me better, they’ll know that I’m not like that, I’m the opposite.
  • P is for property — I always pray that I’ll get more work and endorsements so I can buy more properties. 
  • Q is for Queen — Every woman wants to be the only Queen of her future King.
  • R is for restaurant — It’s my dream to put up a restaurant one of these days.
  • S is for sassy — My friends describe me as a sassy girl. 
  • T is for time — I always make sure that I have time for everything. 
  • U is for Ulthera — I’m also up for this treatment. It’s US FDA cleared machine that helps make your face more rejuvenated, tightened/firm and smaller.
  • V is for V-Contour — It’s a procedure to treat localized, stubborn fats in the face that will contour and give the face a slimmer feature. It dissolves impurities and helps to accelerate lymphatic gland purification. It is indicated for patients with wider facial feature, square jaw line and high cheeks. Lipo Dissolve is done via injection and does not necessarily require anesthesia. The procedure takes a short period of time, 10 to 15 minutes. 
  • W is for weight — I watch my weight. Healthy lifestyle and exercise help me maintain my proper weight.
  • X is for Xtraordinary — An artist must be Xtraordinary.
  • Y is for yacht — It’s also my dream to buy a yacht.
  • Z is for zero — Zero-fat and zero-cholesterol lead to a healthy body. 

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