If you’re not in the loop, Netflix just released a new reality series called Bling Empire that’s got the whole Internet buzzing. Dubbed Crazy Rich Asians meets Gossip Girl, puts a glittery spin on your typical reality series. Making its debut on January 15, the eight-part series follows a group of real-life affluent Asian-American friends in Los Angeles, whose lives—between running multi-billion dollar businesses and travelling the world—include extravagant parties, expensive shopping sprees, and lots of bling. The trailer also teases some of the incoming drama to be expected, with “no shortage of secrets.”
Bling Empire is the first reality-TV show with an all-Asian cast, many of whom are established names in the realms of fashion, beauty and entertainment: co-founder of Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Christine Chiu, budding fashion influencer Jaime Xie, entrepreneur Kane Lim, model and fitness coach Kevin Kreider, and model-turned-DJ Kim Lee, among others.
When it comes to fashion on the show, expect nothing short of glamorous, thanks to luxury tastemakers such as 22-year-old Jaime, daughter of tech billionaire Ken Xie. Though born into wealth, the front-row regular at fashion week and former equestrian is determined to carve her own path. Besides giving us an exclusive look inside her home, she chats about what to expect of Bling Empire, preparing for her on-screen debut, and her passion for fashion.