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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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KatScans
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NOIR
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Latest Release(s)
v.17 c.109 by Midnight Dawn Scans (60d ago)
c.108 by Midnight Dawn Scans (163d ago)
c.107 by Midnight Dawn Scans (209d 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 (889 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 #452 increased(+17)
Monthly Pos #473 decreased(-26)
3 Month Pos #294 decreased(-11)
6 Month Pos #286 decreased(-21)

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On 3241 reading lists
On 945 wish lists
On 124 completed lists
On 180 unfinished lists
On 438 custom lists

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I LOVE it!   
Rating: N/A
by wandachan
March 23rd, 2009, 6:32pm
I don't tend to like mangas with superficial things like looks, but omg I love this one. I'm so dying to find out what happens next. It hurts. I hope there is a new release soon. T_T
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Love.   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by Yeran
March 19th, 2009, 3:19pm
This manhua is beautifully drawn, and, with the exception of the fourth volume, has a plot that -goes- somewhere. The fourth volume was pretty much just an excuse to make her more serious about her career. Now that all that tediousness is done with, bring on the beautiful clothing, models, and bishilicious main love interest. I am such a sucker for long, silky straight hair on men.

... Last updated on April 22nd, 2009, 10:14pm
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I love it!   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by rianna2008
February 27th, 2009, 12:14pm
After reading XileDragon 's comment, I feeling like I have to leave this comment...
Skip beat, Cat Street and The One focus on different things: Skip beat focus on the main heroine, and the acting industry; Cat street focus on the main heroine and how she over come her past etc; The One focus more on the romance aspect of it.
It really depends on what you like ...I personally like The One more than skip beat, since I am a huge fan of romance...
As for the art, I wouldn't say it is very very good, but I would say it is properly one of the best when it compares with other Manhua! (oh, just in case you are not aware of it, it is a manhua, so it properly has a very different art style compare with manga!)
As for their personalities, what make you feel thier characters are not distinguishable enough confused I personally wouldn't say the heroine, Lele, has a very distinguishable personality, since her personality is just like one of those typical shoujo heroine(ie. innocent). however, I find other main characters, such as Eros and Angus have a very distinguishable personalities, and there is more depth into the their characters as the story progresses.
Overrall, I do find most of the characters likeable.
Give it a try!

... Last updated on February 27th, 2009, 3:02pm
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Not that special   
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by piranha
June 27th, 2012, 3:07pm
You can definitely see a lot of influence from Ai Yazawa's (NANA) work. It's in the way the author draws people's expressions and their behavior, such as the whole 'sweatdrop in the middle of forehead' and 'spontaneously bemoaning my fate while freaking people out' thing.

The art is okay at some points. It could be good if the author spent more time on it.

Overall, the manga itself is okay. It's nothing special. The girl is your average teenager who just happens to become a successful model while somehow not looking that special compared to the other models, and in the middle there's some tragic drama.

Read this on a rainy day.
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A cross between Kiki and Aizawa   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by anibebe
September 7th, 2012, 6:39am
Managed to survive 14 volumes though I still can't figure out why. I'm not particularly fond of the fashion world to begin with so I can't even begin to understand why one would go to the extreme of breaking family ties to push another to pursue a catwalk-dream. It's not as if modelling is a job that heals, feeds, creates or produces anything for society. Maybe the art, beautiful boys, angst, BL bits, quirky characters and reality-bites-darkness kind of reminded me of Kiki's style. Perhaps it's amusing that her girls appear very Yazawa-ish.

... Last updated on September 8th, 2012, 7:40pm
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love it   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by lavendersmell
June 27th, 2008, 9:33am
love it! love it! love it! apparently it seems that i like taiwanese mangakas more and that their works always never fail to disappoint me. their art is very good. very sharp and beautifully drawn
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Decent Read   
Rating: 8.0 / 10.0
by jurippe
July 11th, 2012, 6:44pm
Good Manga about modelling however nothing special with the main character. Very typical. Wimpy, funny then determine and becomes wimpy again personality. Falls for the next good looking guy, got rejected & then showed some sign that's she's in love type. What set this manhua from other shojo manga apart, is that it has more LGBT than straight characters and that the story sometimes focus on the struggles of an LGBT character. Overall the manga have good steady plot but nothing remarkable to be called special or rare.
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awesome!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by blueseeker
April 15th, 2008, 2:05pm
This mangaka is really the best of the best all of the four works i have either read or looked through are just amazing. The story is complex but so great, within the first chapter you are just hooked. I feel like am being tortured though since the scantalations are not as fast as one would hope and with it not being licensed it is impossible to know what will happen next unless you look through the raws....of course i have and even if you do not understand it will have you laughing and really enjoy it.
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amazing!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by countingwounds
May 30th, 2008, 5:20pm
the guys are so BEAUTIFUL -swoon- and the artwork is too.. the plot, everything. the scans are slow, though, but i guess it's better than nothing, eh?

even left it off at a cliffhanger.. D;
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..good but slightly irritating on the 3 and 4th volume.   
Rating: 6.0 / 10.0
by Hermit-chan
December 21st, 2008, 11:22pm
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Ok.. the manga is potentially good..the first two volumes are very good. Characters..plot-wise, they WERE good.

BUT..as the series progress, the plot gets a bit draggish from Volume 3 onwards. The mangaka seems to add in some unnessary chapters (e.g several incidents that DELAYED her photoshoot in Japan) and in the end, it comes back the SAME PREDICTABLE outcome.

Lele is a very Likable character when she was first introduced. (interesting family background, her energy..her determination to LEARN..her quirkiness..I'm also interested to know about the bonds she has with her family..both the living and her dead parents)

BUT I find the main heroin very irritating as the series progress...she's annoyingly unprofessional+Whiny+Loud+"Playful" and she's NOT FUNNY anymore.

The mangaka attempted to put humour into the interaction between Lele/Angus/Eros BUT there is TOO MUCH exaggerated Facial expressions on every PAGE!!! She's like a completely different person compare to her in the first two volumes!

I was like "Where the H*LL is the seriousness and Epicness of the earlier chapters?! It's all CARTOON-ish NOW!!"
(Remember that Creepy unfunny..annoying..STRANGE old man who works in the palace in Goong manwha?? yea. She's almost like him now.)
Is this a joke?!

EDIT:

Mellylemon is right afterall!!

Just when I've decided to drop the manhua on the fourth volume, I tried to read some of the chapter releases on vol. 5. She does seemed to mature and serious about her career now.


I like how this story is heading to, I might continue reading it if the mangaka doesn't revert Lele back to the way she was on the 3 and 4th volumes.


... Last updated on January 4th, 2009, 9:39am
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