Julia Barretto named volleyball MVP
|Julia Barretto holds her trophy after her team won a celebrity volleyball game on Sunday at the Marikina Sports Center.|
MANILA, Philippines -- Kapamilya teen stars Julia Barretto surprised her fans with her volleyball skills and was even named the most valuable player on Sunday.
As part of the celebration of ABS-CBN's 60th anniversary, the network's stars, together with some of the sought-after athletes in previous UAAP seasons, teamed up for a volleyball match at the Marikina Sports Center.
Team Chokoleit, which includes Barretto, won the tournament, 25-20, 20-25, 17-15, against the team of Vice Ganda.
“Sobrang happy and flattered kasi I put my all sa game na ito and to be appreciated, I’m super happy lang,” Barretto said.
Asked what sets her apart from other players, Barretto said: “I’m not sure. I wouldn’t have done it without my team kasi. I think it’s all about teamwork. I just did my best lang talaga.”
Also included in Team Chokoleit were Nikki Valdez, Venus Raj and UAAP's Michele Gumabao, Fille Cainglet and Jed Montero.
|Members of Team Chokoleit|
Meanwhile, Team Vice had Kim Chiu, Dionne Monsanto, Koreen Medina, and UAAP's Gretchen Ho, Cha Cruz and Jen Reyes.
Spearheaded by ABS-CBN Sports, the activity was attended by hundreds of Kapamilya fans.
Barretto, for her part, had the full support of her mom, former actress Marjorie Barretto, and her siblings Dani, Claudia and Leon.
The teen star is said to be a former varsity player at Miriam College.