Paano nagre-relax ang nagre-recharge si Heart Evangelista?
“My god, ang Zion ang aking charger these days! Siya ang aking charger, honestly, I really need it every night.”
Ang tinutukoy niya ay ang Zion massage chairs, na inilunsad siya bilang celebrity endorser noong May 4, 2023, sa Manila Private House Private Members Club sa Bonifacio Global City.
Ipinagdiwang ni Heart ang kanyang 38th birthday nitong Pebrero 14, kaya tinanong siya ng press: Sino si Heart Evangelista ngayon?
“I think… oh wow! I've come a long way. I feel… Before, I would say I'm thirty-ganyan, but I have a mind of a twenty-one-year-old.
"I'm thirty-eight, but I feel like I have a mind of a fifty-year-old.
"I think I had a lot of learning to do with, you know, with my job, personal things, with responsibilities. I'm on top of everything, and I love being on top of everything.
“I like the feeling that you could drop me off anywhere and I will survive.
"You know, I never used to travel by myself, now I travel by myself."
Makikita sa Instagram feed niya ang mga biyahe niya sa labas ng bansa, partikular sa Paris, kung saan nakabili siya ng apartment.
Ang hindi niya ipino-post sa social media ay ang mga struggles niya nung mga panahong namuhay siya independently.
Pagbabalik-tanaw niya, “Iniiyakan ko yung connecting flight sa Dubai, yung train. Ay, umiiyak na ako. Nangangati na ko, puro na ako pantal before."
Looking back, she needed those experiences to grow.
Dugtong niya, "Now, I can do anything. I can take anything you want, I'm good, and I love it!
“I love it that I'm not a hostage to anyone. I don't need to rely on anyone, and I feel like it's very empowering.
"But being independent, and really learning to survive on my own. I love it. I feel really empowered."
Having been in showbiz for 25 years, maraming natutunan si Heart. Ano naman ang mga nabago sa kanyang personality?
“I'm still very sweet, but I know when to put my foot down, and I will fight for myself this time around. And I like that, I’m really like that.
“Hindi na ako makakawawa ngayon ng kahit sino, and I love it.
"I've always been very frank and honest about my emotions, I just didn't know how to put them into words.
"I was afraid that people would think, di ba, gano'n tayo pag artista, especially, you have a mold that you have to follow.
"But just as long as you say it sweetly and politely but you get the message across, I feel it's very empowering that you know you're given a voice.
“I love that I had to go through a lot throughout the years to be where I am today."
May shout-out din siya para sa mister niyang si Senator Chiz Escudero, “who is very supportive of me being a late bloomer."
Aniya pa, “And I really, really appreciate the people, like my husband."
Si Heart ay maituturing na epitome ng isang strong woman. Ano naman ang mensahe niya sa mga kababaihang tinitingala siya at kumukuha sa kanya ng inspirasyon sa mga panahong may mga pinagdadanan o nangangarap sa buhay pero nahihirapan?
Lahad ni Heart, “I guess we should say rebellion is never the reason or rebellion is never something that you need to do.
“Meaning to say is when you don’t understand your life and you feel like you’re trapped, and you feel like you’re suffocated with your job, with the people around you, you don’t go on a warpath or a war zone, and, you know, get parang everyone.
“You have to have your time to yourself, to assess, to understand, to see how you will grow from it.
“You don’t need to be angry, you just have to roll with the punches, and you will automatically grow from that.
“Kasi, sometimes, pag something doesn’t happen the way we want it to happen, nabubuwisit tayo or napu-frustrate tayo.
“It’s okay to be frustrated but the answer will come very soon and sooner if you just stay calm.
“Everything is for a reason, if you do make a mistake it’s okay.
“Kung nagrebelde ka, it’s still okay, but learn from your mistakes, and it will just really, as cliché as it sounds, it will make you into a better person.
“Don’t let the world turn you into a mean or bitter person.
“It’s all for a good reason for you to be better to yourself and to other people."
Ang dagdag na payo pa niya, “And take lots of pictures because we only meet people for a reason in our lifetime, whether it’s a friend, a colleague, take lots of pictures because life is too short.”