maybe it's because i'm being biased, but maybe it's also the fact that growing up, i always wanted a glimpse of my own race in the many vogues and elles i pored over... just so i can know that asians are beautiful too.
it was 2008 when hyoni won the ford supermodel of the world competition; the first eastern asian to have done so. surely there were asian models before hyoni arrived on the scene? from a more positive perspective, i hope this is a sign where i can expect more asian models to have super-supermodel status and make a mark in our fashion world. because it is so so good to see hyoni and other asian models gracing alongside western models in catwalks, campaigns and the likes. or maybe i should subscribe to korean or japanese vogue where they feature more asian models! that is.. if they do international shipping! haha :)
personally, i think it's quite refreshing and eye catching to see asian models behind the glossy papers.
but i'm no professional. this is just my opinion :)
other than the fact that hyoni is an asian, i love her style; on and off duty. i'm inspired by her effortless and edgy looks which is exactly what i want to achieve in my outfits. plus, in many of her campaigns she is smiley and portrays this adorable cute personality of hers! <3 hyoni.
pictures from tumblr
hyoni in dkny, american eagle, urban outfitters, korea vogue