Heart Evangelista

Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco (born February 14, 1985), better known by her stage name Heart Evangelista, is a Filipina actress, TV show host, singer, VJ, and endorser. 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. She was paired with John Prats on the show G-Mik and on Trip, Ang Tanging Ina, My First Romance and Berks. In 2004 Evangelista appeared on the TV series Hiram, for which she earned a Star Awards Best Actress nomination for this series. 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 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". Her afternoon TV soap entitled Sine Novela Presents: Ngayon At Kailanman 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 plays a dwarf on Dwarfina. On late 2011, she signed an exclusive contract under Viva Entertainment. Heart's current beau is Sen. Chiz Escudero. Her foundation Heart Can aims to help children with respiratory diseases, and she is also a spokesperson for Philippine Animal Welfare Society.