Julia Montes, Clara on Mara Clara Remake (ABS-CBN, 2010)

Undeniably one of the most unforgettable characters on Philippine television was Gladys Reyes's 'kontrabida' role 'Clara' in Mara Clara which is the 'longest running teleserye in Philippine TV history' (aired for 5 years). For the remake of this 90's TV series hit this 2010 , a young actress has been chosen to play as 'Clara' in the person Julia Montes.

Julia Montes is no newbie in the Philippine entertainment industry. Infact, she has been seen on the gag show, "Going Bulilit" and some TV commercials. She also appeared on hit movies like Sharon Cuneta's "Caregiver."Although, the Mara role in the Mara Clara remake (2010) would have to be her biggest break so far.

Courtesy of the Julia Montes's Facebook Fanpage, check out Julia Montes's Bio below:

REAL NAME: Mara Montes Schnittka
SCREEN NAMES: Mara Montes (YS presents: GIMIK 2010)
Julia Montes (Mara Clara Remake)
BIRTHDAY: March 19, 1995
Julia is half-German. Standing 5’5,” her first exposures on television came via TV commercials when she was between four and five years old she said.

Ever since she could remember, she has been fascinated by people appearing on television. It then became her dream to also be on TV someday and was fortunate enough to be cast in TV commercials. Up to the present, she still occasionally get modeling jobs like the Magnolia TV commercial with Sarah Geronimo. She has also appeared in the ads for Nido, Stick-O, Nestlé Almusal, Delmonte and Jollibee.

She was discovered because of her TV commercials and afterwards she was cast in a number of GMA-7 shows like “Sana Ikaw Na Nga” as the daughter of actors Robin da Rosa and Angelu de Leon and in some episodes of the now defunct drama anthology “Magpakailanman.” Having no exclusivity in her contract with the Kapuso Network, she auditioned for ABS-CBN’s “Hiram” and was accepted. Then she tried out for the children show “Goin’ Bulilit,” got in and soon made a name for herself in the said show.

Her growing acting resumé also include movies like “Bahay Kubo,” “Caregiver” and now the Chito Roño horror flick “T2.”

At the moment, she is under ABS-CBN Star Magic which she believes would do well in her acting career. Unlike other Star Magic discoveries, she had to do it the hard way by auditioning for shows.

She shared that when she showed seriousness about embarking on a showbiz career, the first concern of her family was her studies. Her mom and grandmother asked her if she would have a hard time with her studies and she said no.


Julia, is a student of Blessed Hope Christian School in Pandacan, Manila and she hopes to take up Tourism or Culinary Arts in college, then be a chef or be a flight steward someday. At the moment though, she is geared to be a star and her dedication to her craft makes her a young actress ON THE RISE!


TRIVIAS ABOUT HER PARENTS:

Her mom is deaf and mute

A little trivia about Mara is that her parents are separated. Her German father never communicated with her family since she was born. She is also always with her grandmother since she started in showbiz because her mom is deaf and mute.

So how was it living with her mom?

“Marunong po akong mag-sign language. Masaya naman po. Iba po yung bonding ninyo. I feel they are more expressive at ang turingan namin kasi parang sisters kasi ako lang ang babae sa pamilya,” she replied.

And does she feel bad about her father abandoning them?

“Wala naman po. Alam naman niya ang address namin kasi hindi naman po nagbago since I was born. Sana kahit letter man lang sumulat siya. Mangamusta man lang sana siya sa amin, isang communication lang,” she lamented.

Having a lot of new faces popping up here and there in showbiz, what does she think of competition?

“Wala po akong nakikitang competition. All I know is that I always give my best in all the projects that they give me. But I also dream of becoming a big star someday. Ang saya-saya kapag ganun po because a lot of people would idolize you,” she remarked.


Lola's Advice to Julia:
Remain humble and always thank God for everything and don’t neglect her studies because that would be her most precious treasure in life.

Credits to the owner of the photos...

136 comments

  1. is there more picture so few i love to see julia montes it so hard to look for her photos

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  2. i love her :) very pretty :) hey, i have another blog, it is farmgirlblogger.blogspot.com :) i don't know if it is okay te become another viral poster for you though.

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  3. parihas kami ng b-day :)

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  4. hahaha!!! ganda niya nag level up na siya lalo!!!

