Liu Wen ~ Biography
Liu Wen is a Chinese fashion model who was born on January 27, 1988 (age 25) Yongzhou, Hunan. She is the first model of East Asian descent to walk the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Her height is 5 feet 10 inch (1.79 m),weight is 50kg and her hair and eye color are black. Liu is an only child. In her teens, her mother encouraged her to be professional, to eat well, and to enter the modeling contest which led to Liu's discovery. In 2010, she became the first spokes model of Asian descent for Estée Lauder, alongside Constance Jablonski and Joan Smalls. In 2012, The New York Times named her "China’s first bonafide supermodel." In 2013, she became the first Asian model to ever make Forbes magazine's annual highest-paid models list..
Liu started her modeling career in 2005 when she entered the New Silk Road World Model Contest, a contest previously won by international cover girl Du Juan. Although she did not win the competition, Liu soon began working full-time as a model, eventually becoming a national success story after working with Chinese fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar. In September 2007, Liu caught the attention of the international fashion industry when she shot an editorial in clothes designed by Karl Lagerfeld and Viktor and Rolf and would later walk for both of those brands. She was invited to Paris in 2008 to sign with an agency and participate in Paris Fashion week. In February 2008 she appeared in four fashion-related articles for Chinese Vogue. She debuted on international runways in the same month, walking for Burberry and closing the fall Trussardi show in Milan. A year later in February and March 2009, Liu Wen led the entire modeling industry by walking 74 shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris for the fall 2009 ready-to-wear season. In March 2012, the New York Times featured Liu Wen on the cover and in the main feature for their Style "T" Magazine's Travel Issue, and she was dubbed "China’s first bona fide supermodel. As of August 2013, Liu is ranked #3 on the Top 50 Models Women List by models.com. Her net worth is about $4.3 million.
In the past, Liu has said that after modeling she might enjoy working as a stylist or, were the opportunity to arise, as an actress - she feels that modeling and acting have much in common, but for now she enjoys modeling and working in the fashion industry. She has stated that she knows that, as a career choice, working as a fashion designer or stylist would be very hard work but she is now more seriously considering becoming a stylist because she would like "to share her fashion style - tomboyish, vintage, and comfortable - with the world."Liu is known in the fashion industry for her professionalism and her friendly, outgoing, down-to-earth personality. She is not married yet. She has not found her soul mate who she could consider him as her husband, so it is obvious that she has not been involved in any kind of divorce issue. She might be having affair with her boyfriend but it is not disclosed at all.
Liu has appeared in campaigns for Calvin Klein, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli, Oscar de la Renta, Hugo Boss, Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, H&M, Marni, Lane Crawford, Bergdorf Goodman, Diesel, Gap, and Vivienne Tam. Her record for a single season is seven including DKNY Jeans, The GAP, Barneys New York, Benetton, Alexander Wang, Converse, and cKone in spring 2009. She has been featured as the only female in major Vogue editorials for Vogue Germany, Vogue Espana, Vogue China, Vogue Italia, British Vogue and American Vogue. She has also been featured in editorials for Numéro (As well as a cover), GQ, V Magazine, Harper's Bazaar, Pop Magazine, Allure, i-D (as well as a cover), Interview, and W.
In 2009, Liu became the first woman of Chinese descent to walk in the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. In April 2010, it was announced that Liu and Jablonski would help to represent the cosmetics company Estée Lauder. Liu is the first Asian face of the company. In March 2012, the New York Times featured Liu Wen on the cover and in the main feature for their Style "T" Magazine's Travel Issue, and she was dubbed "China’s first bona fide supermodel." In the same year, she attended the Cannes Film Festival for the first time and walked the Victoria's Secret Show for the fourth consecutive year. In spring 2013, Liu Wen was dubbed one of "The New Icons" by H&M for her widely-admired streetstyle. In August 2013, Forbes listed Liu as the 5th highest paid model in the world, and the first Asian model to ever make the annual list, with earnings of 4.3 million dollars. She also joined The Society Management.
Currently half of all global luxury purchases are being made by label-loving shoppers from China, Japan, Korea and south-east Asia. The daughter of a construction worker, Liu Wen, now has achieved a lot. She also has numerous fans. Many fan clubs and fan sites of her are made. She is available on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and wiki.