‘Bling Empire’ star Blake Abbie doesn’t think he’s sexy

“Bling Empire” star Blake Abbie isn’t sure if he’s ready to become a sex symbol.

“I don’t think of myself all that sexy, if I’m honest,” the reality star, 23, told Page Six exclusively at the premiere party for the hit Netflix series.

The Canadian-born magazine editor-at-large is currently single – but laments that he finds it “really hard” to meet people he’s actually “into.”

“Like, it’s hard for me to find people that I really connect with … and that’s really important to me,” he explained.

“Like it’s about an emotional connection,” he added. “Intellectual connection is actually really kind of at the top.”

During our interview, Abbie also confessed that, as one of the few Asian queer people on screen, he is often “feeling more pressure” to represent the community properly.

“I live my life in the way that I live my life, and I don’t necessarily explicitly think of myself as an activist,” he told us. “But, you know, I’m an advocate for the community. And so, yeah, I think it’s important to be talking about it. It’s really important to me to be able to share a story about queerness where there’s no shame.”

Abbie’s father was Scottish and his mother is Chinese.

Blake Abbie.
Abbie’s father was Scottish and his mother is Chinese.


Abbie, whose parents are of Chinese and Scottish descent, also said that he hopes to shine a light on the increase in violence against Asian Americans.

“That was a really important storyline for me to talk about,” he explained, noting that his cousin makes an appearance on the show after being mugged.

Blake Abbie from "Bling Empire."
Abbie admits he feels some pressure being one of the few queer Asians on screen.
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“Being able to talk about that, I think it’s really important,” he added. “I mean, Asian violence is still happening now.”

“Bling Empire” is streaming now on Netflix.

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