By REYMA BUAN-DEVAZA
From the day that she first entered the Pinoy Big Brother house, the Chinese cutie from Cebu -- Kim Chiu proved that she is worth watching.
Chiu, who started her career when she joined PBB Teen Edition, said she’s overwhelmed by all the blessings she is getting right now. She is undeniably one of the hottest and most sought after teen stars today, with lots of projects involving television, movies, endorsements and record deals.
The young star said that she owes everything she has right now to ABS-CBN's Pinoy Big Brother.
"I'm really happy, I'm receiving so many blessings and I won't be able to have all of these if not for PBB," Kim told members of entertainment media at a press conference held at 9501 Restaurant inside ABS-CBN's compound.
Chiu joined PBB when she was only 16 years old. Before she faced challenges inside the Big Brother house, she was already battling some issues in her own home.
"My parents separated and since then I almost lost everything, the luxury of life... plus the fact that I have to deal with my stepmom that before I really don't know how to cope with it. So those times were really hard for me," she confessed.
Holding on to her dream of being an actress with the determination to prove herself, Chiu joined Pinoy Big Brother. In the end, all her efforts paid off and she was declared the big winner of PBB Teen Edition.
Her winning moment was very significant for Chiu. She said it gave her a new life and a new beginning.
"There's really a big change in my life after I joined the PBB because right after that my projects were overflowing, I have my career and I can now help my family, it's my number one goal that's why I joined the program."
Chiu also said she would not be where she is right now without her fans, and that she is immensely grateful to hem. "To my fans I owe everything to you guys, everything that is happening to me now; because without your support I won't be here," she said.
Chiu is busy promoting "PBB Teen Edition Plus". The show's primer will air on Sunday, March 16 at 9:45 in the evening, and its official kick off day will be on Sunday, March 23.
She will also be starring in the Tagalog television version of Korea's hit series "My Girl" with her onscreen partner Gerald Anderson.