During the press launch of the special catalogue of YES! on Thursday, July 25, the former Mara Clara (2010) stars said that they were "very happy" that both of them were chosen as the "most beautiful stars" this year for the special issue of YES! because it would really show how close they are to each other.
After Mara Clara, the two Goin' Bulilit alumni started doing projects separately. Julia Montes successfully played the role of Katerina in Walang Hanggan (2012), while Kathryn Bernardo built a strong loveteam partnership with teen heartthrob Daniel Padilla in Princess and I (2012).
For 17-year-old Kathryn, being with Julia again for YES! 100 Most Beautiful Stars proves that they still maintain their friendship despite their solo careers.
"Of course, noong sinabi po nila sa akin na kami po 'yong cover ng 100 Most Beautiful [Stars], we're very happy talaga especially nalaman ko na nandoon si Julia.
"Kasi, ever since, ginagawan kasi nila kami ng issue na pinapag-away nila kami. Pero this time, sa YES! magazine, kaming dalawa, na parang kahit ano po talagang gawin nila, equal kami talaga.
"Kasi, equal talaga kami, wala talaga sa amin 'yong issues and everything.
"We're very happy lang to be chosen as the cover."
Meanwhile, Julia thinks that being on the cover of YES! 100 Most Beautiful Stars with Kathryn is another part of their journey together.
She related, "Ang first big break namin is together.Until now, we're still together.
"Parang ang happy namin because it's a journey nga po.
"Nakita namin ang journey namin sa isa't isa.
"Kami pa rin ang magkasama kaya po very, very, happy po talaga.
"'Yon po talaga 'yong description ng nararamdaman namin."
Kathryn, on the other hand, will be doing a teleserye with Daniel titled Got to Believe.