MANILA - Teen actress Julia Barretto shared that she wants to emulate some aspects of the lives of her aunts and fellow showbiz personalities, Gretchen and Claudine Barretto.
Gretchen and Claudine are the sisters of Julia's mother, Marjorie.
Julia said she hopes to be "fabulous" like Gretchen, who is known for her fashion sense and love for luxurious items.
"Everything about her is fabulous. I want to be fabulous. And you know, kahit nagtatrabaho siya, ang energy niya go lang. She's so beautiful no matter how tired she is at mabait pa rin, generous at marunong makisama. 'Yun ang gusto ko," Julia said of Gretchen.
On the other hand, Julia said she hopes to follow in the footsteps of her aunt Claudine when it comes to her showbiz career.
"Kung career 'yan, honestly sa Tita Claudine ko, I'm such a fan of her teleseryes and movies. All are very nice. I'm such a fan of Tita Claudine kaya career niya ang gusto ko," she said.
When asked if she has been in contact with Claudine, Julia replied: "Wala pa naman. For sure it will come. Everything will be OK. Positivity in the air."
Considered "showbiz royalty," Julia was launched as a member of Star Magic Circle 2013, a group of young artists groomed for stardom by the talent management firm of ABS-CBN.
Julia stars in the upcoming series "Mirabella," which will premiere on March 24.
Claudine, whose career now spans over 20 years, was among the first "discoveries" of Star Magic, and went on to become arguably the most popular and visible actress of her generation at her peak.