Heart Evangelista


Heart Evangelista was born as Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco to Reynaldo and Cecilia Ongpauco, on February 14, 1985. She is the youngest of the six siblings that include a brother (Miguel) and four sisters (Lisa, Marjorie, Michelle and Camille). Evangelista belongs to the Ongpauco clan of Barrio Fiesta fame. Rod Ongpauco is her uncle, who is also the founder of the famous Barrio Fiesta chain of restaurants. Her father, Reynaldi Ongpauco is the man responsible for laying the foundation of many branches of the Barrio Fiesta restaurants in San Francisco. In a way, Evangelista was born with a silver spoon and she was bought up in the United States.  Once she completed her studies, her family moved back to Philippines. 

Showbiz Calling

Popularity was never far away for Evangelista and today, she is looked upon as one of the most popular and multi-talented personality. Heart is a true Filipina actress, singer, VJ and model. It all started when an agent spotted her during one of her shopping day outs with Camille, her elder sister. Evangelista was soon signed for Star Magic, which was formerly known as the Talent Center. She was paired with John Prats for a show called "G-Mik". There seemed to be an instant hit because the pair sizzled on-screen and brought their respective characters to life.  John Prats and Evangelista starred in many more movies together like "Trip", "My First Romance", "Ang Tanging Ina" and the popular teen show "Berks". Soon after this show, the off-screen as well as the on-screen romance between Evangelista and Prats fell apart.

Heart was soon ready for another shot at fame and landed a role in a primetime soap opera called Hiram. She was paired opposite Geoff Eigenmann in "Hiram", which also had a long star cast including Kris Aquino , John Estrada, Dina Bonnevie, and Anne Curtis . "Hiram" turned out to be a milestone for Evangelista as she earned the Star Awards Best Actress

 One Night, One Kiss
Only One Feeling Exist
One Breath, One Touch
But I’ve Never Felt This Much
- ‘One’ by Heart Evangelista

nomination at the young age of 20. Multi-talented and a winner all the way, Evangelista has also won the award for best new female personality for Star TV as well as in Star Movie awards. Not to be left behind in music, Evangelista won the Texter Listeners Awards with her single "Love Has Come My Way" from the Album Himmig Handog Love Songs relased in 2002. In 2003, she releases another album called "Heart".{mos_ri}

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