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Here's a Throwback to One of Kim Chiu's Most Memorable Cover Shoots

Six years after her last solo cover with Preview, Kim Chiu remains on top of her game.
Here's a Throwback to One of Kim Chiu's Most Memorable Cover Shoots
IMAGE Mark Nicdao for Preview Magazine
Six years after her last solo cover with Preview, Kim Chiu remains on top of her game.

The last time we shot Kim Chiu for a solo cover, the then-20-year-old actress was hesitant to wear red lipstick and was half-excited, half-nervous about the shoot. She was clad in a bright red faux fur jacket by Enrico Carado, with her long black hair punctuated by a blunt fringe.

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“I didn’t have any idea about fashion before. So at first, natakot ako sa bangs kasi ang kapal and super bangs talaga! But they told me I have to wear it so I did,” she recalls, claiming that it was her first time to try on a bold look. But Kim, being the professional that she is, stood atop a building in Rockwell and gave her best poses for Mark Nicdao against the city’s skyline under the scorching sun. “I didn't have any idea at that time that it would turn out [the way it did] kasi pinatayo lang nila ako sa table sa rooftop. Pose, click, pose, click, then done! 'Yun na 'yun!”

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IMAGE Mark Nicdao for Preview Magazine

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It was for October 2010, and in her cover story, Kim talked about building her own home, her life pre-Pinoy Big Brother: Teen Edition fame, her dream roles, and how she was open to being paired with someone else other than her original on-screen partner, Gerald Anderson. The chinita star, who has just recently celebrated her 11th year in local show biz, has come full circle: She has built a multimillion-peso home in Quezon City; been paired with other leading men, including Xian Lim and Coco Martin; and is currently working on yet another big project (yup, you guessed it!)—a much-anticipated reunion with her old flame. Ikaw Lang Ang Iibigin is every true-blue #Kimerald fan’s dream come true.

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While the rise and fall of stars can sometimes be as fleeting as a summer fling, Kim has secured her rightful place in the spotlight. She continues to play in the big leagues, and six years after our cover shoot, which she feared she couldn’t pull off, she admits, “Actually, when I look back, that cover is one of my favorites.”

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IMAGE Mark Nicdao for Preview Magazine

This story originally appeared in Preview Magazine's March 2017 issue.

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