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  5. Very nice, God bless you, hope you'll succeed your dreams.. :)

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  6. IDOL na IDOL kitah clara. ganda mu :D
    Facebook: Kaerish12@yahoo.com

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  7. ang ganda-ganda mo tlga sna pa2loy ang pagsuporta ng mga tao sa mara clara,sna nga tumaaas pa lalo ang rating,ingat ka po lgi,keep smiling,always thank for god na binigyan k nya ng maganda muka at maganda ring talent sa pgarte,sna mkita mo rin ung daddy mo kc alam qng mhirap ng wlang daddy...icpn mu tatawag un sa inyo at mangangamusta....ingatz!..:DD

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  8. gs2 ko tlagang subaybayan ang mara clara dhil gs2ng gs2ng kung panuurin c mara at christian dhil bagay n bgay tlaga cla at ang gwapo nya........ as in.....!!!!!!! lalonh lalo n ngaun bati n c mara at c clara....... nding n ndi ko tlagang ma iiwasan ang pag papanoud ng mara cla un lng tnx............

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  9. bagay talaga kayo ni albie. pariho kayong maganda at gwapo. sana may marami pa kayong projects na kayo paring ang magkasama. ♥ love you guys ♥

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  10. ang ganda mo talaga.....idol kita:):)

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  11. wOe..gAnda mOwh tAlagA..
    .idOl!?

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  12. shes zo cool i love her

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  13. wow! ang cute mo talaga julia! bagay kayo ni Albie! =)

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  14. your so pretty!!! by the way mara is my school mate she's always absent

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  15. i really2x like you clara...parehas kau ng b-day ng friend q....

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  16. mariel ann barrientosNovember 24, 2010 at 12:55 PM

    hoiee grabe ang ganda mo talaga/...nag level up kana...

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  17. grabe talaga ang ganda mo super duper idol tala ga kita sana add mo ko solis.nessa@yahoo.com pls

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  18. you are so cute!!! wish we will see each other peronally.... =)

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  19. ganda muh tlga kamukha kta!!!

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  20. ganda u tlaga kamuka u c sarah jane buban!!@!

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  21. ganda nya...
    pero lungkot ng life nya..

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  22. hi clara
    this is petch

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  23. u'r so pretty talaga!!kaya idol kita!!!nanuuod ako palagi ng "MARA CLARA"..galing mo kasi umarte!!

    "IDOL"

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  24. hi clara..??i love you..hehehe..
    alam moh idol kita..!!!!!!!

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  25. h,clara ur sooooooh,,,,cute over2x,,, wish dis xmas see u n personal im norma here n mindanao.....WE LOVEH U SSSOOOOOHHH

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  26. ate julia anng ganda mo nung nakita kita sa sm manila kagabi. ako yung nag papicture sayo nung kulay violet damit ko po.

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  27. ay wow ang cute mo i like ur style in mara clara if i can see i want you to stay with cause ur my idol eh.............

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  28. ang ganda talaga ni mara at ni clara...at ang cute pha ni albie....super...i lov it...

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  29. ang ganda mo talaga kaya kita fan

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  30. it can't be clara and cristian!!!!!!!!!!!11

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  31. maganda ka sana.. pero di kayo bagay ni Christian.. ehe.. sorry.

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  32. ang ganda mo talaga CLARA..

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  33. hai.,..we luv u xoo much....hope 2 see u in personal,,,
    'we love mara clara in surigao sur , , ,

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  34. I SO LOVE JULIA MONTES!!:) SO PRETTY!!:''>

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  35. hello,clara we really loved ur show mara clara we know that in personal ur mabait but in teleserye ur masungit♥♥♥we really want yu to see in personal here in san carlos city pangasinan we hope that u wil hav a show here we love you muh!!!!!♥♥♥♥♥♥♠♠☺☺lov u by jhu-ann and flora mae

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  36. hi ate Julia ,, sana nababasa mo ang aming mga comments ,, dahil kapag nabasa mo po ito ,, masaya na kaming mga taga hanga mo ,, :p .. ♫

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  37. hai mara idol na idol talaga kita

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  38. Ang cute at ang ganda mo...JULIA!! your show is the favorite of all my classmates here in Iriga, camarines sur BICOL....kaya lng mas bagay si kathryn kay albie..ok ka pa rin.By the way my real name is Dianne Monte...magkaparehas tayo ng surname kaya lng may letter S sayo..

