There are a lot of Chinese models from Malaysia who has made their names in the international fashion scene. They come from all walks of life and have been involved in photography, as ambassadors for top brands and in live shows.
What is the demand like for Chinese models?
In modelling, the demand for Chinese models is very high. It must be noted however that there is very large market in Asia as those from Malaysia has to compete with their counterparts from Singapore, Hong Kong, Taiwan and the ultra-competitive Chinese market.
Chinese models are engaged because there is a constant need for the oriental outlook and appearance. Some Chinese models with mixed heritage will have added advantage where they might be able to carry different clothing styles and fashion.
Types of Projects
Comparatively, Chinese models are not used as much for face modelling as compared to Indian and Malay models. However, there is a large pool of Chinese models who are needed for catwalks and fashion shows. This is because a majority of Chinese models have the perfect body size of not too tall or too slim with a good balance for most sizes.
On the other hand, Chinese models are known to be very versatile where they can be engaged to be involved in traditional clothing lines and fashion as well.
Top Chinese Models
The names of top Chinese models from Malaysia have already reached the international stages quite a while ago. This is because some of the Chinese models have that authentic, oriental appearance that top fashion brands are looking for.
- Amber Chia – She is one of the most renowned names in this market. A Guess model before returning home to Malaysia, she has since been involved in all types of projects. She is the spokesperson for many homegrown brands while she has been actively grooming new models and talents for the industry.
- Ling Tan – Her full name is Tan Mang Ling. She has been a catwalk model in Malaysia before being discovered and engaged for the international fashion scene. Since then, Ling has been working in many fashion shows in Milan, New York and Paris.