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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?


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v.18 c.110 (end) by Midnight Dawn Scans & Twisted Mist (368d ago)
v.17 c.109 by Midnight Dawn Scans (544d ago)
c.108 by Midnight Dawn Scans (648d ago)
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18 Volumes (Complete)

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Average: 8.5 / 10.0 (977 votes)
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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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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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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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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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love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by honeyyclover
August 20th, 2009, 6:50pm
I really love this series. This is my first time reading a manhua, and I'm pleased to say that I wasn't disappointed. At first, I thought this was such a rip-off of Skip Beat! but although there are some very similar points, The One is amazing on its own. Lele is such a diverse character. She's innocent, but not really, and she's funny and carefree, but she has also gone through a lot of stuff. I love the realationship between Eros and Lele.

The only bad thing I would say about this is that it how fast she rises to being a top model is unrealistic. But that can be forgiven. wink

On the subject of comparing mangas/manhuas/manhwas I really don't care what the name is; it's basically still the same medium. I will say that I love Nicky Lee's style of drawing though! It shows so much emotion and sensuality. Definitely a must read!
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Loved it   
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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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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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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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