Chi Pu is a Vietnamese actress, pop singer, and queen of media
Chi Pu was born on June 14, 1993 in Hanoi, Vietnam
She rose to fame after placing Top 20 Miss Teen Vietnam 2009. Afterwards, she joined the entertainment industry and became a teen idol.
According to Socialbaker, as of November 2016, Chi Pu had the most followers of any Vietnamese actress on Facebook, Instagram, and YouTube.
In 2013, Chi Pu started her acting career with leading roles in the television dramas Waterdrop and Happy Dream, which were broadcast on Vietnam National Television. That same year, she joined 5S Online, a popular Vietnamese television series. She produced and acted in her first short film, Under One Sky. The short film was highly rated among audiences and critics, receiving a Golden Kite Award the following year. At the end of 2013, Chi Pu appeared in her first full-length film, Thần tượng (The Talent), which won 6 Golden Kite Awards. Chi Pu also appeared in the horror movies Chung cư ma (Hush) and Hương Ga (Rise), which won Best Vietnamese Film at the 2016 San Francisco International New Concept Film Festival.
In 2014, Chi Pu was the leading role in the television drama Vẫn có em bên đời (You’re Always by my Side). The drama received high ratings, earning Chi Pu an HTV Award for Most Favorite Television Drama Actress. Chi Pu produced and acted in her second short movie called My Sunshine that same year. The movie received positive reviews for its message supporting the LGBT community.
In 2015, Chi Pu had a leading role in Yêu (Love). The LGBT movie grossed more than half million USD within three days of its release. It also won the Golden Apricot Blossom Awards for Best Movie in 2015. Yêu won Chi Pu nominations for Best Actress at the 2015 Golden Apricot Blossom Awards and Green Star Awards. In 2015, Chi Pu was the backstage host for Dancing with the Stars Kids Vietnam – Season 2. In 2016, Chi Pu was one of the two hosts for The Voice Kids Vietnam – Season 4.
Later the year 2016, Chi Pu produced her first web series Wake Up. The 7-episode series was broadcast on V Live and YouTube. Chi Pu produced, co-wrote, starred, and sang the OST. In July, Chi Pu performed her song “Fighting Fighting” (Wake up OST) at Viral Fest Asia 2016 – a musical event held in Bali, Indonesia. Around October 2016, Chi Pu was invited by Korean Daily News Hankook Ilbo and V LIVE (Naver) for a tourism and beauty experience in Seoul. And during that November Chi Pu attended the first Asia Artist Awards in Seoul, Korea.
** Credit team **
Photographer: Duke Winn (@dukewinn.newyork)
Lightning assistant: Alex Phan (@a.l.e.x.p.h.a.n)
Designer: Khangle (@khangle.vn)
Pink & Blue Dress: Bree Billiter (@breeoriginaldesigns)
Make up & Hair: Khai Thien (@khaithientran)
Starring: Chipu (@chipupu)
Editor: Vincent Tran
Production: Cory Couture (@corycoutureproductions)