It's been more than a year since Bling Empire was filmed, but the newly-released Netflix series is just making a splash now. Here's what the cast members are up to in 2021

It's been more than a year since filming wrapped on season one of Bling Empire, but the runaway Netflix hit has only just debuted on the streaming platform and its cast of characters—including the inimitable Anna Shay, everyone's BFF Kane Lim, DJ Kim Lee, series one mean girl Christine Chiu, model Kevin Kreider, pop singer-turned-mom Cherie Chan, and silent queen of judgmental facial expressions Jaime Xie—have become stars and household names overnight.

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While the world waits with bated breath for season two to be announced (Will there be? Won't there be? TBD), Netflix checked in with the Bling Empire cast via video conference to find out what they've all been up to—and to get their first impressions and feedback from watching themselves on screen in season one.

Here's what the cast of Bling Empire has been up to this year.

Bling Empire Cast: Where are they now in 2021?

1. Kevin finally got his own apartment: The model-producer ditched his roommates and co-living situation for a 500 sq ft apartment for which he pays US$1,700 monthly. 

2. Kane and Anna are window-shopping buddies, literally: Nothing can stand in the way of these luxury lovers and their favourite fashion items. "During Covid, there was no shopping, no nothing," Lim says. "Having a friend like Anna? Nothing's shut down." Lim says he and Shay would stand outside of Gucci while the sales associates held up merchandise for Shay to select through the window. 

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