Why Joshua Garcia Can’t Wait for This Year’s ABS-CBN Ball


This year’s ABS-CBN Ball won’t be the first time Joshua Garcia and Julia Barretto will grace the country’s most glamourous and star-studded red carpet event together. But what makes this year truly special is that it’ll be the first time they’ll be going together as an official couple.

Joshua, in particular, can’t wait to put his suit on and walk down the red carpet along with his lady love. One-half of JoshLia sat down with us for a brief interview, and we got him to talk about his excitement for the ABS-CBN ball, what we can expect from him during the big event, his message to JoshLia fans, and more!

Q: What are your best memories of attending the ball with Julia?

A: Masaya ako na every ball kasama ko siya. Last year siya yung date ko, tapos the year before that kasama ko rin siya. During my first ball, nahihiya pa ako kasi wala pa ako masyadong kakilala. Si Julia, ipinakilala niya ako sa friends niya. 

Q: What are you looking forward to this year’s ABS-CBN Ball?

A: Sana mag-enjoy ang lahat, especially kami ni Julia. Ito kasi yung time to unwind and relax after ng trabaho naming artists. Doon lang kami makakapag-bonding and makakapag-celebrate. So hopefully, everyone will have a good time.

Q: How did you prepare for this ball? Nag-gym ka ba nang matindi?

A: Hindi, haha! Actually, wala akong major preparation. Pero siyempre this year, bago yung buhok ko—abangan nyo ‘yan!

Q: Who helped you in terms of your look?

A: Si Mr. Joey Espiritu. Siya yung gumawa ng suit ko. Kami yung nag-usap kung ano ang magandang gawin. Pero hinayaan ko pa rin siya, style pa rin niya yung sinunod ko. And nung nakita ko na yung suit ko, excited na akong isuot!

Q: Do you have a surprise for Julia this year? Because last year, you did a sweet “prom-posal.”

A: Let’s see, pero definitely meron ‘yan kasi siyempre magpo-propose uli ako sa kanya. Actually, tinatanong nga niya ako kung sino ang partner ko sa ball. Biro ko, “wala pa nga, eh.” ‘Di ko pa kasi siya natatanong, kaya kinukulit niya ako araw-araw. Haha!


Q: Talk about what 2018 means to JoshLia, because this was a big year for you, guys.

A: This year, masasabi kong na-bless kami, pinatatag kami. Mas lumalim din yung samahan namin, yung pagkakakilala namin sa isa’t-isa. Basta sobrang blessed; mapa-work, mapa-endorsements, talagang nagugulat na lang kami. Nagpapasalamat kami na pinagkakatiwaalan kami ng brands.

Q: Since you mentioned endorsements, how happy are you to be a part of the OPPO family?

A: Siyempre very happy ako na maging part ng OPPO kasi international brand siya. Actually noong nasa Bali ako, yung tour guide namin tinatanong ako sa endorsements ko kasi alam niya na artista ako. Sabi ko, “OPPO ako! Tapos may nakita kaming OPPO billboard so sabi ko sa kanya, “’Yan yung ini-endorse ko!Sobrang proud ko na OPPO endorser ako. Tinanong ko pa yung tour guide, “Gusto mo ba ng phone?” Sabi ko sa kanya dadalhan ko siya pagbalik ko. Sabi niya, “Oh yeah, yeah, of course!” Ayun, I’m very happy to be a part of the OPPO family and thankful na may tiwala sila sa amin. Kasi sa dinami-dami ng mga artista, sa amin ni Julia sila nagtiwala.

Q: What is your message to the fans?

Maraming salamat sa pagmamahal at sa suporta na binibigay nyo sa amin ni Julia. And sana naibabalik namin sa inyo ito sa paraan na napapasaya namin kayo sa ginagawa namin. Sana’y proud kayo sa amin dahil para sa inyo rin itong ang lahat ng ginagawa namin.


This interview was brought to us by OPPO, who’ll have a GlamBOT booth at the ABS-CBN Ball featuring a Light Play photo wall for cinematic, Hollywood-worthy snaps of our favorite Kapamilya celebs—including Joshua Garcia! For more of Joshua Garcia and the ABS-CBN Ball, follow the hashtag #TheBall2018xOPPO. And for the exclusive coverage of the event, watch the live red carpet festivities on the YouTube account of Metro.Style!

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