Wild, rich and glamorous! Kelly Mi Li has starred on the truth collection Bling Empire for 2 seasons, letting cameras observe her each transfer — and now she’s letting Us Weekly come alongside for the experience, too.
As one of many solely 4 self-made moguls on the Netflix hit, Mi Li, 36, doesn’t at all times have time to attend each lavish get-together her Bling Empire mates put collectively. For her, it’s primarily been about specializing in her profession targets.
“I can’t go to lunch 5 days per week with them,” she informed Bustle in January 2021. “I’m like, ‘Sorry, I've to work.’ I work very arduous. Success didn’t come simple. Being an entrepreneur isn't a 9 to 5. You’re on it 24/7.”
Whereas Mi Li informed Us in June that filming with her costars is “at all times enjoyable” and that she “loves attending to work with such great folks” on the present, her work ethic as a media and manufacturing firm govt is her largest ardour.
Quite a lot of that dedication revolves round discovering methods to signify variety onscreen. “I moved [to the U.S.] from China after I was 9, 10 years outdated, and rising up I didn’t actually have individuals who regarded like me on TV,” she informed Bustle, including that she’s enthusiastic about portraying each the pleasure and hardships her tradition faces.
Just lately, nevertheless, Mi Li is making an attempt to determine easy methods to take time away from her job so she will focus extra on her personal self-care. “For me proper now, the best degree of success is happiness and having the ability to reside a work-life steadiness,” she revealed throughout an interview with Refinery 29 in Might, including that it’s about “setting down a boundary and giving your self the time to show your mind off.”
When it comes to her time on Bling Empire, the place she additionally serves as an govt producer, Mi Li acknowledges the job however largely hopes viewers tune in for the emotional tales. “Cash is nice; it provides you the choices and the enjoyable,” she defined to Bustle. “However on the finish of the day, you’re not gonna die together with your cash. What actually issues is life and the human connection, being there for each other.”
Bling Empire season 2 is now streaming on Netflix.
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