Liu Wen Biography: Age, Net Worth, Height, Instagram, Parents, Boyfriend, Spouse

March 11, 2024 0 Posted By Johnson Ajiboye

Liu Wen is a Chinese model who has made history in the fashion industry as China’s first supermodel and one of the world’s most influential and successful models.

She has walked for top designers, appeared on the covers of prestigious magazines, and landed lucrative contracts with global brands.

She is also known for her philanthropic work and advocacy for diversity and inclusion in the modeling world.

Profile

  • Full name: Liu Wen
  • Date of birth: January 27, 1988
  • Age: 36 years old
  • Gender: Female
  • Place of birth: Yongzhou, Hunan Province, China
  • Nationality: Chinese
  • Profession: Model
  • Height: 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
  • Parents: N/A
  • Siblings: N/A
  • Spouse: N/A
  • Children: N/A
  • Relationship status: Single
  • Net worth: $40 million

Early Life and Education

Liu Wen, who is currently 36 years old, was born on January 27, 1988, in Yongzhou, Hunan Province, China. Her father was a construction worker, and she was an only child.

Her mother encouraged her to pursue modeling to improve her posture after she developed the habit of hunching her back as she towered over her classmates.

In 2005, she entered the New Silk Road World model contest in her home province and won the semi-final. She was motivated to participate because the winning prize included a new laptop.

Although she didn’t place in the top 10 during the national final, she was offered to model in Beijing. When she was 17, she moved to Beijing to start her career.

She initially struggled to find jobs because her appearance didn’t match the in-demand commercial look at the time. She has a bachelor’s degree in fashion design from Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology.

Personal Life

Liu Wen has no spouse or child but was romantically linked to South Korean singer Choi Siwon in 2015.

They met on the Chinese reality show We Are In Love, a spin-off of the Korean show We Got Married.

They were paired as a virtual couple and showed their chemistry and affection on screen. However, they never confirmed their relationship status and eventually parted ways. Liu Wen is currently single and focused on her career.

Career

Liu Wen became a sought-after model and gained first attention of the international modeling industry in 2007 when she appeared in an editorial for Chinese Cosmopolitan, styled as Karl Lagerfeld and Viktor & Rolf. In February 2008, she appeared in four fashion-related articles for Chinese Vogue.

She debuted on international runways in the same month, walking for Burberry and closing the fall Trussardi show in Milan. The week after, she walked for Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Hermès in Paris.

A year later, in February and March 2009, Liu Wen appeared in 74 shows in New York, London, Milan, and Paris for the Fall 2009 ready-to-wear season — this was the highest number of shows for a model in that season.

It remains the record for the most shows ever walked by a model of Asian descent in a single season. She followed that up with the Spring 2010 ready-to-wear season, walking 70 shows in the same four cities.

This statistic made her the second most booked model for the season, following French model Constance Jablonski.

In 2009, Liu became the first woman of Chinese descent to walk in the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show. She also participated in the 2010-2012 and 2016-2018 shows.

She was the first East Asian spokesmodel for Estée Lauder cosmetics, signing a contract with the brand in 2010.

She was the first Asian model ever to make Forbes magazine’s annual highest-paid models list, ranking at number 10 in 2013 with an estimated earnings of $4.3 million.

She has since remained on the list every year, reaching the number 8 spot in 2017 with $6.5 million. In 2017, Liu became the second Chinese model to ever appear on the cover of American Vogue and the first to be featured on the front cover rather than the foldout.



She landed on the cover a second time in American Vogue’s April 2020 issue and a third in May 2023, becoming the first person of Chinese descent to appear three times. She is based in New York City and represented by The Society Management.

Liu Wen has also appeared in the Chinese editions of Harpar’s Bazaar and Vogue, walked the runway for such designers as Lagerfeld, Trussardi, Chanel, Gaultier, and Hermes, and appeared in ad campaigns and editorials for Dolce & Gabbana, Calvin Klein, Oscar de la Renta, Hugo Boss, and Benetton, among many other companies and designers.

She has also collaborated with brands such as Coach, Puma, and H&M. She has also ventured into acting, appearing in a short film called A Little Romance in 2022 alongside her fellow bandmate Liu Yao Wen.

Awards

Liu Wen has received several awards and honors for her achievements and contributions to the fashion industry. Some of them are:

  • Model of the Year at the China Fashion Awards in 2009.
  • Style Icon of the Year at the ELLE Style Awards China 2011.
  • Model of the Year at the Harper’s Bazaar China Fashion Awards 2012.
  • Model of the Year at the Asian Fashion Awards in 2012.
  • Model of the Year at the ELLE Style Awards China in 2013.
  • Model of the Year at the Harper’s Bazaar China Fashion Awards 2014.
  • Model of the Year at the Asian Fashion Awards in 2014.
  • Model of the Year at the ELLE Style Awards China in 2015.
  • Model of the Year at the Harper’s Bazaar China Fashion Awards 2016.
  • Model of the Year at the Asian Fashion Awards in 2016.
  • Model of the Year at the ELLE Style Awards China in 2017.
  • Model of the Year at the Harper’s Bazaar China Fashion Awards 2018.
  • Model of the Year at the Asian Fashion Awards in 2018.
  • Model of the Year at the ELLE Style Awards China in 2019.
  • Model of the Year at the Harper’s Bazaar China Fashion Awards in 2020.
  • Model of the Year at the Asian Fashion Awards in 2020.
  • Model of the Year at the ELLE Style Awards China in 2021.
  • Model of the Year at the Harper’s Bazaar China Fashion Awards 2022.
  • Model of the Year nominee at the Fashion Awards in 2023.

Net Worth

Liu Wen has a net worth of $40 million, earned through her successful career in the modeling industry.

She is recognized as the first Asian supermodel and East Asian model to walk for Victoria’s Secret. She is also the first Asian model to enter Forbes’ Highest Earning Models list and the only individual of East Asian descent to land American Vogue’s cover three times.

Social Media

  • Instagram: @liuwenlw
  • Twitter: @LiuWenLW



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