It held the first and second place viewer rating in its time slot and was awarded Best Primetime Drama Series at the 28th PMPC Star Awards for Television.

Her performance as Tin Manalo gave her another Best Actress Awards from 6th Eduk Circle Awards, 6th OFW Parangal Awards and Guillermo Mendoza.

She and her siblings were raised by their paternal grandmother and, as children, frequently moved residencies in the Philippine Visayas; locating in Tacloban, Leyte, Cebu, Cagayan de Oro, General Santos City, Mindoro and back to Cebu City until 2006.

Chiu has since participated in disaster relief organizations such as Philippine National Red Cross and Sagip Kapamilya.

She and her on-screen partner Gerald Anderson became regulars in ASAP XV and appeared together in several ABS-CBN shows Love Spell, comedy sitcom Aalog-Alog and in the film First Day High.

In 2007, Chiu starred in the primetime TV series entitled Sana Maulit Muli alongside Anderson which was released to significant acclaim.

She joined the PETA campaign Free Mali along with Xian Lim.

Chiu made a video plea for Mali, asking that she be moved to a sanctuary for the sake of her well being.

She garnered several acting awards for her portrayal of Audrey, a woman who is loved by two military men.

Her movie I Love You, Goodbye became part of Star Cinema's official entry to the 2009 Metro Manila Film Festival.

In the midst of movie promotions, it was reported that the long-time couple (known as Kimerald) had split, yet the reason for the breakup was not discussed.

She top-billed in a weekly musical anthology series Your Song, as a sub-series for the 12th season called Your Song Presents: Kim.

It ran for four months and led her to pair up with Sam Milby, Jake Cuenca, Pokwang, Derek Ramsay, Enrique Gil and Vice Ganda.