The search for the next Darna is still open and fans are busy campaigning for their female idols worthy of breathing in life to the iconic role. And one of them is Kapamilya It Girl Julia Barretto. The beautiful actress plays along well with the clamor by really going through the auditions which, according to her, people did not take seriously. “They thought I was joking,” Julia said.
So, Julia had the chance to reenact her audition during her TWBA guesting. Wearing a piece of Darna’s costume, she came in and answered why she deserves to portray the highly coveted role. “I am an independent, strong, and empowered woman who can empower other women as well,” Julia’s confident answer.
She, then, displayed her own touch to the superheroine’s transformation including the famous Darna yell. If offered to do the role, Julia would definitely go for it; proving that she’s a brave girl game for anything despite the possible bashing she’s going to attract.
For instance, netizens react that the iconic Darna costume will not fit in Julia’s breasts, which she boldly admitted so. “Hindi talaga kumakapit,” she quipped while fixing the Darna brassiere overlaid on top of her blazer.
Nevertheless, Julia shrugs off such criticisms simply because she is aware and totally proud of being flat-chested. Her breasts were never an issue to her, so she doesn’t really get offended when bashers point out that she is less gifted.
Surprisingly, bearing her self-confidence has made Julia a champion of women empowerment. After standing up against her body shamers, Julia has become an inspiration to girls with body issues. Other netizens would tag her in their photos, saying they became a lot open about their flaws due to Julia’s encouraging take on sexiness.
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