Ferdinand Marcos’ Aussie daughter axed from TV show

By Jojo Malig, abs-cbnNEWS.com

Posted at Mar 31 2011 01:00 AM | Updated as of Mar 31 2011 05:44 PM

MANILA, Philippines – Analisa Josefa Hegyesi, a daughter of former President Ferdinand Marcos with former Playboy model Evelin Hegyesi, has been dropped from a planned television show, Australian media reported on Wednesday. 

Hegyesi, 40, is currently a professional interior designer and founded AH Design Concepts

According to the Daily Telegraph, production company Shine Australia informed her on Monday that she was no longer part of reality TV show Renovators. 

The show’s main theme is about a group of professionals tasked to renovate real estate properties.

Hegyesi reportedly had to undergo months of auditions and interviews.

However, she was reportedly axed after the show’s producers were told who her father is.

ABS-CBN News’ Ces Oreña-Drilon filed a story years ago on Hegyesi, who is married to an heir to a food conglomerate in Australia.

Ilocos Norte Rep. Roque Ablan had confirmed her existence, according to Drilon. Former President Marcos hailed from Ilocos Norte.

It was not immediately known if the Marcos family has acknowledged her existence.

According to earlier reports by Australian newspaper Sydney Morning Herald, Analisa’s mother, Evelin Hegyesi, is now a multi-millionaire who owns several investment companies. 

Evelin is believed to have named her daughter after the late strongman’s mother.

The Sun-Herald also claimed to have found documents showing links between Hegyesi’s Australian companies with secret Marcos accounts in Switzerland and Liechtenstein.

Marcos and his wife, Imelda, had been charged for moving billions of dollars of embezzled public money to different countries and into corporations. He was president of the Philippines from 1965 to 1986.

Hegyesi was born in 1971.