ENCORE FEATURE: Julia Barretto and how she’s changing the Barretto legacy
April 23, 2019 Kae Luna
Fame. Fortune. Flashing lights. The Barretto family has seen it all, but Julia Barretto is taking the path differently. There’s more to her than meets the eye!
The Barretto clan might be one of the most famous celebrity families in the Philippines, up there with the Gutierrez and the Quizon. I think it may not be too bold to say that they could be considered the Kardashians of the PH. While the family has been famous for decades now because of their great acting skills, they also have been made famous thanks to numerous controversies they’ve been involved with.
The Barretto Family Feud
The Barretto family feud has gone on for years and years, starting with rumors of Gretchen being forced to work at an early age to support the family, to things exploding as two of her sisters, Marjorie and Claudine joined the biz as well. Gretchen can be remembered not attending Claudine’s wedding and their relationship as sisters was kinda on and off. It always seemed like Gretchen against any of her two sisters. Was the feud so big that it actually destroyed their image as a family or was it just a normal sister fight that just could’ve been a big deal because they were celebrities? We don’t know for sure. The only thing we know is that it is a long timeline of feuds among the sisters, their husbands, and even their own mother.
Julia Barretto and the image she’s curating for herself
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Julia, on the other hand, had the same Barretto face but knew better not to surround herself with controversies. The 22-year-old started showbiz at a young age. She was actually one of those pretty kids we used to envy on shampoo commercials! If you don’t recall, let us refresh you with this short clip!
This video really had me dragging my mom into the grocery shop to get me one of those shampoos! Julia is, needless to say, one of the prettiest girls of our time, which earned her a spot as one of ABS-CBN’s “It Girls” along with Kathryn Bernardo, Janella Salvador, and Liza Soberano. Does she belong in that group? Absolutely yes! These are queens when it comes to beauty and talent, and Julia sure earned herself that place.
Roots or hard work?
Coming from an established family in the business might have spurred the air of confidence that we see now in Julia, but there is no doubt that she worked so hard to make a name for herself in the industry. She is not just another Barretto passing through.
In her own right, she has starred in films that have been a hit to most audiences, and her being paired with her now-boyfriend Joshua Garcia seemed to have turned the wheels in her favor.
Not only that, but the girl is also full of wit, maturity, and quirkiness. She advocates about self-acceptance and body positivity. Just recently, she became viral for answering one of the questions from Tonight with Boy Abunda with such genuineness which made her not so hard to reach for all of us. It proved that, just like most of us, she struggles with bodily imperfections and she deals with it like a queen!
Watching this really gave us some good laughs, but the underlying message is that Julia is also one of us! She understands the discomforts caused by being a woman and refused to be restrained in her choices of clothing, though most may find it a bit too daring for her age.
What’s next for Julia?
She is about to star in an upcoming film with Gerald Anderson called ‘Between Maybes’. It’s been a while since we’ve seen her paired with somebody else, and a depart from the usual JoshLia love team might be bold. But we can’t wait to see how she does!
We are so excited to see more of this dauntless, confident queen! There can only be no end to what a Barretto could reach, especially if it’s Julia Barretto. Do you love Julia as much as we do? Let us know on the comments down below! Or hit us up on our Facebook or Twitter @UDoUPh.