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Kim Chiu is the Big Winner of Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1.

Kim was known for her innocent and natural sweet charm. She was immediately adored by the viewers and even her fellow housemates, making her the season's "teen sweetheart". Aside from her charming personality, Kim was also performing well in most of their tasks.

Kim successfully formed friendships with almost all of her fellow teen housemates but her two closest housemates were Mikee Lee and Gerald Anderson, who both were having secret infatuations with Kim. In the latter part of the series, Kim and Gerald developed a mutual infatuation with each other and the younger audiences who were hooked started forming a ship named called "Kimerald".

On Week 5, Kim became part of the season's Big Four, and a week later in a fairytale-themed Big Night, Kim became the first ever teenager to win Pinoy Big Brother after receiving a 41.4% of the total number of public votes.


The Chinese Cutie of Cebu

Kimberly Sue Yap Chiu is the fourth of five children to William Chiu, a Chinese businessman from Mindoro, and Louella (née Yap; 1959–2013), a Chinese Filipino native who migrated from Dinagat Islands to Surigao del Sur, Philippines. She is fluent in Cebuano (Visayan), Tagalog, and English, with only Waray, Hokkien and Mandarin Chinese beginner level.

Since her parent's separation in 1998, Kim had a dysfunctional relationship with her parents. She and her siblings were raised by their paternal grandmother and, as children, frequently moved residencies around Visayas; locating in Tacloban, Leyte, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos City, Mindoro, and back to Cebu City until 2006.

Player's History - Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1[]

Week Nominated Nominated By Final Position
2 Niña Jose
Gerald Anderson
3 Jamilla Obispo
Joaqui Mendoza
Joaqui Mendoza
4 Olyn Membian
Matt Evans
Olyn Membian
5 No Nominations
Open Voting for Big Four
Big Four Finalist
6 Big Night Finale Winner

Post Big Brother[]

Julies kim-chui-fresh-yan website

Kim Chiu is now first celebrity endorser of Julie's Bakeshop.


Kim Chiu as Isabelle Miravelez in the 2014 period drama series, Ikaw Lamang.


Kim Chiu posing on the red carpet of ABS-CBN Ball 2023.


Kim Chiu's 2023 Amazon Original series, Linlang.

