Liu Wen was born in Yongzhou, Hunan Province, and garnered overnight fame in 2006 when Marie Claire’s creative director, Joseph Carle, was inspired when he saw her at a small-sized fashion show in Beijing. Liu, who originally dreamt of becoming a tourist guide, is now a favorite darling on Paris, London, Milan and New York catwalks, and can be found in prestigious fashion magazines and global luxury brands including Calvin Klein and Lane Crawford.
Liu was the first and only Chinese model to walk the Victoria’s Secret fashion show for two years running between 2009 and 2010. In 2010, Liu became the first Asian face for cosmetic powerhouse Estee Lauder’s campaign. The girl, with single-fold eyelids and an irresistible smile, was ranked 43rd among Askmen’s Top 99 Women of 2012, the only Chinese face to appear there. Liu is ranked No.5 on MDC.com, the highest-ever position for a Chinese model.
Born: Jan. 27, 1988