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Julia Barretto on being a ‘flat-chested’ queen: ‘It was never an issue’

Julia Barretto is challenging beauty standards just by being herself

Chandral Selim
Chandral Selim

5/15/2019 in News
Julia Barretto on being a ‘flat-chested’ queen: ‘It was never an issue’

Julia Barretto is changing the world, one confident statement at a time.

The actress expressed her happiness in having a tiny hand in changing the perception around flat-chested women simply by accepting her body the way it is. You might remember Julia made headlines (and made it to the hearts of even the toughest-to-please Twitter lurkers) last February when she admitted on national TV that she wasn’t the biggest fan of wearing bras as they “had nothing to hold on to”.

She was then promptly crowned as the “Queen of Flat-Chested”, and upon her return to “Tonight With Boy Abunda” last night, May 14, we see her basking in the glow of her new title.

Julia said, “I think mas natuwa ako kasi mas naging confident ‘yung mga girls who don’t have big boobs. Siguro, natuwa lang ako sa mga comments [that show that now], they are more open about it. They’re more proud of it. Kasi sometimes, if wala, they feel like it should be an insecurity or it should be something they’re ashamed of [and] when they started to tag me in their posts, kasi parang, na-embrace na nila ‘yun.”

According to Julia, her boobs were never a point of insecurity for her, not even when online bullies attempted to make it one.

She explained, “The first time kong na-realize na I’m flat-chested, it was never an issue to me, so nagpo-post ako and then may iba na medyo bastos, magco-comment ‘flat, flat, flat’. It was never an issue, and mas kumportable ako this way, and mas happy ako sa boobs kong ganito.”

And oh, another silver lining for Julia: apparently, Joshua Garcia does not care for big boobs at all, and appreciates all of her other assets.

All hail, Queen Julia!

Julia stars in director JP Laxamana’s latest romance “Between Maybes” alongside Gerald Anderson. Produced by ABS-CBN Films, Black Sheep, it is now showing in cinemas nationwide.

She is also part of Mikhail Red’s ensemble cast for the much-anticipated zombie thriller, “Block Z.”

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