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China’s First Supermodel on Changing Standards of Beauty

“Out of the 1.3 billion people in China, Liu Wen is the first supermodel. She got her start by submitting photos to an online model-casting call in hopes of winning a computer, the grand prize. But she wound up with a lot more than a computer: She became the first model of Asian descent to walk in a Victoria’s Secret show, and has graced international beauty ads as the first Asian global spokesmodel for Estée Lauder.” Read more at NYMag.

 

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Herieth Paul Is the Newest Face of Maybelline

“It’s time to introduce you to a new face soon to be seen everywhere: Herieth Paul. The Tanzanian model, 20, was announced as the new global spokesmodel for Maybelline today, joining the likes of Gigi Hadid and Jourdan Dunn as a #MaybellineGirl. It’s a major step for inclusivity in the beauty industry—you rarely see a Black woman with a short, natural Afro in national beauty campaigns.” Read more at Elle.com.

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Nine Reasons to Fall in Love With Model Xiao Wen Ju—The New Face of L’Oréal Paris

“Effervescence is a personality trait that usually translates best in person, but Xiao Wen Ju seems to radiate it in every medium. The Chinese model sparkles in Fashion Week street style photos; in editorial shoots (styled as Warhol’s Marilyn for Italian Vogue); and on her massively popular Instagram feed. It’s exactly that X factor, together with a chameleonlike versatility, that has caught the attention of the fashion world, and now the beauty industry: Today, L’Oréal Paris announced Ju as its newest face.” Read more at Vogue.
 

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Millennial Models Like Gigi Hadid, Fueled by Social, Are Hitting the Fashion Stratosphere

“Along with contemporaries like Kendall Jenner, Karlie Kloss and Cara Delevingne, Hadid is part of a new wave of digitally savvy models taking the fashion industry by storm. Dubbed ‘the Instagirls’ by Vogue, these millennial models have achieved success both in the realm of high fashion and the commercial world—a rarity since the supermodel era of the ’90s.” Read more at Adweek.

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L’Oréal Announces Its First Asian-American Spokesperson

“L’Oréal Paris, whose past faces include Jennifer Lopez, Lara Stone, and Doutzen Kroes, has tapped model Soo Joo Park to be its newest global spokesperson. She’s the first Asian-American to take the role. (You may recognize her from DKNY’s spring campaign and her stints on the runway—she walked Chanel and Moschino most recently).” Read more at Elle.com.

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