Heart Evangelista

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Heart Evangelista
Born Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco-Escudero[citation needed]
(1985-02-14) February 14, 1985 (age 30)
Other names Heart Evangelista
Occupation Actress, recording artist, TV host, VJ, model
Years active 1998-present
Agent Star Magic (2000-2006)
Manila Genesis (2006-2008)
Viva Artist Agency (2011-present)
Spouse(s) Francis Escudero (m. 2015)
Parent(s) Cecilia Payawal Ongpauco
Reynaldo Evangelista Ongpauco
Musical career
Genres Pinoy pop
Labels Star Records

Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco-Escudero (born February 14, 1985; professionally known as Heart Evangelista), is a Filipino actress, TV host, recording artist, VJ, and model.


Evangelista was first discovered by a commercial agent while at a mall with her sister. She signed up with the Star Magic agency, formerly known as Talent Center, and was part of Star Circle Batch 9.

In 2000 - 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 4 years, Prats and Evangelista ended up their loveteam because of their rumored (Puppy Love) break-up and then she became paired with Geoff Eigenmann in the movie Bcuz of U, and also both of them 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 for this series.

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".

In early 2008, She signed an exclusive contract under GMA Network and she started her first show Codename: Asero as a leading lady of Richard Gutierrez She also played a role of twins on fantaserye "Luna Mystika". Evangelista also appeared on her first afternoon TV soap entitled Sine Novela Presents: Ngayon At Kailanman which aired on 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 plays a dwarf on Dwarfina. On late 2011, she signed an exclusive contract under Viva Entertainment.

Personal life[edit]

Evangelista's engagement to Senator Francis "Chiz" Escudero was announced in August 2014.[1] On 15 February 2015, Evangelista and Escudero wed via a lavish ceremony at the Balesin Island Club in the Philippines.[2]


Her foundation Heart Can aims to help children with respiratory diseases, and she is also a spokesperson for PAWS or (Philippine Animal Welfare Society).[citation needed]



Year Title Role Network
2015 Beautiful Strangers Kristine De Jesus GMA Network
2014 Weddings TV Herself/Host GMA News TV
2014–2015 Startalk Herself/Host GMA Network
2013 Magkano Ba Ang Pag-ibig? Eloisa Aguirre GMA Network
Eat Bulaga! Herself/Co-Host
Sunday All Stars Herself/Host/Performer
Wagas Senator Miriam Defensor-Santiago GMA News TV
Forever Adora del Prado / Isadora GMA Network
2012 iBilib Host
Watta Job Host
Luna Blanca Blanca Sandoval Buenaluz
Legacy Diana Calcetas
2011 Spooky Nights Presents: Sapi Belle
Dwarfina Dwarfina / Yna / Fina
2010 Langit sa Piling Mo Margarita "Marj" Rosales / Marietta Flores
2009 Full House Maria Jesusa "Jessie" Asuncion-Lazatin
Sine Novela: Ngayon At Kailanman Ayra Noche-Torres
Fashionistas By Heart Host Q (now GMA News TV)
2008 Luna Mystika Luna Sagrado-Samaniego & Celestina Sagrado GMA Network
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 I ♥ Philippine Idol: Exclusive Host ABC
Close Up to Fame Season 2 Host ABS-CBN
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Lampara Maricel
Your Song: Wish Ria
Panday: Book 2 Eden & Camia
2005 Panday: Book 1 Eden Roxas
Close Up to Fame Season 1 Host
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Painting Emily Roxas
2004 Hiram Margaret Benipayo
ASAP Fanatic Host
2003 Tara Tena: Love Ride Aya
Tara Tena: Share A Home, Share A Heart Anna
Ang Tanging Ina (TV series) Portia/Por Macaspac
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Ferry Boat Dianne
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Flat Tire Lei
Wansapanataym: Thumbgelina Liit/Laki / Angelina / Thumbgelina
Heart Evangelista 18th Birthday Special a Special Debut Celebration (with her escort John Prats)
2002 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Sanggol
Ok Fine Whatever Yoko
Berks Gwyneth
Arriba, Arriba! Monina Arriba
2002-2007 Myx Host/as Vj Heart
2001 Maalaala Mo Kaya: Exchange Gift Irene Acosta
Maalaala Mo Kaya: Burda Jenny Castaneda
Da Pilya En Da Pilot Heart
Da Body En Da Guard Heart
2001-2008 ASAP Host/Performer
2000-2002 G-mik Missy


Year Title Role Studio
2015 Felix Manalo (film) Cristina Villanueva Manalo Viva Films
2014 Trophy Wife Gwen
2012 Sosy Problems Claudia Ortega GMA Films
2011 Temptation Island Virginia P. GMA Films, Regal Films
2009 Nobody, Nobody But... Juan Young Aida RVQ Productions
Mano Po 6: A Mother's Love Stephanie Uy Regal Films
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
2001 Trip Faye


Year Title Role
2003 Beauty and the Beast (Leprince de Beaumont) Beauty


Studio albums[edit]

Year Album Record Label
2003 Heart Star Records

Compilation albums[edit]

Year Album
2005 OPM Acoustic Hits 2
2004 OPM Acoustic Hits
2003 My First Romance OST
2002 Himig Handog Love Songs

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Artist
2009 Bahay Kubo Hale
2007 Tuwing Nakikita Ka Jericho Rosales
2003 Please Be Careful With My Heart Heart Evangelista
2003 One Heart Evangelista
2002 Love Has Come My Way Heart Evangelista

Awards and nominations[edit]

Year Award Category Nominated Work Result
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 [3] 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

External links[edit]


  1. ^ "Chiz, Heart now engaged". ABS-CBN News and Current Affairs. 23 August 2014. Retrieved 24 August 2014. 
  2. ^ "IN PHOTOS: Heart Evangelista in her stunning wedding dress". rappler.com. Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Metro Manila Film Festival:2009". IMDB. Retrieved 2014-04-09.