Bling Empire is Netflix’s latest reality TV series about the ridiculously wealthy. It’s bloody wild, to say the least, so of course I’m into it. I just want to be friends with Anna Shay, that’s all.
If you haven’t gotten around to bingeing this baby yet, Bling Empire follows a very wealthy group of Asian and Asian Americans in Los Angeles. It’s pretty much glamour porn, complete with fabulous parties, drama, and money.
Take Kane Lim for example. His family dabbles in oil, gas, and real estate. According to his mate and co-star, Kevin Kreider, Kane’s parents apparently own shopping centres in Singapore and Thailand.
As you do.
And then there’s Christine Chiu, who reminds me of a much, much, much richer version of about half the Asian aunties I know.
Kane described her as the “Queen of Beverly Hills”. She co-owns Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery with her husband Dr. Gabriel Chiu.
She’s… a lot. She’s also obsessed with competing with Anna.
Christine aside, I have to talk about Anna Shay. She comes from old money, she’s the daughter of billionaire Edward Shay, the founder of weapons manufacturer Pacific Architects and Engineers.
Turns out there’s a fuck-tonne of money in the weapons industry. Who knew!!!!?
Not everyone’s super wealthy though! Kevin Kreider is a model, who was adopted from Korea and raised by a White family in America. He spends the season tagging along to events and learning more about Asian culture. It’s nice.
He’s also such a himbo, which is the representation we need.
(It honestly took me a moment to notice Bernie in the background.)
Since premiering on January 15, Bling Empire memes have flooded social media. Everyone has a favourite, and it is clearly Anna. She doesn’t beat around the bush, tell ya what.
— Gia Peppers (@GiaPeppers) January 21, 2021
You just have to love her.
Anna Shay, instant icon. pic.twitter.com/Pg3k5Nf76n
— The Most (@Most) January 24, 2021
— Anna Shay Stan Account (@michs_pieces) January 18, 2021
— Sophie Vershbow (@svershbow) January 18, 2021
— Rohan (@OkRohan) January 17, 2021
“She can never compete with what I was born into”….This is what you call classy wealthy shade????. Love her… Anna Shay is fast becoming a fav of mine and I’m only on episode 2???? #BlingEmpireNetflix #blingempire pic.twitter.com/Vj8mRwqkd8
— Ms_LVW (@Vonn69) January 18, 2021
— #RICHSEX (@djsaucebaby) January 15, 2021
Don’t ! Be ! Impressed ! By ! Things !
— Ms. Scarlett Vanderbelt (@SHAYSrebellionn) January 22, 2021
Watching #blingempire I now realise that my ideal career is “daughter of an arms dealer”.
— Camilla Blackett (@camillard) January 18, 2021
Anna from #blingempire: “I told her I’d take her to my favorite restaurant for her birthday but my favorite restaurant is Maison du Caviar in Paris so we’re going there” *literally gets in jet and flies to Paris*
Me at home: pic.twitter.com/9D2Kq7RnJR
— The Tea (@GetMonet4) January 22, 2021
— Angel Huracha (@AngelHuracha) January 15, 2021
At the end of the day, Anna's storyline on Bling Empire was just being rich on camera and ignoring Christine, and honestly, I love that for her
— Tobin Low (@tobinlow) January 22, 2021
— Lady Trashington (@BigFabi_) January 18, 2021
This sums up Christine.
No one at all:
Not one single person:
Christine on #BlingEmpire: “Couture.”
— Gibson Johns (@gibsonoma) January 22, 2021
This is true though.
— Jarett Wieselman (@JarettSays) January 19, 2021
I would like to follow these tweets with an assortment of other reactions to the show.
Man. Why am I fully invested in Bling Empire. I NEED TO GO OUTSIDE!
— Kevín (@KevOnStage) January 20, 2021
anna is the best because she had a monkey.
kevin is positive representation for asian himbos.
kane is delightful mess.
red power ranger is bad.
christine is a great villain.
it's pumprules x selling sunset without the illusion that these people have jobs
— alex (@alex_abads) January 19, 2021
Honestly, all these peeps on Bling Empire can kick rocks but Anna & Kevin.
— Detox… (@TheOnlyDetox) January 22, 2021
— oscar (@oscar2tired) January 22, 2021
— Attracted to good life, jayesexual (@meena_skrr) January 20, 2021
Even if you hate the show, you’ll probably still end up bingeing it. I say that because that’s exactly what my mum did.
I am only a few episodes in though, but so far, so trashy-good. However, I absolutely do not like the very toxic Andrew Gray. Less of him, please.
bling empire characters ranked:
– baby g
– anna shay
– everyone else
– anyone who appeared on the show for even 1 second
— void egg (@bettinamak) January 18, 2021
Bling Empire is streaming now on Netflix.