'Bling Empire: New York's Tina Leung Doesn't Want You To Call Her An Influencer

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Bling Empire fans unite!

Bling Empire: New York is finally available for streaming on Netflix. The new crew of eight consists of billionaires, CEOs, and fashion trailblazers living their glamorous lifestyles in the city that never sleeps.

Dorothy Wang, a cast member from the O.G. Bling Empire, will be a regular on the series along with with Lynn Ban, Blake Abbie, Stephen Hung, Deborah Valdez-Hung, Richard Chang, Vika, and Tina Leung.

Tina, a fashionista who can always be found sitting front row at fashion week, has considered New York home for quite some time. Curious to know how she got her start? Read on for all the tea, including her net worth and role as a member of the Slaysians.

Who is Tina Leung, and why is she famous?

Tina Leung, 40, is a fashion stylist and blogger from Hong Kong, China, who grew up in Orange County, California.

She received a degree in drama from the University of Bristol in 2004 before switching to pursue fashion. She re-enrolled in college to earn a styling certificate from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City not long after, per Bustle.

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She started her career in fashion as a blogger.

After earning her styling certificate in New York, Tina returned to Hong Kong, where she worked as a stylist and writer for Prestige Magazine.

"It was the most intense and best year of my life," she told Prestige. "And I worked so hard for so long—I did some crazy hours and wanted to quit every month."

She also started her own blog called Tina Loves in 2010, which garnered thousands of followers.

Tina doesn't like using the term 'influencer' to describe her job.

Eventually, Tina moved back to New York, and her career as a fashion influencer skyrocketed from there. Now, she has more than 334,000 followers on Instagram and has worked with high-end labels, including Gucci, Valentino, and Roberto Cavalli.

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And even though Tina sometimes refers to herself as an "influencer" on-camera, that's not how she likes to describe her work, she told Fashionista. "I'm trying to curate my title," she says. "I don't really have a filter on my mouth."

She's a member of the Slaysians.

If you haven't heard of this iconic group of fashionistas, you'll be familiar after watching this season. Rumor has it, they'll make an appearance on Bling Empire, per Bustle.

Tina is one of five top-notch fashion industry leaders (and close friends) that make up the Slaysians, which consists of designers Phillip Lim and Prabal Gurung, co-creative director at Oscar De La Renta Laura Kim, and entrepreneur Ezra J. William.

The group created House Of Slay, a comic book-inspired platform with the goal of creating an inclusive and creative space.

"In truly heroic fashion, the members of the House of Slay take on racism, hatred, bullying, and fear of the 'other,'" according to their website. "[It's] a place for everyone—an inclusive space representing not only the AAPI heritage of its founders but underrepresented voices from all walks of life."

In November 2022, the Slaysians took home their first CDFA award. "Never in a million years did I ever think that I would get a CFDA award… and to get one with your besties for Positive Social Impact?? Mind blown!! Thank you!!! 🙏♥️🫶" she wrote in a post on IG.

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And here they are with their awards:

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What is Tina Leung's net worth?

Between the money she's made as a stylist, influencer, member of the Slaysians, and cast member on Bling Empire: New York, it's hard to get an exact figure on Tina's net worth . However, it's currently estimated between $1 and $5 million, per Buzz Learn—and rising.

Her Netflix fee isn't public knowledge, but it likely will increase her net worth, according to Bustle. However, the base salary for Netflix actors is around $158,158 per year, per a Glassdoor report. And according to a Business Insider source, that number could be way higher for reality TV stars.

“For those docu-ensembles, especially if they’re nobodies, per episode it ranges from low-end, like $1,500 an episode, to $3,000 at the high end,” a TV agent told the outlet, adding, “And then, after three years of success, it can go up to $7,000 to $10,000 an episode.”

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