Modelinia Exclusive: Get to Know Xiao Wen

Modelinia first caught a peek at Xiao Wen thanks to the Harper’s Bazaar China cover dedicated to Chinese supermodels, and featured the beauty in our roundup of Fresh Faces to Watch on the Fall 2011 runway. She proved her debut season power as she went on to walk for DKNY, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Kenzo, Hermès, Louis Vuitton, and also snagged a cover of French Revue De Modes S/S 2011. With amazing bookings during her premiere season, clearly Xiao has become one to watch! So from her future plans to her method of learning English - here are more details on the stunning model.

Tell us about how you were discovered.

I had been a model in Hong Kong, and my booker sent my pictures to models.com. And then IMG contacted my booker and signed me!!!!!! I am so lucky.

Can you describe your favorite moment from your debut season at Fashion Week?

ANYTIME I’m doing a show where I get to wear the amazing clothes on the runway!! It’s so hard to get booked for a show because there are so many amazing girls out there!  So anytime I was on the runway, it was my favorite moment!

How did it feel to walk for such amazing designers during your first season?

Exciting!!!!!!! So exciting!!!

Where do you find inspiration for your personal style? Where do you go shopping?

I like anything simple.  And sometimes, I even wear men’s clothing. I definitely like to vintage shop.  Working in fashion has made me more daring and creative. I dare to take more chances now.

What was it like to grace the cover of Harper’s Bazaar China?

Amazing!!!!!  Because I got to work with other well established girls like Fei-Fei.

How do you spend your free time?

I love to watch movies and travel!  Any chance I get!  Right now I’m trying to improve on my English by watching America’s Next Top Model!

What is your hobby?


If modeling wasn’t a possibility for you, what career would you choose to pursue?

I have no idea!  I never actually thought about it before.  Hmmm…

What is your beauty secret?

Keep eating healthy. I try to avoid meat and only eat fruit and vegetables and exercise, exercise, exercise!

What’s a fun fact that nobody knows about you?

I don’t think I have one! Haha !

Tell us 3 things you want to experience in the next 15 years.

I would like to help an underprivileged child in his or her studies and in life.  And I’m working on the next 2 things.  Haha!  Will let you know…

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