If you think the movie Crazy Rich Asian is entirely fictitious, then you thought wrong. Apparently, there are really ultra-rich people who hail from Asia. One of whom is celebrity influencer, Calista Cuaca. Who exactly is she and what made her qualify as a crazy rich Asian?
Calista is the daughter to Singaporean socialite and businesswoman, Jame Chua. She’s better known to many millennial netizens as @xcalikins on Instagram where she serves as one of the platform’s biggest stars. On her feed, Calista shares how a muliti-million person spends her time — living the luxury life, going to awesome parties, buying chic expensive clothes, nonetheless!
Calista is a Marketing student at the James Cook University. Her fans and followers love her for enviable style and designer wardrobe that she constantly features on her social media pages. Despite being well off enough the buy everything she needs and wants, Calista thinks that style can’t be bought with money.
“A lot of people just buy the most expensive things or a shirt that shows the logo in a really obvious way. Maybe it’s just not my style, but I feel like that’s not fashion, that’s just showing off,” she told Singaporean Tatler when they asked her if she thinks money can buy style.
“I always wear clothes that make me feel confident. If I didn’t have money to buy something that I like, I’d find a cheaper alternative that’d still make me feel good wearing it,” she said talking about how she can still be stylish if she had less money.
Nonetheless Calista still values luxury brand items and sees that getting one should really come with a price as it adds value to the pieces. “…this ensures that the items remain valuable and are not easily obtainable. So in that way, maybe it’s a good thing,” she told Singaporean Tatler. When asked what’s the most expensive piece she’s ever owned, she replied, “My Richard Mille RM 037 watch, which was a gift from my dad.”
Apart for Calista, there are other Asian men and women who are considered “crazy rich.” One of whom is our very own Heart Evangelista, who was featured last year in Harper’s Bazaar with several other Asians who lived the luxury life.
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