Who is Christine Chiu? Meet the 'Bling Empire' cast member who is known to drop $100,000 on a single gown

There are rich people, there are extremely rich people and then there's Christine Chiu


                            Who is Christine Chiu? Meet the 'Bling Empire' cast member who is known to drop $100,000 on a single gown
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There are a lot of television shows that highlight the lives of the rich and famous and one such series is up for release soon on Netflix. It's titled 'Bling Empire' and what makes it different from the rest of the shows is that this show features a group of Asian-Americans who thrive on the party life and shopping sprees.

The official synopsis of the show as seen on Netflix reads, "While their days and nights are filled with fabulous parties and expensive shopping sprees, don't let the glitz and glamour fool you. Between running multi-billion dollar businesses and traveling the world, these friends are as good at keeping secrets as they are at spilling them. And there is certainly no shortage of secrets."

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The cast is all rich people, born into money and have used that as leverage along with their business acumen to create something of their own. One such member is Christine Alexandra Chiu, and here's all that you need to know about her. 

Christine Chiu attends the 2019 amfAR Gala Los Angeles at Milk Studios on October 10, 2019, in Los Angeles, California (Getty Images)

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Who is Christine Alexandra Chiu?

Christine is the wife of the very successful and renowned celebrity plastic surgeon Dr Gabriel Chiu who runs his business out of his exquisite medispa called Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery Inc. Christine is the Managing Partner in the business.

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She graduated from Pepperdine University with honors in International Business after spending almost a decade working in Public Relations and the beauty industry. She is also the co-owner of the business and the two of them combined their forces to open this state-of-the-art facility that was started sometime in 2008. 

Christine Alexandra Chiu's Instagram

Christine is very much present on Instagram, her handle is christine_chiu88. Christine's bio states that she's not just an entrepreneur but she also identifies as a philanthropist, an investor and haute couture collector, in that order. Her feed is beautiful and the richness jumps out as she's seen sporting some of the best clothes, a lot of photos are a nod to her jet setting life as she quite literally poses in some of them with a jet plane in the background. 

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Christine Chiu's ties to royalty

"In China, my husband's father would be an emperor and baby G would be a little prince," Christine says in the trailer of Bling Empire. She has also hobnobbed with the British royal family, especially Prince Charles who has also featured on her Instagram feed when she worked with him for a charity foundation. 

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Christine Chiu and A-list actresses wearing the same gown as her

Christine is a part of the very exclusive club, which is strictly invite-only and not transferable under any circumstances. There are less than a handful of Los-Angeles based women in the club, out of a global customer base of roughly 2,000 people who are invited to make a biannual trip to shop the new collections at Paris haute couture week.

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One of them is Christine. "It's safe to say that $100,000 is the average price of a dress," Chiu said once, "but no one ever asks about price." She's been doing this for heaven knows how long even if there have been some hiccups and it's not money-related. 

A report from a couple of years ago state this jet selling millionaire was once annoyed with actresses that were seen in the same clothes as her. Christine has no qualms dropping 100,000 dollars at one go on a gown but as is a norm in Hollywood, designers tend to loan their designs to actresses for their red carpet appearances and that's what annoyed her.

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"The first five years of couture for me were about coming to terms with celebrities possibly wearing the same dress that I'm paying a lot of money for," she recalled back then. "A few years ago, there was a Chanel dress that I was putting a deposit on and I saw Jessica Chastain wearing it at an Oscar event and thought, 'I don't want the sloppy seconds.' Not that anyone would call couture sloppy."

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Catch Christine in action and by that we mean shopping till she drops and partying till the sun goes up and goes down again on 'Bling Empire' that premieres on Netflix on January 15, 2021.

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