Bling Empire is a Netflix original reality show that premiered on January 15, 2021. The show follows the lives of wealthy East Asian and East Asian-American socialites in the Los Angeles area, who have been dubbed “real-life Crazy Rich Asians.”
It’s the first American reality show with an all-East Asian cast. Netflix renewed the series for a second season on March 10, 2021, which will release on May 13, 2022.
Season 2 of ‘Bling Empire’ Stars:
Kevin Kreider Is a Professional Hockey Player
Kreider is a model from Philadelphia who met the Bling Empire team after relocating to Los Angeles. He’s the show’s emotional center, frequently expressing what the audience is thinking (variations on “this costs how much?!”) and being frank about his childhood adoption from Korea and his recovery from alcoholism. He’s also a motivational speaker and the founder of the Be More Matcha supplement line.
According to the first season of the show, billionaire and devout Buddhist Lim’s family riches originates from businesses like oil and real estate, as well as “own[ing] the shopping malls that you go into in Singapore, Thailand, and all of Southeast Asia.” He was Krieder’s tour guide to the crew’s opulent world during the first season of the show.
He’s recently worked on a number of prominent films, as well as becoming the first Southeast Asian ambassador for Fenty Beauty, and joined Selling Sunset’s Oppenheim Group as a realtor.
Chiu is the wife of plastic surgeon Dr. Gabriel Chiu and the mother of her gorgeous child Baby G. She is both a cast member and an executive producer on the show. She’s one of the group’s queen bees, with enough clout to close down Rodeo Drive in Beverly Hills for a lavish Chinese New Year’s celebration. She opened out about her fertility journey and the possibility of having a second kid in season 1, while occasionally clashing with the group’s other queen bee, Anna.
Anna Shay, the eccentric and amusing daughter of an American defense contractor and his Russian-Japanese wife, is the other grand dame of the bunch. She’s also a tough, dependable pal who recorded a scene while tearing down the walls of her own closet, calling contractors “dumb.” She currently lives a socialite lifestyle while studying to become a licensed contractor, according to Town & Country.
Lee is a socialite and DJ whom Lim refers to as “Asian Calvin Harris” in season 1. She began her career as a model and actress, walking in major fashion shows and appearing in music videos and films, before launching her DJ career and touring with artists such as Steve Aoki and Diplo. Last year, during the time season 2 was filming, she also landed a residency with Wynn Nightlife.
In terms of her experience on the show, she grew closer to Kreider in season 1 when he assisted her in her hunt for her biological father, and flames erupt between the two in season 2.
Mi Li Kelly
Li, a TV and film producer as well as a tech investor, is also an executive producer on the show. She was formerly married to a tech entrepreneur who was arrested for “one of the greatest cyber scams in American history,” and following their divorce, she rebuilt her life. Season 1 featured her rocky relationship with Power Rangers star Andrew Gray, but according to Page Six, the two have been separated for almost a year.
Chinese-American entrepreneur Xie is a fashion influencer and former champion equestrian who attends events all over the world. She grew up in Silicon Valley and became interested in fashion as a youngster, and she flaunts her style on Instagram and her YouTube unboxing channel. The 24-year-old is also the Bling Empire’s youngest member.
Chan is a businesswoman and the heiress to a denim dynasty who was previously a Sony Music Japan-signed aspiring pop star. She eventually gave up her music career, implying on the show that her mother wanted her to live a more traditional life, and she now has two children with Jessey Lee, her long-term partner who works for his family’s furniture business.
Her pregnancy with Jevon and her anguish after her mother’s death was part of her season one plot. She also surprised Lee, her boyfriend at the time, with a proposal. According to People, Lee proposed to Chan in Paris last August, and they married secretly a week later in Champagne, France.
What Can We Expect from Season 2 of ‘Bling Empire’?
As if estranged fathers, reproductive troubles, and penis pumps weren’t private enough, the second season of Bling Empire will unveil even more secrets about the group.
In a YouTube interview with Yong Chavez, showrunner Brandon Panaligan revealed: “All of them have so many levels to them. So in the second season, I’m expecting to see more of their life that we haven’t seen before, meet more of their friends, meet more of their family, and just get to know them a lot better.”
Is There a Trailer Available?
Yes! You can watch the trailer below, where we’re immediately immersed in the feisty group’s never-ending drama…