MANILA, Philippines – In an interview for “Aquino & Abunda Tonight” on Wednesday, 24-year-old Kim Chiu expressed her feelings about the criticism she received after bagging the Best Actress award at the recently-concluded Star Awards for TV.
“Of course I cannot please everybody. May kanya-kanya naman tayong idolo and ang gusto natin ‘yong pinaka the best sa taong iniidolo natin, We each have our own idols, and we only want the best for the people we idolize.),” Kim said.
Prior to the awards night, the rumour mills were already churning; with various sources claiming that Kim had already bought her win in in Best Actress for Drama category, for her role in “Ikaw Lamang.”
Early this week, Kim took to Twitter to voice her reactions; saying ”kung binibili ang award sana bumili nko noon pa po (If awards are bought, then I should have bought one long ago.),” she said; admitting that the criticism hurt her.
Despite the offense, the actress said that having received the award – her first one to herself – is a fulfillment of a dream.
Sa walo kong teleserye ngayon lang ako nakatanggap ng recognition na mataatawag ko na akin at best actress ako. Siyempre pangarap ko ‘yon na magkaroon [ng award] (In my 8 teleseryes this is the first time I received recognition that I can call my own and that I was recognized as best actress. Of course it is my aspiration to have an award.),” Kim said.
According to Kim, she received encouragement from Xian Lim, her on-screen partner, who told her not to mind what others say, and to focus on the fact that she did her best and her efforts were recognized.
As for her haters, Kim says that she will make them an “inspiration” to motivate her to do even better.
“Gagawin ko silang inspirasyon para pagbutihin pa ang ginagawa ko (I will make them my inspiration to make what I am doing even better.), ” she said.