Who is Nam Laks from 'Bling Empire: New York'?

Nam Laks is known as the 'Blair Waldorf of Thailand'—here's what we know about the rising reality star

Nam Laks from episode 01 of Bling Empire: New York
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The Bling Empire: New York cast is full of CEOs, socialites and, in the case of Nam Laks, one university student who's definitely not living on your usual college-kid budget. 

An East Coast spin-off of the Netflix hit reality series Bling Empire, Bling Empire: New York—which premiered on the streamer on Friday, January 20—follows yet another group of ritzy, glitzy Asian-Americans as they take on the Big Apple. Dorothy Wang, Tina Leung and Lynn Ban are all featured in the sister series, but it's Laks, nicknamed the "Blair Waldorf of Thailand," that has fans' curiosity piqued. 

"Nam is used to getting whatever she wants," reads Tudum (opens in new tab)'s description of the reality TV newcomer. "But now, as she’s finishing up graduate school, she finds herself at a crossroads: Either she returns home or stays in New York and faces being cut off financially."

Here's everything we know about Nam Laks from Netflix's Bling Empire: New York

Who is Nam Laks from 'Bling Empire: New York'?

Nam Laks, who we meet in the second episode of Bling Empire: New York, is a Thailand-born socialite, fashion influencer and graduate student. At the time of filming, she was finishing up a master's degree at Colombia University’s Spirituality Mind Body Institute-Teacher’s College in New York City. 

The higher degree was actually at the behest of Nam's father. “This is one of my dad’s biggest things, like, he just loves when his children graduate,” the TV star stated in the Netflix series.

Though a self-described "daddy's girl," Nam's extravagant spending—one Bling Empire: New York scene sees her spending $10,000 on a single shopping spree in between classes—has led her father to threaten to cut her off financially if she doesn't secure herself a job following graduation. 

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Who is Nam Laks' family? Who is her father?

Nam Laks is the daughter of Nakorn Laksanakarn, a successful Thai businessman who was previously the CEO of the Bangkok-based Natural Park PCL (NPARK), a real estate developer behind hotels, housing estates, hospitals and more in Thailand. 

Nam is the youngest of three children, and her older brothers Nick and Nino are referenced on Bling Empire: New York.

What is Nam Laks' net worth?

Nam Laks' net worth is reportedly around $100,000 as of 2023. However, the overall fortune of the Laksanakarn family is far larger—in fact, it's estimated to be 1,000 times that figure, with several outlets setting their net worth at $100 million. That could fund a lot of shopping sprees. 

Nam Laks birthday: how old is she?

Nam Laks was reportedly born in February 1994, making her currently 28 years old, going on 29, though her exact birthdate has not been publicized. (Depending on her actual birthday, she is either an Aquarius or a Pisces.)

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Nam Laks Instagram: what's her handle?

You can catch the reality TV newcomer on Instagram at the handle @namlaks (opens in new tab), where her 25,000-plus followers can enjoy photos showing off Laks' luxurious meals, frequent travels (it seems she splits time between Manhattan and Bangkok), and her enviable wardrobe. 

Catch Nam Laks in Bling Empire: New York, now streaming on Netflix.

Christina Izzo is the Deputy Editor of My Imperfect Life. 


More generally, she is a writer-editor covering food and drink, travel, lifestyle and culture in New York City. She was previously the Features Editor at Rachael Ray In Season and Reveal, as well as the Food & Drink Editor and chief restaurant critic at Time Out New York


When she’s not doing all that, she can probably be found eating cheese somewhere.