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Kim Chiu bares honest thoughts on love team culture in PH showbiz

April 2 ------ Kim Chiu admitted that being in a love team is an easier way to be famous in Philippine showbiz. However, she’s relieved that the public is more aware of what’s reel and real when it comes to an actor’s personal life.


Taking note of her experiences, Chiu bared her thoughts on love team culture in the entertainment industry in a “Coffee Talk” vlog with Barbie Forteza on Sunday, March 31, where she noted how Filipinos have a knack for anything about love. “Nagsimula ako sa isang loveteam as KimErald sa ‘PBB’ and formula talaga siya sa Philippine series and movies. Tayo kasing mga Pinoy, gustong mainlove,” she said. “Ang opinion ko is nagbago talaga ang love team ngayon kasi dati, kayo’t kayo lang. Kayo ang magka-love team, kayo na sa lahat. [Ngayon], pwede nang umikot.” Chiu then noted how actors involved in a love team have the liberty to choose projects either as a solo act or be paired with someone else, but noted that it’s an easier way to be more popular. “Maluwag na siya kasi natatanggap na natin na pwede silang mag-pair sa ibang tao. But [from my point of view], kapag nasa love team ka, mas sisikat ka. Mas mabilis kasi magtutulungan kayo paano umangat kaysa as an individual,” she said.


During the interview, the actress pointed out that being in a love team is a matter of luck since being with the “right partner” is also key. “Kapag nahanap mo na ang perfect love team, mabilis ang pag-angat mo kasi iba ang suporta. Masaya maging isang parte ng love team,” she said. The actress said that the rise of social media and other digital platforms might’ve played a role in the faster rise of love teams as well. Chiu, however, said she’s relieved that many are learning to accept that not all love teams would end up together compared to before. “Mas lumawak na ngayon ang [career reach] at mas understanding ang mga tao. Marunong na silang ihiwalay ang reel at real. Hindi naman ibig sabihin kapag love team, kayo na talaga for life. Magpakasal na kayo, ‘yun na ‘yun,” she said. Chiu was part of the KimErald and KimXi love teams with Gerald Anderson and Xian Lim, whom she eventually ended up dating. Both relationships, however, resulted in breakups. The actress’ team-up with Paulo Avelino has been making waves after working together in the series “Linlang” and “What’s Wrong With Secretary Kim.”




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