Kesun Lee is the star of Swiping America who is ready to find her husband. The “We’re Here” creators Stephen Warren and Johnnie Ingram’s new Max dating series, “Swiping America,” follows a varied group of New Yorkers as they try dating in other American cities. In his introduction before the screening, Johnnie referred to the program as a “rom-doc,” noting that it is not a game show and “is not about manufactured drama.”
“We love romantic comedies, and that combined with our work in the unscripted space, we set out to create a true-to-life romantic documentary…aka ROM DOC,” creators and executive producers exclusively told Cosmopolitan. “What makes this dating show unique is instead of going from zero to marriage, we focused on the initial stages of love and human connection mixed with real singles that are frustrated with swiping in their city, but still optimistic that their person is out there,” they continued. “Sometimes you have to outsource love to a different city!”
Learn more about her personal and professional life as this article proceeds. We bring you information about her family and career.
Kesun Lee On HBO Max’s Swiping America
Kesun Lee joined Swiping America “for an adventure” and she was “ready for love and travel.” She is also excited for viewers to see “how the friendship between the leads bloomed. And my outfits, of course.”
For Kesun the project was an experience of a lifetime. She had never lived in front of a camera or film crew so she promised herself if it became uncomfortable in any way she would back out.
“It never felt like that, it felt actually crazy normal and natural, so I kind of just went for it,” Kesun explained to Baltimore Sun. “It wasn’t like anything else that I had heard of before — it definitely didn’t feel like reality TV by any means.”
The show is an opportunity for her to find a husband. The other three New Yorkers are entrepreneur Ashleigh Warren, homosexual data scientist Krishnanand Kelkar, and hairstylist Reagan Baker. One of the memorable development from the show was four of them became great friends.
“One of my favorite things that happened during filming was our friendship really blossomed, and it’s so genuine,” she said. “Traveling with people, you really get to know them on a different level.”
The cast of the show plunges headfirst into Asheville, North Carolina’s romantic landscapes, New Orleans, Louisiana’s vibrant streets, Miami, Florida’s sun-drenched beaches, Austin, Texas’s hip and happening scene, Santa Fe, New Mexico’s enchanting vibes, Boulder, Colorado’s breathtaking beauty, Seattle, Washington’s eclectic and rainy city, and last but not least, Honolulu, Hawaii’s tropical paradise.
Swiping America is all about connecting two strangers and watching as their love (hopefully) blossoms, using dating apps to do the magic. Singles won’t be using their applications in their own, comfortable metropolitan areas; instead, they’ll be traveling across the nation. The singles are escorted to a new place for some swipes in every episode. Following their matches, the local singles get together with the individuals from the show to mingle.
They will be able to take those that they click with on a more formal date if this goes well. Instead of trying to “win,” the objective is to actually engage with the other person. They are searching for genuine connections rather than concentrating on some form of rivalry. The singles choose who, if anyone, they want to stay in touch with as they proceed from that place.
Is Kesun Lee Dating Anyone Today?
As of this writing, Kesun Lee hasn’t provided any information about her romantic life. She did speak about her ex-boyfriend on the show; they had moved to New York City after she met him in Sydney. Given Kesun’s personal passion for the city, he seemed to not be a big admirer of the Big Apple, and they ultimately split up.
Kesun did discover individuals like Larry, with whom she connected romantically, thanks to the social experiments. Despite this, Kesun appears to be keeping her love life a secret, though given her involvement in the Max series, we do know that she has long wished to find a partner who would value and share her interests.
Kesun Lee Age
Kesun Lee is 36 years old as of this writing in June 2023. She was born in July 1986.
Kesun Lee Family
Kesun Lee is the daughter of Young Lee (mom) and Dal Lee (dad). Young Lee is 66 years old and Dal Lee is 70 years old. Both of her parents reside in Ellicott City, Maryland.
Her mom is working as a Help Desk Specialist at the University of Maryland Medical System since 2020. She holds BS in Information Systems from the University of Maryland Baltimore County. Young attended Anil Girls’ High School and Dankook University ( DanKook Univ.).
Young is married since 19 June 2017. She is originally from Pyeongtaek, South Korea.
Hence, Kesun is of Korean-American heritage.
In her family, Kesun has one sister Keewha Lee. Keewha is 38 years old in October 2022.
Keewha has been married to Nathan Donaghy since 2013. The married couple resides in New York.
Nathan attended St Illtyds RC High School and worked at Royal Marines Recruitment.
Kesun Lee Job
Kesun Lee is working in real estate sales at BOND New York since February 2021. However, real estate wasn’t her choice for a career path.
According to her LinkedIn, Kesun was working at Kumon North America as a business manager. In 2011, she joined Diane von Furstenberg as a supervisor. She had also joined Damsel in Distress working as a head stylist.
In 2014, she worked for Sass & Bide as a buyer assistant. She worked directly with the head buyer for Sass & Bide. Kesun forecasted current and future consumer buying patterns based on sales trends and economic conditions.
Furthermore, in June 2015, Kesun worked for HELMUT LANG as a stylist and then in the same role at INTERMIX. She then joined Golden Goose Deluxe Brand as Visual Merchandising Manager and Store Director. It was only in 2019, Kesun joined Find What’s Rare debuting her career in real estate.
Kesun attended Holmes Institute and studied philosophy at the University of Maryland.
Fun Fact: Her hobbies include yoga, travel, spending time with her family, museums, reading, and fashion.
Kesun Lee Height
Additionally, Kesun Lee stands at a height of under 5’3”.
When Is Kesun Lee Birthday?
Every year, Kesun Lee celebrates her birthday on 24 July.
Where Is Kesun Lee From?
Originally from Ellicott City, Maryland, Kesun Lee is based in New York.
Is Kesun Lee On Instagram And Facebook?
Yes, Kesun Lee is on Instagram (@_kesun).