April 14th, 2011 •  Posted by Rosie | 87 Comments  |  Post a Comment
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Agency:
Storm Model Management

Age:
18

Height:
5’9″

Place of Origin:
England

Ethnic Origin:
British/Taiwanese

Birthsign:
Taurus

How discovered:
I was stopped in the street a few times growing up whilst with friends/sister/mum etc. Once I was running down the street crying when I was scouted!

Favorite things:
Travelling, body chains, fashion, good friends

Favorite music, band:
MGMT, Egyptian Reggae, The XX

Hobbies:
Travelling, painting, eating, fencing, singing

Favorite piece of clothing:
All Saints orion galaxy print top!

What’s your idea of fun?
Travelling the world forever

Favorite modeling experience so far?
Spending the weekend in Majorca shooting the Lacoste SS11 footwear campaign, endless food and chilling by the beach all day

What’s the best thing about your hometown/country?
My sister and my mum are here :)

Favorite artist (any kind):
Antonia Manoochehri

Place you would love to visit:
New York!

Currently you’re obsessed with/about:
Body armour, leather harnesses, galaxy printed clothing, flatforms, Bora Bora, bleaching my hair blonde…

Responses

  1. bee says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 4:17 am

    she is the girl for benetton ads campaign from it’s my time…

  2. atp says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 4:45 am

    Is she really mixed?

  3. M says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 5:46 am

    @atp

    does it really matter?

  4. R says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 6:13 am

    There are far more compelling Asian faces ATM, i doubt she could get her foot in.

  5. april says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 7:04 am

    TAIWANESE WOW!!!!!!!!!!
    i really love Taiwan lol
    i don’t think she’s mixed.. anyways, love her body!

  6. noimnother says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 7:30 am

    LOVE HER.

  7. mauro lopes says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 7:50 am

    fantastic agency
    will be a fantastic model !
    she is very pretty !!
    in brasil there are few asiatics good model like her

  8. mika says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 7:57 am

    NO… shes not my type. her eyes are to close each other.. i dont think or she’ll big…

  9. Tom says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 8:35 am

    gorgeous girl

  10. Matt says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 9:07 am

    Don’t be jealous, she’s stunning, she’s done 3 campaigns and counting, what have you done? She’s gonna be huge, it’s HER time.

  11. Sweeney says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 9:21 am

    Iv seen this girl on lacoste and Benetton, so it’s clear you can eat your words ‘she won’t be big’…already well on her way knowing what other projects she is on ;) I’m a huge fan of this model, exactly what the modeling world needs, and having a debate based on colour? You show there are still narrow minded people out there. Sigh.
    Eyes too close together? Are you kidding me!? This girl has a perfect face ! And cant see on what planet you can make a remark on her eyes close together!? So funny trying to find faults when they are not there. Well done Vanessa lee.

  12. charlie says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 9:33 am

    I think she’s beautiful, but, don’t bleach your hair!

  13. Julien says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I think her eyes are a little bit too close to each other but I LOVE her bones structure!

  14. kitkat says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 9:41 am

    I understand both sides of the argument above

    I think Vanessa is more on the commercial side–not the high end commercial though….

    I remember the benneton ads and I thought that was a street casting??

    I can understand the comments above about making it big and the competition…with Sun Fei Fei, Liu Wen, Du Juan, Sui He etc the classic asian beauty (like the Gong Li, Zhang Ziyi archetypes) is becoming stronger in the fashion/media world as opposed to the Lu Yan alien/(which is “pedestrian in asia) types…

  15. Sean says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 10:26 am

    I’ve seen her other work, one of the few asian girls out there who can do cute AND sexy. Big fan – about time she made it onto MOTW.

  16. Sam says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 10:46 am

    These photos are NO REFLECTION on what this girl is capable of, look at her Storm profile for example, her pictures/work are insane, sean is right, she is so versatile.

