Du Juan Celebrity Life
Era – 2005 to present
Known for: being a model, actress and ballet dancer
Popularly known in the fashion circles of the world’s like the ‘world’s first Chinese Supermodel-International’, Du Juan is a very renowned name in the fashion industry.
She was born on 15th September 1982 in the city of Shanghai in China. Standing at 5’,11”, she is credited with the distinction of having appeared on the Vogue China cover, for a record number of 14 times which has not been surpassed till date by any other celebrity.
Also, she is still the only East Asian model who has been featured on the cover of the famous fashion magazine – Vogue Paris.
In her early days, she was heavily inclined towards pursuing a career in Classical ballet. For this reason, she had been training and learning the nuances of classical ballet at Shanghai Theater Academy for almost a decade.
However, destiny had its own way and she was unable to find a partner in the academy because she was over 6 feet tall.
As a result, she took the decision to turn towards modeling, and Classical Ballet’s loss became the fashion industry’s profit as Du Juan joined the industry.
Du Juan's First Break
As far as her modeling career is concerned, In the year 2005, She was on the cover of Vogue Paris which also featured another model – Gemma Ward.
This led to bigger opportunities in the fashion world with brands such as Swarovski, Yves St. Laurent, United Colors of Benetton, Gap, and others.
Very soon she found herself again being featured on the Vogue China’s cover with Gemma Ward. After her debut with Vogue China, there was no turning back and she has continued to appear in at least one issue of the magazine every year since then.
Ultimately, she made her dream debut on the runway for designers such a Valentino, Roberto Cavalli, Chanel, and Jean-Paul Gaultier. This happened in the spring of 2006.
Prior to this, she was also a runner up of the Ford Supermodel of the World contest. In the same year, along with Coco Rocha, she appeared on the cover page of Time Style magazine.
In the year 2008, Du Jean went back to Shanghai, where she shot for the Pirelli Calendar.
She was worked for several modeling agencies such as IMG, New York, IMG Paris, Paris, IMG London, London as well as to IMG Australia, Sydney.
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She has also appeared in several other famous magazines and worked for renowned brands such as American Vogue from 2009 to 2011, Dior in 2007, Elle China in 2015-16, Gap from 2008 to 2010, Giorgio Armani in the year 2008, Givenchy in 2011, Jean-Paul Gaultier in 2007 Louis Vuitton in the year 2007, Models.com in 2014, Michael Kors in 2006, Target in 2009, Lane Crawford in 2008, Numero China in 2010, 2011, 2013 and 2016, Vogue China Collections in 2012 and 2013, Versace in the year 2006, Manifesto Magazine in the year 2011, Pop magazine in 2006, Rag and Bone in 2007, Tom Ford in 2010, Various editorials in 2018, Valentino in 2019 and Wallpaper China in 2018, 2020 are some of the leading names with whom Du Juan has been associated with.
As far as her acting career is concerned, she had appeared in a movie titled – American Dreams in China in which she played the character of Su Mei.
For her acting skills in the movie, her name was nominated in the 33rd Hong Kong Film Awards. She has won the nomination for Best Supporting Actress and Best New Performer.
She has appeared in some other movies as well, such as, See you tomorrow, Wine Wars, Lost in Hong Kong, Lost in Love, and Theory of Ambitions.
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