May 4th, 2011 •  Posted by Rosie | 32 Comments  |  Post a Comment
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Yijia Cheng is from Chongqing, China… and that’s a lot of syllables for this extraordinary beauty. Yijia has just signed with DNA New York, and will arrive there in June. From the same mother agency as Xiao Wen Ju and Sui He, Yijia is the embodiment of the motto carpe diem, as this is definitely the moment for the next incredible Asian girl.


Full Name:
Yijia Cheng

180cm / 5′11″
82 cm / 32″
59 cm / 23″
87 cm / 34.5″

Place of Origin:
Chongqing, China

Date of Birth:
January 24


Mother Agency:
China Bentley Culture Development Co., Ltd.

DNA Models


  1. jake says:

    May 4th, 2011 at 5:04 am

    wow. she photos like a dream – there is something about her.

  2. j.lAY says:

    May 4th, 2011 at 5:58 am

    She’s so beautiful ! Wish her all the best

  3. Julien says:

    May 4th, 2011 at 8:07 am

    Lover her face, just not sure of her hair color on her polas

  4. Ali says:

    May 4th, 2011 at 8:37 am

    A demure, elegant beauty, I really like her

  5. gina says:

    May 4th, 2011 at 8:53 am

    wow.. one of the MOST STUNNING new faces I have ever seen here… ABSOLUTELY ADORE her and can’t wait for more!

  6. Joe says:

    May 4th, 2011 at 11:15 am

    So very lovely. She seems to take on each role quite well.

  7. Lucie K. says:

    May 4th, 2011 at 11:33 am


  8. Yasmin says:

    May 4th, 2011 at 12:16 pm

    Her pics are imo not very convincing… but I LOVE her eyebrows!
    I always find it “shocking” if a Chinese is 5’11 !! :D I think its bizzare because, you know, chinese people are usually pretty short…
    I find it amazing what styling and makeup (photoshop *ahem*) can do… compare the first and last pic!! In the first pic she looks just gorgeous and in the last pic… well, to be honest, she looks not so beautiful,sorry !!
    I also think she’s too skinny… and she looks as if she also needs some rest!

  9. Andrew says:

    May 4th, 2011 at 12:35 pm

    I absolutely adore her!

  10. Gilly says:

    May 4th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    Eww, please PLEASE dye her hair back to black. Love the cheek bones too. But the hair. Natural is chic.

  11. HH says:

    May 4th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    The 1st picture already got me.She’s definitely a star

  12. S. says:

    May 4th, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    I agree that she might be needing better polas, but her editorial work is undeniably amazing. Her face is such an awesome canvas and her proportions seem to be runway perfect. Such a great newface.

  13. Baise says:

    May 4th, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Amazingly beautiful.

  14. Cara says:

    May 4th, 2011 at 2:25 pm

    Great girl. Definitely needs some better lighting in her digitals though…

  15. olivia says:

    May 4th, 2011 at 5:49 pm


    shes a mix of du juan and Danica magpantay

  16. deschamp says:

    May 4th, 2011 at 7:54 pm

    nice, look forward to seeing more of her in the future

  17. RRRaul415 says:

    May 4th, 2011 at 9:21 pm

    Good thing the polaroids were taken down…not flattering.

  18. Anonymous says:

    May 5th, 2011 at 1:16 am

    She looks like Liu Wen lol. She’s beautiful don’t get me wrong.

  19. soso says:

    May 5th, 2011 at 1:50 am

    wow she is incredible!

  20. will says:

    May 5th, 2011 at 6:13 am

    thats not fair, you left all the other people’s polaroids on but you took her down when she got bad criticism? thats what is for! good and bad feedback

  21. rosie says:

    May 5th, 2011 at 6:17 am

    The polaroids were taken down due to an agency request, not for any other reason.


  22. Nádia says:

    May 5th, 2011 at 4:18 pm

    Her features are gorgeous! I think she looks better when she is serious!

  23. Zig says:

    May 6th, 2011 at 12:45 am

    WOW Chongqing?! Really surprised to see it pops out here cause most Chinese models on MDC are from northern China..

    How come you guys think her hair color isn’t natural? How many Chinese have you seen? There are over a billion Chinese people in the world, just imagine how huge the gene pool is. Their hair colors naturally range from light to deep brown, you don’t get to see real deep “black” hair unless it’s dyed. Though most people have darker hair. i personally know a 100% Chinese girl whose hair was blonde when she was a child. It was 20 years ago when the dye wasn’t available so she stood out, she would do anything to make it darker. Even if the color was artificial then what? She’s not the only one. Or are you saying she can’t do that cause she has to have dark hair since she’s Chinese? So non-Asian models can’t put on cat eye make up? Black models can’t straighten their hair?

    She’s beautiful and doesn’t look like neither DU Juan nor LIU Wen at all. All of them are great models though.

  24. cyril jordan says:

    May 6th, 2011 at 3:21 am

    i just wanna leave a comment to zig, don’t take it personally because most chinese models or asian face models have always a jet black hair. i know that china has a billion population but majority of them is dark hair. look at other south east asian countries such as the philippines. typical filipinas have a light brown, chestnut, mahogany, dark brown, or even a dirty blonde to dark blonde shade of hair color(mostly people leaving near the sea). but since having jet black paper straight hair is the perfect example of being beautiful portrayed by the local media here in our country. i guess westerners have the idea that if your asian then you must have a straight black hair. i hope someday that the fashion industry would have an asian model coming from south east asia that have a tan skin, light brown hair and wide eyes so that they will have an idea of other asian look…

  25. may says:

    May 6th, 2011 at 9:02 am

    i prefer the other asian motw girls

  26. Keiya says:

    May 7th, 2011 at 3:22 pm

    She’s beautiful- a complete stunner!

  27. Vivienne says:

    May 9th, 2011 at 3:35 pm

    its ridiculous that i’ve seen this arguement more than once…
    why do asian girls need to have black hair?

    sigh, everyone is so boring.

  28. junjie says:

    May 9th, 2011 at 4:00 pm

    She’s gorgeous! Probably one of my favorite MotW girl

  29. M says:

    May 9th, 2011 at 10:12 pm

    If you look closely in person, many Asians do not have black hair. Their hair is very very dark brown, but it is not always black. From far away, and in pictures/films, it looks darker. I am Asian, and I have extremely dark brown hair, with tints of natural red.

  30. daichuliang says:

    May 20th, 2011 at 5:30 am

    like her really really

  31. Nichole says:

    June 6th, 2011 at 8:14 am

    I like all the pictures excluding the first four. Half the time she doesn’t look Chinese…her adaptability is quite unusual for me.

  32. A says:

    July 17th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    No offense to anyone, but it really bothers me when people automatically declare that having black hair is essentially required of asian or chinese models.

    First of all, no, it’s not. I’m Chinese and a model(granted not a famous one like these people) and my natural hair color is a dark reddish brown and I’ve gotten many compliments on it. The modeling industry is not about putting stereotypical images on an ethnicity in models, it’s about finding beauty in appearances, even if they seem out of place.

    Some people are just close minded. Sigh.

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