Despite portraying a feisty, sophisticated character in “Asintado,” the “Magandang Buhay” hosts still managed to trick the afternoon primetime leading lady, Julia Montes, during her recent guesting on the morning talk show. The actress thought she was going to grace the show alone, but was surprised when her friends, Dimples Romana, Isabel Oli, Danica Domingo, and Trina “Hopia” Legaspi, came on.
Julia, who just turned 23 on the day she guested the program, seemed to have felt her birthday was complete with the presence of her closest showbiz pals. She was visibly touched after hearing their messages and receiving their presents. Isabel, whose gift for Julia was a book, was quoted saying:
“It’s a gift na I’m sure, magagamit mo everyday and makakatulong sa ‘yo regarding your time management and ‘yung mga bagay-bagay kung paano mo i-balance.”
Dimples, on the other hand, gave her a Bible. Julia became emotional after Dimples’ heartwarming message.
“I don’t know why I’ve never thought about giving you this. I know, you’ll read this. See, Jules is the keeper of her family. She’s the glue that keeps everybody together. So, this one is a Bible, Jules. It’s very thin, you can bring it anytime.”
Danica then read a letter to Julia, with words saying that the actress is a friend “worth-finding, worth-knowing, and worth-loving.” Hopia, Julia’s fellow “Goin’ Bulilit” co-star who has remained a friend up to this date, gave the birthday girl something to reminisce about her humble beginnings in the entertainment industry. When Julia Montes finally unwrapped the gift, everyone was touched to see two framed pictures of Julia’s younger years.
When asked about her wish on her 23rd birthday, Julia, instead, thanked the Almighty for all her answered prayers.
“Mag-ti-thank you na lang po ako, hindi na mag-wi-wish, kasi this year lahat ng pinag-pi-pray ko na sana mangyari, eventually nangyari. May mga pinagdadaanan lang, pero nangyayari. Thank you kay God and sa lahat ng involved sa nangyari sa buhay ko, kasi hindi iyon dahil sa akin… Gusto ko magpasalamat sa lahat-lahat ng taon, at sa lahat ng taon na meron pa ako sa buhay ko.”
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