The Australian daughter of former Philippine dictator Ferdinand Marcos was haunted by her past and claimed to have been axed in a reality TV show in spite being discreet and with unquestionable talent.
Orange County Register
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Analisa Hegyesi, 40, has claimed that she was axed from the Australian home makeover reality show The Renovators after she told the producers her father's identity last week, reports from www.pep.ph and the Telegraph showed.
Hegyesi, an interior designer by profession, said in an interview with the Telegraph that she made it to the final cut after months of auditioning only to be removed after revealing her father was the former President Marcos.
"The thing is that I've had to juggle my business and clients to make time for the show after I was asked to audition and then chosen from hundreds of people around Australia," she said as quoted in the reports.
Ms Hegyesi has made a name for herself in the world interior design and has her own company, AH, which won several awards including its designs for a Port Douglas property in QLD that won 3 State Design Awards in 2010 including 'Best New Home- 351-450 square metres'.
She added: "I was chosen on my own merits but then I was dropped due to aspects of my private life which I will not discuss... I was told there was a fear, too, attention would be paid to me and not the show and other contestants."
The Telegraph cited an insider at the production company Shine Australia who said the staff thought it was harsh and unfair to axe Hegyesi for the "the sins of her father." Meanwhile, a spokesperson for Channel 10, which will air The Renovators, said Hegyesi's removal was routine and that they have not finalized the cast.
Hegyesi, according to reports, were born to former Sydney swimwear and Playboy model Evelin Hegyesi, who was involved with the late Mr. Marcos in the 1970s. The model was 19 when she met the former Philippine dictator, according to PEP.ph.
In 2004, Hegyesi and her mother were tied to some of the accounts traced to Mr Marcos's secret bank accounts in Switzerland and Liechtenstein that supposedly contained ill-gotten wealth form Philippine bank coffers, reports the Sydney Morning Herald. With reports from Christine Gaylican
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