How far can relationship goals stand the ultimate test when real or reel celebrity couples find themselves in an unfamiliar world? Beginning April 23, Sunday afternoons will be extra fun and challenging as Kapuso actress-host Heart Evangelista-Escudero joins celebrity couples as they step out of their comfort zones in Follow Your Heart. Follow Your Heart is GMA Public Affair’s newest reality show that dares real and reel celebrity couples to face demanding challenges faced by common folk.
Each episode features two celebrity pairs who will take on the challenges of raising children – and money – for their adoptive family. Together, they will look after the children and perform household chores such as washing clothes and cooking. It’s a show where drama, action, and entertainment are rolled into one. The task does not end here as the celebrity couples must battle it out in a series of fun games where cash prizes are at stake for their newfound families. The winning host family will receive P50,000 while a consolation prize of P25,000 goes to the non-winning host family.
Fans will definitely see another side of Heart in her latest project. “Never been seen iyong mga ginagawa namin. Matutuwa sila dahil mas makikilala nila kami bilang mga artista, kung sino kami sa totoong buhay” says Heart. Aside from hosting the show, Heart immerses herself in the challenges as well. “Ginawa ko iyong mga challenges. And iyong iba mahirap siyempre dahil summer pero sobrang ang dami kong natutunan,” says the Kapuso actress-host. “Expect [na] nila na talagang lahat kami na mafi-feature sa show [ay] mag-i-step out talaga sa aming mga comfort zones,” she adds.
For its pilot episode, Follow Your Heart goes to Lake Pandin in San Pablo, Laguna to test celebrity couples Mark Herras and Winwyn Marquez; and LJ Reyes and Paolo Contis. From making and riding their own rafts to fishing, the Kapuso stars will take on the various challenges to win the game. Mark and Winwyn will accompany the hardworking couple Lotlot and Romeo Sales. Romeo builds makeshift boats that tourists ride to cross Lake Pandin. Lotlot, even while seven months pregnant, helps out by pulling the rope that moves the raft across the lake. The couple has eight children.
Meanwhile, LJ and Paolo take on the tasks of couple Orlando and Gina Tolentino. Like Lotlot, Gina also works the rafts on Lake Pandin. Orlando, on the other hand, is a fisherman. The catch he gets from the lake at dusk are sold by Gina the following morning. Who will win between Mark and Winwyn and LJ and Paolo? Join Heart as she steps out of her comfort zone and faces her most challenging role to date. Watch real and reel celebrity couples take on the mission of raising a family in Follow Your Heart, Sundays at 5 p.m. beginning April 23, on GMA 7.