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Description
Cane Lele was born into the fashion industry. Her mother, Ye Fei Yi, was Taiwan's top model, and her father was also a model, until a tragic airplane crash left Lele without parents. Therefore, it is no surprise that Lele hates the industry, thinking it superficial and unnecessary.

Raised by her maternal grandmother, Lele reaches seventeen before she is sucked in by her mother's sister, Ye Fei Hong, a fashion model agent (and former model), convinces the reluctant Lele to model. Lele had been adverse to the whole idea, until she sees a photo shoot of popular American model Angus Lanson, and she begins to see modeling as an art form.

When Aunt Fei Hong's magazine editor invites Angus Lanson to a meeting of all the top fashion ambassadors, Lele is invited to meet him and is very curious. She does not know that Angus' twin elder brother, Eros Lanson, is secretly accompanying his brother. This obviously leads to confusion and is the start of a charming story of Lele's goals: fashion in NYC, becoming a top model, and love?

Type
Manhua

Related Series
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Associated Names
Номер один
Первый номер
الأولى
独领风骚
獨領風騷
Nghề người mẫu
Thế giới người mẫu

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NOIR
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Latest Release(s)
v.18 c.110 (end) by Midnight Dawn Scans & Twisted Mist (27d ago)
v.17 c.109 by Midnight Dawn Scans (203d ago)
c.108 by Midnight Dawn Scans (307d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (928 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.54 / 10.0
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Last Updated
December 1st 2014, 11:02am PST


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Year
2006

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Serialized In (magazine)
Star Girls (Tong Li)
Young Flower (Tong Li)

Licensed (in English)
No

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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #462 decreased(-28)
Monthly Pos #356 decreased(-270)
3 Month Pos #184 increased(+287)
6 Month Pos #297 increased(+25)

List Stats
On 3025 reading lists
On 941 wish lists
On 425 completed lists
On 186 unfinished lists
On 461 custom lists

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downhill   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by octoberangel
December 3rd, 2010, 6:02am
Another fantastic manga that's been dragged on too long, gone off on a completely different tangent and tried to incorporate too many 'popular' themes in one hit. The first 50 chapters or so are deep and moving, but later chapters are really just fillers and not worth anyone's time.
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Huh.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Gingeh
November 11th, 2010, 10:13am
I really shouldn't judge, since this series isn't complete yet, and maybe it'll get better.
But right now (volume ten, chapter 71), I'm just confused. I no longer have any idea of what's going on in the story, and it doesn't look like it's going to get clearer any time soon.

What little romance there was, has fizzled. Lele is off doing...something, the twins are having drama, and there's a whole lot of seemingly pointless sex with random people thrown thrown in for good measure.

I can't even tell Eros and Angus apart anymore; sometimes, the scene randomly switches to the other twin, and it will take me several pages to figure that out.

Also, I feel like the author has introduced too many new characters too closely together - I can't remember who anyone is, let alone what the main characters' relationships with said strangers are.

But the beginning was excellent, and the characters - especially the twins - are good. And I appreciate that the heroine is far from the usual shoujo stereotype.
It's only lately that everything seems to have gone downhill. Maybe it'll get better - if so, I'll be sure to revise this.

... Last updated on June 26th, 2011, 3:22pm
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Hilarious   
Rating: N/A
by cecixiao78
August 18th, 2010, 6:08pm
I've only started reading the manga and it was just so funny> i didn't think its was gonna be good but its actually is not bad but i still perfer skip beat but since i'm only on chapter 3 i can't compare them just yet it would be unfair for this manga but its so funnny!!! This beginning is kinda rushed thou if you read it you'll kno. OMG the characters look so much alike from the character in Fugi Yugi except differ personalities

I really love Eros he is so hot and his personality is so mysterious i want to kno more about him and what will happen between lele and the other brother Angus too

so im on volume six and OMG its so good. the manga is like nana and skip beat together, there is some part similiar to nana and some similar to skip beat its really good. but sometimes you would get the rushed feeling...

Now towards the end, it's actually not as good as before because i feel like they rushed everything and didn't show as much modeling as before like in skip beat and I only continued reading this because I thought it'll be similar to skip beat.

