In case you missed it, Heart Evangelista responded to a number of questions yesterday on her Instagram stories.
The actress indulged curious followers, revealing the last movie that made her cry, what she misses from her childhood, and the best advice her mom told her. One netizen took it a little bit further and asked Heart, “Gaano po kayo kayaman?”
So, how rich is Heart Evangelista? Well, we finally have the answer straight from the socialite herself, and we can’t help but applaud her frank yet classy way of doing so. “Not crazy crazy that’s for sure but what’s mine is mine…I work hard—damn I do!” wrote Heart. “Maabilidad ako! I have dreams and I will pray hard and work hard to get to it, if not close to it.”
Contrary to what many might think, Heart didn’t always have a silver spoon in her mouth. Although she was born into a well-off family, she has candidly talked about losing it all after she decided to make ends meet on her own with her acting career. Before the Heart Evangelista we know of today on Instagram—dozens of endorsements, fashion week regular, designer everything—she was a rising actress struggling to buy herself dinner with just the P30 in her ATM.
In an interview with Dra. Aivee Teo a few months back, Heart talked about how she had to completely change her lifestyle after leaving her parents’ home. This included making acting her primary source of income which, in 2007, found her as the lead star for the ABS-CBN teleserye Hiram na Mukha—a gig she particularly remembers for the uncomfortable prosthetics she had to keep on for hours on end. “I had to do this because I had no money at that time. It was super torture,” said Heart. "My mom really wanted me to suffer so I’d go back to her. So talagang from all that comfort to nothing."
Luckily, things started to look up for Heart as more TV and movie projects rolled in for her come the 2010s. She also kickstarted her career in the arts with sold out exhibitions at the Ayala Museum from 2014 to 2018.
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