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Evangelista in 2016
|First Lady of Sorsogon|
June 30, 2019 – June 30, 2022
|Preceded by||Grace Galang Lee Rodrigueza|
|Succeeded by||Ester Hamor|
Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco
February 14, 1985
|Alma mater||Colegio San Agustin – Makati|
Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco (born February 14, 1985), known professionally as Heart Evangelista (Tagalog pronunciation: [ɛbɐŋhɛˈlista], alternately [-vɐŋ-]), is a Filipino actress, artist, businesswoman, and socialite.
- Early life
- Visual artist
- Charity and advocacy
- Art exhibits and collaborations
- Awards and nominations
- Personal life
Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco was born on February 14, 1985, in Manila, to Reynaldo Evangelista Ongpauco, a Filipino businessman, and Maria Cecilia del Gallego Payawal. Evangelista is the youngest child in her family, with siblings from both sides of her parents. Her aunt is 1960s superstar Liberty Ilagan. She was born in the Philippines and moved to the U.S. before returning to her homeland in her early teens. She started her career at age 13 as a model and actress.
From 2000 to early 2004, she was paired with John Prats on the show G-mik, Trip, Ang Tanging Ina, My First Romance and Berks. During the success of their loveteam, they won as the (Most Popular Loveteams of RP movies) of 2003, from 33rd Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation. Evangelista also won the Best New Female Personality (Best New Movie Actress and Best New TV Actress) awards from Star Awards for Movies and Star Awards for TV. She also won Texter's and Listener's Choice at the Himig Handog Awards for her single "Love Has Come My Way". She released the single "Tell Me" in Australia where it peaked at number 18 on the charts.
In 2004, after four years, Prats and Evangelista's popular real and reel tandem ended and the management decided to pair her with Geoff Eigenmann in the movie Bcuz of U. Both of them also appeared on the TV series Hiram, with co-stars Kris Aquino, Dina Bonnevie and Anne Curtis for which she earned a Star Awards Best Actress nomination.
In 2005, Jericho Rosales once mentioned Heart's name, saying that he wanted her to be his leading lady in the series Panday. There were many women who auditioned for this role, but they chose Heart to play the role of Eden, the love interest of Tristan. Their tandem turned into a serious relationship and lasted 3 years.
In early 2007, she renewed her ties with ABS-CBN and was under a per project basis with her manager Angeli Pangilinan Valenciano. She finished a sineserye for the station, the remake of the movie Hiram na Mukha, and appeared briefly on Pangarap Na Bituin. She also starred in the reformatted version of Your Song under the title "Muntik Na Kitang Minahal".
2008–present: Transfer to GMA Network
In early 2008, she signed a GMA Artist Center exclusive contract under GMA Network and she started her first show Codename: Asero as a leading lady of Richard Gutierrez.
She played a role as one of the twins in the fantaserye Luna Mystika. Evangelista also appeared on her first afternoon TV soap Sine Novela: Ngayon at Kailanman which aired its final episode in September 2009. In late 2009 – early 2010, she starred in a primetime Koreanovela TV series, Full House. Evangelista hosts the musical variety show on GMA, Party Pilipinas.
She appeared in the Christmas reality show Puso ng Pasko: Artista Challenge on GMA Network, and she played a dwarf on Dwarfina. On late 2011, she signed an exclusive contract under Viva Entertainment.
In 2012, she starred alongside actresses Alessandra De Rossi and Lovi Poe in the TV series Legacy which became a highly acclaimed television series throughout its run. She also was included in the afternoon drama Forever opposite co-star Geoff Eigennmann. She then started her next project on Luna Blanca Book 3 onwards till its finale. The show is a sequel of her last soap Luna Mystika in 2008 of the same genre and in 2013, she was reunited with De Rossi in the Afternoon soap Magkano Ba ang Pag-ibig? under the direction of Maryo J. de los Reyes. In 2015, she and Legacy co-star Lovi Poe were reunited in the soap Beautiful Strangers, a melodrama. This was Evangelista's second time working with veteran actress Dina Bonnevie in a series with a huge ensemble cast. In 2016, she was reunited with Dwarfina co-star Dennis Trillo in the Primetime Rom Com Juan Happy Love Story. In September 2016, Evangelista experienced a series of depression after the passing of her mentor and 'close friend', former senator Miriam Defensor Santiago.
