- Kapuso actress Heart Evanglista was chosen as one of the “Real Crazy Rich Asians”
- She was supported by the author of Crazy Rich Asian who is Kevin Kwan
- Heart shared that she feels proud of the recent recognition
Filipina celebrity Heart Evangelista was included in the four Asian fashionistas featured as the “Real Crazy Rich Asians” by a US fashion magazine.
KAMI learned that the 33-year-old actress was branded by Harper's Bazaar US alongside Asian style icons Feiping Chang from Hongkong and twins Michelle and Rachel Yeoh from Malaysia.
The four chosen ladies shot a feature with Kevin Kwan, the author of Crazy Rich Asians, during the Paris Haute Couture Fashion Week on July 2018.
In a video posted in social media, Kevin expressed his appreciation to Heart and even described her as a gifted artist.
“Heart Evangelista, she’s really the darling of the Philippines, one of the most acclaimed actresses,” he said.
“She’s also a really gifted artist. She’s had amazing museum shows in the Philippines of her paintings,” Kevin added.
Here is the video:
Kevin also told that Heart can be considered as the "modern-day incarnation of Audrey Hepburn."
In response, the actress shared in her Instagram account how she felt after being included as one of the “Real Crazy Rich Asians.”
“I had the honor of being featured alongside some of the most incredible and stylish Asian icons. I am beyond grateful to Kevin and the entire Harper’s team for being such a dream to work with!” Heart wrote.
“I’m so incredibly proud of this project and would love for you to see it, too!” she added.
With the inclusion of the Filipina fashionista in the list, a lot of netizens expected her to have a special participation in the Hollywood movie, “Crazy Rich Asians.” However, it was Kris Aquino who became a cast of the said film.
In a previous article by KAMI, the actress admitted that she auditioned for a role in the said movie but did not get the slot.
Aside from being a fashion artist, Heart is known as a Filipino actress, TV host, and visual media artist. She got married to Senator Francis Escudero in 2015.
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