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Liu Wen, China's groundbreaking supermodel

Updated 1249 GMT (2049 HKT) September 30, 2014
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Chinese supermodel Liu Wen is as known for being a groundbreaker as she is for stunning looks. in 2013, she became the first Asian model to make the top five in Forbes' annual list of highest-paid supermodels. This year she earned $7 million, according to Forbes. STRAFP/Getty Images
Since making her debut in the international modeling world in 2008, Liu has become a runway fixture, walking for every major house, from Chanel to Yves Saint Laurent . This Paris Fashion Week, she's walked for the likes of Jean Paul Gaultier ... MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/Getty Images
Balmain ... PATRICK KOVARIK/AFP/Getty Images
Givenchy ... BERTRAND GUAY/AFP/Getty Images
Vionnet ... Francois Durand/Getty Images
And Mugler, among others. She has also walked for Gucci and Dolce & Gabbana. Francois Durand/Getty Images
She is also known for her impressive social media following. She has over 700,000 followers on Instagram, eight million fans on China's answer to Twitter, Weibo and plans to start her own lifestyle blog later this year. Rommel Demano/Getty Images for The Daily Front Row
In 2009, Wen became the first Asian Victoria's Secret model, and walked for the brand until 2012. AFP/Getty Images
She is also the first Asian woman to front a global campaign for cosmetics giant Estee Lauder. LOIC VENANCE/AFP/Getty Images