Asian Models on the Run – #4 Liu Wen


Name: Liu Wen

Birth Date: Jan 27, 1988

Ethnic Origin: Beijing, China

Height: 179 cm

Agency: Marilyn Agency

Liu Wen got discovered after entering a modeling contest. Although she did not win the contest, she began working fulltime as a model, and gained national success, receiving calls from Chinese fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. She caught the attention of the international fashion industry after a shot for Cosmo editorial, dressed in designs from Karl Lagerfeld and Viktor and Rolf, and would later walk for each of those firms. 2008 she was invited to Paris to sign a contract with her current agency; Marilyn Agency, where she officially made her international debut. On the same year she walked for Chanel and Jean Paul Gaultier. Since then she became a fixture on the runways of New York, Milan and Paris. In May 2012 Liu Wen took the 6h place o the Top 50 Models Women list by models.com

Estée Lauder announced in April 2010 that Liu Wen would be on of the models representing the cosmetic company, and was the first Asian face to do so.

She was also the first Asian Model to walk for Victoria Secret. Liu mentioned she was surprised to be chosen because most Victoria’s Secret models have “big boobs” (Haha).

Harper’s Bazaar Singapore June 2012

LLiu Wen for GQ

Liu Wen for H&M Marni Collaboration Fashion Spread.

She has even graced the cover of Vogue Portugal

The latest issue of Vogue China July 2012.

Casual Liu Wen, She looks totally adorable smiling like that.

Check out Liu Wen short interview on the ABC News, They also discussed the discrimination of asian models and the reason why the famous designer houses finally taking in Asian models on the international market. Very Interesting.

She has a super adorable personality, there is several interview clips with her on youtube. She have this very asian-chinese english accent, haha you can’t help to love her.

Liu Wen have Official Twitter and Facebook account.

Twitter: LiuWenLW

Facebook: modelliuwen

Facebook Fanpage: LiuWenModel

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