MANILA, Philippines - When a showbiz star turns 18, expect her network to go full throttle for her debut.
Such is the case for Julia Montes, the rising actress under ABS-CBN network, who will celebrate her 18th birthday on March 19, 2013.
Taking its cue from Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Night’s Dream,” the fairy-tale-themed debut will feature a carriage and a castle for the star debutante.
In an interview with ABS-CBNNews.com, Montes shared, "Naibigay na 'yong mga invitation. Mayroon na po 'yong program. Inaayos na po ang song list so medyo malapit na. Navi-visualize ko na kung ano ang itsura (The invitations have been given out. There is a program. The song list has been arranged so it’s almost there. I can already visualize what it will look like)."
The “A Moment in Time” star will wear a Cinderella-esque ball gown designed by Pepsi Herrera. She described the gown as “puffy” and with a “sweetheart cut.”
Fit for a princess
Like any debut, Montes’ will feature her “18 roses” and “18 treasures.” But she has added another category: “18 tulips.”
Her “roses” are actors John Lloyd Cruz, Jerome Ponce, Albie Casiño, Aaron Villaflor, Robi Domingo, Sam Concepcion, Joem Bascon, Khalil Ramos, Enrique Gil, Daniel Padilla, Rayver Cruz, Sam Milby, Jake Cuenca, Paulo Avelino and Richard Gomez.
Among her “18 treasures” are Kathryn Bernardo, Dawn Zulueta, Eda Nolan, Melissa Ricks, Dimples Romana, Maricar Reyes, Denise Laurel and Janice de Belen.
No debut is complete without song numbers.
All set to serenade Julia are Kapamilya artists Jed Madela, Richard Poon, Bugoy Drilon and Liezl Garcia.
A fairytale princess must have her fairytale prince.
Julia revealed that her love-team partner, Coco Martin, has agreed to be her debut escort. –With reports by Pia Ranada/Rappler.com