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Liu Wen

Liu Wen (simplified Chinese: 刘雯; traditional Chinese: 劉雯; pinyin: Liú Wén; born January 27, 1988) is a Chinese fashion model.  She is the first model of East Asian descent to walk the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.  In 2010, she became the first spokesmodel of Asian descent for Estée Lauder, alongside Constance Jablonski and Joan Smalls. In 2012, The New York Times named her "China’s first bona fide supermodel."[5] In 2013, she became the first Asian model to ever make Forbes magazine's annual highest-paid models list.  In April 2014, American Vogue noted her as having "by far, the biggest social-media audience of any model" in their coverage of social media's rise in the fashion industry.

Liu was born into a working-class family on January 27, 1988, in Yongzhou, Hunan.  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.

Early career and su…