In 2017, Evangelista starred in Mulawin vs. Ravena. She also starred in My Korean Jagiya, paired with former U-KISS member Alexander Lee Eusebio. The show aired with a total of 105 episodes. During the 2018 State of the Nation Address in the Philippine Congress, Evangelista wore the iconic rainbow badge in support for equality in the Philippines and the passage of the pro-LGBT SOGIE Equality Bill.
She was featured by Kevin Kwan's Real Crazy Rich Asians while staying in Paris during a high couture week. Evangelista was one of People Asia's "People of the Year 2018–2019". In 2019, she served as a judge on the seventh season of the reality talent television show StarStruck. Evangelista then portrayed a Sorsogon fashion designer and socialite Celeste in the television drama romance series I Left My Heart in Sorsogon (2021–2022).
As an accomplished painter, Evangelista had sold out solo exhibitions from various galleries such as the Ayala Museum and Galerie Joaquin. She uses her real name, Love Marie, in her paintings. Her first solo exhibition was held at the Ayala Museum in 2014, entitled I am Love Marie: The Art and Works of Love Marie Ongpauco. On the same year, she participated in the Visual Arts Festival through the Focus on the Arts: Art in Transit exhibitions. She also held her second solo exhibition on the same year at Galerie Joaquin through her Love Marie gallery. Her third solo exhibition, Love Marie: A Solo Exhibition of a World Class Filipina, was held at the Raffles Hotel's Chan Hampe Calleries in Singapore in 2015. She also collaborated with Rocio Olbes's children's book, Daughter of the Sun and the Moon, and participated in the Art Fair Philippines 2015: maARTe and PortrAYAL (LAYA): Portraits for Freedom Big & Small Art Co.
In 2016, she collaborated with designer Mark Bumgarner through the LMxMB: when art meets fashion, as well as with A.A. Patawaran through the book HaiNAku and other poems. Her fourth solo exhibition was held at the Ayala Museum through her Oceans Apart gallery. Her iconic hand painted bags were also introduced on the same year at BMW BGC through her exhibition, Carry your heART. In 2017, she again collaborated with A.A. Patawan at the S Maison Conrad Hotel through the HaiNAku 1st Anniversary Exhibit. She also held, HEART & Style, a public exhibition of works of art at Fashion Hall of SM Mega Mall. In April 2018, she launched another art exhibit at ArtistSpace Gallery of the Ayala Museum. On the same year, she again collaborated with A.A. Patawaran through the book, Manila Was A Long Time Ago, which featured her pet dog named Panda. Her "Follow Your Heart" artwork was featured in the February 2019 US edition of Harper's Bazaar.
Charity and advocacy
Her foundation Heart Can aims to help children with respiratory diseases. Her foundation has been active since its inception and has helped thousands of children with special needs. Heart is also an LGBT ally and a recipient of Lagablab Network's Equality Champion Award in the Philippines, being a strong supporter for the passage of the SOGIE Equality Bill, which provides protections on the basis of sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression. A known international painter, Heart is also active in the artistic community, notably in Asia. She is also a spokesperson for PAWS or (Philippine Animal Welfare Society), launching various campaigns for the organization such as the Have a Heart for Aspins campaign. She admitted in an interview that she was traumatized at a young age after seeing their neighbor slaughtering some dogs. When they told the authorities about the killings, her report was just made fun of. Heart has also been supporting the Balikatan Thalassemia for children with rare diseases, Corridor of Hope for children with cancer and the Cerebral Palsy Association of Sorsogon where her husband hails from.
