Liu Wen is widely regarded as the world's first Asian supermodel.
Born and raised in Hunan Province, China, Wen claims she never had any grand ambitions of becoming a model.
Hula hooping in the street outside her grandmothers house, aged 6. A long way from the runways of the world's fashion capitals.
In 2010 Liu Wen became the first ever Asian Victoria's Secret model.
Liu Wen backstage at the 2010 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in New York.
Another first: Liu Wen was is also the first Asian model to become an Estee Lauder spokesperson.