9. Lv Yan 吕燕|
Lv Yan, born in Jiangxi, is a daughter of a coal miner. In 1999, after training to become a model in her hometown, she went to Beijing and was discovered by a famous stylist. At that moment, she started her brilliant modeling career. According to traditional Chinese concepts, Lv Yan, now China’s most famous supermodel, is not pretty at all. Some say the narrow-eyed, flat-nosed and thick-lipped girl is even considered ugly. Nevertheless, that does not stop her from shining on the global catwalks.