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This is a Chinese name; the family name is Liu (刘).
Liu Wen
Birth name Liu Wen
Date of birth January 27, 1988 (1988-01-27) (age 21)[1]
Place of birth Yongzhou, Hunan Province, China[2]
Height 5 ft 10.5 in (1.79 m)[2]
Hair color Black[2]
Eye color Black[2]
Measurements 80-59.5-87.5 (EU); 31.5-23.5-34.5 (US)[2]
Weight 50kg (110lb)
Dress size 4 (US) ; 34 (EU)[2]
Shoe size 8 (US) ; 39 (EU)[2]
Agency Marilyn Agency, New York and Paris
D'management Group, Milan [2]

Liu Wen (simplified Chinese: 刘雯traditional Chinese: 劉雯pinyin: Liú Wén), (born January 27, 1988) is a Chinese fashion model, best known for her appearance in China's New Silk Road World Model Contest of 2005[2], and her immediate international breakthrough with the help of Chinese Cosmopolitan and Jean Paul Gaultier.[1]

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Early life

Liu Wen was born on January 27, 1988, in Yongzhou, a city in the Hunan Province of China.[2]

New Silk Road and Career

Liu started her modeling career in 2005,[3] when she entered the New Silk Road World Model Contest, a contest previously won by international covergirl Du Juan[2], of hoping to win a computer, which was the main price. Though she didn't win, she began working after the contest. She became a national success when she landed the cover of Chinese FHM in the beginning her career.[3] She then started working for top Chinese fashion magazines like Vogue and Harper's Bazaar.[3]

In September 2007, Liu caught the eye of the international fashion industry when she shot a Cosmo editorial styled as designer like Karl Lagerfeld and Viktor and Rolf[1][3], and later appeared on the cover. She then was ushered to Paris in 2008, and signed with Marilyn Agency.[3]

In February of the same year, she appeared in four editorials for Chinese Vogue.[3] She debuted on the international runways in the same month, closing the fall Trussardi show in Milan, and also walked for Chanel, Jean Paul Gaultier, and Hermès.[2]

For the Spring 2009 season, she appeared in seven major campaigns[4], including DKNY Jeans, The GAP, and cKone.[4]

In 2009, Liu Wen became the first woman of East Asia descendant to ever walk the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.[5]

After modeling, Wen would like to get back to her educations to become a teacher which was originally her plan to become.

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