Kim Lee's biological father, net worth and plastic surgery: everything you need to know about Bling Empire's party girl

Meet Bling Empire's DJ and socialite, Kim Lee

Kim Lee stars on Bling Empire
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If you spent all weekend binge watching Netflix's latest reality TV show Bling Empire, then same. Consider us officially obsessed! 

The show follows the lives of a lavish group of Asian-American friends who live incredibly affluent, glamourous lifestyles - think Crazy Rich Asians meets The Real Housewives of Beverly Hills. 

As in any reality show, the cast is what makes or breaks it, and it's safe to say Bling Empire is full of characters we're immediately hooked on. From matriarch Anna Shay (who is our new life guru) to Kevin Kreider and Christine Chiu, who is already rubbing fans up the wrong way, this group of friends lives just as luxurious off-camera as they do on-camera. 

Then there's the show's party girl and famous DJ Kim Lee, who we're dying to know more about. So while we wait for the second season of Bling Empire to drop, let's get to know Kim Lee a little better. Here are the answers to some of your burning questions about the new reality TV star... 

Who is Kim Lee's biological father?

In a couple of episodes of the show, Kim Lee opens up to fellow co-stars Kane and Kevin about her family life, explaining that after her presents parted ways when she was eight, her father asked her who she wanted to live with and she picked her mother. She was then raised by her mother Kimmy and her stepdad - who has yet to be identified - in Orange County, California. But who is Kim Lee's biological father? 

Kim's dad is believed to be a man named Daniel Segal, who is a novelist and screenwriter. The DJ actually plans to track him down in hopes of reconnecting, enlisting Kane and Kevin to help her look for him on the show, though we don't get to see much more of this. 

What is Kim Lee's net worth? 

As of 2021, Kim Lee’s net worth is estimated to be around $10 million according to The Cinemaholic. This is believed to be a combination of her modeling work, DJ career and any other streams of income she has. 

Why does Kim Lee look like Kylie Jenner?

Many viewers have been comparing Kim Lee to Kylie Jenner, saying that she resembles the Keeping Up With The Kardashians star and beauty mogul. However, as Bling Empire star pointed out in an interview with NextShark in 2018,  she had the "influencer aesthetic" long before Kylie. 

"[People] would call me a 'wannabe Kylie.' I think she's gorgeous, but people that know me would say I've been looking like this before Kylie became 'Kylie," she claimed. 

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Kim Lee before plastic surgery 

It is unclear whether Kim Lee has had plastic surgery as it isn't a topic she has discussed on the show or any interview so far, so we can't be sure what plastic surgery she had done - if any.  

What is Kim Lee's job?

As we heard on the show, Kim Lee's has a reputation as "the Calvin Harris of Asia" according to her co-star Kane. But before she ventured into the world of DJing, she was actually a model. She walked on several runways including Los Angeles, Paris, and New York Fashion Week shows, working with designers such as Marc Jacobs and appearing on the international covers of fashion magazines like GQ and Esquire. 

According to Elite Daily, she was also named the 'Sexiest Woman in the World' by FHM back in 2011. She has also appeared in a number of Hip Hop music videos including those of Kanye West, Far East Movement and Lupe Fiasco. But it doesn't stop there - she has also had plenty of on-screen moments appearing in the likes of The Hangover Part II, Entourage, and CSI.

As for reality shows, Bling Empire isn't her first gig either as Kim Lee previously went on The Amazing Race in Vietnam back in 2013 and hosts Yo! MTV Raps on MTV Asia.

In 2012, she caught the attention of Black Eyed Peas after bonding with them over a night of partying. Soon after, one of her mixes featuring Kanye West went viral and she has been a successful DJ ever since. 

How old is Kim Lee?

Kim Lee's birthday is 22 May 1988, which currently makes her 32-years-old. She is also a Gemini!

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Does Kim Lee have a boyfriend? 

While Kim Lee appears to be single on Bling Empire, she has previously spoken about a past relationship with Keith Ape, a South-Korean rapper signed to Jay-Z's Roc Nation, in her 2018 interview with NextShark. However, she has since referred to him as a friend