Actress Heaven Peralejo recently *made waves* on social media after she confirmed her relationship with her former co-star, Kiko Estrada. But did you know that she's been in showbiz since 2016? Aaand that she can actually see ghosts? Read on to find out more!
Here are some facts and trivia about Heaven Peralejo:
1. Heaven's birthday is on November 25, 1999.
And if her last name is familiar to you, that's because she has showbiz roots! Her tita is former actress Rica Peralejo.
2. She debunked assumptions that she's "laking mayaman."
In one of her 2019 vlogs, Heaven shared that she used to commute via bus with her dad: "Minsan nakatayo, minsan nakaupo, naranasan ko 'yon." She added that she was very kuripot in high school.
3. Heaven entered showbiz in 2016 through Pinoy Big Brother: Lucky 7.
She was dubbed as "The Mommy's Angel Of Makati" and eventually left the show to support her mom, who had cancer and was going to have an operation. (Good news: Her mom is now cancer-free!)
4. She got a matching tattoo with her mom in South Korea.
In October 2019, they chose two swallow bird tattoos, and Heaven explained their meaning on Instagram: "It symbolizes a lot for us especially our love for traveling. There were a lot of times when we were lost commuting but we didn't care because we knew that as long as we're together we can face it with a brave heart, similar to how we face our daily battles in our lives. I'm just so proud that I can have a mom and best friend in one!! I love you."
5. She is a college student at Southville International School Affiliated with Foreign Universities (SISFU).
6. After Pinoy Big Brother, Heaven went on to appear in many TV shows.
We've seen her in episodes of Maalaala Mo Kaya, Wansapanataym, Pamilya Ko, and Ipaglaban Mo! Heaven also appeared in the films Mama's Girl and Familia Blondina. She recently starred in the teleserye Bagong Umaga as a character named "Tisay," and one of her love interests was Kiko Estrada.
She was actually awarded Female Celebrity Face of the Night at the 35th PMPC Star Awards for Movies! The ceremony took place in 2019:
7. Heaven says she can see ghosts.
In an interview, Heaven talked about the most frightening experience of her life. "Ay, naku! Nakakakita ako...Yes, yung family namin lahat may third eye," Heaven revealed. "Yung pinakanakakatakot once may namatay, yung lolo ko, tapos talagang nagparamdam sila ng lola ko as in talagang sumisigaw kami kasi andun yung mararamdaman niyo na tumataas lahat ng buhok niyo sa katawan."
8. She battled COVID-19 in 2021.
The actress talked about battling the virus on her vlog, where she opened up about the emotional and mental strain that came with isolation. "Words, even if they are not true, they still affect you. Naapektuhan pa din ako," Heaven shared. "There is nothing wrong with being hurt, there is nothing wrong with being sad. Pero 'yon lang siguro...Your will to live. Dapat hindi tayo nawawalan ng will to live."
The end of her vlog showed Heaven being moved to a hospital after her symptoms worsened. She was successfully admitted to a hospital after being on the waitlist.
9. Heaven and Kiko Estrada confirmed their relationship in August 2021.
Both Heaven and Kiko posted photos of them together on Instagram, where they said "I love you" to each other in the caption and comments. The new couple also posed with their pet dog, a Yorkshire Terrier named Buzz.
10. Back in 2020, Heaven admitted she had a crush on Kiko.
During her Jojowain O Totropahin vlog in March 2020, Heaven shared that she had a crush on Kiko for around two days: "Kasama ko siya sa Pamilya Ko. Actually, crush ko siya dati. Hindi alam ng mga tao 'yon...Kasi, dati 'pag nagkakaroon ako ng crush, like mga two days lang...tapos wala na, hindi ko na crush. Nakita ko [siya] sa Pamilya Ko and sabi ko, 'Ma, ang gwapo talaga.' Crush ko talaga ‘to dati. 'Dati' kasi…pero siyempre ngayon may jowa siya, so 'totropahin.' RESPECT. RESPECT!"
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