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Chinese Male Models: “China’s Most Striking Men”

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China’s economy has been booming for decades and not only industries like energy, automobile and steel/coal are keeping the economy up. There is one other industry that has been emerging over the past years: the Chinese fashion industry!

The China Fashion Week in Beijing as well as special Fashion Weeks in Guangzhou, Shanghai, Shenzhen and Tianjin are held yearly attracting Western visitors. The next China Fashion Week will be held form October 25 to November 1st presenting the 2014 Spring/Summer collections of various designers, such as Zeng Fengfei, SimonGao, Jefen Xie Feng and many many more.

Presenting Chinese haute couture is definitely determined by more Chinese models than actual Western models. Especially, Chinese male models have gained international interest in the last few years. The most striking ones are Rui Wang, Liu Chang, Hao Yun Xiang and Zhao Lei.

So let’s take a look at those four gentlement in a nutshell:

#4 Rui Wang

He is one of the newest members of “China’s most striking men”. He is a rising star with his mother agency Cal-Carriers Models in

Singapore, Hong Kong, Guangzhou, Shanghai and Beijing. Orinigally, Rui Wang is from Chengdu in Sichuan province. He mostly did work for GQ China, Kenzo Men and various Alibellus shows.

Here’s more information about him:

Full Name:
Wang Rui (Kevin)



188 cm / 6’2″

Place of Origin:
Chengdu, Sichuan, China

Date of Birth:
November 19

Mother Agency:

Cal-Carries Models


#3 Liu Chang

Over the past few years, Liu Chang has become a popular face in the Chinese fashion industry, working for Numero Homme China and

L’Officiel Homme China. He has been signed with his mother agency Longteng (in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou, Hangzhou) as well as another agency based outside of China: Francina Models in Barcelona, Spain. In 2011, he made his debut on international runways, displaying fashion at the Barcelona Fashion Week.

Here’s his profile:

Full Name:
Liu Chang



189cm / 6′2″

Place of Origin:
Jiangsu, China

Date of Birth:
October 10


Mother Agency:
Longteng Model Management

Francina Models



#2 Hao Yun Xiang

Hao Yun Xiang is one of the biggest names in the Chinese fashion industry. Besides China, he has also been signed at agencies in New York, Paris, London and Barcelona. He is a populat face at international fashion shows and presents haute couture for Givenchy, Burberry Prorsum, Bottega Veneta, Just Cavalli and H&M to name a few.

He is definitely my favorite of the models mentioned in this post. You can even follow him on his facebook fan page and weibo.

#1 Zhao Lei

Zhao Lei is the most popular and successful Chinese male model in today’s fashion world. He is constantly being booked for fashion shows and shoots all over the world. He is currently ranked # 16 of the top 50 male models worldwide. There is probably no fashion brand he hasn’t worn and no fashion show he has not presented haute couture for.



Of course, those four gentlemen are not the only male models in China and by far not the only very attractive individuals the country has to offer. A lot of people keep asking me what I like about Asian guys and the prejudice of Asians being too short and not that handsome keep existing – wrongfully so.

If you want to see more pictures of Zhao Lei, Hao Yun Xiang and Co., female Chinese models or China fashion, check it out here.

Which Chinese male model did you like best? Do you know another Chinese model that is also very successful? What do you think about Asian men and their prejudice?


Linda has been living in Asia since 2012 and loves sharing her travel and life experiences on her website. She currently works remotely in Online Marketing and also teaches various English classes in South Korea.

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  1. myhongkonghusband on September 12, 2013 at 4:51 pm

    yum 😀 good my husband cannot read this cause he would be jealous 😀

    • lindalindsch on September 12, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      Haha I totally understand… my bf was jealous,too, when i told him i’m writing about this! xD

      • myhongkonghusband on September 12, 2013 at 4:56 pm

        hey, it’s not our fault ‘their people’ are so attractive haha 😀 recently he even said ‘I don’t really want to go back to HK, too many good looking guys for you’ :DDDD

  2. cutiepeipei on September 14, 2013 at 9:15 am

    It’s raining men handsome men alleluia .hehe I like Geoffrey Gao (Tawainese father) . In my country (Greece) they think i have mental disease becase i like chinese men. Anyway nice post for my eyes…

    • lindalindsch on September 15, 2013 at 6:35 pm

      I just looked Geoffrey Gao up and he is hot too! And don’t worry what other people are saying because you like Asian men! if they don’t like them it just means there’s more for us 😉 haha

  3. AMWFCouple on September 20, 2013 at 3:55 am

    Wow…strangely I don’t find these guys attractive. I mean, they clearly are attractive but they’re just…meh for me 0_O

    Oh well, I’ve never been very attracted to typically hot guys (or any guys for that matter) 😀

    • lindalindsch on September 20, 2013 at 7:22 am

      yeah I only find Hao Xiang Yun extremely hot 😉 the others are really MEH… haha

  4. t3 on September 30, 2013 at 12:44 am

    I have not checked in here for some time because I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are great quality so I guess I will add you back to my daily bloglist. You deserve it my friend 🙂

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