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Ming Xi
Ming Xi Paris Fashion Week Autumn Winter 2019.jpg
Native name
Xi Mengyao / 奚梦瑶
Born (1989-03-08) 8 March 1989 (age 30)
Shanghai, China
Modeling information
Height1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)[1]
Hair colorBlack[2]
Eye colorBrown[3]
  • The Lions (New York)
  • Elite Model Management (Paris, Milan, Barcelona, Copenhagen, Toronto)
  • Storm Model Management (London)
  • Model Management (Hamburg)
  • Munich Models (Munich)
  • MP Stockholm (Stockholm)[4]

Ming Xi or Xi Mengyao (simplified Chinese: 奚梦瑶; traditional Chinese: 奚夢瑤; born 8 March 1989) is a Chinese model. Her professional modeling career started in 2009 after she attended a TV competition. Her international modeling career took off in 2011 after she walked her first well-known runway debut for Givenchy Haute Spring Show.[5] In the same year, Ming Xi modeled the Givenchy ready-to-wear collection and appeared as the face of Givenchy’s Fall/Winter publicity advertising campaign. Ming Xi also modeled for the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2013.


  • 1 Career
  • 2 Personal life
  • 3 References
  • 4 External links


In 2007, Xi graduated from Shanghai Donghua University majoring in Fashion Design and Acting.[citation needed] A year later, she attended a TV quest competition on Dragon Television called “Go! Oriental Angels”. This was her first appearance on television in the public eye.[6]

Two years after she graduated from college, Ming Xi participated in the Elite Model Look competition, which is a fashion modeling event held by Elite Model Management. Xi ranked third in the competition. Shortly after the contest, she was offered a contract with Givenchy. Later on, Xi walked the Givenchy Haute Couture Show and Ready-to-Wear shows.[5] Xi attracted more attention by appearing in Givenchy Runway Shows. This was the beginning of her career. She started her international modeling career shortly after. In the same year, Ming Xi appeared in the Givenchy F/W 2010 campaign, which was shot by Mert Alas and Marcus Piggott.[7] Ming Xi also engaged in Fall/ Winter 2011 New York Fashion Week with other three Chinese fashion models: Shu Pei, Sun Feifei, and Liu Wen.[6]

Ming Xi modeled the Victoria's Secret Fashion Show in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018.[8] In 2014, Michael Kors invited Ming to model Michael Kors Shanghai Extravaganza with Rosie Huntington and Miranda Kerr. Xi also participated in the Met Gala red carpet with Michael Kors and Rosie Huntington.[9] In 2015, Olivier Rousteing, creative director of Balmain, invited Ming Xi to model the Balmain 2015 Fall runway with Alessandra Ambrosio, Adriana Lima, Constance Jablonski, Taylor Hill, Joan Smalls, Cindy Bruna, Jourdan Dunn, Karlie Kloss, Magdalena Frackowiak, Devon Windsor, and Lily Donaldson.[10] Karl Lagerfeld selected Ming to star in a new campaign for his label, and cooperated with Kendall Jenner and Sasha Luss.[11] In 2017, she gained considerable media attention when falling on the runway in a white floral costume during the annual Victoria's Secret Fashion Show China Edition, she was helped by the brazilian model Gizele Oliveira.

Personal life[edit]

Ming Xi currently lives in New York City.[12]