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The One  
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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

Groups Scanlating
KatScans
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NOIR
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Latest Release(s)
v.18 c.110 (end) by Midnight Dawn Scans & Twisted Mist (283d ago)
v.17 c.109 by Midnight Dawn Scans (460d ago)
c.108 by Midnight Dawn Scans (563d 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 (967 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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Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #554 increased(+108)
Monthly Pos #709 decreased(-39)
3 Month Pos #704 decreased(-32)
6 Month Pos #668 decreased(-86)

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On 2863 reading lists
On 962 wish lists
On 665 completed lists
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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   
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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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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Good so far   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Dolce
July 12th, 2009, 11:08pm
I think this is a really great manhua. Although it's similar in the aspect on the entertainment industry to Skip Beat and Nana, this manhua is still different and fresh. I mean there's tons of mangas that are based in the entertainment industry. Plus, this story focuses on modeling, not at all on acting or singing and stuff. I think the art is really good too. The too-big-eyes-for-face and typical expressions on girls in shoujo mangas kind of got boring to me, and this different style of art is fresh and interesting. Although in the beginning Lele was sort of being over-silly, the story gets more twisted and I really like how the characters have backgrounds that are very unpredictable... anyway, I hope the story doesn't get boring. (I find this story a lot like Ingenuo for some reason, though... even if Ingenuo is on photography, some parts of The One is a lot like Ingenuo.)

... Last updated on July 12th, 2009, 11:09pm
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Manhua   
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by -`KayalhawK-
April 21st, 2009, 11:23am
MANHUA. So many comments are reviewing this as if it were a manga, or even a manhwa. All three styles have distinctly different aspects and details to them. This is a MANHUA. And a very good one, at that!

... Last updated on April 21st, 2009, 11:25am
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melodrama...   
Rating: 6.5 / 10.0
by butako chan
January 13th, 2014, 1:49am
This manhwa started off well, but as it neared its current chapters, the quality of it dropped. The plot is so mediocre and cliche. With a few plot twists here and there to prolong the separation of Lele and Eros. I remember reading this manhwa for the determination Lele has to get to the top of the industry. Instead, the focus of the entire story has been shifted. It's okay if it's a small part of the manhwa, but when the relationship of the 2 take over the entire mahwa, the original pull of the manhwa is lost and this just becomes a sappy melodrama. Additionally, anyone beside the main characters are forgetable. When characters are re-introduced into the plot, I have difficulty recalling them and am usually unable to remember who the hell they were. They are quite 2-dimensional and I often think that characters are conjured up just for the convenience of putting a plot twist. The manhwa's like "Remember this 'character' that showed up for one chapter? No? Well, he's now a major part of the next couple chapters until the main character no longer needs them smile " It is quite exhausting constantly having to scan through previous chapters. The character's infatuation with Angus also irked me. It was kind of baseless and ridiculous how almost EVERYONE was ready to unconditionally "love" Angus.

The stronger part of the story is perhaps the portrayal of the corruption and selfishness of the world. Among the happy sequences, darker subjects are also addressed. Each of the (main) cast has their share of hardships and while they're cliche, may add a layer to the characters.

... Last updated on January 15th, 2014, 11:58pm
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Stop at chapter 81...   
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by naruladian
November 4th, 2013, 2:22am
this manhwa is great at first but then it just went downhill. Drawing are good! It's just that when you start reading like maybe chapter 50+ you'll get bored since it kind of just move from 'fashion' to 'love triangle'. No hate, I like some romance but not ALL OF IT.

Although I hate to say this but...I don't think I'll continue reading it. It's just waaaay too long for a manhwa even though I prefer manhwa with loads of chapter. If you get what I mean.

If you guys are really interested in manhwa with REALLY GOOD DRAWING and AWESOME STORYLINE, you can go read 100% Perfect Girl. By far my no.1 list since last year and it's completed so hey! Another plus right?
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One of my Favourites   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by rvmr
May 7th, 2012, 7:46pm
I totally love this manga! Art's good, story's nice, fashion is awesome, and there's character growth! (Added bonus!)

I disagree with Baniita. Try to get past chapter 29, OK? Yes, she's annoying in the beginning, but she grows. And please don't hate on her because of her grandma. *spoiler alert* Privileged people like us have no idea how hard it is to lose the only person that looked after them. People react to things differently, so please calm down. And just like how straight people can become gay, gay people can become straight. It's the soul that counts, not the body. Don't worry so much about how it's worded. Angus is very important to Eros' story, and is a part of Lele's growth, too. You are reviewing the work without getting to the main story.

Potential readers, please don't be dissuaded. I recommend this manhua, especially considering Nicky Lee's art is unique to the style and the story is enjoyable.
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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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perfect!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mangalover
August 4th, 2008, 12:15pm
Wow. I just read 6 volumes of this manhua, and I have to say that it´s REALLY good!
The characters have development as the story progresses, like for example, Lele becomes stronger and more determined (because of something that will happen to her grandmother, which I can´t tell here), and I like the fact that the story revolves around fate, and sometimes there are kinda unexpected situations!
The art is amazing! Oh, and besides Taiwan, the story is also set in Japan, and later New York (!), because of Lele´s career, it´s very creative isn´t it! And you get to see this world of fashion, and plus the romance is also not very rushed, and as you read the story, well, when I finished reading the 6th volume, it made me realize that all this time they Eros and Lele were meant to be with each other but they still haven´t realized that one is the other´s strength. Well, Lele "unconsciously" relys on him a lot! But she also moved him with her words...
I really am in love with this manhua, and the bishies really remind me of Takumi from Nana! But after some time you get used and they kinda have their own personalities so they´re not that similar, maybe only the face.

... Last updated on September 7th, 2008, 6:34am
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