New Yorker Tina Leung doesn’t want you to call her an influencer

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

Dorothy Wang, a cast member from the OG bling empire, will be a series regular along with Lynn Ban, Blake Abbie, Stephen Hung, Deborah Valdez-Hung, Richard Chang, Vika and Tina Leung.

A front row fashionista at fashion week, Tina has called New York her home for a long time. Curious to know how it got its start? Read on for the full tea, including her net worth and her 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 an acting degree from the University of Bristol in 2004 before moving into fashion. She re-enrolled in college to shortly thereafter earn a styling certificate from the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, per bustle.

She started her fashion career 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 said Prestigious. “And I’ve worked so hard for so long — I’ve put in some crazy hours and I’ve wanted to quit every month.”

She also started her own blog called Tina loves in 2010, which amassed 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. She now has more than 334,000 followers on Instagram and has worked with high-end labels such as Gucci, Valentino and Roberto Cavalli.

And although Tina sometimes refers to herself as an “influencer” on camera, she doesn’t like to describe her work that way, she said fashionista. “I try to curate my title,” she says. “I don’t really have a filter in my mouth.”

She is a member of the Slaysians.

If you’ve never heard of this iconic group of fashionistas, you’ll know this season. They are rumored to be appearing on bling empirePer bustle.

Tina is one of five high-profile fashion industry executives (and close friends) who make up the Slaysians, which consist of designers Phillip Lim and Prabal Gurung, co-creative director at Oscar De La Renta Laura Kim, and entrepreneur Ezra J. William .

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

“In a truly heroic way, the members of the House of Slay embrace racism, hatred, bullying and fear of the ‘other,'” reads their website. “[It’s] a place for all – an inclusive space that not only represents the AAPI legacy of its founders, but also 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 I would get a CFDA award… and get one with your best friends for Positive Social Impact?? Overwhelmed!! Thanks!!! 🙏♥️🫶,” she wrote in a post on ICH G.

And here they are with their awards:

What is Tina Leung Net Worth?

Between the money she made as a stylist, influencer, member of the Slaysians and performer Bling Empire: New York, it’s difficult to get an exact figure on Tina’s net worth. However, it is currently valued at $1 to $5 million per year buzz learning– and rises.

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

“For these documentary ensembles, especially when it’s nobodies, it goes from the low-end, about $1,500 per episode, up to $3,000 per episode at the high end,” a TV agent told the outlet, adding adding, “And then, after three successful years, it can cost as much as $7,000-$10,000 per episode.”

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