Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes on the cover of the 2013 edition of YES! magazine's 100 Most Beautiful Stars. Photo from the publication's official Facebook page
MANILA -- "Mara Clara" co-stars Julia Montes and Kathryn Bernardo lead an annual list recognizing the "most beautiful" personalities in Philippine showbiz, according to the local entertainment magazine "YES!".
The two Kapamilya actresses appear together on the cover of "YES!" magazine's "100 Most Beautiful Stars 2013" issue, which will be released along with its monthly print for August.
The cover and the partial list were unveiled Thursday during a star-studded press conference at Crowne Plaza in Quezon City.
Montes and Bernardo are the first two celebrities to make a joint appearance on the "Most Beautiful Star" cover.
Last year's top-ranking personality was "It's Showtime" host Anne Curtis.
Other stars who placed No. 1 in previous editions of the list are John Lloyd Cruz, Kim Chiu, Marian Rivera, KC Concepcion and Judy Ann Santos.
Stars who made it to this year's list and who attended the press event on Friday include Bernardo's "Got to Believe" leading man Daniel Padilla, "Tuhog" actor Jake Cuenca, "Be Careful With My Heart" stars Janella Salvador and Jerome Ponce, "Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala" actor Joseph Marco, and "Pintada" star Martin del Rosario.
Other Kapamilya stars included in the 2013 "Most Beautiful" list are Angelica Panganiban, Bianca Gonzalez, Coco Martin, Cristine Reyes, Gerald Anderson, Iza Calzado, Jessy Mendiola, Jodi Sta. Maria, and Matteo Guidicelli.
Also included are Paulo Avelino, Piolo Pascual, Rayver Cruz, Richard Yap, Robin Padilla, Sam Milby, Sam Pinto, Sarah Geronimo, Susan Roces, Toni Gonzaga, Tonton Gutierrez, Xian Lim, Zanjoe Marudo, and Carmina Villarroel.