Chinese supermodel Mo Wandan’s 2010 is already shaping up to be a busy year. Recently walking for Dorian He in the Hong Kong Fashion Extravaganza at Hong Kong Fashion Week, the 23-year-old model is starring in a Japanese anime film, has her sights set on New York Fashion Week and hopes to keep riding the wave of success for as long as possible. Mo Wandan shot to international fame with debuts in Armani Prive and Christian Dior couture shows in 2007. She walked in all four international fashion weeks in 2008 including Emporio Armani, Chado Ralph Rucci and Valentino.
In 2009, Mo starred in Lorenzo Riva’s Milan show and was invited to answer the curtain call with the designer.
"It was a great privilege for any model and I was the only model to achieve that in Milan Fashion Week," Mo told the Global Times.
The athlete-turned-supermodel began her road to stardom in 2004, winning the 10th China Model Star Contest. She then moved from Guangdong to Beijng to pursue her modeling career.
"Unlike most models who are professionally trained, I had to work even harder as I didn’t know how to walk the runway or how to shoot for magazine covers. I couldn’t speak standard Putonghua, so people had diœ – culty understanding my Cantonese accent," she added.
"I was really lucky to walk for John Galliano in the Dior couture show in 2007," Mo recalled, her eyes sparkling. "I was overwhelmed with excitement so I said ‘I love you’ to my beloved designer. I wanted to say ‘I like you’ instead, but my English was really poor at that time!"
Looking forward to seeing her at NYC Fashion Week.
Mo Wandan featured on the 2008 Pirelli Calendar.(Photo Source: Globaltimes.cn)