When you scroll through Heart Evangelista’s Instagram feed, it’s easy to get a vibe that what you see is what you get, but amidst the glitz and the glam of her photos and videos on social media. You’ll learn more from this highly successful Filipina celebrity and fashion influencer and why she’s taking the world by storm, one fashion outfit at a time.
Whether you love or hate Heart Evangelista, you’ll see her passion for all things beauty and luxury; you’ll see her love for advocacies and why she deserves all the recognition she’s getting worldwide. She’s like the real-life Astrid Leong from Crazy Rich Asians, and you can’t help but see her shine! Here are the top 6 life and career lessons you’ll learn from Heart Evangelista that OFWs worldwide can learn from.
1. Your family doesn’t define you
Heart Evangelista is well known for her showbiz name, but she’s also known as Love Marie Ongpauco, whose family owns the Barrio Fiesta restaurant chain in the Philippines. Despite being born into a wealthy family, she wanted to make her own name in showbiz at 13 that doesn’t involve her family name.
If you’re one of the OFWs abroad who want to make a name for themselves and start a new life, then let Heart Evangelista inspire you. Today, she’s one of the most successful and well-known Filipino celebrities in the Philippines, thanks to her determination and grit at a young age.
Of course, not everyone is born with a golden spoon, but through hard work but since you’re already abroad, you can always start from scratch and start to have big dreams for yourself, whether having a business franchise back home or achieving your dream home. Don’t let your past or family connections stop you from becoming who you’re supposed to be.
2. You can be a strong and independent woman or person
Heart Evangelista shows that she’s also not just the wife of politician Chiz Escudero but also a strong and independent woman in her own right. In one of the adulting series Heart has with her husband, Senator Chiz Escudero, revealed that they have a prenup, and she earns more than him, which is fine.
She is not your typical rich girl since she put in the hard work, and in a statement, she said in one of her vlogs in Paris,” I’m learning to walk alone and being independent and being totally by myself, and I kind of love it.” Also, she’s been doing her own thing since she recently flew all by herself for Paris Fashion week and pulled everything off all by herself without her team, which shows she can be independent.
Being an OFW will allow you to be independent since you have to do everything by yourself, from washing the dishes to cooking your food, even if you’re sick or tired since no one will do it for you. Unlike back home, you have your family members to help you out. Being an OFW will help you stand on your feet, find your bearings and know yourself even more. It may be one of the most challenging things you ever have to do, but it’s also one of the rewarding things you won’t regret since it will help usher in your personal development.
3. You can pursue other passions
When Heart Evangelista is not busy being a celebrity with her endorsement shoots, teleseryes, and more. She’s busy being an artist since she’s known for her beautiful paintings, which she managed to make an enterprise, from being on book and notebook covers to taking clients to paint for luxury bags. She also recently co-founded a business with her sister called Pure Living.
If you’re an OFW, you don’t have to stick to one source of income, but you can also do your hobbies and make them your side hustles to make money on the side. Filipinos are known to be enterprising, and it’s true since we’re all diligent about having raket or gigs here and there. There are no signs of stopping for Heart Evangelista regarding her passions.
4. Having luxurious things or lifestyle is not a bad thing
When you hear the name Heart Evangelista, the first thing that might pop into your head is luxury since she’s known to be an ambassador of various brands globally and her lavish lifestyle. She’s an epitome of a material girl who has it all; however, the actress and influencer share that having luxurious things in life, whether a bag or shoes, is a way of self-love by rewarding yourself with your hard-earned money.
So, whether you’re in Dubai or Paris working as an OFW, there’s no shame in buying luxurious things that you dreamt of buying, whether for personal use or as an investment for the future!
5. Being wise with your money
Contrary to popular belief, Heart Evangelista had a strict upbringing growing up. The actress shared in one of her vlogs that she only learned how to open a bank and handle her finances when married since her mother took control of her earnings as an artista. She learned how to be wiser about her money as she grew older and as a married woman since she has now become independent. She said it’s one of the empowering moments in her life, and according to her, cash is king, and being patient, especially regarding her spending habits.
As OFWs, we can learn from our mistakes, especially if you finally gain freedom abroad and have all the authority to handle your personal finances. Take it from Heart that cash is king; having cash in store in case of emergencies and being practical will go a long way. She also acquired properties from her money, one of which was an apartment in Paris to sustain her travel back and forth for work. As an OFW, you can also take inspiration.
6. Breaking societal norms about marriage and life
Heart Evangelista is not shy about breaking societal norms, from having a blended family to being outspoken about her past loves. She’s a modern woman that is not afraid to fight for what she believes in and even when it comes to love. Amidst the rumors about her separation from Senator Chiz Escudero, she still shows she’s a girl boss no matter what happens, and she’s more than her relationships and status in life.
She’s showing the world behind the scenes what it is like to be a socialite, a businesswoman, a wife, and an artist. You can take inspiration from her courage and passion. She’s not afraid to talk about taboo topics like mental health issues, body shaming struggles, financial literacy, and even in politics. Heart Evangelista is more than just a pretty face and a trendsetter.