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Sober Stories

Oct 7, 2022

Kevin Kreider of Bling Empire joins Sober Stories host Beth Bowen to discuss alcohol in Hollywood, how sobriety gives us everything we thought we’d get from alcohol and the importance of visibility of minority communities in recovery. Beth and Kevin talk about how his sobriety has been represented on the show, Bling Empire, and how that visibility encouraged him to create his own non-alcoholic beverage brand, Sans. Kevin gives a few behind-the-scenes looks at the Bling Empire production and cast, and Beth and Kevin discuss the beauty of long-term sobriety. Kevin shares what his story would be called: "Damn, that’s a good one."


Kevin Kreider is an Actor, Speaker, Founder, and CEO of Sans. Starting off in the fitness industry, he was signed with one of the most prestigious modeling agencies in NYC. He left Philly in 2008 to navigate his way in entertainment as a Korean American adoptee. In 2014, the stress and non-stop nature of the modeling industry took a toll on his body, and Kevin was diagnosed with Alopecia Areata. He took a few years off, got sober in 2015, and took a leap of faith by moving to Los Angeles. There he was offered a role in Netflix's international hit, "Bling Empire", the first all Asian and Asian American reality show.


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