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Mario Bautista, has been with the entertainment industry for more than 4 decades. He writes regular columns for People's Journal and Malaya.

Jul 11, 2012

Xian Lim Admits Kim Chiu Is Good Girlfriend Material

XIAN LIM turned 23 on July 12 and Star Magic’s Thess Gubi hosted lunch for him at McDonald’s ABS, which he is endorsing. Xian was raised in California. He returned to Manila and joined showbiz four years ago when he was introduced as Gerald Anderson’s brother in “My Girl”. He was initially paired with Erich Gonzales in “Katorse” but he was suddenly eased out of the cast in favor of Enchong Dee. It was last year that his star shone brightly when he’s paired with Kim Chiu in “My Binondo Girl”. Suddenly, he became in demand even as an endorser for Mint, Globe, Century Bangus, Myra, Rejoice and other products.

He acknowledges that he owes his popularity now to being paired with Kim. Fans of their love team are hoping he’ll truly replaced Gerald in Kim’s heart, since Gerald is now wooing Sarah Geronimo. So how is he and Kim?

“We’re just the best of friends,” he says. Doesn’t he find her girlfriend material? “She is. Maganda siya, mabait, masayahin, lahat ng hahanapin ng isang lalake sa isang babae, nasa kanya. Pero huwag nating madaliin. Basta she knows I’ll always be here for her.”

Xian is now busy taping a new soap, “Ina Kapatid Anak”, and hosting the kiddie talent show, “Promil Preschool I-Shine Talent Camp”. He has also just finished a new movie, “The Reunion” with Enchong Dee, Julia Montes, Megan Young, Enrique Gil and Kean Cipriano, showing August 15.