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Marie "Heart" Evangelista
Evangelista in 2012
|First Lady of Sorsogon|
June 30, 2019
|Preceded by||Grace Galang Lee Rodrigueza|
Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco
(1985-02-14) February 14, 1985
( m. 2015)
|Alma mater||Colegio San Agustin – Makati|
|Occupation||Actress, businesswoman, artist|
Star Magic (1998–2008)
Manila Genesis (2006–2008)
Royal Era Entertainment (2008–2010)
Viva Artist Agency (2011–2018)
GMA Artist Center (2008–present)
Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco-Escudero (born February 14, 1985), better known as Heart Evangelista (Tagalog pronunciation: [ɛbɐŋhɛˈlista], alternately [-vɐŋ-]), is a Filipina actress, TV host, singer, visual media artist, philanthropist, socialite and currently serving as the first lady of the province of Sorsogon.
She is the daughter of Reynaldo Evangelista Ongpauco, a restaurant magnate who belongs to a Chinese-Filipino clan, and Maria Cecilia del Gallego Payawal, whose family is from the Bicol province of Camarines Sur. Evangelista is the last born child, with siblings from both sides of her parents. She was born in the Philippines and moved to the U.S. before moving back to the Philippines in her early teens. She started her career at the age of 13 as a commercial 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
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.
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 icon 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.
|2019||StarStruck||herself as one of the judges||GMA Network|
|2017–2018||My Korean Jagiya||Guadalupe Immaculada "Gia" Asuncion|
|2017||Mulawin vs. Ravena||Alwina|
|Follow Your Heart||Herself|
|2016||Juan Happy Love Story||Happy Villanueva-dela Costa|
|2015||Beautiful Strangers||Kristine de Jesus||GMA Network|
|2014||Weddings TV||Herself||GMA News TV|
|2013–2014||Magkano Ba ang Pag-ibig?||Eloisa Aguirre||GMA Network|
|2013||Sunday All Stars||Co-host|
|Wagas||Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago||GMA News TV|
|Forever||young Adora del Prado / Isadora||GMA Network|
|2012||Luna Blanca||Adult Blanca|
|2011||Dwarfina||Dwarfina / Yna / Fina|
|2010||Langit sa Piling Mo||Margarita "Marj" Rosales / Marietta Flores|
|2009–2010||Full House||Maria Jesusa "Jessie" Asuncion-Lazatin|
|2009||Sine Novela Presents: Ngayon at Kailanman||Ayra Noche-Torres / Ayra Noche-Villaflor|
|Fashionistas by Heart||Host||Q|
|2008–2009||Luna Mystika||Luna Sagrado-Samaniego / Celestina Sagrado†||GMA Network|
|2008||Dear Friend: Edison at Anna||Anna|
|Codename: Asero||Emily San Juan|
|Your Song: Muntik Na Kitang Minahal||Arah||ABS-CBN|
|2007||Your Song: Sana Ngayong Pasko||Melanie|
|Pangarap na Bituin||Cassandra "Cassie" Salcedo|
|Sineserye Presents: Hiram na Mukha||Carissa de Leon / Alicia Roldan|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Singsing||Kaye Chua|
|Your Song: With You||Aschelle|
|2006||Your Song: Ngayong Gabi||Missy|
|Philippine Idol ♥ Philippine Idol: Exclusive||Host||ABC|
|Close Up to Fame: Season 2||Host||ABS-CBN|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Lampara||Maricel|
|Your Song: Wish||Ria|
|Ang Panday: Book 2||Eden Roxas / Camia|
|2005||Ang Panday: Book 1||Eden Roxas|
|Close Up to Fame: Season 1||Host|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Painting||Emily Roxas|
|2003||Tara Tena: Share A Home, Share A Heart||Anna|
|2003–2005||Ang Tanging Ina||Portia "Por" Macaspac|
|2003||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Ferry Boat||Dianne|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Flat Tire||Lei|
|Wansapanataym Presents: Thumbgelina||Liit / Laki / Angelina / Thumbgelina|
|Heart Evangelista 18th Birthday Special||Herself|
|2002||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sanggol|
|2002–2004||OK Fine, 'To Ang Gusto Nyo!||Yoko|
|2002–2003||Arriba, Arriba!||Monina Arriba||ABS-CBN|
|2001||Maalaala Mo Kaya: Exchange Gift||Irene Acosta|
|Maalaala Mo Kaya: Burda||Jenny Castaneda|
|Da Pilya en Da Pilot||Heart|
|Da Pilya en Da Guard||Heart|
|2001–2007||ASAP||Co-host / Performer|
|2015||Felix Manalo||Cristina Villanueva-Manalo||Viva Films, Iglesia ni Cristo|
|2014||Trophy Wife||Gwen||Viva Films|
|2012||Sosy Problems||Claudia Ortega||GMA Films|
|2011||Temptation Island||Virginia P.||GMA Films, Regal Entertainment|
|2010||Inno Sotto's Muse||short film by Albert Martinez|
|2009||Nobody, Nobody But... Juan||Young Aida||RVQ Productions|
|Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love||Stephanie Uy||Regal Entertainment|
|2008||Ay, Ayeng||Ayeng||Aloha Pearl Films|
|2004||Bcuz Of U||Cara||Star Cinema|
|2003||My First Romance||Jackie|
|Ang Tanging Ina||Portia "Por" Montecillo|
|2002||Jologs||Cameo as pedestrian|
|2003||Beauty and the Beast (Leprince de Beaumont)||Belle|
|2005||OPM Acoustic Hits 2|
|2004||OPM Acoustic Hits|
|2003||My First Romance OST|
|2002||Himig Handog Love Songs|
|2007||Tuwing Nakikita Ka||Jericho Rosales|
|2003||Please Be Careful With My Heart||Heart Evangelista|
|2002||Love Has Come My Way||Heart Evangelista|
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|
She is married to Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero, the incumbent governor of Sorsogon. 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 announced that she and Escudero were expecting their first child together. In the same month, however, one of the twins she was carrying was lost to a miscarriage. In June 2018, Evangelista announced that she suffered yet another miscarriage, losing the last of her twins.
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