Model of the Week: Vanessa Lee

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Vanessa / Storm
Vanessa / Storm
Vanessa / Storm
Vanessa / Storm
Vanessa / Storm
Vanessa / Storm
Vanessa / Storm

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…

  • bee

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

  • atp

    Is she really mixed?

  • M

    @atp

    does it really matter?

  • R

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

  • april

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

  • noimnother

    LOVE HER.

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

  • mika

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

  • Tom

    gorgeous girl

  • Matt

    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.

  • Sweeney

    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.

  • charlie

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

  • Julien

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

  • kitkat

    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…

  • Sean

    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.

  • Sam

    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.

  • john

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

  • annie hoelund

    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……

  • Rachel

    THIS IS HOW ITS DONE PEOPLE.

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

    fashionfittingroom.blogspot.com

  • BNrunette

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

  • Erika

    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.

  • kayleigh

    where is she a ‘bit curvy’? haha

  • dorthy

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

  • andrew

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

  • Nichole

    Pretty, but she sort of photographs short.

  • 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…

  • Lana

    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 !

  • M.

    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.

  • P.Dot

    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.

  • Lisa

    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.

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

  • tKO

    she looks like a typical asian fashionista…

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

  • Bunny

    she looks like a plain chinese girl.

  • lindsay

    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!!!

  • Esther

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

  • Nicky

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

  • Matilda

    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

  • Samantha

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

    • We only use what we are provided by Storm.

  • another cool asian face!!

  • UN

    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?

  • Samantha

    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!

  • Jules

    “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.

  • Layla

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

  • Lucy

    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.

  • Will

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

  • Kris

    Totally worthy of MOTW.

  • Jessie

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

  • Nadia

    MODEL OF THE YEAR!

  • atp

    I bet most people commenting are her friends.

  • dorthy

    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?

  • deschamp

    hm…
    not very intersting

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

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  • cyril jordan

    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.

  • g

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

  • Kiki

    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!!!!

  • bonnie

    Love her. That is all.

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

  • 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

  • Mylees

    She looks totally Asian/Chinese to me

  • sally

    Vanessa lee! You are my favourite asian model!

  • She looks special

  • Rhonda

    i like how her arms arent reaaaaaaaaaaalllllly skinny

  • cara

    <3

  • a

    I like!!!

  • dalia

    Awesome

  • simon

    She was in last months pop magazine

  • jemma

    Beautiful – will go so far

  • andy

    Incredible – I love your print work Vanessa Lee!

  • scarlett

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

  • matilda

    soo cute i love her she looks cool

  • jamil

    i love her style so unique

  • madison

    70 comments! woahhh

  • Penny

    storm are great nice new faces

  • 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

  • RIINA

    She is GORGEOUS !! xx

  • martin

    her print work is awesome!!!

  • Loejjie

    she loves to raise her left arm.

  • Calvin

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

  • Joo

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

  • Candice

    asian girls for the win!

  • Joely

    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?

  • Syd

    She does have beautiful hair and skin.

  • Celeste

    to Joey <

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

  • Jenna

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

    http:// bit. ly/ 15SecondsOfFame

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