In StarStudio Magazine’s June issue, Walang Hanggan star Julia Montes (a.k.a. Mara Schnittka) proudly showed her new two-storey home in Antipolo. Thanks to her earnings since her Mara Clara days, she was able to purchase a house for her family at the age of 17. “Kasi first na punta ko rito kakagising ko lang din dahil biglaan galing taping so parang ‘di ko masyado na-feel. Pinakamatagal ko nag-stay dito from taping naman. Yung tipong pagkagising ko, ‘Uy dito na ako uuwi, ito na yung tutulugan ko.’ Nanibago ako nung una at sobrang saya. Iba yung feeling na ito yung pinagpuyatan ko,” she cheerfully said in the interview.
Julia also shared why the dominant theme of the house is the color red. Apparently, she has never been a girly girl even as a kid. “Hindi ako yung pa-sweet na bata. Feeling ko yung pink [na paborito ng halos lahat ng batang babae] masyadong kikay. Na-a-attract ako sa red kasi parang ang strong [ng dating].” She used to be the feisty type who wouldn’t back out of a fight against boys who bully her friends. “Yung teacher ko noon, sinasabi sa akin, ‘Kababae mong tao, [ang] pinapaiyak mo lalaki. Umayos ka Mara,’ parang ganon. Kilala ako na nagpapaiyak ng lalaki,” she admitted with a laugh.
Grab a copy of StarStudio Magazine and get to know more about Julia’s fun childhood memories, how she handles fame and the intrigues that come with it and why she’s a self-confessed man-hater.