  17. john says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 11:08 am

    Josh olins handpicked her for the benetton campaign specifically, everyone else entered comp

  18. annie hoelund says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    I think she is pretty. But in my opinion she look too much like other asians.Maybe i`m wrong so Anyway wish her all the best……

  19. Rachel says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 12:22 pm

    THIS IS HOW ITS DONE PEOPLE.

  20. MissNicole says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 1:52 pm

    She’s cute. She’s also a bit curvy. She will be a very successful commercial girl.

    fashionfittingroom.blogspot.com

  21. BNrunette says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 2:27 pm

    PLease do not ever bleach your hair…it’s an absolutely perfect mane!

  22. Erika says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 2:31 pm

    Don’t think there’s anything terribly standout about this girl….. she’s cute but is a bit short & curvy for runway, so that will limit her. Also, her features aren’t as perfect & pretty as other asian models. You never know.

  23. kayleigh says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 3:23 pm

    where is she a ‘bit curvy’? haha

  24. dorthy says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    her face isn’t anything special, but i like her posin’ skills.

  25. andrew says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 5:22 pm

    she is too thin look at her arms and the 5th photo of her

  26. Nichole says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 6:16 pm

    Pretty, but she sort of photographs short.

  27. Rivs says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 6:51 pm

    SHES BEAUTIFUL.
    HER EYES ARE TOO CLOSE TO EACH OTHER?
    OH OK SHE SHOULD HAVE NORMAL ROUND AND BLUE EUROPEAN EYES WTIH BLONDE HAIR RIGHT?
    BECAUSE THATS WHAT IS BEAUTIFUL?
    ITS PEOPLE LIKE U GUYS THAT MAKE IN IMPOSSIBLE FOR RACISM TO GO AWAY…

  28. Lana says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 7:23 pm

    She has a perfect face and a perfect body even for Prada ..

    I’m just not sure that her height is really 5’9″ because her legs seems short.

    I think she has something very unique, but just have to show it more, as Tao Okamoto did with her cut hair .

    If she wants to distinguish herself from other models, she should personnalize her style and attitude( as Alek Wek,Agyness Deyn and so forth).

    But I think she shouldn’t cut her hair but just try to change the color …
    I imagine her very well with a very deep blue color !

    I wish her a great career !

  29. M. says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 9:06 pm

    Okay, I’m not getting this whole “her eyes are too close”. Seriously you guys? Her eyes begin where her nostrils end, just as they do for everyone. Even Gemma Ward who is considered to have wide set eyes isn’t an exception to this rule.

    Also yes, she is more on the super adorable commercial side but as someone already mentioned she seriously rocks it out in print like a pro. I wish her all the best in her career!

    P.S. MDC she is also with Why Not in Milan.

  30. P.Dot says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 9:36 pm

    This chick is a banging beauty, trust me she is 100% 5’9 I have seen her at a few shows and her legs are never ending. & She will go soo far to many white faces all over the place we need a fucking change.

  31. Lisa says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 9:37 pm

    I LOVE YOU VANESSA YOU ARE FUCKING STUNNING THAT IS WHY YOU ARE MODEL OF THE WEEK AND THOSE PUSSY’S AREN’T I DON’T SEE THEM POSTED AS MODEL OF THE WEEK.

  32. jun says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 10:22 pm

    She’s gorgeous! I think she just needs better photographs of her. (show up at my studio!)

  33. tKO says:

    April 14th, 2011 at 11:42 pm

    she looks like a typical asian fashionista…

    doesnt hold a candle to sun fei fei, du juan, ming xi, sui he, etc

  34. Bunny says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 12:25 am

    she looks like a plain chinese girl.

  35. lindsay says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 6:29 am

    What exactly does a “typical asian” look like? You clearly don’t know shit, she is so gorgeous and you can tell she’s NATURAL unlike others and that comment about her being “curvy” – OMG – stupid fools. VANESSA YOU’RE AMAZING, YOUR VOLT/TEEN VOGUE SHOTS WERE MY FAVOURITE PIECES!!!

  36. Esther says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 6:37 am

    Well if you didn’t know her before, you know her now…

  37. Nicky says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 6:38 am

    The eyes/curvy comments – these made me spill my morning coffee – blind people shouldnt be allowed to judge MODELS.

