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Friday, April 18, 2008

Kim Chiu

Kimberly Sue Yap Chiu (born April 19, 1990) was born in Xiamen, China and migrated to Cebu City at the age of 3. Kim Chiu was first known as the big winner of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition and is now an actress in ABS-CBN shows.

She portrayed Poknat/Jasmine in Sana Maulit Muli that secured as one of the country's most watched programs, which also co-stars Gerald Anderson

Chiu and Anderson appeared together in several shows of ABS-CBN, bagged commercial endorsements,and was formally introduced in the silver screen via their first movie, First Day High. Marking their first anniversary in show business is their first starring movie I've Fallen For You which premiered September 26, 2007 under Star Cinema.

They are currently regular performers on ASAP '07 and recently concluded their appearance in Gokada Go!

Not long after that, she was given a break in the recording industry. Under Star Records her first album Gwa Ai Di was released mid of 2007.


Since the start of her acting career, Chiu often received negative reactions when performing on-screen. In his review of the movie, Nestor Torre of the Philippine Daily Inquirer criticized Chiu's performance in I've Fallen for You, stating:

"Kim’s basic problem is her inability to relax, to go beyond surface energy and enthusiasm. She tries so hard as a performer that, when she smiles, it comes off as a grimace. And her speaking voice needs a lot of lessons to modulate."

In relation, I've Fallen for You didn't turn out as expected at the box-office grossing only P35.1 million to date