HEART EVANGELISTA: PHILIPPINE ICON A TRULY CRAZY RICH ASIAN
Written by RB Jane
Heart Evangelista: Philippine Icon a Truly Crazy Rich Asian. Hails from the Chinese-Filipino clan of Ongpaucos, a known restaurant magnate in the Philippines.
Heart entered showbusiness and become a Philippine sweetheart at the age of 13.
With an angelic face and natural charisma she becomes one of the industry’s most unforgettable personalities. She was paired with countries most sought after leading men in their generation. She appeared on television series and in movies for numerous projects and has a long list of awards under her name, both as an actress and a singer.
Born in the day of hearts in 1985, Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco is an actress, TV host, singer, visual media artist, philanthropist, socialite, and known fashion icon.
She is married to Francis Joseph “Chiz” Guevara Escudero, elected senator of the Philippines on June 30, 2007, and served office until June 30, 2019, currently serving as the Governor who makes Heart a First Lady in the Province of Sorsogon.
As an accomplished painter and artist Evangelista also has a long list of sold-out solo exhibitions from various galleries, which feature and showcase her diverse artistry.
Her foundation, Heart Can, has been active since its inception and has helped thousands of children with respiratory diseases and special needs.
She is also a strong supporter of the SOGIE equality bill’s passage, which provides protections based on sexual orientation, gender identity, and expression.
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.
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Her social media accounts and channel make everyone witness her busy schedule and adventures in day-to-day activities, fashion weeks to travel vlog and her sit-down interview with life lessons with her husband.
Today, she is a sought–after international and local brand endorser, a sold-out visual artist, a best–selling author, a fashion influencer, a beauty Icon, an advocate for animal welfare, children’s health and education, and an entrepreneur.