Ming Xi, born Mengyao Xi (or Meng Yao Xion) on 8 March 1990, is a global fashion star who walked in the 2013-2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Shows. She has walked for all the top names, and is getting more and more attention every year. With Victoria's Secret opening its first stores in China and holding its first annual fashion show there in 2017, Ming Xi is sure to be a huge asset to the brand for the foreseeable future.
Ming is from Shanghai, China, one of the most cosmopolitan Chinese cities, graduating from college with a degree in Fashion Design and Acting. In 2009, she participated in a local television modelling competition. Ming Xi later took part in the Elite Model Look competition, where she was a finalist (third). Givenchy liked her look and signed her, and Ming Xi was on her way.
Perhaps Ming Xi's most famous moment in the public eye was during the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show. Held in her hometown of Shanghai, Ming unfortunately tripped during her runway walk. Ming Xi carried on gamely afterward, but burst into tears when safely backstage.
|"Smile while your heart is breaking" - Ming Xi trips at the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show held in Shanghai (David Fisher/Rex).|
She later posted on her Weibo (the Chinese Twitter) account that said she was “sorry to let everyone down.” Everyone was very supportive, though, and her comment got over a million "Likes."
|Ming Xi at the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show held in Shanghai, China.|
As a Givenchy model in their Haute Couture and Ready to Wear shows, Ming began attracting attention. She came to New York in 2011 for the Fall/Winter Fashion Week, and now makes her home there.
Many other top designers, such as Michael Kors and Karl Lagerfeld, soon chose Ming Xi for for campaigns beside top supermodels like Miranda Kerr and Kendall Jenner.
Ming is a fixture on covers in China, but also gets covers in the US and Europe:
August Harper's Bazaar Hong Kong
February 10 Magazine Australia
April Vogue China, Vogue China, Elle Russia
January Vogue China
September Madame Figaro China, Vogue China
July Harper's Bazaar Singapore
May Manifesto Asia
March Elle Taiwan, Elle China
November Vogue China, Vogue China
September Vogue China, glass UK
May Harper's Bazaar Korea, Vogue China
February Vogue Russia
January Vogue China, Manifesto Asia
December V Magazine
November Numéro China
October Modern Weekly
September T Style, Vogue China
August Vogue China, Vogue Italy, Numéro China
July Style China
June V Magazine, L'Officiel China, Vogue China
May Vogue China
April Vogue China
March Vogue China
February Vogue USA, Dazed & Confused
January V Magazine
Ming is on Twitter and Instagram, where she loves to post candid shots of herself.
Ming Xi has admitted that she is a big fan of South Korean-Chinese boy group XEO, based in Seoul.
|Ming Xi with Sui He, Alessandra Ambrosio and Josephine Skriver in China in March 2017. The Victoria's Secret Fashion Show is heading to Asia for the first time in 2017.|
Ming Xi is certain to walk in the 2017 Victoria's Secret Fashion Show, to be held in Shanghai for the first time. Ming Xi travelled to China in March 2017 with Sui He, Alessandra Ambrosio and Josephine Skriver to celebrate the opening of Victoria's Secret stores there.
When she's not touting Victoria's Secret in China, Ming Xi lives in New York City.