|2002–2003||Arriba, Arriba!||Monina Arriba||ABS-CBN|
|2003||Tara Tena: Share A Home, Share A Heart||Anna|
|2005||Ang Panday: Book 1||Eden Roxas|
|2006||Ang Panday: Book 2||Eden Roxas / Camia|
|2007||Sineserye Presents: Hiram na Mukha||Carissa de Leon / Alicia Roldan|
|Pangarap na Bituin||Cassandra "Cassie" Salcedo|
|2008||Codename: Asero||Emily San Juan||GMA Network|
|2008–2009||Luna Mystika||Luna Sagrado-Samaniego / Celestina Sagrado†|
|2009||Sine Novela Presents: Ngayon at Kailanman||Ayra Noche-Torres / Ayra Noche-Villaflor|
|2009–2010||Full House||Maria Jesusa "Jessie" Asuncion-Lazatin|
|2010||Langit sa Piling Mo||Margarita "Marj" Rosales / Marietta Flores|
|2011||Dwarfina||Dwarfina / Yna / Fina|
|Luna Blanca||Adult Blanca|
|2013||Forever||young Adora del Prado / Isadora|
|2013–2014||Magkano Ba ang Pag-ibig?||Eloisa Aguirre|
|2015||Beautiful Strangers||Kristine de Jesus|
|2016||Juan Happy Love Story||Happy Villanueva-dela Costa|
|2017||Mulawin vs. Ravena||Alwina|
|2017–2018||My Korean Jagiya||Guadalupe Immaculada "Gia" Asuncion-Kim|
|2021–2022||I Left My Heart in Sorsogon||Celeste Diesta Estrellado|
|2001||Da Pilya en Da Pilot||Heart||ABS-CBN|
|Da Pilya en Da Guard|
|2001||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Exchange Gift||Irene Acosta|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Burda||Jenny Castaneda|
|2002||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sanggol|
|2003||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Ferry Boat||Dianne|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Flat Tire||Lei|
|Wansapanataym Presents: Thumbgelina||Liit / Laki / Angelina / Thumbgelina|
|2005||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Painting||Emily Roxas|
|2006||Your Song: Ngayong Gabi||Missy|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Lampara||Maricel|
|Your Song: Wish||Ria|
|2007||Your Song: Sana Ngayong Pasko||Melanie|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Singsing||Kaye Chua|
|Your Song: With You||Aschelle|
|2008||Your Song: Muntik Na Kitang Minahal||Arah|
|Dear Friend: Chinoy||Anna||GMA Network|
|2013||Wagas||Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago||GMA News TV|
|2001–2007||ASAP||Co-host / Performer|
|2002–2004||OK Fine, 'To Ang Gusto Nyo!||Yoko||ABS-CBN|
|2003||Heart Evangelista 18th Birthday Special||Herself|
|2003–2005||Ang Tanging Ina||Portia "Por" Macaspac|
|2005||Close Up to Fame: Season 1||Host|
|2006||Philippine Idol ♠ Philippine Idol: Exclusive||Host||ABC|
|Close Up to Fame: Season 2||ABS-CBN|
|2008||SOP||Co-Host / Herself Performer||GMA Network|
|2009||Fashionistas by Heart||Host||Q|
|2012–2013||Watta Job||Herself||GMA Network|
|2013||Sunday All Stars||Co-host|
|2014||Weddings TV||Herself||GMA News TV|
|2017||Follow Your Heart||Herself||GMA Network|
|2019||StarStruck||Herself as one, and of the judges|
|2002||Jologs||Cameo as pedestrian|
|2003||My First Romance||Jackie Ocampo|
|Ang Tanging Ina||Portia "Por" Montecillo|
|2004||Bcuz Of U||Cara|
|2008||Ay, Ayeng||Ayeng||Aloha Pearl Films|
|2009||Nobody, Nobody But... Juan||Young Aida||RVQ Productions|
|Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love||Stephanie Uy||Regal Entertainment|
|2010||Tingala sa Pugad||Aileen||indie film by Ed Palmos|
|Inno Sotto's Muse||short film by Albert Martinez|
|2011||Temptation Island||Virginia P.||GMA Films, Regal Entertainment|
|2012||Sosy Problems||Claudia Ortega||GMA Films|
|2014||Trophy Wife||Gwen||Viva Films|
|2015||Felix Manalo||Cristina Villanueva-Manalo||Viva Films, Iglesia ni Cristo|
|2003||Beauty and the Beast (Leprince de Beaumont)||Belle|
|2002||Himig Handog Love Songs|
|2003||My First Romance OST|
|2004||OPM Acoustic Hits|
|2005||OPM Acoustic Hits 2|
|2002||Love Has Come My Way||Heart Evangelista|
|2003||Please Be Careful with My Heart||Heart Evangelista|
|2007||Tuwing Nakikita Ka||Jericho Rosales|
Art exhibits and collaborations
|2014||I am Love Marie: The Art and Works of Love Marie Ongpauco||1st solo exhibition held at Ayala Museum|
|2014||Focus on the Arts: Art in Transit||Visual Arts Festival|
