SI Julia Barretto ang napiling calendar girl ng Tanduay para sa taong 2024. Ayon sa aktres, isa raw karangalan para sa kanya ang maihanay sa mga nakaraang calendar girls ng nasabing brand tulad nina Heart Evangelista, Ivana Alawi, Bela Padilla, Erich Gonzales, Kylie Verzosa at marami pang iba. “It was something I was nervous about but also very excited because it was an honor to be chosen to represent the brand for 2024. Excited but nervous because it means having to be a lot more braver in expressing myself, and more than anything else, l’m very grateful. Isa siyang malaking bagay na napili po akong gawin ito,” pahayag niya.
“To be the face of it, malaki siyang karangalan sa ‘kin and I hope that I did them proud. I hope that the team and my new family is proud about the new calendar. Sana marami maging masaya at matuwa sa aking ginawa a few months ago pa,” dugtong niya. Dagdag pa ni Julia, hindi rin siya nababahala na mabansagang sex symbol dahil sa kanyang daring move. “It’s something I guess…I don’t think it bothers me so much.Actually I am flattered. As you grow older you end up being more confident in who you are, in your own skin. If that translates people to be brave, to come out of their shell, I’ll take it. It’s a compliment at the end of the day,” hirit niya.
Tulad ng nagawa niya sa pelikulang “Expensive Candy” layunin daw niya na maipakita ang kakaibang Julia na bukod sa oozing sa sex appeal at confident in her own skin. “I’m grateful for projects like these that pushes me to be more confident in what I am. These things I do only help me become a more secure and braver woman,” bulalas niya.
Excited din siya sa mga oportunidad at sorpresang nakalaan sa kanya sa susunod na taon. “I ask myself that question a lot. I feel like life is so unpredictable these days. Even the opportunities being presented to me come as a surprise to me. There are, of course, a lot of things to look forward to in 2024. Aside from the movies that will be shown next year, I guess, 2024 will be exciting and surprising for me. We’ll see.Tingnan natin next year kung ano pang magiging surprises natin. For now, this is our first 2024 offering,” pagtatapos niya.