Who is Christine Chiu?
A TV personality, philanthropist, and entrepreneur, Christine Chiu,came into the limelight after she made an appearance in the reality TV series “Bling Empire”. alongside her husband. Christine has hit the headlines since she was seen in the show, and people wanted to know more about her.
If you are one of those interested in the life and work of this – according to her fans – beautiful and strong woman, let us tell you the naked truth about Christine Chiu.
Early life, family, and education
Christine Alexandra Chiu was born under the zodiac sign of Sagittarius on 30 December 1982, in Taiwan, although she was raised in Beverly Hills, California USA. She holds both Taiwanese and American nationality, and her ethnicity is Asian.
Christine hasn’t spoken about her family and her childhood, but once shared what is the biggest misconception about her, saying: ‘People often think that I married into wealth—which is not the case. I come from a financially sound background.’
Some rumors were saying that she hasn’t spoken with her father for decades, since he cut her off from the family for an unexplained reason.
Speaking of her educational background, she attended a local private high school, and upon matriculating in 2000, enrolled at Pepperdine University, from which she graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in International Business (with honors) in 2004.
Beverly Hills Plastic Surgery (BHPS) Incorporation
Many people didn’t know that the incorporation was something that Christine founded, and that her husband, who is now the co-manager, was her first employee. Since then, they are partners, and BHPS has quickly become one of the top favorites among the social elite, politicians, celebrities, and royalty. This exquisite medical and spa center offers innovative anti-aging procedures, a variety of plastic surgery procedures, and skin care treatments.
if there’s one thing Christine Chiu’s gonna do, it’s deliver an interview *look*
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— Golden (@netflixgolden) May 17, 2022
The reality television series “Bling Empire” was premiered on Netflix on 15 January 2021, and focuses on the lives of wealthy East and South East Asians living in the Los Angeles area. Besides Christine and her husband, some of the cast members were Kane Lim, a real estate developer, Kelly Mi Li, an entrepreneur, Anna Shay, a businesswoman, and Cherie Chan – Denim heiress and former singer, among others.
The series aired for two seasons – the second season premiered on 13 May 2022. “Bling Empire” was nominated for two Music Television (MTV) Movie + TV Awards for Best Docu-Reality Show, and Best New Unscripted Series.
Christine came into the spotlight because of her rivalry with Anna Shay, whose fortune comes from selling her father’s company, and the two were often playing games – most of the series’ fans think that Christine won.
In her interview for Oprah Daily, Christine said: ‘Winning is a tricky word. It depends on how you define winning. How I would define winning is being happy in life. Being happy with yourself. I would say that both can win.’
She added that only Anna can answer whether or not she feels that she won in relation to that definition.
Philanthropy and other interests
Christina and her husband avidly support organizations such as John Wayne Cancer Institute, Children Mending Hearts, Barbara Davis Center for Childhood Obesity, and the Metropolitan Museum of Art, among many others. On their son’s first birthday, they donated $1 million to the Cayton Children’s Museum in Santa Monica, California.
Regarding her social involvement, sensational style, and beauty knowledge, Christina has been featured in numerous local, national and international top media sources, such as Wall Street Journal, Harper’s Bazaar China, Los Angeles Confidential, and In Style Magazine. Vogue magazine recognized her as one of their top 100 women.
Christine is often seen in the front row at New York Fashion Week, along with London and Paris Fashion Weeks, and was an inspiration for various popular brands including Christian Dior, Louis Vuitton, and Chanel.
Love life and husband
Christine hasn’t been the subject of any rumors and controversies, since it’s widely known that since 2006 she’s been a married woman. Her husband is Doctor Gabriel Chiu, a Taiwanese-American plastic surgeon, who is also well-known for his philanthropy.
He was born on 22 July 1967 in Taiwan, and is a direct descendant of the Song Dynasty emperors. There isn’t much known about his past, except that he attended the University of California, Berkley, from which he graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in Science (Microbiology and Immunology) in 1990.
He continued his education at the Western University of Health Sciences in Pomona, California, from where he received a Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree. He completed his residency at Detroit Riverview Hospital in General Surgery, and after a year, he continued to the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine where he was a Fellow in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery for two years.
Gabriel became the Chief Fellow in 2002, and then met his future wife, and began working in their clinic.
Christina and Gabriel have one son, named Gabriel Chiu II, also known as Baby G, who was conceived via in vitro fertilization (IVF) in 2018. In the first season of the series “Bling Empire”, Christina revealed that they’d gone through several IVFs, and while her husband’s family shamed her, Gabriel was the one who had a problem.
They were thinking about having a second child, but according to Christine, her doctor said that it would be dangerous for her to conceive again, and proposed another option – surrogacy. However, Christine said that her in-laws would hate the idea of surrogacy, since they’re very traditional.
As of August 2022, Christine and Gabriel are living in their mansion in Malibu, California, and raising their three-year-old together.
Age, height, and net worth
Christine’s age is 39, she has long, black hair and dark brown eyes; she weighs around 125lbs (53kgs) and is 5ft 6ins (1.67m) tall, with vital statistics of 31-24-33.
According to sources, as of August 2022, Christine’s and her husband’s net worth has been estimated jointly at over $80 million.