Julia Montes

A night with Julia Montes

Although for just a few hours, it was long enough for them to meet and see the face they follow religiously on television.

The Filipino actress was brought to the country by the WR Carpenters to raise funds for City Mission’s safe house program that Haus Ruth runs.

The night started around 8pm where Julia took to stage and sang three songs – two in English and one in Tagalog.

The atmosphere was full of energy as fans rushed around the stage to take pictures and shake her hands.

Montes speaks of upbringing

“I am shy and an off-cam type of girl,” she described herself during an interview with TVWan’s Hennah Joku.

The Filipino actress arrived in Port Moresby early this morning.

Montes’ personality comes from very humble beginnings.

She was born as Mara Hautea Schnittka to a Filipino mother Gemma Hautea and German father, Martin Schnittka, but raised by her grandmother when her father left them while she was a baby.

Filipino actress lands in Pom

Fans who were at Jackson’s International Airport this morning were few of the lucky ones who had the chance to see her in person.

Montes also made an appearance at RH Hypermart Gordon’s and then a tour through the Digicel headquarters before an interview at the TVWan studio.

Unfortunately for the bigger fan base in the city’s capital who were hoping to catch a glimpse of the star, Montes’ visit to Vision City megamall during the day, as initially planned, has been called off. 

Stage set for Julia Montes

Montes is a hit in the country, made popular by the Filipino dramas which air on local television station TV Wan.

She is known for her roles as Clara in the Mara and Clara drama, as well as Sarah in Doble Kara.

Montes also known as Mara Hautea Schnittka, will arrive in the country on March 31.

Her plane touches down at the Jackson’s international airport 5:30 am.

She will make public appearances at Digicel and Daltron at Vision City during the day, and then a private event at the Stanley hotel that night.