Life advice with Chinese beauty Jing Wen

One of the industry’s brightest shining stars talks life goals and how to not lose herself in her career.
13 November, 2017

Not entirely fitting with conventional Chinese beauty standards, Jing Wen says modelling was ‘kind of hard’ when she first started out. But since her career took off, it’s been a wild success. Graduating from models.com’s Hot List, Jing Wen now holds a spot on the Top 50 list – walking all the most prestigious shows, gracing all the top magazine covers.

Jing Wen is currently the face of H&M’s latest beauty campaign, so naturally we asked her to spill some of her top model beauty secrets. But as it turns out, this aspiring photographer is more about the inside and less about the surface…

Be decisive: make choices, and don't look back.
Jing Wen's best life advice

MY FAVOURITE PHOTOGRAPHER IS…
”Roger Ballen.”

IN MY CAREER, I AM MOST PROUD OVER…
”Maintaining a sense of self throughout.”

MY CREATIVE OUTLET IS…
”Photography.”

MY MODEL ICON IS…
”Saskia de Brauw.”

MY BEAUTY SECRET IS…
”Thinking and feeling – remaining in touch with myself.”

MY SECRET TALENT IS…
”I don't know yet, but it wouldn’t be a secret if I told you!”

A FICTIONAL CHARACTER I RELATE TO IS…
”[Anime hero] Princess Mononoke.”

THE MOST CHALLENGING PART OF BEING A MODEL IS…
”Keeping the good energy at all times.”

MY GO-TO SONG AT KARAOKE IS…
”Actually, I have a bad voice…!”

THE QUALITY I LIKE MOST IN OTHER PEOPLE IS…
”Honesty.”

I SMELL LIKE…
”My favourite scent; like me.”

MY FAVOURITE OFF-DUTY LOOK IS…
”It changes from day to day.”

RIGHT NOW, I AM OBSESSED WITH…
”[Japanese martial art] Kendo.”

I want to move to Iceland.
Jing Wen about her goal in life

ONE THING ON MY BUCKET LIST IS…
”To see the northern lights.”

THE BEST BEAUTY TIP I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
”Confidence and happiness radiate.”

MY FAVOURITE RESTAURANT IS…
”I actually prefer my grandmother’s cooking to most restaurant food.”

THE BEST LIFE ADVICE I’VE EVER RECEIVED IS…
”Be decisive: make choices, and don't look back.”

POST-MODELLING, I WOULD LIKE TO…
”Become a film maker.”

MY CHILDHOOD NICKNAME WAS…
”Wawa.”

MY FAVOURITE TV SHOW IS…
”Game of Thrones.”

RIGHT NOW, I AM READING…
”When Nietzsche Wept by Irvin D. Yalom.”

MY GOAL IN LIFE IS…
”To move to Iceland.”

JING WEN

AGE: 23

LIVES: In New York City

DISCOVERED: When a model friend introduced her to Chinese agency SuperMii

AGENCY: Women Management

INSTAGRAM: @jingwenll

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