Heart Evangelista Biography, Profile and Picture Gallery

November 15, 2008

Heart Evangelista

Heart Evangelista is one of those people you love to hate, but you just can’t because she’s so nice! Pretty, perky, and positively charming are just some of the adjectives that come to mind when you see her. And when she speaks, you have to add “witty,” “smart,” and “eloquent” to your growing list.

Real Name: Love Marie Ongpauco
Birthday: February 14, 1986
Height: 5′1
Weight: 102 lbs
Color of eyes & hair: Dark brown

Special Skills and Hobbies: Singing, Acting, Dancing, Painting, and Badminton

Color: Purple, Red, Yellow and Pink
Food: Chicken,Pasta
Activity: Rock Climbing
Actress: Meg Ryan, Jennifer Love Hewitt
Music: Christina Aguillera, Britney Spears, Mandy Moore

Born on February 14, 1985 to parents Reynaldo and Cecilia Ongpauco, Heart is the youngest in her family, with one brother and four sisters. She grew up and studied in the United States. Her family moved back to the Philippines in her late teen years. She spent her high school years at the Colegio San Agustin, Makati.


Heart Evangelista was first discovered by a commercial agent while at a mall with her sister. She signed up with Star Magic (formerly known as Talent Center) and was paired with John Prats on the show G-Mik. Her team-up with John Prats gained tremendous popularity, and they starred in several movies together— Trip, Ang Tanging Ina and My First Romance. They also starred on another teen-oriented show, Berks.

Heart Evangelista was paired with Geoff Eigenmann on the primetime soap opera Hiram which also starred Kris Aquino, Dina Bonnevie, John Estrada and Anne Curtis. She earned her a Star Awards Best Actress nomination on this series.

She later starred on the fantasy-action TV show Panday.

Heart 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”. Heart also released the single “Tell Me” in Australia. It peaked at number 18 on the charts.

Heart Evangelista worked on and off for three years (2005-2008) and focused mainly on hosting gigs, starring on a few Maalaala Mo Kaya and Your Song episodes, and giving time to her foundation Heart Can. In early 2007, she renewed her ties with her mother station ABS-CBN and was under a per project basis. She finished a sineserye (TV series based on a film) for the station, the remake of the movie Hiram na Mukha, and appeared briefly on Pangarap Na Bituin. She also topbilled the reformatted version of Your Song under the title “Muntik Na Kitang Minahal”.

She was also offered to do another album under Star Records and return to ASAP. She was supposed to play again her character in Ang Tanging Ina Ninyong Lahat as one of Ai Ai de las Alas‘ daughters. But all of these she declined because she chose to transfer to GMA Network due to her father’s decision.[citation needed]

She announced her sudden transfer to ABS-CBN‘s rival network, GMA Network, last April 23, 2008. She signed up a two-year exclusive contract and is now being paired with Richard Gutierrez. Their first teledrama together on GMA’s upcoming drama series Codename: Asero.

Heart Evangelista played the title role in “Ay Ayeng,” a film on the indigenous Ifugao life in Mountain Province, which premiered in Hawaii, on July 14, 2008. The movie was adapted from “Maestra Ester,” a novel by Abdon Noviza and Lica Lazaro.




Year Title Character/Role Channel
2008 Luna Mystika Luna and Celestina GMA Network
2008 Dear Friend Presents: Edison at Anna Anna GMA Network
2008 Codename: Asero Emily San Juan GMA Network
2008 SOP Rules Host/Herself  GMA Network
2008 The Singing Bee Guest Player/Herself ABS-CBN
2008 Your Song’s 1st Four-Part Miniseries: Muntik Na Kitang Minahal Arah ABS-CBN
2007 Pangarap na Bituin Cassandra Salcedo/Cassie ABS-CBN
2007 Sineserye Presents: Hiram na Mukha Carissa / Alicia ABS-CBN
2007 Maalaala Mo Kaya Presents: Singsing Kaye Chua ABS-CBN
2006 Philippine Idol Herself (Host) ABC
2006 Close Up To Fame Herself (Host) ABS-CBN
2005 Maalaala Mo Kaya Presents: Painting Emily Roxas ABS-CBN
2005 Panday Eden / Camia ABS-CBN
2004 ASAP Fanatic Herself (Host) / Performer ABS-CBN
2004 Hiram Margaret Benipayo ABS-CBN
2003 Ang Tanging Ina Portia / Por ABS-CBN
2003 Okay Fine Whatever! Yoko ABS-CBN
2002 Berks Gwyneth ABS-CBN
2002 MYX Herself (Video Jockey) MYX / Studio 23
2002 Arriba! Arriba! Monina Arriba ABS-CBN
2002 ASAP Herself (Host) / Performer ABS-CBN
2001 Da Pilya en da Pilot Heart ABS-CBN
2001 G-mik Missy ABS-CBN


