FIRST READ ON PEP: Kim Chiu reveals she has a "secret" crush

Kim Chiu said she and the "Chiurigogobaschu" (after the surnames of Kim Chiu, Melissa Ricks, Erich and Beauty Gonzales, Kitkat Banaz, and Empress Schuck) are still friends.

"Lagi naman kaming magkasama these days. Lagi naman kaming... lagi kaming lumalabas. Hindi nga lang kumpleto pero okay pa naman kami," she told the media who attended the launch of her endorsement for a beauty product, Olay Natural White, held earlier today, March 29, at


"It's super light. Parang happy feeling and parang wala namang problema. I'm so very happy ngayon," says Kim Chiu on the current state of her life.

"Light" was the key word at the launch of her latest endorsement, Olay Natural White, earlier today, March 29, at the activity area of SM Makati.

And when the topic shifted to her love life, she quipped, "Sobrang light. Light na sa lahat ng light," in between giggles.

Then, turning a bit serious, the 20-year-old celebrity said she's fine with the way things are. "Kahit walang love life, happy naman ako kasi mahal ko naman yung trabaho ko, yung pamilya ko, and yung pangarap ko."

But zero love life doesn't equate to no boys in her life. In fact, the chinita beauty has been linked to not just one but four guys.

There's Simon Atkins, who tweeted his intention to meet Kim just before Valentine's Day. (CLICK HERE to read story.)

"Friends pa rin," was the latest update.

More than a month after the Green Archer posted his tweet, which became the the talk of the town, the two still haven't met.

"Hindi ko pa siya nakikita actually hanggang ngayon," Kim revealed casually.

They talk, but not on a regular basis: "Hindi naman po lagi... minsan lang."

Did he already ask her out?

"Ako? Hindi pa! Hindi pa bilang busy naman. Kung magmi-meet naman, magmi-meet talaga. Kung hindi, hindi, wala."

What if he invites her on a date?

She giggled and said, "E, di hanapin niya ako."

Renz Fernandez's name was also mentioned. He was the Star Magic talent's screen partner in the last episode of Your Song Presents Kim, and he openly admired Kim's beauty and patience.

In his most recent interview, he was quoted as saying, "Madalas ko nga makalimutan yung mga linya ko dahil sa sobrang ganda niya." (CLICK HERE to read story.)

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Kim's candid reaction, "May ganun?"

The first winner of Pinoy Big Brother Teen Edition 1 added, "Si Renz, okay naman siya katrabaho, e. Kahit first time niya yung pag-a-acting sa Your Song, uhm, para namang gusto niya talagang umarte.

"Kung magwo-workshop pa siya, mas gagaling pa siya kasi may acting [ability] na siya, e. Konting push pa, gagaling pa siya. Siyempre daddy niya si Rudy Fernandez, si Lorna Tolentino mommy niya, so, why not?"

Is this the beginning of a promising romance?

"Hindi ko alam... Naku, huwag muna!" she exclaimed. "Pero ano... Pero friends muna kami, and hindi pa naman kami masyadong nag-uusap o masyadong nagkakakilala and everything."

How about Enchong Dee?

"Hindi!" was her quick retort. "Kami ni Enchong, super friends naman kami. And pag hindi kami nagkikita, nagkakausap kami ng mga nangyayari sa buhay namin, ganun lang. Simpleng bagay lang."

The name of her ex-boyfriend Gerald Anderson was also brought up. She smiled and revealed that they talk from time to time.

"Minsan, nag-uusap. Minsan nagkikita pero hindi lang every day. Hindi lang parati," was the status of Kim's friendship with her former reel-and-real love.

THE THINGS THAT MAKE HER HAPPY. She said she's "masaya" with the success of Gerald's Catch Me... I'm in Love movie with Sarah Geronimo.

"Nakaka-proud para kay Gerald and siyempre kay Sarah na successful yung movie nila, sinuportahan ng mga tao... And given naman yun... Gerald-Sarah, blockbuster naman talaga and yung story nila, maganda din, so ayun," she told the reporters.

When asked about plans for their loveteam's comeback, she simply said, "Wala pa po."

She's also happy because of a recent achievement — she graduated from high school.

She beamed, "Masaya ako at natapos ko yung buong high school ko. E, I'm so very proud na na-accomplish ko yun. Siyempre, ang education, habang buhay mong iti-treasure 'yan. Parang habang buhay mong ipagmamalaki kung graduate ka, nakapagtapos ka. So, importante talaga."

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And she went on to encourage the youth not to neglect their studies:

"Sa lahat ng gustong grumaduate din at gustong mag-aral, may paraan naman pag gusto, pag hindi, [ay] hindi. Ganun lang naman yun, e. Pero yun, sayang naman yung diploma, and yun, kahit papano may maipagmamalaki ako higit sa pag-aartista..."

Pursuing college is not yet part of her plans. Kim shook her head, "Hindi ko pa po alam, e..."

This is the same answer she gave when asked about her upcoming movie project. Her supposed film with Piolo Pascual was shelved. "May iba siyang movie na gagawin, so wala pa..." she said.

If she could have her way, who among the Kapamilya actors would she choose as her leading man?

Kim's response: "Uhm, hindi ko pa alam, e. Hindi naman ako namimili ng mga katrabaho, basta lang maganda yung kwento and maganda yung pagkakabuo ng story, bakit naman hindi?"

Lastly, what makes Kim happy?

Her eyes lit up as she said, "Pag nalaman kong maraming nagmamahal sa akin, nagmamalasakit sa 'kin, masaya na ako dun."

At present, there's love aplenty from "mga kaibigan ko, mga pamilya ko..." But nothing serious yet as far as the boys' department is concerned.

But giggling for the third time, she admitted to having a crush, "Meron, siyempre!"

And who is her crush?

She playfully replied, "Secret, akin na lang yun."


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