  38. Matilda says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 6:57 am

    in response to the she is ‘commercial’ have you seen her credits on models.com profile? POP MAGAZINE, TEEN VOGUE, I-D… yeah really ‘commercial’ haha

  39. Samantha says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 7:02 am

    why did they use these photos and not the ones in her storm portfolio on the website??? she looks so good in print!!!!

  40. Tom says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 7:04 am

    another cool asian face!!

  41. UN says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 7:06 am

    i agree with Lana above, she is PERFECT for Prada! didnt that asian girl who is also 5’9 but with small cat like eyes do the show this year? Xiao?

  42. rosie says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 7:32 am

    We only use what we are provided by Storm.

  43. Samantha says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 7:39 am

    ahhh!! I have been waiting for Vanessa to pop up on MOTW for ages now! Her campaigns are stunning! Rare asian girl who can do both cute/commercial and sexy crazy cool editorial. and agreed – She is PERFECT for Prada!! She’s got Prada written all over her!

  44. Jules says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 7:44 am

    “her face isn’t anything special, but i like her posin’ skills” – I swear some people think their on facebook and not models.com – Most of this girl’s work is editorial print – just because someone is cute doesn’t mean they must be ‘commercial’ – in reality, the fact that her face pulls off so many editorial shoots just goes to show what abilities she clearly has as a model. Comments about her eyes are absurd, its outraegous, fair enough if you have an opinion but make it valid, “HER EYES ARE TOO CLOSE TOGETHER”??? Her eyes are perfect, any closer and she’d look abnormal.

  45. Layla says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 7:45 am

    VANESSA LEE! YOU HAVE JUST MADE A NEW FAN! I JUST WANNA PUT YOU IN AN ENVELOPE AND SEND IT TO MARIO TESTINO!

  46. Lucy says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 7:55 am

    she’s perfect. huge asian eyes too. apart from the last picture you can tell – if you’re educated in the land of photography – she is clearly an editorial model. Her pictures on the storm website are a much better reflection of her capabilities. She’s gonna be HUGE. Especially with the asian model movement happening – VANESSA LEE IS GOING TO BE AT THE FOREFRONT OF THIS. NO DOUBT.

  47. Will says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 9:18 am

    Her eyebrows are perfect. her eyes are normally spaced but she does look slight crosseyed…

  48. Kris says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 9:52 am

    Totally worthy of MOTW.

  49. Jessie says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 9:54 am

    This girl has ‘Watch This Space’ written all over her.

  50. Nadia says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 9:57 am

    MODEL OF THE YEAR!

  51. atp says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 10:30 am

    I bet most people commenting are her friends.

  52. dorthy says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 1:00 pm

    calm down jules… first of all we’re talking fashion and modeling here, which is basically all aesthetic. if people write on here like they do on FB it’s warranted – i didn’t realize that we were talking about the latest developments in solar technology. everyone is entitled to their own opinion on whether this girl is commercial, editorial or nothing – and they should express their opinions how they please! so like i said before, she poses like an editorial girl, but there i really think their are a lote of “cute” models out there who would make for a better story. taylor warren? stam? liu wen?

  53. deschamp says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    hm…
    not very intersting

    definitely far behind the likes of the current asians such as liu wen or fei fei sun

  54. olivia says:

    April 15th, 2011 at 9:26 pm

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  55. cyril jordan says:

    April 16th, 2011 at 5:09 am

    IM SORRY OLIVIA, BUT SHE DOESN’T LOOK LIKE A FILIPINO GIRL… MOSTLY NATIVE FILIPINO WOMEN HAVE DARKER SKIN TO LIGHT BROWN. THEIR LOOK IS VERY SIMILAR TO NATIVE HISPANICS LIKE MEXICANS. THEY HAVE DISTINCT UNIQUE LOOK PROBABLY BECAUSE MOST OF THEM ARE OF SPANISH OR CAUCASIAN MIX.