|2014||Love Marie||2nd solo exhibition held at Galerie Joaquin|
|2015||Love Marie: A Solo Exhibition of a World Class Filipina||3rd solo exhibit and first Filipino to showcased her works at Chan Hampe Galleries in Singapore|
|2015||Daughter of the Sun and the Moon||a children's book collaborated with Rocio Olbes|
|2015||maARTe||Art Fair Philippines with Rimowa|
|2015||PortrAYAL (LAYA): Portraits for Freedom||Big & Small Art Co.|
|2016||LMxMB: when art meets fashion||collaborated with designer Mark Bumgarner|
|2016||HaiNaku and other poems||poetry book collaborated with Arnel Patawaran|
|2016||Oceans Apart||4th solo exhibition held at Ayala Museum|
|2016||Carry your heART||a showcase of hand painted bags held at BMW BGC|
|2017||HaiNaku 1st Anniversary Exhibit||collaborated with Arnel Patawaran held at S Maison Conrad Hotel|
|2017||HEART & Style||a public exhibition of works in canvas, couture, books and furniture held at the Fashion Hall of SM Mega Mall|
Awards and nominations
|2016||30th PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Drama Actress||Beautiful Strangers||Nominated|
|2014||28th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Female Showbiz Oriented Talk Show Host||Startalk||Nominated|
|2010||58th FAMAS Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love||Nominated|
|7th Golden Screen Awards||Best Supporting Actress||Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love||Nominated|
|26th PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Best Supporting Actress||Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love||Nominated|
|12th Gawad PASADO||Best Supporting Actress||Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love||Nominated|
|Myx Music Awards 2010||Favorite Guest Appearance in a Music Video||Bahay Kubo||Won|
|2009||2009 Metro Manila Film Festival||Best Supporting Actress||Nobody, Nobody But... Juan||Nominated|
|Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love||Won|
|23rd PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best Lifestyle Show Host||Fashionistas by Heart||Nominated|
|57th FAMAS Awards||Best Actress||Ay, Ayeng||Won|
|2007||PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Female Face of the Night||Won|
|2005||19th PMPC Star Awards for TV||Best Drama Actress||Hiram||Nominated|
|2004||FAMAS Awards||German Moreno Youth Achievement Award||Won|
|34th GMMSF Box-Office Awards||Princess of RP Movies||Won|
|2003||Awit Awards||Best Performance by a New Female Artist (Love Has Come My Way)||Won|
|Asia Pacific Excellence & Handog Kay Ina Awards||Youth Achiever for Arts & Entertainment||Won|
|Ivan Entertainment Productions: Circle of 10 Modeling Agency||Celebrity Endorser of the Year||Won|
|33rd GMMSF Box-Office Awards||Most Popular Love Team of RP Movies (with John Prats)||Won|
|Himig Handog Awards||Album Platinum Award||Won|
|2002||Himig Handog Awards||Listener's Choice Award (Love Has Come My Way)||Won|
|Himig Handog Awards||Texter's Choice Award (Love Has Come My Way)||Won|
|PMPC Star Awards for Movies||Best New Movie Actress||Trip||Won|
|2001||PMPC Star Awards for Television||Best New TV Personality||G-mik||Won|
Evangelista is married to Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero. The pair were introduced by Evangelista's 'mentor', the late senator Miriam Defensor Santiago, who was a close friend of her mother. On February 15, 2015, the couple wed in a private ceremony at the Balesin Island Club in the Philippines. It was in the same year that Evangelista adopted a puppy saved by her father from the streets of Batangas. She named the puppy Panda, also sometimes referred to as Panpan. In May 2018, Evangelista and Escudero announced the expectation of their twins; however, she subsequently suffered a miscarriage that lost them. She assumed the role of first lady of Sorsogon on June 30, 2019.
Heart has been sighted in Paris, living and working in the city amidst rumors that she split from her husband in 2022.
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