Phenomenal Women

January 14th, 2010 Posted by Janelle comments (69)

Vogue China salutes the best in Asian talent with a portfolio of the industry’s leading Asian models shot by Max Vadukul. Featuring Liu Wen, Du Juan, Kiki Kang, Tao Okamoto, Danni Li and Ping Hue Cheung , the images show the current superstars as well as the rising talents sure to make an impact in 2010.  This dynamic group of girls and their combined successes are a testament to the way in which the fashion industry is slowly but surely diversifying.


Liu & Du


Danni Li






Kiki Kang | Image Credit Kazaf @ tFS

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  1. Samira says:

    Liu is definitely one of the most beautiful asian faces beside Lii and Kiki. Really gorgeous girls. I’m liking their facial expressions. And their face shapes.

  2. Creative Opulence says:

    Beautiful. Makes me think that if Daul Kim was still alive she would have made a perfect addition to this story.

  3. stacey says:

    kiki kang looks multi-ethnic. Is she only of Asian descent (does anyone know)? All these girls are gorgeous.

  4. LD says:

    It’s very simple yet they all are so striking.

  5. AJP says:

    Du Juan is literally the most beautiful Asian woman I’ve ever seen in my life

  6. peterModelObsessed says:

    I agree, Liu is one of the most beautiful faces in the world. Its not even perfectly placed like Tao, but something is just there, the more you see it, it gets more compelling it becomes.

  7. JCC says:

    love Du Juan

  8. Rodney says:

    Breathtaking photographs, Du Juan is looking as immaculate as ever, she must be an icon in China

    the other look amazing too, particularly Danni 🙂

  9. Rodney says:

    @ Creative oplulance- i agree about Daul- she was friends with most of these girls as well- RIP

  10. dru says:

    where’s Shu-Pei?

  11. poo says:

    All amazing.

  12. Edward says:

    What a great story. The girls look immaculate. Danni Li is a great new face.

  13. Rodney says:

    @Dru- she had the cover and a seperate ed

  14. Ptr says:

    danni li has a different look. she has sexy vibe i don’t get from others, maybe because her eyes and lips which captivates me..

  15. Josh says:

    I have a feeling kiki will be an it-girl for fall 2010. also, did hye park retire?

  16. Saul says:

    danny looks like a vampire.

  17. Patricia says:

    Ohhhh whose the new girl?? Her eyes are so piercing!

  18. James says:

    Where did this girl ping come from? what an amazing new face. This story is exquisite. What beautiful girls….

  19. Ryan says:

    Does anyone know who ping is with? She’s got an immaculate face.

  20. James says:

    Wow…where did this girl ping come from? I’m excited to see how she does this season.Exquisite girl…and beautiful story.

  21. ryan says:

    does anyone know who ping is with?

  22. Ryan says:

    Does anyone know who she is with?!!!!!!!!

  23. Saul says:

    to ptr.. danny has a different look because she is the only one that looks like a vampire. smh

  24. Ryan says:

    does anyone know who ping is with? What an exquisite new face!

  25. CCAA says:

    Kiki Kang is amazing,she has such an interesting face and shes still very conventionally beautiful.Glad that she is doing awesome recently,Top Shop ads and being in Vogue China are good for her!

  26. seansun says:

    DUJUAN is perfect

  27. Kami says:

    Du Juan really too beautiful, and Liu Wen also good.

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  30. Aznmdl says:

    Du Juan is gorgeous here
    woah, I didn’t know that Tao is a hybrid of Chinese and Japanese =O

  31. Alex says:

    @Ryan, ping is with major I believe. Fab!

  32. Edo says:

    I wish they included Emma Pei, she’s stunning too. Du Juan looks so beautiful and simple here!!

  33. Erwin says:

    I especially adore Liu Wen and Tao Okamoto. In my opinion, Tao’s facial features are the most symmetrical of all. Talking about modern girls with attitude!

  34. ClaRence says:

    i miss seeing Ai Tominaga! she is one of a kind!

  35. peterModelObsessed says:

    I’m excited about Charlene , the Girl from the Philippines who placed 1st runner up in this year’s Supermodel Of The World. Definitely the Asian girl to watch. ………

  36. Rodney says:

    @Ryan- Ping is with Major NYC- her full name is Ping Hue Cheung

    @Aznmdl- Tao is full Japanese not half chinese

    @ Josh- Hye got married and hasnt been working so i guess she is retired 🙁 she might return though

  37. Dean liu says:

    Du Juan and Liu Wen are most beautiful over Tao

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  39. Paul R says:

    ping and liu wen are my favorites. i predict an amazing show season for this hot new face!

  40. simone says:

    @paul R where has this girl been hiding? she’s stunning and in such amazing company. kudos to vogue for putting her on the map!

  41. peterModelObsessed says:

    The Asians are coming……..hope they keep the momentUm going.

    TAO’s features are almost perfectly symmetrical.

  42. Joe Hsiang says:

    love liu so much! she’s one of the most beautiful faces in the world..

