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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

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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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Latest Release(s)
v.17 c.109 by Midnight Dawn Scans (145d ago)
c.108 by Midnight Dawn Scans (249d ago)
c.107 by Midnight Dawn Scans (294d ago)
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Status in Country of Origin
18 Volumes (Complete)

Completely Scanlated?
No

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Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (897 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.54 / 10.0
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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 #426 increased(+67)
Monthly Pos #575 decreased(-1)
3 Month Pos #517 decreased(-78)
6 Month Pos #431 decreased(-109)

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On 3252 reading lists
On 948 wish lists
On 140 completed lists
On 185 unfinished lists
On 450 custom lists

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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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one of my fav's of the industry genre   
Rating: 8.5 / 10.0
by myyinfatuation
June 14th, 2009, 11:18am
i've read skip beat (my first shoujo) and glass mask (1/2 of whats scanned), cat street, and all the other less popular modeling and acting manga's but this one has got to be one of the best, lele eventually maturing as a model, the beggar, her mom her aunt i love all of them! really original and as a plus Eros is sooo hot, he is the best male lead EVER! yes the story did get pretty retarded at one point (i stopped reading) but it gets back on track and im in love all over again!
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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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omgoodness   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by purfect_kutie64
June 20th, 2011, 10:51pm
i've come across a good manhua biggrin . read beginning to recent chapters in one day! so glad that i finally decided to read it. it reminds me alot of the manga "Cipher". can't wait for more chapters.

... Last updated on June 20th, 2011, 10:53pm
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Something worth reading   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by shinorei
February 18th, 2014, 7:54am
This was one manga where the character development went from zero to hundred in the first few chapters so that the manhua jia had the opportunity to use the mid-to-last chapters to describe the drama faced by the characters in the modelling world. (possibly real-life dramas, but nothing too exaggerated I hope!)

I recommend this manhua because of how real Lele could be in terms of personality. She is not weak like the other female leads, and she doesn't cry as often but she still cries because she's a girl and she works hard for what she wants - granted that she's quite lucky because she turned out to be so successful. The male leads are okay - despite having long hair they still look great in the manhua so plus points for the good art factor here.

Plot-wise there isn't much scheming going around but definitely a lot of drama concerning most of the characters. Depending on your tolerance-level sometimes it might frustrate you but it's fun reading how the characters deal with it and how some of them support each other through it.

I recommend this manhua for those just looking for a relaxing but stimulating read, something to pass their time without putting much thought into it.
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holy crap   
Rating: N/A
by Bebe~
March 2nd, 2012, 4:42pm
The first time I read this, it was when it first came out. Now there's 11 volumes! I wish I didn't catch up so fast. I really like the story line. Lele developed into a great model and her personality matured (even if she's still silly around Eros, Angus and her friends! I'm excited for the future chapters!
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I've read till c79 so far.   
Rating: N/A
by tacit
August 1st, 2011, 8:45am
This is pretty different from Nicky Lee's previous works. I love how her art has evolved, and I like that there's a lot more character development in this manga. I actually like how romance takes a backseat, it's quite believable given Eros' character and past. It also elevates the manga to be more than a simple love story.

However, the story falters in the later chapters, and recent developments feel really contrived as the tone of the story shifts back and forth from tragic and disturbing to light and fluffy, even within the same chapter.

Will write more at a later date smile
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all the comparisons...   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by angelfire_aja
July 17th, 2009, 7:52pm
as i have expected, most comments would do the comparing thing to other manga, not just manga but famous ones too. certainly, i would love to(compare) but having this manhua giving me a 'similar' feel to a manga i have REALLY enjoyed is something that makes it great. people can never help but compare but i'd say it's one very good manhua. *thumbs up*
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Fast paced fashion manhua   
Rating: N/A
by kujika
November 22nd, 2008, 9:46am
I interpreted it another way ^_^

She was not enamored to the man in the poster in a "girl-man" way, but for discovering that modeling might not only be an empty superficial thing. Let's say she was utterly fascinated.

At first we all believe that male model is her main drive to become a model too, but after one scene with Eros on the bench I think he just awoke some kind of yearning in her. She hates the fashion world because of what happened to her parents, but at the same time she feels empty inside, not knowing what to do with her life. Actually she always wanted to do what her mother loved I guess...

But I must agree, she can be a bit annoying at times <_<
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