Kevin Kreider, star of the popular Netflix reality series “Bling Empire,” recently received a Cartier ring from friend and co-star Christine Chiu but accidentally dropped it in the ocean shortly after.
Growing up a Korean adoptee in Philadelphia had more than its fair share of challenges for Kevin Kreider. Although he was fully embraced by his caucasian parents and brother, Kevin knew he was different and his peers didn’t let him forget that.
He was constantly bullied and discriminated against for the way he looked. Racial insults were regularly hurled at him…”Hey, Bruce Lee!”, “Ching Chang Chong!”. Those experiences skewed his self image and made him feel “ugly” and “less than”. But with a lot of soul searching, Kevin discovered his true identity as an Asian man and set out on a mission to change negative stereotypes and misperceptions. He transformed his physical body and became a model and fitness guru and now openly speaks about the importance of redefining Asian Masculinity.
A documentary that follows an “ugly” Asian-American fitness model and his quest against racist stereotypes is now seeking support for post-production.
“The Ugly Model” stars Kevin Kreider, a Korean-American model and fitness coach who has spent his entire life trying to answer the question: “Can Asian men be sexy?”