Heart Evangelista is a popular actress, host, VJ and model. She’s of Chinese-Filipino descent, and grew up in the US before moving back here and pursuing her dream of becoming a star.
She entered the showbiz industry under Star Circle Batch 9 and was immediately paired with John Pratts as they appeared on G-Mik and Trip. Since then she has appeared in numerous TV shows and movies and even became a VJ for Myx.
- Best New TV Personality, PMPC Star Awards (G-Mik, 2001)
- Best New Movie Actress, PMPC Star Awards (Trip, 2002)
- Celebrity Endorser of the Year 2003 (Circle of 10 Modeling Agency)
- German Moreno Youth Achievement Award, 2004 FAMAS Awards
- Best Actress, 2009 FAMAS Awards (Ay Ayeng)
- Best Actress, PMPC Star Awards (Hiram, 2005)
- She was born Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco on Valentine’s Day, 1985, hence her name.
- Her Chinese grandfather, a movie producer and actors’ caterer, founded the first Barrio Fiesta Restaurant in 1958.
- She’s a spokesperson for the Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS).
- She was considered for the role of Cho Chang in Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire.