Few individuals can claim to have been hand-picked by Rihanna to be the face of Fenty Beauty — or anything else, for that matter — but Kane Lim can. The 32-year-old Oppenheim Group real estate agent spoke with POPSUGAR ahead of the return of “Bling Empire” to Netflix about his years-long connection with the new mom and how it led to him becoming a Fenty ambassador.
“I’ve known her on social media for seven, eight years,” Lim adds of Rihanna. “She handpicks all of her ambassadors, and I’m honoured to be Fenty’s first Southeast Asian ambassador. I believe she chooses folks with unique stories. I’m not a model, and I don’t have a six-pack, but growing up at 200 pounds, I was always anxious about my weight [and] my appearance, and that campaign has really helped me. And, maybe, it has benefited others as well.
Lim has yet to meet Rihanna’s baby, whom she welcomed in May with boyfriend A$AP Rocky. They did, however, meet at a Fenty event in February. “I saw her before she had her baby. We had a wonderful, intimate moment “Lim reflects. “I offered her something and expressed my gratitude for her assistance. ‘This is more than a campaign,’ I added. You’re truly assisting me in my personal life as well. You helped me rediscover my confidence, and now it’s my turn to share it with the rest of the world.’ I now feel obligated to share this experience with someone else. I’m quite optimistic about the future.
Lim is now preparing for season three of “Bling Empire,” which will premiere on October 5. Even though we won’t be seeing any more of the back-and-forth between Lim and Dorothy Wang (she’s since moved to New York, where she’s “hanging out with a new fabulous crew and having the best time”), the new episode follows Kane as he “books a major fashion campaign and surprisingly starts a whole new career,” according to the show’s synopsis.