WATCH: 'Animal lover' Heart Evangelista explains why she owns animal-skin bags
Jan Milo Severo (Philstar.com) - September 20, 2019 - 4:57pm

MANILA, Philippines — Kapuso actress Heart Evangelista reacted on social media users' comments that she is an animal lover but she is buying stuff made of animals skin.

In interview with Philstar.com following her launch of her new jewelry collection for Royal Gem, Heart said people really need to respect each other.

“Well you know, we’re all trying to save the world one step at a time so we just to have really respect each other. We’re all trying to make a difference, so instead of discouraging someone or instead of hating on someone, you should appreciate we’re trying to do the same thing,” explained Heart, a supporter and advocate of People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) and Philippine Animal Welfare Society (PAWS). 

Heart was recently criticized by Instagram users after she posted a photo of her expensive Himalayan bag, dubbed by Vogue.com as the “rarest and most desirable handbag in the world" that has an estimated price tag of $300,168 or approximately P15 million.

“Ironic that you’re (an) animal lover yet (you buy) bags made out of slaughtered crocodiles. Come on Miss Heart, I love you but you’re better than this,” one of the comments read.  

Now available in select Royal Gem stores, the 2019 Royal Gem x Love Marie Jewelry Collection: The Modern Muse is an intricate expression of the complex but beautiful roles that a woman plays in today’s world. Inspired by the different facets of the modern woman as expressed in paintings from Heart’s 2018 In Full Bloom Collection, each piece tells its own story. Every jewelry design is a masterpiece. These pieces have been carefully selected and naturally handcrafted to come out as one-of-a-kind wearable artworks. — Video by Erwin Cagadas Jr. 

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