It's the 23rd of April, year 2006. The Philippine reality TV show "Pinoy Big Brother" opened its doors to the housemates of its first ever Teen Edition. The competition would then go on to declare its Big Winner, who would soon be known as one of the industry's finest stars -- Kim Chiu.
Fast forward to present, the lady who we now know and love, Kim, celebrated her 12 amazing years in showbiz. In an Instagram post yesterday, exactly 12 years after the airing of her "PBB" season, she wrote:
"It's been 12 years today!!! 04-23-06. Never have I imagined I would be given this chance ever in my whole entire life! Thank you Papa God for bringing me where I am today and thank you po sa lahat ng nagtitiwala, sumusuporta and nagmamahal! I will be forever grateful and forever thankful sa inyong lahat!"
After her stint in "PBB," Kim starred in various movies and teleseryes, became a recording artist, and a total performer. She also became the face of many different brands, magazine covers, and more.
She reflected on her longevity in the business and shared a piece of advice for all dreamers.
"It may be hard in the beginning but trust the process and don’t give up on that dream. 'Dreams don't become reality through magic, it takes sweat, determination, and hard work because, in the end, we are all just dreamers in an endless universe.' (Thank you for reminding me, thanks also for the trend) #Faith #PBBbaby #Happy12."
On her Instagram Stories also yesterday, she shared that the hashtag #KimChiuStillFlyingat12 has gone viral.
The Chinese-Filipina actress also gave us a gem of a throwback picture, showing the difference of her looks from then to now!
Congratulations, and looking forward to having you in the business for more years, Kim!
Catch Kim in her newest movie, "DOTGA: Da One That Ghost Away" that is now showing in cinemas nationwide!