Starting out in the industry as a child star, not to mention as one of the adorable and talented pioneers of the long-running kiddie gag show Goin’ Bulilit, Julia Montes is indeed no stranger to the spotlight. In her around two decades in the industry, we have witnessed her growth to becoming the versatile and astounding actress that she is now, who never fails to deliver an exceptional performance in her every teleserye and movie stints.
And the same went in her Star Magic Ball appearances, wherein she didn’t fall short in stunning us with her presence.
Just like most of her contemporaries, it was also in 2010 when Julia had her red-carpet debut. She graced the glamorous affair in a floor-length satin black dress that had pops of metallic silver in the bust area and spaghetti straps, then pulled her hair back in a fun braid to make her look still appropriate to her age at that time. She wore drop earrings and a small clutch bag.
The following year, we were able to see the mature side of her by donning a beige and black dress with black applique details on the bodice down to the upper half of its skirt, while the lower half was made up of black tulle. The side swept hair put her collarbones and shoulders on full display, while her red lips spiced up the neutral colors she wore.
From being dressed in dark hues, the Daytime Drama Queen then opted for bright colors in the next two years. In 2012, she arrived in an embellished white sleeveless number with feathery and tulle skirt, which she matched with silver accessories and light makeup. And in 2013, she brought out her feminine side by wearing a bedazzled blush pink serpentine gown with tiered organza skirt that gave off illusion that she was floating on cotton candy.
Julia then veered away from all frills and patterns as she appeared in a long-sleeved plain black mermaid dress that completed defined her curves. Making her look extra simple yet sophisticated was her slicked back long mane, minimal makeup, dainty earrings, and white clutch bag. Some thought that it resembled the look that Hollywood actress Angelina Jolie pulled off at the 2000 Oscars.
And on her last Star Magic Ball attendance in 2015, she made heads turn by parading in an immaculately white ball gown with bejeweled waist. She once again wore little makeup and accessories and center-parted chignon that gave her look a classy, timeless elegance.
Is Julia Montes going to grace ABS-CBN Ball 2023? Let’s wait and see this coming September 30!
Apart from being a star-studded night of glitz and glamour, the upcoming ABS-CBN Ball 2023 will also put the spotlight on the stories of thanksgiving, togetherness, and hope shared by Kapamilya artists, employees, partners, and collaborators, who all share the vision of delivering stories that promote human good to our dear audiences. Moreover, it will also aim to raise funds for the benefit of the ABS-CBN Foundation.