Remember when teen star Julia Barretto looked like this on her first TV appearance in 2007?
Today, this lovely actress turns 18 and she's been busy during the past few months working on every detail of her debut. Even though she has a very busy schedule, Julia has been seeing each step in the prep for her 18th birthday celebration. One of her very first updates looked like a makeup test—maybe for one of her shoots or during her debut itself.
The following months, the celeb began working with some of the biggest names in the entertainment and fashion industry to give her a night she'll truly remember. Here she is during her meeting with Dubai-based fashion designer Michael Cinco for her gown.
Julia also did some of her debut's looks with photographer Mark Nicdao, makeup artist Denise Go-Ochoa, and hairstylist John Valle.
The young actress also teamed up with makeup artist Robbie Piñera and writer G3 San Diego...
videographer Jason Magbanua...
and photographer Pat Dy to give her beautiful snapshots and clips for her big day.
We can't wait to see the product of Julia and her debut team's hardwork today when her debut happens at the Makati Shangri-La Hotel. She will be escorted by Iñigo Pascual, her co-star in Para Sa Hopeless Romantic who has also become her close friend. ABS-CBN's coverage of Julia's debut will air on March 29 on ABS-CBN's Sunday's Best. Happy, happy birthday, Julia!