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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 (222d ago)
v.17 c.109 by Midnight Dawn Scans (398d ago)
c.108 by Midnight Dawn Scans (502d 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 (957 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.53 / 10.0
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April 1st 2015, 6:32am 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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Weekly Pos #520 increased(+42)
Monthly Pos #668 increased(+63)
3 Month Pos #670 decreased(-37)
6 Month Pos #667 decreased(-85)

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On 961 wish lists
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This was amazing.   
Rating: 9.6 / 10.0
by CurlyJoe
February 3rd, 2012, 11:44pm
On my all time list this makes the top 5. The drawing, though very angular, is gorgeous and bold.The eyes are done amazingly, so heavy lidded and expressive! The characters are given so much depth you really reach out to them. It's funny, but also very melancholic. I love both Eros and Angus, each of them has that dark edge that makes them seem like more vibrant characters. I never even expected Angus to be given so much depth! My heart ached for them so much X'( The time line is done nicely, I can even tell the time passing by the heroine's hair. The costume designs are gorgeous, it is realistic enough to make me believe that it was inspired by real cover models biggrin This story has compelled me to read into what will be 3 in the morning by the time I'm done, and I have to get up at 6. It is that good.

... Last updated on March 28th, 2012, 1:24pm
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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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AMAZING!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by aquamarinecharlotte
September 12th, 2009, 9:24am
I was put off of this manga for a long time over the whole twin thing in the summary, i thought it was going to be one of those shallow love triangles. I am very happy that I was wrong, she can tell them apart obviously, and the romance is just cute! The manga is also hilarious, and super cute, and the drawing is just gorgeous. Definitely one to read.
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Loved it   
Rating: N/A
by Marei_23
August 3rd, 2009, 7:04pm
I'm actually shocked at how good it turned out. The first two volumes were boring but after that things really picked up in the story. This is the kind of manga you read on a rainy day with a hot cup of tea. I was drawn into the back story of Angus and Eros they both seem mysterious. Each brother has a scared past that makes the main female character empathic to there needs. I don't know who she'll chose in the end but a part of me hopes it's Angus. Then again Eros needs her the most...
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Manhua!   
Rating: N/A
by Loves-Tsubasa
July 8th, 2009, 10:50am
Wow I actually really like this Manhua It was really a shocker how good this has turned out. It really does have a Paradise Kiss feel to it, and the relationship is sort of like that of Skip Beat with Ren and Kyoko.
However, Manhua is different from Japanese Manga, and your comparing it to something thats not even in its category. This manga should be campared to its own Manhua such as Ingenuo.
Well with all the controversy on this Manhua its still very awesome. Im rooting for Eros in the end!!
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If you love..   
Rating: 6.4 / 10.0
by QuinnLee
October 28th, 2013, 5:23am
...melodrama then by all means this is the manhua for you.

I did appreciate the refreshing pace of the story and its characters when I had initially followed it prior to it becoming more popular. Let me just say, it was lovely! The characterisation of Lele, the mentor-student relationship she developed with Eros, her going from strength-to-strength in her modeling career.. you could only think the story would move forward in leaps and bounds.

I was severely disappointed. They had to add in that extra element of an emotionally unstable twin brother (it honestly seems like he should be clinically deemed as a psychopath), and a love rival in the form of a more beautiful Feidna. The tropes kept popping up one after another. It was endless (almost as endless as the number of people Angus has bedded in this series).

Anyway, now that I've written a review almost as equally as melodramatic as this manhua, it's time I unveil my rating for it: 6.4 out of 10.

Character growth: 7 (strong at beginning; currently at a level of stagnation as the plotline seems to be solely focused on the bizarre Lele-Angus-Eros love triangle)
Plotline: 6 (had some originality to it.. however, becoming abit dry now)
Aesthetic appeal: 7 (I do enjoy the drawings, but sometimes she draws their features too harshly [very angular, not soft like how human features are supposed to be])
Personal enjoyment: 5.5 (I did love it, but if I'm rating this based on the recent chapters I'll have to say it truly deserves this mark).

... Last updated on October 28th, 2013, 5:25am
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A good read indeed   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by ChildofSecrets
August 30th, 2011, 2:19am
Well I must say at first I never thought I would read this but it was actually great! Really interesting, i want more if it. I realize that the plot does shift a lot now that I look back. The opening storyline is completely different than how it is in recent chapters and you see certain characters lesser and lesser (though they aren't really important ones so its fine). The feel of the story was great and consistant - changes were happening but it didnt make things worse or leave room for questions. The characters actions, emotions and reasoning for things seemed logical throughout the story. It's good to see characters that are realistic or at least have common sense. It gets a tad confusing towards the end but the plot is still good and not too crazy. It is a little melancholic but I liked that it wasn't just a shoujo that just jumped from conflict to easy happy ending. Also I felt it wasn't drenched in cliche themes (though realistically, all stories have some)

OVERALL:
Interesting
Well rounded main characters
Good shifting plot

... Last updated on November 5th, 2011, 8:07pm
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Lost For Words.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by slykid
August 13th, 2011, 2:42pm
I F**CKING LOOVE THIS OMG !! I'VE NEVER BEEN SOOOOO OBSESSED SOMEBODY HELP ME IT'S TOO HARD LETTING THIS GOOOO! OMG THIS IS THE BEST THERE I'VE SAID IT NOTHING CAN COMPARE ! I never thought I would like this and I don't usually post upbeat comments like this but gosh this manga is amazing , lele the heroine is not annoying and I really fell like I know her and Angus and EROS woow !! , I never thought id like them cuz of there long hair but they are greeat .there was a period where lele wasn't happy but she soon changed back immediately so dw and yeah the romance does slightly take a back sit but trust me not in a bad way that affects the plot . I'm now on 79 and i was so worried becuz of the reviews saying that layer chapters suck but Wttf noo I'm not seeing that I'm being series this is amazing I actually can't find the way to describe it I just am amazed at the real depth and work put in this you get to know each and every character and it feels soo real, I'm actually upset that I'm now going to have to wait ages for more chapters and not knowing weather the outcomes gonna be good and I'm afraid I may lose interest after a long period of time like other manga and it will feel weird but I just can't wait for more I never would of thought that this would turn out to be the best manga (manga ,manhua ,meh) I've ever read ons woow the ending on chapter 79 :00 anyway just give it a try trust me.!! Oh and the arts great hehe!


EDIT: erm oh wow this reviews a little creepy... I haven't read this since and only 2 chapters have been released ...tbh, I don't think I can get into this anymore, its a sane but meh the mangaka or watever shouldn't of taken so freakin long, if you wanna read this, my advice is to wait until its completed :/ The one is still great though, I may have matured some more by the time this finishes and that's just depressing enough, its a shame but meh, So long The One .

... Last updated on April 11th, 2012, 3:01pm
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One of the Best   
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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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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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