Does it emerge in economics, science, medicine and why not also in fashion? Chinese models are increasingly requested by famous fashion houses for shooting and fashion shows. In fact, even greater China is the new entry that makes people talk about themselves in the world of fashion and catwalks, of stylists and of the imposition of future taste. It is therefore no wonder that the models and models of the land of the dragon are also making their mark on the international scene.

In particular , Asian models find doors open thanks to the Western myth, which wants the Asian woman to be delightful in her petite, graceful and refined features. They are still not panthers like Naomi Campbell nor sophisticated queens like Gisele Bundchen but… eyes open! They will know how to turn heads too.

Liu Wen

Liu Wen is considered one of the most beautiful women in the world. She was born in Yongzhou in 1988, she takes part in a national beauty contest at the age of 17 – New Silk Road World Model Contest – without winning it but she still gets great visibility, being called by the major Chinese fashion magazines.

In 2007 she was proposed to show with the Trussardi fashion house and thus began her career in Milan.

He currently works with the likes of Hermes, Gaultier, Victoria’s Secret and Chanel, as well as with the new emerging Chinese designers.

She ranked third among the 50 most beautiful models in the world and is certainly one of the highest paid.

Sui He

Sui He (born in Wenzhou in 1990), was born as a swimmer and up to the age of 18, she distinguished herself in sport and then moved on to fashion shows almost for fun. Her success, however, is immediate and as soon as she finishes school she is already on the catwalk for Dolce & Gabbana, Dior, Hermes, Missoni, Gaultier and Chanel.

Shiseido chooses her as the first Asian testimonial of its brand.

The Chinese model also shows today for Victoria’s Secret .

Du Juan

Du Juan is among the most “mature” Chinese models (born in 1982) but still today she is on the crest of the wave.

The career of this Chinese model began in 2003 after her victory at Miss China that year and she has been the favorite model over the years of brands such as Vogue, Cavalli, Vuitton, Saint-Laurent, Armani.

Ming Xi

Ming Xi (Xi Mengyao) is a Chinese model born in Shanghai in 1989.

Participate as a representative of China in a fashion contest organized by Elite Model Management and start your modeling career with this agency.

Over time he has walked for Kenzo, Dior, Gucci, Givenchy, Galliano, Victoria’s Secret and many other famous brands.

Fei Fei Sun

Fei Fei Sun was born in Weifang in 1989 and started parading in 2008 for Elite.

Her modeling career took off only after two years when she moved to the United States to work with Muse Management in New York.

She has lent her face for Missoni, Miu Miu, Westwood, Hermes and has been on the covers of Vogue in Japan and Italy.

Fei Fei Sun is one of the most beautiful and famous Chinese models of the moment (and certainly among the highest paid).

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Zuo Ye

Finally, we also want to talk about Zuo Ye. She may not be the model of the moment but she is certainly a name to remember for the future. She became famous in the fall of 2018 for a Dolce & Gabbana commercial in which she jokes about China, the very young Chinese model of only 22, she had to publicly apologize to the whole nation for the controversy that that scene caused.

In fact, he declared to the media that “his career is ruined forever” but perhaps it is not really so, since it was not his fault but of all the staff who created that unhappy spot, which was then filmed all over the world and led to these controversies, which then culminated with the video of apologies from the Italian designers themselves and, after all, a scandal often creates a myth… at least in the West.


The Chinese models and in general the Asian ones , are depopulating in recent years thanks to their physical features: graceful, with less marked features than those of their Western colleagues, with perfect shapes for parading, up to their ability to withstand stress and life from model, made up of shooting, fashion shows, social events, which they always face with a smile on their lips.