... Last updated on October 7th, 2014, 1:30pm
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Beautiful but not memorable   
Rating: N/A
by enaikelt
May 11th, 2010, 8:14pm
Overall, this is actually a very mature, josei-style manhua, even though the girl is in her late teens (so you'd think it would be a shoujo.) There seem to be a lot of (mostly gay) people having sex with each other left and right, and the author doesn't pull punches with character death.

Unfortunately, while the art is lovely and the plot is interesting, but it never really gripped me. For a high rising model, Lele is drawn in chibi form way too often, which really jars you; I could never quite reconcile her very plain chibi form with the fact that she is supposed to be pretty, so her talent never really impressed itself on me, unlike the twins. One aspect I really enjoyed was how easy it was to tell the twins apart by personality, without them being drawn differently. It was a great portrayal and I really liked it! =D Actually, I liked the twins much better in the beginning of the plot; and Lele much better toward the end.

P.S. No, Humpty Tortie... you are not! bigrazz

... Last updated on May 11th, 2010, 8:17pm
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Excellent   
Rating: N/A
by HumptyTortie
February 22nd, 2010, 9:51am
Man I tell you, it's all good. I wasn't expecting much with the storyline and the art, but surprisingly, it was awesome. The first few chapters were alright and the author kept the comedy and romance at a nice pace. Listen up. The climax is totally left at the later volumes. Heart gripping, tear jerking emotions would totally climb onto you. And BAM! Sorry, you can't stop yourself from reading it already.The recent chapters c60 onwards, are really &^*&^!, leaving you wanting for more.
And then, there is always something that would surprise you.

P.S : Am I the only one who thinks that there is a hell lot of shounen ai cases !?
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One of the Best   
Rating: N/A
by AmpiricVone
February 11th, 2010, 3:26pm
I really like reading manga. And this one really got into me. I'm reading Nana, Skip Beat, and a lot more, and I have to say that The One is among my first three favourites. The story in amazing, The characters are fantastic, and the art is very, very good. I hope they follow the example of Nana and Skip Beat, and do some animé with this material, because I think it will be a big hit, and lot more interesting than most there are made. Besides, I would love to watch Angus and Eros come to life. I really recommend this manhua to everyone who likes the genre, it's something not to miss.

... Last updated on February 12th, 2011, 4:31am
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Excellent Story   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Molenir
January 17th, 2010, 3:48pm
After reading the synopsis of the story, I really wasn't all that interested, but decided to give it a shot anyway. Midway through the first volume, I realized I was really enjoying the story, and downloaded the second and third volumes as well. After reading the second volume, I went ahead and grabbed all that was available at the time. To put it simply, this is a fun, enjoyable romance story, set amidst a story about fame and fashion. What makes this story so enjoyable however is the humor involved in the story. I also like how the people seem to be mostly decent, not evil and scheming. That kind of happy story, makes things much more enjoyable, even if its a bit less realistic. Overall, I definitely recommend this manga. Glad I read it, and looking forward to more.
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interesting   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by aya_mizuki
January 13th, 2010, 9:37pm
i don't really read these type of Manhua (at first thought it would be like paradise kiss) but after reading the first chapter i got addicted and kept on reading. its interesting cause involves twins and a funny girl as the main characterl. i love it XD

... Last updated on January 13th, 2010, 9:44pm
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great!   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by black.rOses
January 12th, 2010, 12:14am
It's different from other manga/manhwa/manhua i've read. Although it involves fame and things like that i didn't hate it, in fact i love it. The characters are humorous, and they're awesome. The art is wonderful she actually looks pretty when she's modeling. The heroin isn't the always successful with a few failure kind of girl. Reading the manhua is like watching her life and how she's growing, without noticing it she's grown into a woman!
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Awesome Read   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by shojojunkie
December 9th, 2009, 4:29pm
The love story is moving, the scenes are beautiful, the plot is dreamy and the art is surreal. Maybe the rise to fame thing is cliche but the romance is heart-warming. No waiting for anything to develop either. There's gratification for the romance part for every volume, but you're still not able to predict what will happen. Not much girly ga-ga lines here, except yours if you're a fan girl like me.
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