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  39. SO PRETTY taLaga ni JuLia :))

    I LOVE HER :))

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  40. ayaw q c clara dahil super suplada

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  41. Hi Clara, ang ganda mo talaga.. super dooper IDOL kita, sana makita kita sa personal here in butuan city.. God Bless and hope all ur dreamz come true <3<3<3
    - erica mai wahing :D

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  42. ur so prety clara..i love ur face in d camera! i also love ur acting skill in mara clara!

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  43. ganda mo grabe galing mo idol kita galing mo bagay kau ni albie.!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  44. wow, julia you're so beautiful in mara clara and now.............

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  45. Idol kta! khit bad ang role mo sa mara clara ok lng!. ang gling mu umarte! daig mu pa si kathryn! mas mganda kpa skanya.Ü

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  46. ang ganda super idol kita walang iba pa

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  47. we have the same surname

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  48. maas ganda ka kaysa kay kathryna

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  49. hi julia
    kahit san ka pumunta susundan kita
    im daryl hannah bacolod
    ur friend in fb

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  50. ...hi julia
    ur so preety,,sna mgkita na kau ng dady mo noh
    ...pro wag kng mag alala dhil mrami nman kming ngmamahal sau ehhh...

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  51. ...hi julia,,,
    alam mo idol na idol ka nmin.
    sna ng mkita mo na ang dad mo noh,,,
    pro dnt wrry mrami nman kming nagmmahl sau ehh..

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  52. ur so beautiful...idol kita! crush na din
    im charles..takecare:))

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  53. ahm,,,,hai,julia,,alam mo ang ganda moh,,,sana mkita ko kaung 4,,,,super bagay kau ni john manalo,,,,,,,gud luck@!take care always,,,love yah.....,,,from cute princess 13 or krischelle mae,,,,,

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  54. ur xo beautiful. i always watch mara clara. i hope i will see you in personal and take a picture with you

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  55. ganda nyo sana makita ko kayo in personal

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  56. hi julia...
    ang ganda mo talaga,sana makita kita sa personal...

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  57. ang ganda ganda mo ng sobra sobra julia ang galing mo umarte sa mara clara

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  58. I'm so beautiful talaga kasi kamukha kta.......................

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  59. hae julia ang ganda mo talaga wow... para kayong magkakambal ni kathryn

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  60. hi.,., ganda mo sa pix mo keya lang mas bgayc kat at albie.,.,.,.,. suplada ka kc eeeehhh.,.,.,.,

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  61. First Love lyrics

    I was three years old nang ikaw ay na-meet
    Napahanga ako sa taglay mong bait
    Ikaw ang guest ko sa twing birthday
    Pati sa room ko ikaw ang display
    Di kana nawala sa alaala
    Ikaw lang talaga at walang gagaya
    Ikaw ang gusto ng mga friends ko
    At di ko alam pati parents ko
    Ano ba ang meron ka na wala sa iba
    At napapangiti 'pag nakita kana
    Sa mga poster at maging sa t.v.
    Inaabangan ang iyong movie
    Bata pa ako noon nung marandaman ko 'to
    Ayoko ng iba ikaw ang gusto ko
    At sa aaminin ko maniwala ka
    Mas gusto kita ke'sa kay darna

    [Chorus]
    You are always gonna be my love
    Itsuka dareka to mata koi ni ochitemo
    I'll remember to love
    You taught me how
    You are always gonna be the one
    Ima wa mada kanashii lovu songu
    Atarashii uta utaeru made

    Oh why Oh why bakit ganito
    Gusto ko ikaw lang nasa tabi ko
    Mga poster mo at mga magazine
    Sa buhay ko hindi kita kayang alisin
    So pati sa cellphone at mga gamit
    Ikaw ang nakalagay sa aking bed sheet
    Ako ay nalungkot nang ika'y nawala
    Ano ba ang mali na aking nagawa
    Paki-usap naman kahit na sandali
    Para lang mapawi ang mga pighati
    At muling ngumiti at 'di na umiyak
    Magpakita ka lang gusto kong matiyak
    Na buhay ka parin at ika'y malakas
    Gumawa ka ulit ng mga palabas
    At kapag bumalik ngingiti ng kusa
    At hinding-hindi ako magmamahal ng pusa
    Repeat choruz]

