Love Marie Payawal Ongpauco-Escudero, commonly known as Heart Evangelista, is a Filipino actress, TV host, recording artist, VJ, and model. Throughout career, she has won many awards for Best Actress, Best Supporting Actress, Best Drama Actress, Album Platium, and Best Lifestyle Show Host, etc.
Evangelista is one of 6 children born to Reynaldo Ongpauco and Cecilia Ongpauco. In 2000, she was first discovered by a commercial agent while at a mall with her sister. She then appeared on the stage as a talent of Magic Star, pairing with John Prats on the shows G-mik Trip, Ang Tanging Ina, My First Romance and Berks.
Heart Evangelista married the senator Francis Escudero in 2015. However, this marriage was not approved by her parents.