Kim Chui Is a Chinese-Filipino actress, singer and model.
She is a daughter of a Chinese father and a Filipina mother. Chiu was born in Tacloban City, Leyte, Philippines, but immigrated together with her family in Cebu City, Philippines at the age of 3.
Chiu was the first Big Winner of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition, beating 14 other teenage housemates.
Clare Cabuigin of Bukidnon was fourth with 18.5% of votes. General Santos City native, Gerald Anderson exited the Palace Confession Room and was 3rd place scoring 19.4%. And first runner-up was the Ateneo student Mikee Lee, with 20.7% of the votes cast.
Kim Chiu ranked first among Claire Cabuigin of Bukidnon, Mikee Lee of Ateneo and Gerald Anderson, who has rumored as her boyfriend. Included in the prizes are P1 million, a condominium unit, a 4-year college scholarship courtesy of AMA Computer University, among other prizes worth P3 million.
While inside the house, Kim popularized a Chinese song called Peng You, which means friend by Emil Chau.
Her popularity with viewers and an interest in show business led to acting assignments with Gerald.
In the six months since the end of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition, the two have appeared together in several shows on the ABS-CBN network, bagged several commercial endorsements, and appeared in their first movie, “First Day High”.
They also appeared in “Love Spell” and “Aalog-Alog”.
Their love team was named “Kimerald” by the fans, which is a portmanteau of their names. They marked their first anniversary in show business by their first starring movie “I’ve Fallen For You” which premiered September 26, 2007 under Star Cinema.
Kim starred on her first primetime TV series entitled “Sana Maulit Muli”, where she is once again partnered with Gerald. The series started airing in the Philippines on ABS-CBN in 2007.
Chiu is a member of ABS-CBN’s circle of homegrown talents named Star Magic.
Kim Chiu is currently a regular performer on ASAP ’09. She became the leading lady in the prime time Korean remake “My Girl”.
On January 2009, Kim starred in the TV series entitled “Tayong Dalawa” as Audrey. This is Kim’s third appearance on a primetime TV series.
Kim is said to star in a movie along Gerald in July 2009.
Other TV shows she did in ABS-CBN were: Sineserye Presents: The Susan Roces Cinema Collection: Maligno; Your Song episodes “Ngiti”, “Someday” and “Alive”; Love Spell episodes “Cindy-rella”, “Pasko Na, Santa Ko”, “Charm and Crystal”, “My Boy, My Girl”; “Go kada go” and “Maalaala Mo Kaya’ episode titled “Bus”.
Some of the films Kim, meanwhile, starred on were: “Shake Rattle & Roll X” (2008); “I’ve Fallen For You” (2007); and “First Day High” (2006).
Kim is also a recording artist as she released her first album under Star Records.
Some of her citations and awards were: “ASAP Pop Viewer’s Choice Awards 2006”; “Pop Loveteam of the Year (with Gerald Anderson)”; Box Office Entertainment Awards; Most Popular Love Team (with Gerald Anderson) for First Day High 23rd Star Awards for Movies: Female Star for the Night; PMPC Star Awards for TV “Best Female-New TV Personality” (for “Sana Maulit Muli”); Nickelodeon Philippines Kids’ Choice Awards for Favorite Actress (2008).