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“Bling Empire” managed to outdo itself with an even messier second season. From Anna Shay and Christine Chiu’s ongoing feud to Chèrie Chan and Jessey Lee’s shocking exit, just about everyone has had their fair share of drama this season, including newcomer Dorothy Wang.
The TV personality and entrepreneur — who previously starred on E! from 2014 to 2016 – decided to join the Netflix series after seeing all the comments from people saying she should be on it. “When the first season came out, there was a lot of feedback. Everybody said, ‘Why isn’t Dorothy on ‘Bling Empire?’ and not that I was convinced by everyone, but I make people happy,” Wang told POPSUGAR. “Everyone just wanted to see me appear on it, and it didn’t seem like the worst thing to do. »
Even though “Rich Kids of Beverly Hills” and “Bling Empire” center on the opulent lives of a group of people living in Los Angeles, Wang had a totally different experience on the Netflix series. She explains, “With ‘Rich Kids’, I had a lot of long-standing relationships with everyone. I was friends with everyone for at least five, six years before I went on the show. With [‘Bling Empire’], I just meet everyone, so it’s very introductory for me. This is me browsing an existing group of friends. »
Wang credits costar and executive producer Chiu for taking her under her wing and introducing her to everyone in the group. She also says that she really bonded with Jaime Xie, who we see on the show. “We are very similar in that we are both very direct. We are very honest and we are also very relaxed,” Wang said of Xie. “We don’t really try to play too much with everything that everyone is acting. »
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However, one person Wang couldn’t seem to vibrate with is Kane Lim – despite Xie’s failed attempt to try and get them together for lunch. According to Lim, he and Wang knew each other through mutual friends before the show was filmed. In a recent interview with People, the real estate agent said there was never peace with Wang because “she was never really nice to me.” But Wang says that is not the case. “It’s been going on for years where I would politely decline and politely decline [to go to lunch] . . . 10 years later, still the same,” says Wang. “It escalated into this thing that wasn’t honest or true. He paints this image which was not true. And then he said that because I got famous, I stopped being nice to him, but we were never friends. »
According to Wang, it was actually Lim who was mean to her friends, not the other way around. “Nothing really adds up with him. And in life I feel that you choose your friends and you only have a limited amount of time in your day and you should be around people you love and cherish and are close friends with. I have many friends in my life. I’m sure he does too. So why do we have to keep trying to force this friendship that doesn’t exist? It’s obviously not meant to be,” Wang said, adding, “Maybe it sounds a bit shocking like, ‘Why is she so uptight and mean about it?’ But it’s a breaking point where I feel like I’m still being pushed into a friendship or a meeting that I’ve made my position clear about and drawn my boundaries a million times before. »
That being said, the “Bling Empire” star has no plans to explore a relationship with Lim in the future. “I don’t think we’re cut from the same cloth,” Wang says of Lim. “I don’t think we have anything in common. I don’t think we’re supposed to be. We’re just very different people. »
However, she learned some important lessons from her time on the show. “I’ve learned that I don’t really get along with people I don’t want to mingle with. I learned that it’s important to be careful who you surround yourself with,” Wang notes. “It’s important to defend yourself and always speak your mind and stick to your guns. »
Since filming for the second season of “Bling Empire” wrapped, Wang has moved to New York, so the likelihood of her returning for a potential third season isn’t very high. “I live in New York and hang out with a fabulous new team and have a great time,” Wang said, teasing, “Maybe there will be another empire. »
The second season of “Bling Empire” is available to stream on Netflix.