Julia Montes has long been regarded as a multi-faceted, versatile, outstanding top actress, known for a myriad of roles from deep dramatic characters to action-filled portrayals.
WATCH: How Julia Montes has proven her versatility, brilliance as an actress through the years
But before impressing us with her acting in such teleseryes as Walang Hanggan, Ikaw Lamang, Doble Kara, Asintado, and the weekly series 24/7, she was the cute 9-year-old named Mara Hautea Schnittka who auditioned for Goin' Bulilit in 2004.
And the rest was history.
Christened with the screen name Julia Montes, the adorable and sprightly kid delighted us with her every appearance on the defunct comedy gag show.
In this montage, we see Julia in her cute and unforgettable sketches, amusingly portraying such “roles” as a mother and a housewife, while giving us pointers on life, the Do’s and Don’t of Holy Week, Philippine Geography, and the truth behind the Senakulo.
After her head-turning, attention-grabbing stint on Goin’ Bulilit, Julia “graduated” to the big leagues, and have since become an actress of note in primetime. Her breakthrough role was that of Clara del Valle in the 2010 remake of the classic teleserye Mara Clara.
Since then, she became a top, highly regarded, in-demand Kapamilya leading lady with consistently successful appearances on film and TV.
Let’s take a look back at Julia’s endearing scenes as a lovable and hilarious cast member of Goin’ Bulilit in this video.