Year Title Character/Role
2008 Tingala sa Pugad Ellyse
2008 Ay Ayeng Ayeng
2004 Bcuz of U Cara
2003 My First Romance Jackie (“One Love” Episode)
2003 Ang Tanging Ina Portia/Por
2002 Jologs Coffee Shop Passerby (cameo role)
2001 Trip Faye


Year Album
2003 My First Romance OST
2003 Heart
2002 Himig Handog Love Songs

Awards and citations

Year Organization Award/Nomination
2005 Star Awards for TV Best Actress Nomination for HIRAM
2004 FAMAS Awards German Moreno Youth Achievement Award
2004 Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Princess of RP Movies
2004 FHM Philippines 100 Sexiest Women Rank #6
2003 Awit Awards Best Performance by a New Female Artist (Love Has Come My Way)
2003 Asia Pacific Excellence & Handog Kay Ina Awards Youth Achiever for Arts & Entertainment
2003 Ivan Entertainment Productions: Circle of 10 Modeling Agency Celebrity Endorser of the Year
2003 Guillermo Mendoza Memorial Scholarship Foundation Most Popular Love Team of RP Movies (with John Prats)
2003 Candy Rap Awards Best Dressed Personality
2003 Album Platinum Award (Himig Handog Love Songs Album)
2002 Himig Handog Lovesongs 2002 Listener’s Choice Award (Love Has Come My Way)
2002 Himig Handog Lovesongs 2002 Texter’s Choice Award (Love Has Come My Way)
2001 Star Awards for Movies Best New Movie Actress Award for TRIP
2001 Star Awards for TV Best New TV Personality Award for G-Mik

Heart’s hit list:

1. She likes painting.
2. Shopping and listening to music are also on top of her list of must-do’s!
3. She has a lot of dogs at home, and she’s also a spokesperson for PAWS.
4. Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are her foreign actors she looks up to.
5. Priceless, Mr. and Mrs. Smith, The Notebook, and 50 First Dates belong to her list of fave flicks!
6. She likes listening to Sarah Brightman, Raf, and Laura Pausini.

Star Trivia:
Heart stands at 5 feet and two inches, but it’s not obvious ‘cos she’s always in heels!

Q & A
What’s her advice to gals like her?

“You have to follow your parents. They know what’s best talaga. You don’t know anything. Ako, akala ko I knew everything—I didn’t. Sila, back and forth na experiences nila. Ikaw, papunta pa lang, alam na nila, so makinig na lang kayo.”

What is the perfect man?
“I don’t know, does he exist? I think it’s just Jesus that’s perfect! But somebody that’s quite close to perfect would be someone that will love you unconditionally, someone that will accept who you are, someone that no matter what comes your way, he will just focus on you and you alone. And he just loves being loved by you. ‘Cos some people could be irritated when you love them and you’re giving them attention—yung challenge, nawawala.”

Complete the sentence: I am the only person I know who _________
“Kisses my dogs? I see people do that nowadays, but still, for some people, it’s icky. But [my dogs] brush their teeth anyway, so that’s okay!”

What makes a girl sexy?
“What makes someone sexy or pretty is their aura. Kasi for me, kahit gaano ka kaganda, o gaano ka ka-sexy, kung sobrang dami mong problema, hindi ka mabuting tao, wala ring mangyayari. Siguro ang disposisyon ko ngayon sa buhay ay maganda! Para akong so refreshed and relieved! So I’m really, really happy, plus the fact that I’m back with my parents, and going back to your parents and being okay with your family is one of the best things that could happen to you. ‘Cos at the end of the day, you have people that will be there for you, na hindi ka tatalikuran. That’s important. You need people that will remind you of who you are and where you come from. So I think that’s why I’m shining! So Palmolive! Hahaha!”

Pictures of Heart Evangelista with her new boyfriend >>

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6 Responses to “Heart Evangelista Biography, Profile and Picture Gallery”

  1. vanessa on July 5th, 2009 5:10 am

    hi ate heart ang ganda mo subra grabe

  2. grace nzyoka on July 13th, 2010 3:24 am

    you look prety gal

  3. vhans on September 9th, 2010 2:39 am

    hi! idol,,heheheh,,plagi akong nano2od ng lagit sa piling mo,spire ganda tlaga grabe.hehehe

  4. jenrose andos on February 24th, 2011 2:01 am

    hi… ate heart.., u look so beautiful…. u are my idol…….and why? coz…, somebody tell me… that i look like u… well, idon’t know why../? and if it is true…..

  5. lacanlaleanne on June 11th, 2011 10:59 pm

    ganda mo talaga,,,,,,,

  6. Gie ann on July 25th, 2011 12:04 am

    hello… poh,, i am ur big fun,, super favorite poh kita… kasi,,,,poh,, super ganda and elegant mo poh.. since nagstart ka poh,,, until now palagi ko poh pinapanood mga shows mo,,,,, iba ka sa lahat,,,,, napa ka desente magsalita…kumilos,,,and lahat,,,nasa na…sau nah.. ikaw po ung role model ko,,,and sa mga youth… gustong gusto po kita makita sa personal…. hai,,,, dream ko poh un,,,,

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