Chinese fashion models are a huge disappointment. They lack “presence”, personality and individuality and present a sort of blandness which even when molded by the best photographers leave them as mere clothes hangers.
That is a generalisation coming from a white euro-centric observer (I’m Australian).
There are many reasons for this. I was tempted to think it was cultural but then I remembered the outstanding range of beautiful Chinese actresses who exhibit all the qualities which define the best models but are lacking in the list of current top Chinese models.
Maybe the problem lies with the home agencies, maybe they are inherently conservative or maybe the business of modelling is still in its infancy in China. I am pretty sure that the current list of less than half a dozen top Chinese models will not be the ones to bring Chinese models out of the doldrums.