Today, March 10, is Julia Barretto's 23rd birthday, and the actress definitely had something in store to mark another year in her life. Earlier today, she posted her first "topless" photo, which features a glowing Julia clad in nothing but white trousers, her bare back towards the camera. The post was accompanied by a bold statement proclaiming a new "chapter" in her life.
"23. In this chapter in my life, I am FREE. Free to speak. Free to act. Free to feel. Free to love. Because this time, I am choosing ME," the caption read.
Aside from her bold sartorial statement, what's most striking is her beauty look. She flaunted minimal makeup with hints of peach around her eyes, lips, and across her cheeks and nose bridge for a sunkissed look. The center of attraction? The painted number "23" on her cheekbone surrounded by dainty little flowers.
Close friends and fans were quick to greet Julia with well wishes, complimenting her beauty while they're at it too. These included Alex Gonzaga, Jessy Mendiola, Sarah Lahbati, and Ina Raymundo. Dr. Vicki Belo also penned a heartfelt message for Julia, who was recently announced as the newest Belo baby. "What doesn’t break you makes you stronger and I admire your strength. You have such a supportive and wonderful family..." she wrote.
The birthday post was photographed by Gee Plamenco Jr., who also previously shot Julia for a new Belo campaign that featured her in a similar "glass skin" look.
If you ask us, Julia has never been this glowing, and we couldn't think of a better theme than blooming floral makeup to celebrate another year of life. Happy 23rd birthday, Julia!