Heart’s A-1 PR makes her an exceptional celebrity

Not many female stars as big as Heart Evangelista-Escudero manifests an exceptional ability to mingle with just about anybody, of any socio-economic status, political affinity, or religion. That’s what makes this pretty star of My Korean Jagiya in a class all her own and at a level that is nonpareil.

At the recent opening of the uppity fashion stare at Greenbelt 5, CH Carolina Herrera, it was revealed that she is the brand’s ambassador in the Philippines.

And, why not, after all, the actress has been rubbing elbows with the fashion’s biggest names in Paris, including those that parlay the most expensive leather goods in the world.

 PRETTY IN HANBOK. Kapuso sweetheart Heart Evangelista wearing a traditional Korean dress for her role in the primetime romcom, "My Korean Jagiya."

Didn’t you know that Singaporean author Kevin Kwan himself said that Heart’s painted Hermes bags is a must have. For someone who doesn’t know the TV/movie star personally to say that he must have found Heart’s painted bags really extraordinary and something to collect.

Kwan is the author of Crazy Rich Asian that is now the basis for a film with the same title in production in Hollywood.

Kwan’s statement of Heart’s painted bags appeared in an article on entitled “What to Buy to Look Like: A Crazy Rich Asian,” 

 “When it comes to luggage, old-money CRAs (Crazy Rich Asians) love Globe-Trotter, though preferably handed down from their grandparents rather than something brand new. For new-money CRAs, it’s all about a customized Goyard or Hermès weekend bag hand-painted by Heart Evangelista, who’s a Filipino actress and accomplished painter. Then, of course, they’ll post about all the fabulous places they’re going on their Instagram, which should have at least 100,000 followers.”

(Underscoring by the columnist)

Believe it or not, Heart is also in the Top 10 Hermes Instagram Accounts To Follow according to She joins socialites and models all over the world in the list who possess a collection of Hermes bags.

Heart Evangelista flanked by her "Jagiyas" Edgar Allan Guzman (left) and Alexander Lee (right) 

And she’s at no. 2 (2. Love Marie Ongpauco Escudero - Love Marie Ongpauco Escudero, also known as Heart Evangelista, is an actress from the Philippines. She is an avid collector of Hermes bags and also paints on them. She had an exhibition once showcasing her paintings, check out the #lovemariehandpaintedbags to see her painted designer bags. She even met Hermes executive Michael Coste who invited him to see the secret garden on a Paris rooftop.)

Wow. That’s really something. And none among her peers in the industry has come close.

Here’s a bit of good news, My Korean Jagiya shows strong performance on her timeslot, and seems the new show on the other network is having a hard time knocking it off from the ratings game. Something that can make Heart smile along with co-star Alexander Lee and husband Senator Chiz Escudero.

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Fans of My Korean Jagiya, Let’s Fight Ghost, and My daughter, Geum Sa-weol will have the chance to sing-along with the shows’ respective theme songs as GMA Records makes it available worldwide.

 “My Jagiya”, the theme song of GMA’s primetime series My Korean Jagiya, was performed by Janno Gibbs with Denice Barbacena.

Janno wrote the said song now available on iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and other digital stores worldwide.

Meanwhile, James Wright’s “Mahal Na Nga Kita”, from the Koreanovela Let’s Fight, Ghost! which airs from Monday to Friday is from his latest album Just Wright which also contains the song “My Destiny” used as the theme song of the Philippine TV adaptation of Korea’s top-rating program My Love from the Star.  

Just Wright is available at Astroplus, Astro Vision and via, and also available on digital format via iTunes, Spotify, Amazon and over 160 digital stores worldwide.

From T.O.P. comes the single “Alaala” the theme song of the Koreanovela My daughter, Geum Sa-weol. The program airs before Let’s Fight Ghost, on GMA. The song is included in T.O.P.’s self-titled debut album available on CDs and on digital format worldwide. 

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Madeline Jordan Reantaso Villegas or fondly called “Magic,” recently celebrated her 18th birthday with a grand, coming out party given by her parents, Ariel and Girlie Villegas. Held at Bali Gardens in Las Pinas City, the event was attended by Magic’s family, relatives, classmates and close friends. 

DEBUTANTE. Magic Villegas with her loving parents Ariel and Girlie 

An only child, Magic was named after her dad’s NBA hard court hero (Michael Jordan). She is a third year Tourism major at De La Salle University in Cavite. Her parents are both based in UAE. Her dad is the F&B head at Holiday Inn Express in Dubai, while her mom works as Senior Coordinator in Quality Service at Abu Dhabi Urban Planning Council. Magic looked radiant that night wearing elegant white and gold gowns made by her uncle, Wilson Reantaso.


Topics: Heart Evangelista-Escudero , My Jagiya
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