    Lumipas ang mga taon nananatili kang pangarap
    Nais kong libutin ang mundo para ka lang mahanap
    Sapagkat hindi sapat makita ka lang sa larawan
    Gusto ko ay makasama ka handa ko nang iwanan
    Ang lahat ng kayamanan pati GF ko
    Sabihin mo magkano ba ang TF mo
    At aking ibibigay tanggapin mo lang ako
    OK lang sa akin kahit alipinin mo ako
    Sabi ng ama ko nabubuang ako
    Sabi ng ina ko 'di ka raw totoo
    Isa kang kwentong binigyan ng buhay
    Pero sa mundong ito 'di ka raw tunay
    Isa kang nilikha para lang sa bata
    Kaya pala ikaw ay 'di tumatanda
    Pero kahit ganito sana ay tandaan
    Gusto kong maging katulad mo BATMAN

    Yeah yeah...
    You will always be inside my heart
    Itsumo anata dake no basho ga aru kara
    I hope that I have a place in your heart too
    Now and forever you are still the one
    Ima wa mada kanashii love love song
    Atarashii uta utaeru made[yeah3x]

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  62. ganda mo julia.
    bagay na bagay kayo ni jhon manalo

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  63. ang ganda u clara, pinaghihilihan kita sana, maging hawig u anak ko, inis na inis ako sa papel u pero sa twing makikita ko pic u, natatakpan un d ko malimuran ang magandang face u nakatatak na sa mata at icipan ko sana tumatak din sa face ng maging anak ko, babae man xa o lalaki, sana bigyan u ako ng pic u noon bata k pa hanggang ngayon with ur dedication and signature on the back, he,he, un totoo send me thru my address just email me (christy_ferrer@yahoo.com.ph) b4 send to know na u nga ang nagpadala, thanks and more power to you and God bless

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  64. ang ganda mo talaga ate julia

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  65. idol talaga kita sana marami kapang magawang movies

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  66. super duper idol kita ate julia

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  67. ganda mo poh....ehehehehe idol din po kita..!

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  68. ang ganda mo talaga ate julia hehhe at idol kita..

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  69. "maganda nga ,pero bakit masungit ang kanyang rowl??"""pero bahala na magaling naman sha umarti nang kanyang rowl eh!!!!!!!hehehe hahahahah

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  70. "YOur pretty as i can see your eyes glows your hair is your crown...."""""♥♥
    ,

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  71. .`ahmMmf.....ang gnda m tLaga julia sna mkta n kta in personal..? your s pretty nka2ingget k tLaga.? ako nga pLa c norhana andto m3 mindanao ang gnda m tLaga super duper.....!!!!!!! <<<<<>>>>

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  72. sna kau nlang ni julia forever

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  73. i hope na.....mrami pa kaung project

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  74. mas bagay kau ni kristoffer martin'''''''''''''' kaysa kay john manalo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! DIBa !!!!!!!hahahaha,tama?D:D:D:D:

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  75. waw ! ! soo cute :DD i really like it

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  76. woooooooooooohh!!!ganda mo clara or should i say julia montes..i love you very very muchh!!ang cute mu!!!!!!!!!11

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  77. ur so good and also ang ganda gand mo ur the best i love you julia i am asnie

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  78. ang ganda mo naman para kang msz.univers sana maguing tulad kita na sumikat dahil sa mara clara

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  79. ur so good in acting... i'm one of your fans,.

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  80. ang galing mo... i'm ur #1 fan

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  81. hi julia,
    ang ganda tlaga ng idol ko. gudluck and keep up the good work. love u. im em- em of bohol.

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  82. claire and sheenaMarch 8, 2011 at 5:39 PM

    hi clara or julia musta na??? ang gnda mo sa mga picture mo at ang gnda ng palabas ng mara clara

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  83. ganda moe gurl....

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  84. wow gnda mo tlaga idol

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  85. julia ur name is so very very beautiful name ang ur so very very pretty like kathyryn

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  86. idol na idol kita

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  87. ang ganda mo tlaga wish u all the best godbless u always ingat ka lage at sna marami pang project na darating.ang cute mo tlga

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  88. ang ganda moohh...idol tlga kita...i love mara clara...hahaha

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  89. ang ganda tlaga ng mara clara sna mag tgal ung episode niyo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  90. clara,,,,, i really really love you,,,,,,,alam mu ba na sa school, tinatawag ako nilang clara.

