Kim Chiu is the popular Teen Big Brother Winner for the ABS-CBN’s Pinoy Big Brother contest that made her emerged as the best of all the 13 housemates who joined the reality show. This Chinese-Filipino teenage actress has won the heart of the masses throughout the 42 days of their in-house stay to Big Brother’s house. She finally went center stage in the limelight on June 3, 2006 when she was declared as the Teen Big Brother winner at the Aliw Theater at the Cultural Center of the Philippines.
Her friendly and carefree attitude made her well-liked by her fellow housemates. This is perhaps the reason why she was never nominated for eviction from the Big Brother house. She likes to laugh and makes the people around her happy with her good sense of humor and sportsmanship. Her go-getter attitude made her pursue the crown for the reality TV show because of her dedication to complete tasks and challenges hurdled against the housemates.
Kim has a Chinese, more particularly Hokkien descent. She was born on April 19, 1990 in Cebu City. When she bagged the crown as the winner for the Teen Big Brother, she signed a contract to become an ABS-CBN’s Star Magic talent. She also ventured to have a singing career through her album “Gwa Ai Di.” Winning in the reality TV show of Pinoy Big Brother Teen edition gave her more opportunities to start her own career in acting. She was teamed up with Gerald Anderson as her on-screen partner. Anderson was also one of the participants in the said reality show. They were groomed as love team in their first movie together First Day High. Both stars also appeared in many television and talk shows under the ABS CBN network.
Kim also appeared in many movies like Love Spell, Aalog-alog and I’ve Fallen for You. She also made a lot of television soap operas and TV series such as My Girl, Sana Maulit Muli, and Tayong Dalawa where she won several awards. Other movies that Kim starred include Ina, Kapatid, Anak, The Healing and 24/7 in Love where she was reunited with Gerald Anderson again.
Kim bagged several awards like Best Breakthrough Performance, Most Promising Female Star, Best Movie Actress, Pop TV Character of the Year, Best New Female TV Personality all awards given in 2007. She also received other recognition awards like Most Admired TV Personality by the Anak TV Seals Award, Best Actress for her horror film Shake, Rattle and Roll X that was awarded to her on the 34th Metro Manila Film Festival in 2008. Kim continues to receive more awards the succeeding years making her one of the most highly recognized talented young actress in the Philippines.
Kim Chiu is well loved as a young actress in the Philippine showbiz industry after she won the hearts of the masses when she first appeared as a contestant in the first Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition. Known as Kimberly Sue Yap Chiu, she was the first winner of the popular reality show, giving her the biggest opportunity to start a career as an actress. She is one of the Star Magic artists under ABS CBN. Kim is an actress and a singer who launched her own album entitled Gwa Ai Di. Kim was born from a Chinese father and was raised in Cebu City.
It was in 2006 when Kim joined the Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition. She won the reality show with 626,562 votes. She also made a record in the said show for being the only housemate who was never nominated for eviction from the bahay ni Kuya (house of big brother).Her winnings include a contract with ABS CBN and she was partnered with her fellow housemate Gerald Anderson. The first movie they partnered together was First Day High and they both made other films together like the Aalog-alog and Love Spell. Anderson and Chiu were love teams and they appeared on their first television series Sana Maulit Muli. Chiu won several awards from her TV series Tayong Dalawa in 2009.
The budding real life romance between Kim and Gerard ended when they made the primetime drama on television entitled Kung Tayo’y Magkakalayo in 2010. Even when they are no longer real life sweethearts, the love team continues and they made other tv series together including the My Binondo Girl which themed as a romantic comedy. Kim tried doing suspense movies like The Healingwhich also starred the Star of All Season in the Philippines, Ms. Vilma Santos. Kim also venture into commercial modeling and has endorsed many companies including Bench which is a popular local clothing line.