  56. g says:

    April 16th, 2011 at 5:49 am

    ‘Atp’ seems like you know her…. Why so mean?

  57. Kiki says:

    April 16th, 2011 at 6:34 am

    If Vanessa looks like every other asian girl then how can she be far behind from lu wei etc? Stop comparing, every girl is in their own league, Vanessa is a fantastic model and KUDOS TO THE FACT SHE’S TAIWANESE!!!!

  58. bonnie says:

    April 16th, 2011 at 9:55 am

    Love her. That is all.

  59. olivia says:

    April 16th, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    im talking about chinese-filipinos, they are very common these days…

  60. RCVW says:

    April 16th, 2011 at 9:31 pm

    Interesting comments here…overall what counts is how she shows on film and hr presence. I have seen her other work and she is pretty damn good. Her polas looks “norm” to me but, her final production work is very nice IMO. Keep up the good work Vanessa!

    http://www.RCVWphoto.com

  61. Mylees says:

    April 16th, 2011 at 9:50 pm

    She looks totally Asian/Chinese to me

  62. sally says:

    April 17th, 2011 at 4:21 am

    Vanessa lee! You are my favourite asian model!

  63. nancy says:

    April 17th, 2011 at 5:06 am

    She looks special

  64. Rhonda says:

    April 18th, 2011 at 7:25 am

    i like how her arms arent reaaaaaaaaaaalllllly skinny

  65. cara says:

    April 18th, 2011 at 7:50 am

    <3

  66. a says:

    April 18th, 2011 at 9:49 am

    I like!!!

  67. dalia says:

    April 18th, 2011 at 9:51 am

    Awesome

  68. simon says:

    April 18th, 2011 at 9:54 am

    She was in last months pop magazine

  69. jemma says:

    April 18th, 2011 at 11:12 am

    Beautiful – will go so far

  70. andy says:

    April 19th, 2011 at 5:46 am

    Incredible – I love your print work Vanessa Lee!

  71. scarlett says:

    April 23rd, 2011 at 10:57 pm

    Her looking is too harsh. Pretty but I’m not sure

  72. matilda says:

    April 26th, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    soo cute i love her she looks cool

  73. jamil says:

    April 26th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    i love her style so unique

  74. madison says:

    April 26th, 2011 at 1:16 pm

    70 comments! woahhh

  75. Penny says:

    May 1st, 2011 at 5:50 pm

    storm are great nice new faces

  76. Julie says:

    May 14th, 2011 at 12:06 am

    I think her polariods are really harsh, but her one print is good.
    It is so difficult to actually discover Asian models, speaking as an Asian, she is striking in the second picture, but falls into the traditional look (vs. ShuPei and Liu Wen look)

    f ashioncont a gious

  77. RIINA says:

    June 11th, 2011 at 10:29 pm

    She is GORGEOUS !! xx

  78. martin says:

    June 17th, 2011 at 7:27 am

    her print work is awesome!!!

  79. Loejjie says:

    June 29th, 2011 at 11:46 am

    she loves to raise her left arm.

  80. Calvin says:

    July 4th, 2011 at 5:39 am

    cant believe she isn’t getting more hype i love her print work!

  81. Joo says:

    July 11th, 2011 at 7:15 am

    I dont know… Too ordinairy.. But best wishes to her!

  82. Candice says:

    July 12th, 2011 at 6:33 am

    asian girls for the win!

  83. Joely says:

    November 5th, 2011 at 7:17 pm

    Just wondering how many times one person posted positive comments using different names. The comments seem a little excessive for a MOTW. I mean she’s cute I guess, but wow at the comments….”Model of the Year”? Seriously?

  84. Syd says:

    November 25th, 2011 at 6:04 am

    She does have beautiful hair and skin.

  85. Celeste says:

    December 4th, 2011 at 6:11 pm

    to Joey <

    I wonder how many times a single person has wrote negative things, cyber bullying is not cool

  86. Jenna says:

    December 28th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    I for one think she’s got what it takes. Great face and figure, much to go on.

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