Since Netflix released Bling Empire, its latest reality series that follows an all-Asian American cast around Los Angeles, members of the cast have lit up social media as people around the world try to find out more about each member. Here in Singapore, all eyes are on Kane Lim—the sole Singaporean repping the little red dot on the show.
Lim, a 30-year-old real estate entrepreneur, showed off his patriotism (and homesickness) by even throwing a Singapore Day party of sorts for his friends during the show. But that’s not all that people are talking about.
It’s his over-the-top fashion, flamboyance and ability to get along with just about everyone that makes us so curious about this Singaporean who has been based in Los Angeles for the past nine years.
From uncut scenes to where he enjoys hanging out in Singapore, get to know more about this trendsetter below, as he speaks to us in an exclusive video call.
People are so curious about your life and all that’s going on with you, so tell me what you’re up to these days?
Kane Lim (KL) Life has kind of been the same—I still go to Rodeo Drive although shopping’s very different now. It’s literally window shopping. We pick out the bags from the window and say ‘Ok, that one’. When the Covid-19 pandemic first started, none of us could enter the stores! So some of us from the cast would actually go to Rodeo and just stand outside the store and point at what we wanted. It was quite amazing.
What made you move to Los Angeles?
KL It was more for my own independence and challenging myself. Growing up, Singapore is my home, but it’s so limited to what I want to do in terms of creativity or just expanding my knowledge. Everything back home was so easy: the support was there, the [family] business was there. Eight years ago, I just felt like my future was based on somewhere else that's much bigger. With a bigger platform. And lo and behold, we have the show now.