Ling Tang, the truly hidden gem

I believe her name is not very familiar amongst Malaysian but looking at her profile and portfolios, you’ll be amazed of what she had achieved. I myself never heard of her but 2 days ago my superior asked me to search over youtube of her runway catwalk. Well everything my superior ask and inform to is just not a fun peek only but to learn and see through her achievement as something possible ones can pull off. And to value her success story as a lesson to learn.

Originally from Gombak, Ling Tan is under IMG Models New York( in line with Gisele, Heidi, Kate Moss and Laetitia)and has been modelling since 1997. Most of her modelling career starts overseas from Germany, Italy, Singapore, UK and US. Im so impress by the ads she’s been featured in. Take a deep breath ok- Ann Taylor, Banana Republic, Bergdorf Goodman, Bloomingdale’s, Bruno Magli,Chanel ‘Allure’ fragrance, Clairol, Cover Girl, Daryl K, Emporio Armani, Estee Lauder, GAP, Guess, Issey Miyake, Jones New York, Lacoste, Mac & Jack, Matrix,Natori, Neiman Marcus, Nordstrom,Pantene, Prescriptives, Gucci, J.Crew,Wolford, Yves Saint Laurent not includes her numerous covers and fashion show and even featured in tv shows!

Her profile : Ling Tan

Her printed ads pics : Asianmodelblog

Here’s for reading pleasure copied from IMG models portfolio

Ling Tan, the first Supermodel from Southeast Asia, has changed the face of fashion with her exotic beauty. Although she is ethnically Chinese, Ling was born and raised in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. She was educated in a Chinese school and speaks four dialects of Chinese as well as Malay and English.

During her first week as a model, an American advertising executive looking for a new face for an ad campaign spotted Ling in a hotel fashion show. The award winning commercial for Tiger Beer propelled Ling to celebrity status in Malaysia. European and American designers showing their collections in Malaysia were also impressed with Ling’s runway prowess and encouraged her to move to New York City.

A runway favorite, Ling has been seen in hundreds of shows in New York, London, Milan and Paris. From Pret-a-Porter to Haute Couture, Ling has worked with such designers as, Armani, Dior, John Galliano, Alexander McQueen, Chanel, BCBG, DKNY, Hermes, Burberry, Gucci, Issey Miyake, Gianfranco Ferre, Jean Paul Gaultier, Escada, Givenchy, Fendi, Missoni, Chloe, Oscar De La Renta, Anna Sui, Vivienne Tam, Ralph Lauren, Bill Blass, Valentino and Yves Saint Laurent.

Ling has also been captured by the legends and masters of fashion photography including, Steven Meisel, Annie Leibovitz, Peter Lindbergh, Mario Testino, Ellen Von Unwerth, Irving Penn, Gilles Bensimon, Patrick Demarchelier, Jean Baptiste-Mondino, Michelangelo di Battista, Michael Thompson, Vincent Peters, Tom Munro, David La Chapelle, and the legendary Richard Avedon, who photographed Ling for the prestigious Pirelli calendar.

Ling has appeared on the covers and editorial pages of the world’s top fashion magazines including international editions of Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Marie Claire, Elle, Allure, Amica, Visionaire, and W. In addition, Ling has been featured in the advertising campaigns for Gucci, Issey Miyake, Yves Saint Laurent, Ann Taylor’s 50th Anniversary “50 Women”, La Perla, Guess? Jeans, Gap, Banana Republic, DeBeer’s Diamonds, Tag Heuer, Wolford, Estee Lauder, Prescriptives, Revlon and Clinique.

Even with all of her amazing accomplishments, Ling still wanted to explore work on the small screen. She has appeared in television commercials for Emporio Armani fragrances, La Poste (France’s postal service) and Pantene. Ling was also featured in George Michael’s music video for his hit song “Fast Love.”

Ling was the subject of a biography featured on CNN’s Style Network with Elsa Klench and has appeared on the HBO hit series “Sex and The City.” Having enjoyed her experiences in front of the camera, Ling studied acting at the Lee Strasberg Theater Institute, and has already appeared in Hal Hartley’s short film, “Kimono”.

courtesy of IMG

OK, she’s just great!


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