In less than two years, Ming has progressed from representing China at the Elite Model Look competition, to starring in campaigns for fashion heavyweights Givenchy and Diane Von Furstenberg, and walking in shows for the likes of Christian Dior, Vivienne Westwood and Alexander Wang.
“I had no preconceptions about this career, I tend to just go with the flow,” Ming says of her sudden success. “I never really gave (being a professional model) too much thought before. That said, I absolutely love what I’m doing now.
After being hand-picked by superstar creative director Riccardo Tisci to walk exclusively for Givenchy in Paris — a first for a Chinese model — influential industry guide Models.com profiled the newcomer, calling her the “most promising” debut of fashion week.
With a poised walk down Givenchy Couture’s catwalk,” Models.com gushed, “Ming grabbed everyone’s attention.”
Within months, New York magazine’s James Lim wrote that Tisci was “plotting the ascent of his latest belle,” and describing the fashion-forward creative director as “smitten” with Ming.
“Style” magazine and “Vogue” Italia continued the run of international media attention, while closer to home, Ming has become a regular in the pages of Chinese “Vogue.”
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