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Kim Chiu ticks hosting off her bucket list

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Since her victory in the first edition of Pinoy Big Brother Teens, Kim Chiu has been living the dream in the entertainment business. She starred in several projects on the big and small screens, sang several hit songs, performed in shows and concerts, and has even joined other celebrities in hosting stints. 

It seems that Kim has done it all. But she still has some dreams in showbiz that she would like to fulfill. Before the year ends, it’ll all come true as ABS-CBN tapped Kim to host Dream Maker, ABS-CBN’s reality talent search in partnership with South Korea’s MLD Entertainment and Kamp Korea. 

Although Kim is no stranger to hosting, thanks to her experience on It’s Showtime, her new venture is different and warrants a place in her books. 

Kim Chiu takes on a solo hosting role in ‘Dream Maker’

“Sobrang iba, aside from first time ko na ako lang mag-isa ang nakatayo doon sa gitna. First time ko kasi mabigyan ng opportunity for the longest time na ako mag-isa ang mag-hohost para sa Dream Maker. I’m very grateful and I’m very honored to be part of the show. Grabe, sobrang malaking bagay ito para sa akin, para sa career ko. Kaya I’m very happy and thankful,” Kim said during the media conference for Dream Maker. 

Kim is ready to take on the role of host for the new reality talent search show. Unlike others who undergo some preparation before going under the spotlight, Kim teased that the only thing different about her that viewers should expect is her wardrobe, as it will feature a more South Korean vibe. 

Ryan Bang will serve as a translator for the South Korean guests

Her latest hosting stint also adds to her list of projects, aside from appearing on Asap Natin ‘To, It’s Showtime, and returning to the small screen. It’s lucky that Kim is well-versed in time management and can fit everything into her schedule, even having some time for her personal life. 

Since Dream Maker is a collaboration between ABS-CBN, MLD Entertainment, and Kamp Korea, several personalities from South Korea, including directors, producers, writers, and mentors, are present on set. Ryan Bang joins Kim in interacting with them as he helps translate Filipino to Korean and vice versa. 

From left: Lapillus choreographer Bae Wan-hee, Angeline Quinto, Kim Chiu, and Ryan Bang

During the media conference, Ryan gushed about Kim’s hosting skills and how these impressed the network’s South Korean guests. Like Kim, Ryan is ecstatic to be part of the show and help the contestants achieve their dreams. 

“Gusto ko lang makatulong sa show. Natutuwa ako. Talagang itong Dream Maker, tama yung pangalan kasi matutupad yung mga pangarap ng Pilipino na gusto nila maging global icon. Hindi ito biro,” Ryan said. 

The production team, hosts, and mentors of ‘Dream Maker’

Dream Maker will hone the talent of aspiring pop idols aged 13 to 22. They will receive mentorship from an international panel of Korean mentors and trainers, together with Filipino mentors Darren Espanto, Bailey May, and Angeline Quinto.

The top seven participants will travel to South Korea and undergo rigorous training on the craft before debuting on the world stage. 

Dream Maker will air every Saturday and Sunday starting November 19 on Kapamilya Channel, Kapamilya Online Live, and A2Z.

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