Kimberly Sue Yap Chiu (born April 19, 1990) was born in Tacloban,Leyte and later transfered in Cebu City. She is a Filipino actress and model. Chiu first appeared in a reality TV show, Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition last April, 2006 and won the competition garnering more than 600,000 votes. She and third placer Gerald Anderson, with whom she had a very close friendship during her stay in the House, eventually entered showbiz and was made as a love team. Their love team was called Kimerald, a combination of their names' Kim and Gerald, by their fans. Both were given recognition and appeared on several programs on ABS-CBN and were given endorsements. Chiu starred in her first movie, First Day High and eventually given their first solo movie, still with Anderson, I've Fallen for You. Chiu and Anderson starred in their very first television series Sana Maulit Muli which was shown also in Taiwan entitled Chances and was dubbed in Mandarin and will also be shown in Cambodia.
Except for the fact that she's not an orphan, Kim has a sort of 'Cinderella' story. The teen who hails from Cebu, with her siblings, currently lives with her dad and his second family. Her parents separated when she was 9 years old. Her dad met her stepmom during a business trip in Vietnam. Kim's dad got into a vehicular accident and her 'tita' took care of him there. When Kim was in her first year in high school, her mom had to suddenly leave for Hong Kong, so her dad and his new family took her and her siblings under their wing. "Wala naman akong magawa. Hindi na rin naming nagawang magalit. Kesa magtanim ka ng galit sa puso mo, tanggapin mo na lang."
She rates her relationship with her stepmother as 'ok lang', neither good nor bad. "She doesn't talk to us about our dad. Minsan mabait siya minsan hindi. Dati masungit talaga siya. May nagawa lang kaming konting mali ng mga kapatid ko sinusumbong na niya sa daddy ko. Napapagalitan tuloy kami. Tapos minsan sabi ni daddy 50 pesos ang baon ko, then 20 lang ang bibigay niya." Their family used to be well-off. They even had a store in Tacloban. Her family isn't exactly dirt poor now but she sometimes misses the old days when she got driven to school by their own car. "My mom nagpatayo siya noon ng house na worth halos 4 million pesos tapos di naman pala namin kaya. Ang nagpapaaral sa akin ngayon dad at tita ko. We used to have our own house, our own car. Now we live with my lola and I take a jeep to school."
With her cute Chinese looks you'd think boys would be courting her left and right. But Kim's opinion of guys is not exactly the same as their opinion of her. "Tingin ko sa lahat ng lalaki manloloko. Sa simula ok kayo, kapag tumagal na, sumasama na ang ugali. Di na nagtetext, di na nagsasabi kung saan pupunta. Madali kang pagsawaan." Must be her bad experience with her ex-boyfriend. "Friends pa din naman kami hanggang ngayon. Pero sabi niya pagod na daw siya. Sabi ko naman ako rin pagod na. Pagod na sa kakasunod sa kanya, sa kakahanap at kapapaalam sa kanya. Ako na lang ng ako." So this means no Prince Charming for her at the moment.
She feels challenged by Pinoy Big Brother. She believes that she has enough talent and will power to take on Big Brother's tasks. "Gusto ko maging artista. Gusto ko din makita sa TV at patunayan sa mama ko, sa tita ko, sa mga tao na may talent ako. Pwede ako sumayaw, kumanta at umarte. I can play the guitar." Kim's really praying she wouldn't cry, something she hates doing. "Kasi pagumiyak ako sasabihin nila na talo ako."
Year Title Role
2008 My Girl Jasmine
2007 Love Spell: "Cindy-rella" Cindy
2007 Your Song: "Ngiti" Sansan
2007 Gokada Go! Melody Go
2007 Your Song: "Someday" Jodie
2007 Sana Maulit Muli Jasmine "Poknat" Sta. Maria
2006 Love Spell: "Pasko Na, Santa Ko" Abby
2006 Star Magic Presents: "Ang Lovey Kong All Around" Baby Girl
2006 Your Song: "Bitin Sa Iyo" Kayan
2006 Maalaala Mo Kaya: "Bus" Kate Bautista
2006 Love Spell: "Charm and Crystal" Charm and Crystal
2006 Your Song: "Alive" Abby
2006 Aalog-Alog Kim Chan Sukimura
2006 Love Spell: "My Boy, My Girl" Stephanie/Stephen
2006 ASAP Herself
2006 Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition Herself
Year Title Role
2008 Miss na Miss Kita TBA
2007 I've Fallen For You Alex Tamayo Reyes
2006 First Day High Brainy High's Indira 'Indi' dela Concepcion
Gwa Ai Di
Gwa Ai Di
Peng You (Tagalog Adaptation)
Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo De Xin "The Moon Represent My Heart"
I've Fallen For You ft. Gerald Anderson
Heartbreak Song First Day High Original Movie Soundtrack
First Day Blues First Day High Original Movie Soundtrack
Crazy Love Gwa Ai Di
Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo De Xin "The Moon Represent My Heart" Gwa Ai Di
- Peng You was originally sang by Wakin Chau
- (Yue Liang Dai Biao Wo De Xin The Moon) Represent My Heart was originally sang by Teresa Teng
Awards And Nominations
Year Film Award/Critics Award
2008 2008 MYX Music Awards Best Cameo Performance for "Loveteam by Itchyworms"
2008 38th GMMSF Awards Most Popular Loveteam for RP Movies and Tv"
2008 iFM Pinoy Music Awards 2008 Song of the Year for "Crazy love"
2008 iFM Pinoy Music Awards 2008 Best Female Pop Vocal Performance for "Crazy love"
2007 23rd PMPC Star Awards for Movies Female Star of the Night
2007 ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards 2007 Winner, Pop TV Show of the Year (Sana Maulit Muli)
2007 ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards 2007 Winner, Pop TV Character of the Year (Bokbok and Poknat, SMM)
2007 ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards 2007 Winner, Pop Celebrity Cameo on a Music Video of the Year ("Loveteam" by Itchyworms)
2007 21st PMPC Star Awards for Television Winner, Best New Female TV Personality (Sana Maulit Muli)
2007 23rd PMPC Star Awards for Movies Nomination, Best New Movie Actress for First Day High
2007 GMMSF's 37th Box Office Entertainment Awards Winner, Most Popular Love Team (with Gerald Anderson) for First Day High
2007 GMMSF's 37th Box Office Entertainment Awards Nomination, Most Promising Female Star for First Day High
2007 ENPRESS Golden Screen Awards Nomination, Best Breakthrough Performance by an Actress for First Day High
2006 ASAP Pop Viewer's Choice Awards 2006 Winner, Pop Love Team of the Year (with Gerald Anderson)
Pinoy Big Brother
Celebrity: Keanna Reeves • Ruben Gonzaga
Teen: Kim Chiu