HEART Evangelista was in tears as she marked her 19th anniversary in the entertainment industry.
With a flourishing almost two-decade journey in showbiz, Heart thanked her fans and GMA Network for handling her career well during the press conference of her new romantic-comedy show, “My Korean Jagiya”.
“I wouldn’t be where I am today kung wala kayo (if not for you),” she said.
Heart Evangelista or Love Marie Ongpauco-Escudero in real life captured the hearts of many Filipinos with her youthfulness and innocence when she joined the ABS-CBN Saturday teen-oriented show, “G-Mik,” which ran in the late 1900s until the early 2000s.
She was once among the most celebrated teen stars of ABS-CBN and blessed with her own primetime drama series “Hiram” in 2004 and “Ang Panday” in 2005.
Evangelista was also one of the most popular video jocks in the then newly founded local music channel, MYX.
Aside from being a popular teen artist back then, Heart is also idolized for being a “kikay” and fashionista.
She then decided to transfer to the rival network GMA in 2008 and did a number of drama series such as “Codename: Asero” in 2008, “Luna Mystika” in 2008, “Sine Novela Presents: Ngayon at Kailanman” in 2009, “Fullhouse” in 2009, “Langit sa Piling Mo” in 2010, “Dwarfina” in 2011 and “Luna Blanca” in 2012, among others.
This year, she starred in the sequel of the popular 2004 fantasy series,”Mulawin vs Ravena” as the iconic Alwina. She also hosted a reality TV show, “Follow your Heart,” which aired 13 episodes.
Her colorful love life further brought her to the limelight, being the most controversial is with Jericho Rosales, her one true love, according to her past interviews.
Amongst her past lovers before marrying Senator Chiz Escudero were John Pratts and the Brazilian model and actor, Daniel Matsunaga.
At the moment, Heart is very happy with what she has achieved in her career.
“I’ll be doing some exciting projects as we approach next year, and I thank you in advance for being there for me. It really means the world to me,” she shared.
Heart Evangelista is also an artist and has garnered a good number of followers in social media for painting on luxury bags.