  43. danny says:

    I LOVE THIS NEW GIRL!!! who the hell is she? look at her eyes…

  44. modellobello says:

    These women are BEAUTIFUL. They are so model in their own way! DU is a legend kind of! She broke many barriers and is was everywhere before. She exploded right away and shes fading a little! She better come back with a bang and change her hair to what is was before!! Lui and Tao So versatile! New girls are also hot! kiki has potential to be iconic!!! Asian with a Cindy Crawford mole = memorable!!!

  45. lynae says:

    ALL of them are sooo pretty!!!!!

  46. David says:

    there need to be more asian models out there

  47. junchi says:

    this girl ping has an almost porcelain doll face. just extraodinary. liu and du beautiful as always. bravo! well done.

  48. hater says:

    im sorry,

    but just because a girl has a mole on her face does not mean she is the asian cindy crawford….i mean really now….

  49. tina says:

    my favorite editorial in this issue! all the girls are so beautiful. what an all star cast! the new girls word: FANTASTIC! vogue china does such an amazing job putting the next “IT” girls on everyone’s radar

  50. shepherd says:

    really wanted Daul there 🙁 RIP

  51. marvoi says:

    du’s haircut is amazing on her! she and liu look great! danni and ping too

  52. dxy says:

    ASIAN MODELS ARE TOTALLY GOING TO ROCK THE RUNWAYS BY THE NEXT FEW YEARS!!! BTW, Shu Pei was mentioned elsewhere in Vogue China and was on the cover of Vogue China with Mirte Maas!

  53. AsianAngel says:

    they’re fab but am i the only one who thinks the fashion world only take on one type of Asian looks? these girls are cool but they’re not classified as ‘beautiful’ in Chinese ppl’s eyes. ask any Chinese in street they’ll say this look is ‘ugly’ since chinese don’t like these type of eyes. i think it’s great that the western fashion world recognises the tranditional oriental narrow eyed beauty, but they should also appriciate different type of asian beauties, and respect the ‘asian beauty’ through real Asian’s eyes!!!

  54. bryanboy says:

    these girls are fabulous! WERQ IT!!! ping and liu wen are so classicaly beautiful. they are elegance personified. love the spreaD

  55. oh.. says:

    wow… where’s korean. there gone.

  56. kk says:

    beautiful.Its wonderful to see this race being praised and recognized for its beauty. Its time!

  57. funghsui says:

    All the Chinese super Models , wish they can achieve great deal

  58. Ambigous says:

    The Asian Girls are in full force. I hope this is a Trend to come….

  59. seth says:

    ping ping…loveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

  60. Rodney says:

    @AsianAngel… this is published in Chinese Vogue so obviously chinese people do think they are beautiful

  61. florence says:

    Liu&Du are most beautiful in this field…

    but i’m very interest with Danni Li…..

  62. natalia says:

    im all for liu wen, she made history for asian in model business coz not only she walk on almost every runway shows but also the first girl to be on victoria secret show !!!

  63. lala says:

    Kiki Kang’s lips–OMG–looks like they’ve been stung by some sort of killer bees. :))))))

  64. ak says:

    I’m Japanese and often see this kind in Vogue Nippon.
    Tao, Ai Tominaga, Anne Watanabe, and other Tokyo collection models are on the list.
    Most Japanese don’t think they are beautiful because their faces are definitely FUNNY.
    They are just like…Noh actors.

  65. peterModelObsessed says:


    Thats how fashion works, Dahling……A celebration of Beauty’s Uniqueness and quirkiness….WEstern World has a different standard, I guess.


  66. Natalie says:

    can’t agree with u more…honestly,we chinese won’t consider any of these girls(from China)…”beautiful”…I mean seriously, these girls would absolutely share fair or even worse comments on their apperance. guess Western World do have a different standard.
    anyway, I still love them, specially DuJuan, and I’m glad that they could attract so many western people ^ ^ they are awesome!

  67. Christine says:

    When I first looked at these pictures and the comments, I was like…huh? Viewing the girls in asian people’s perspectives, most would say they are too ordinary, or even bad looking. However, in Western people’s eyes, I guess they are considered exotic and beautiful…I don’t know…but I’m proud of them

  68. Raches says:

    Cannot get over how BEAUTIFUL Du Juan is! She has such grace, poise and her loveliness is made all the more striking by the simpleness of the styling. Liu looks gorgeous as always obvs, though this isn’t her at her best. Tao is stunning, and I’m liking the new girls. Though I think they should’ve included Xiaoyi Dai, Hyun Yi Lee and a few others whose names have escaped me.

    @ AsianAngel: I don’t agree at all. The fashion world only take one type of Asian girl? Can you honestly say Du, Liu and Kiki all look the same? Also you just contradicted yourself by saying they are cool and then that ‘all chinese people would think they were ugly.’ These girls are great, leave it at that. Let’s not bring race into everything.

  69. angenehm says:

    Was it only me that clicked to see Daul’s face in this post?
    I miss her in fashion shoots.
    RIP Daul Kim.

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