Ahead of Kim Chiu’s portrayal of UAAP volleyball star Cherry Ann “Sisi” Rondina on Maalaala Mo Kaya, she visited Tonight With Boy Abunda for a quick chat about her dream roles, skincare routine, Xian Lim’s birthday and her admiration for Sisi.
Kim revealed that she has been following Sisi’s journey in the UAAP even before she was tapped to portray the UST Golden Tigresses captain in the MMK episode. Additionally, Kim and Sisi are both Cebuanas and so, she was a little pressured to give Rondina’s story justice. Sharing her love for volleyball, Kim added that she learned more about the sport to avoid embarrassment whenever Sisi would be on set watching. There was also a scene where she found it hard to cry and had several takes because she was too busy fangirling about Sisi’s presence on set.
When Boy Abunda asked about Kim’s dream roles, she playfully answered that she wants to play Disney’s Mulan. She joked that maybe she can portray a role similar to Mulan in another lifetime. Tito Boy mentioned a video circulating online which shows Xian Lim, Kim’s beau, trying to kiss her but she refused and dodged it instead.
Kim said that it was the eve of Xian’s birthday when people started urging them to kiss but she was shy to do so in front of numerous cameras shoved in their faces. “Thank you for giving me the smile I’ve been wearing since 2012,” Kim wrote in her birthday post for Xian on Instagram. She lovingly added, “Hindi na natanggal ‘yung ngiti ko simula nung nakilala ko siya.”
The King of Talk mentioned that most people admire Kim’s flawless skin. Luckily for TWBA’s viewers last Wednesday, Kim shared her skincare routine. She revealed that she uses ice cubes to close her pores especially since it’s hot and humid in the Philippines. She added that when one feels that the ice is too cold then it’s a sign that your pores are too open. She also slowly rolls a raw egg fresh from the refrigerator on her face whenever she has a pimple to reduce its size. Although there are days that she’d rather use a face mask than roll an egg and ice on her face. She added that using a fan to dry out the facemask also helps. And in order not to waste anything, she uses the extra serum from the face mask and applies it to her neck and arms for moisture.
Lastly, Kim played TWBA’s The Last Five to end the show. She revealed that the last time she got drunk was months ago on her birthday. The last time she cried was during her MMK taping the day before. She playfully answered that she last kissed Xian the other day before her TWBA guesting.