  • After winning, Kim Chiu became part of Star Magic. She and then on-screen partner and fellow Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1 castmate Gerald Anderson became regulars on ASAP and appeared together in several ABS-CBN shows such as in fantasy romantic series Love Spell, comedy sitcom Aalog-Alog and in the film First Day High.
  • In 2007, Kim starred in the primetime TV series entitled Sana Maulit Muli alongside Gerald Anderson which received significant acclaim. That same year, she was nominated and eventually won the 38th Guillermo Mendoza Box Office Awards as "Most Promising Female Star" and "Best New Female TV Personality (for Sana Maulit Muli)" at the 21st PMPC Star Awards. Sana Maulit Muli was later released in Taiwan under the PTS network, under the title Chances.
  • In 2009, Kim Chiu secured her name as a top actress in the highly acclaimed TV series entitled Tayong Dalawa. She garnered several acting awards for her portrayal of Audrey, a woman who is loved by two military men.
  • Her movie I Love You, Goodbye became part of Star Cinema's official entry to the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival. It was her first role as a villain and her first film to hit P100 million mark, with her receiving several nominations under different award giving bodies including PMPC, 12th Gawad PASADO Awards and the 34th MMFF for Best Supporting Actress.
  • In 2012, Chiu starred in a horror film with Vilma Santos entitled Healing. She played a woman who is cured from glomerulonephritis through a healer, but must suffer a curse. From this film, she received a number of Best Supporting Actress nominations from almost all of the film award-giving bodies, missing only the Gawad Urian and The Young Critics' Circle.
  • Kim also returned to melodrama acting via Ina, Kapatid, Anak, alongside Xian Lim, Maja Salvador and Enchong Dee. After the series ended with an average TV rating of 30.3% via Kantar Media/TNS, it was awarded Best Teleserye of the Year at Philippine's 2013 Yahoo Awards and was aired internationally as Her Mother's Daughter, released in foreign territories including MIPTV in France and at DISCOP West Asia in Turkey. Her portrayal also earned her an award for Best TV Drama Actress.She reunited in a movie with Gerald Anderson titled 24/7 in Love, Star Magic's ensemble film in view of the agency's 20th year anniversary.
  • She starred in a film adaption of Ramon Bautista's novel co-starring Xian Lim, Bakit Hindi Ka Crush Ng Crush Mo?, released on July 17, 2013. Her performance received positive feedback and critics praise in view of her first comedic role on the big screen.
  • In January 2014, Kim Chiu cemented her commercial draw with the romantic-comedy movie entitled Bride for Rent. She plays Rocky, a poor woman who agrees to marry for money. As Star Cinema's first movie offering of 2014, the film met both critical and commercial success, earning more than P21.2 million pesos in its opening day and broke the P200 million pesos mark on its 8th day. The film established Kim Chiu as one of the country's biggest stars having both a successful film and television career. Having grossed P325 million, it is the sixth highest grossing Filipino film of all time, the second highest grossing Filipino romantic comedy movie of all-time, third highest grossing non-MMFF film of all-time and also the highest-grossing January-released film of all-time in the country.
  • After the success of her two films, Kim Chiu returned to television in the 2014 period drama, Ikaw Lamang. The series co-stars Coco Martin, Julia Montes, Jake Cuenca and KC Concepcion and dealt with social class, politics, and forbidden love. It held the first and second place viewer rating in its time slot and was awarded "Best Primetime Drama Series" at the 28th PMPC Star Awards for Television. This followed with the romantic comedy film, Past Tense and a portrayal as Mulan for Walt Disney Asia's 12 Days of Princess campaign.
  • In 2015, she appeared as one of five mistresses (alongside veteran actresses Kris Aquino, Claudine Barretto, Iza Calzado) in the high-profile film, Etiquette for Mistresses. She recorded the Cebuano songs "Duyog" and "Labyu Langga" for the film's soundtrack. She also top-billed in the rom-com, You Need Is Pag-Ibig, which is Star Cinema's official entry to the 2015 MMFF.
  • She has recently starred in the 2016 hit Philippine romantic drama, The Story of Us.
  • In 2017, Kim starred in a main role in the horror film, The Ghost Bride.
  • In 2018, Kim was included as one of the presenters in Pinoy Big Brother: Otso. Kim and her fellow Big Winner, Melisa Cantiveros together with Robi Domingo and Alex Gonzaga hosted the season's afternoon recap and companion show called Pinoy Big Brother: Otso Gold aired in ABS-CBN's afternoon block called Kapamilya Gold.
  • In 2020, after pinch-hitting as a host in ABS-CBN's noontime variety show program It's Showtime several times for years, Kim was named as one of the show's regular main hosts, replacing Mariel Rodriguez who also previously worked as a Pinoy Big Brother presenter.
  • In 2023, Kim starred in a lead role on an Amazon Prime Video Original thriller drama series Linlang.
  • Kim started as first celebrity endorser of Julie's Bakeshop.
  • Kim is set to star on the Philippine adaptation of the Korean drama What's Wrong with Secretary Kim (originally played by Park Min-young) alongside fellow Linlang star, Paulo Avelino. It is set to premiere on 2024.[1]


  • Kim is among the most successful winners of Pinoy Big Brother as she became one of the most popular actresses after her time from the show.
  • Kim only received 2 total nomination points, which is among the lowest ever for a winner in the history of Pinoy Big Brother.
  • Kim is the first teen winner in Pinoy Big Brother.
    • She is the second teen winner in the entire franchise of Big Brother, following Teen Big Brother UK's Paul Brennan.
    • She was the youngest winner at the time of win, being only 16.
  • Every time Kim nominated her housemates, her first two points went to a female housemate while the final point went to a male housemate.
  • Kim holds the record for winning Pinoy Big Brother with the least number of days, with 42.
Preceded by
Celebrity Edition 1
PBBCE1Keanna Small
Keanna Reeves
Big Winner
Teen Edition 1
PBBTeen1Kim Small
Kim Chiu
Succeeded by
Season 2
PBB2Bea Small
Beatriz Saw
Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition 1 Housemates
PBBTeen1Kim Small
PBBTeen1Mikee Small
PBBTeen1Gerald Small
PBBTeen1Clare Small
PBBTeen1Jamilla Small
PBBTeen1Brenda Small
PBBTeen1Matt Small
PBBTeen1Olyn Small
PBBTeen1Fred Small
PBBTeen1Joaqui Small
PBBTeen1Niña Small
PBBTeen1Bam Small
PBBTeen1Mikki Small
PBBTeen1Aldred Small