Monday, February 2, 2009
Model Moment: Kiki Kang
Placed at NY models in New York and Elite Barcelona, Kiki Kang is one of the freshest face from Asia. Unlike her fair-skin counterparts, her skin is of a healthy tan and her look is indeed very unique. The 18-year-old Sichuan model registered in modelling school in Dalian at the age of 15 with the dream of becoming a professional model one day.
She was a finalist at the Elite Model Look contest in 2007, and appeared in the Singapore Fashion Festival last year at Chinese designer Qiu Hao's (right) show. Her career has been blossoming, following catwalks in the major fashion capitals this spring, including Tsumori Chisato (left), Jean Paul Gaultier (centre) and Hermes.
She reminds me of Chanel Iman in this particular photo - the same pouty lips and nose. Nonetheless, she is one who breaks the traditional stereotype of asian models, proving that not all pretty asians are those with fair complexion, petite cherry lips and an "ethnic" look.