Kapamilya stars Kathryn Bernardo and Julia Montes were hailed as Yes! magazine’s “most beautiful” stars in Philippine show business for 2013. The two teen actresses are the first celebrities to share the cover of the entertainment magazine’s annual 100 Most Beautiful Stars edition.
The magazine’s first 100 Most Beautiful Stars issue was published in 2007 with Huwag Ka Lang Mawawala star Judy Ann Santos landing on the top spot and gracing the cover. Other stars who held the title in previous editions are KC Concepcion (2008), Marian Rivera (2009), Kim Chiu (2010), John Lloyd Cruz (2011) and Anne Curtis (2012).
This year’s list was unveiled on Thursday during a star-studded press conference held at Crowne Plaza in Quezon City. Apart from Bernardo and Montes, the event was attended by celebrities who also made it to the list such as Daniel Padilla, Jake Cuenca, Janella Salvador, Jerome Ponce, Joseph Marco, and Martin del Rosario.
Also included in the 100 Most Beautiful Stars list are Angelica Panganiban, Bianca Gonzalez, Coco Martin, Cristine Reyes, Gerald Anderson, Iza Calzado, Jessy Mendiola, Jodi Sta. Maria, Matteo Guidicelli, 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.
During the press conference, Bernardo and Montes both denied that there is rivalry between them. They said that they remain friends after working together in the hit remake of the classic Judy Ann Santos starrer Mara Clara which catapulted them both to stardom. The two young actresses added that they are happy for each other’s success in showbiz. Montes is currently seen on the hit drama series Muling Buksan ang Puso with Enchong Dee and Enrique Gil while Bernardo is set to star in the upcoming teleserye Got to Believe opposite Daniel Padilla.