Growing up in the household of one of Singapore’s wealthiest men can be likened to the book-turned-film character of Nick Young, but Kim Lim also relates to the fictional figure in other ways.

 

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Jon Chu’s adaptation of Kevin Kwan’s Crazy Rich Asians won Asians (and consequently, the rest of the world) over for two main reasons. One, the against-the-current representation of Asians in Hollywood. Two, how that representation hits close to home for many of us from the East in varying ways and degrees.

The latter may hold true for Kim Lim, daughter of self-made ‘remisier king of Singapore’ Peter Lim, who also owns Spanish La Liga club Valencia. Growing up in the household of one of Singapore’s wealthiest men – whom Forbes estimates a net worth of $2.1 billion – can probably be likened to the book-turned-film character of Nick Young (played by former Malaysian TV host Henry Golding).

Old money, new money disparities aside, the two personalities are analogous in the sense that they both want to live ordinary lives. “My dad always tells me, ‘Anything can happen to anyone at any time. Maybe next year we will become nobodies so [you have to] always be humble’,” Kim reveals to Singaporean media.

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What does ‘ordinary’ look like for the 26-year-old billionaire heiress? Here are some highlights from her Instagram feed (@kimlimhl) for an idea.


For one, it looks like a daddy’s girl enjoying some quality time with her old man in her younger days.

And naturally, wanting to start a family of her own after meeting someone to spend the rest of her life with (someone we only know as BK Kho).

 

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Like most first-time mothers, the gift of motherhood is as challenging as it is rewarding to her. In one Instagram post, she discloses how her baby boy Kyden is the “greatest thing that has ever happened to me.”

 

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Greatest thing that has ever happened to me 💙

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Of course, being rich and famous just means she can throw the most magical birthday bash for her little sweetheart.

 

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Love this short clip 😍 🍼 thank you @babyaxioo @axioo

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Being trained in her family business, she travels frequently out of Singapore for work. But she also makes time for a quick getaway with close friends, among which include Malaysian heiress Chryseis Tan.

 

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Exactly 4 years later 😂 miss you girls already ❤

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When it comes to her wardrobe choices, comfort takes priority over ‘glam’ outfits.

 

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My number 1 priority: Comfort over being Glam ✌🏻#chorlor

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That said, she’s a sure stunner in an Elie Saab minidress or Gucci blazer.

 

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First time wearing Ellie & 🐍 print 😂

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☀Morning 🌹

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On a more personal note, she’s no stranger to bullying – a contributing factor to her struggle with eating disorder.

“People say you are so rich, you got this, you got that but everyone has problems. You just have to sort it out yourself. No one is perfect,” she says in an interview with 8 Days. “For me, my issue has always been about my looks. But I’ve learnt to accept it.”

Now, she’s not afraid to stand up to the haters – whether it’s regarding her size, weight or racist comments from supporters of her father’s football club.

She’s also very involved in charity work, especially with dog and animal shelters.

Her affinity for dogs doesn’t come as a surprise, considering she has two of her own – one of which is an adorable golden retriever.

 

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My kai kai 😂❤

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How’s that for ordinary?

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