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  91. musta na po ms. julia montes?? idol na idol po kita super

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  92. ANG GANDA NAMAN NI JULIA

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  93. ang ganda ganda mo naman ate julia =)
    palagi akong nanood ng mara clara favorite ko kaci yun =)

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  94. idol na idol kita talaga =)

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  95. UR PREETY CLARA AND GLING MUH UMACT,,LUNGKOT PLA NG REAL LYF MUH...BUT K LNG YAN GANYAN TALGA ANG LYF......BASTA DONT BE CHANGE HAH STAY NICE HAH..AND F NSA TUKTUK K N NG TAGUMPAY WG KANG MAKAKALIMOT S PINANGGALINAGN MUH HAHH,,, CONTINUED DOING GREAT HAHHH...MUAHH

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  96. i love you julia

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  97. DEGREE MODIFIERS AS A SUBCLASS OF ADVERB, BUT IT IS PROBABLY BEST TO DISTINGUISH THEM.

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  98. HI MARA IN CLARA U ARE BEAUTYFULL. HOW ARE U MARA IN CLARA. I LOVE U MARA CLARA.

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  99. I LOVE YOUMARA CLARA .HOW ARE YOU NOW MARA CLARA.YOU KNOW YOU ARE THE MY FAVORATE ACTVES. I LOVE YOU MARA AND CLARA. YOUR THE BAST FOR ME. PLS SEND ME PICTURE. I AM FROM DUBAI IN ABU DHABI.

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  100. I LOVE YOU MARA IN CLARA.

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  101. MY TITA LORLIE IS STUPID

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  102. ang ganda2x u puh, di q akalain na half-german qa puh, xna mging succesful pa career muh on tv. gling2x u mg-arte and congrats puh for ur gradutions.i'm ur fans! olweiz qng inaabangan plabas u.i'm riza Babera from palawan fun of watching mara clara..hope weve meet someday! though it is impossible to happen.. gudluck for everything u do.

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  103. ang ganda ganda mo ate Julia bagay kayo ni kuya Albie.... God Bless You!!!! :)

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  104. i love you mara clara

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  105. hai clara i love you mwaah.......

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  106. julia ang ganda mo !! ingatan mo ung ganda mo !! iloveu

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  107. hai julia you're so beautiful !! always take care !! wish ko someday na makita kta !! :*

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  108. hi julia ur so pretty............. i like your smile.................

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  109. your so pretty & a great actress ! :D i Love you Julia :)

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  110. ..ang ganda mu talaga julia montes(clara) ang ganda mung umarti..... your da best awayin mu lang nang awayin si mara.... hala gooohhh lng tehA>>>>>>

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  111. ang ganda po ng mara clara lalo na po kapag nag uusap si mara at si cristian ang pogi mo cristian kahit di patayo nag kikita

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  112. hai julia,did you know that im your number 1 fans?kahit na hindi maganda attitude mo sa mara clara i know that you have a good heart,i wish ican see you in personal!!!!

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  113. hi,gling nyo poh.im always waiting 4 maraclara,bcoz it is so great.

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  114. ganda mu tlaga ate julia' sana makita ko p0 kau nila ate kathryn in personaL

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  115. so brng ganda mo talaga ate julia kaya idol na kita :)

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  116. grabe ang ganda tlga ni julia montes :)) kung meron lng akong pag asa na ligawan ka liligawan kita eh..

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  117. Christine joy cadaoJune 6, 2011 at 8:29 AM

    ..'hai,idol ang ganda2 mo talaga at ang galing pang umacting,i luv u idol...

    alam mo ikaw ang pnaka_aabangan q tuwing MARA CLARA nah'grabeh,wala talagang makakatalo sa ganda mo.....

    ~hope 2 c u soon~

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  118. ........ang ganda ng mara clra kaso na worried ako ng mawala ang mara clra alam nio ba ala akong araw na hnd nanood ng mara clara sana ibalik nio ang mara clara ang ganda mo talaga julia...i love u 2 all

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  119. clara ang sama-sama mu... juk lang!!!! hehehehe
    xD!! <3 lots
    bakit ginawa mu yun kay mara..... juk lng..
    friends????

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  120. naiyak ako ng natapos ang mara clara kasi mamimiiss k ang mga cast lalo na c julia

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  121. ang ganda mo tlaga idol ........ galing pa mag act heheh im trisha ur #1 fans

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  122. ur xo preeety tlaga.
    i lyk u?
    mara@clara.

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  123. namimis ko na ang mara clara!!!

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  124. ako nga rin ehhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh..........................................

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  125. sana ipalabas ulit yon no...........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................

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  126. sana makita kita ng personal by;hazel u bejar

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  127. hi julia, your so ganda talaga........ sana makapunta ka dito sa butuan city dahil marami kang taga hanga dito..............................................................we love you julia, wewish all the best

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