29-year-old Kapamilya actress Kimberly Sue Yap Chiu or simply Kim Chiu, the Philippine showbiz’s “Chinita Princess” is probably one of the most sought-after leading ladies in the country today.
Kim Chiu started her showbiz career at the age of 16 after winning Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 1, where she was tagged then as the “Chinese Cutie ng Cebu.” Inside the famous “Kuya’s” house, the young Kim Chiu fascinated many viewers with her admirable personality, unmistakable charm, and her incredible skills and talent.
Right after her PBB stint, the young actress starred in the 2007 television series, “Sana Maulit Muli,” where she was nominated and eventually won the year’s Most Promising Female Star and also as the Most Popular loveteam with Gerald Anderson at GMMSF Box-Office Entertainment Awards.
Through the years, she has starred in many films and television series that made her a household name in the Philippines. Not to mention that in her 12 years in the local entertainment industry, Kim Chiu already has 15 blockbuster hit movies, 39 top-rating shows, 21 chart-topping songs, lots of product endorsements, and numerous awards and recognitions under her name.
But although she was blessed with a very successful showbiz career today, let us also not forget about the humble beginnings of our “Chinita Princess” and her inspiring journey towards fame and fortune.
Unknown to many, Kim also experienced hardships in life while growing up. But instead of losing hope, she used these experiences as an inspiration to have a better life for her and her family.
During her stay inside the PBB house, Kim became an instant role model and inspiration to her fellow housemates and to those who people watched the reality show. The determination and optimism she showed also added to her overall admirable personality.
With that, many people assumed and predicted even before the competition ended that she will be hailed as the grand winner —and she proved them right.
Now, the 29-year-old celebrity is considered as one of the country’s brightest stars. Here are some photos that will show how our young “Chinita Princess” transformed into a very lovely lady, and one of the most successful actresses today.