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Meet Duan Meiyue, the 19-year-old model about to take over New York Fashion Week

Duan Meiyue has walked for Dior, Seoul Fashion Week and i-D mag and she’s only just getting started

August 8, 2018

We caught up with Duan Meiyue, the Singapore-based model who’s about to take over the runways at New York Fashion Week. At just 19-years-old, Duan Meiyue has already walked for the likes of Dior, Seoul Fashion week and shot for i-D Japan. Find out more about the rising star including her must-have beauty products, skincare routine and why she’s 100% Taurus.

Hey Duan Meiyue, how did you get into modelling?

“My friends and family have often said I had the height for modelling so I thought, why not try it.”

My friends and family have often said I had the height for modelling so I thought, why not try it. I’ve always been interested in the fashion industry with my love for the arts and beauty, and felt it was the best way for me to enter the industry.

I also saw the K-Pop idols I loved walked Seoul Fashion Week! I thought if I became a model, I could meet them one day. (I’ll be real with you, I met a K-Pop idol the first day I arrived in Seoul for modelling! I used to obsess over him when I was 13 lol). So I started watching fashion shows and got motivated to lose weight and go to an agency.

“I saw the K-Pop idols I loved walked Seoul Fashion Week! I thought if I became a model, I could meet them one day.”
 

What’s been one of your favourite modelling jobs and why?

Dior Haute Couture S/S 19 Shanghai. I met my favourite models and got to explore Shanghai. I cried when I met Chuwong while waiting for the bus and Hecong at the hotel buffet. Shanghai was the second city I was dying to visit after Tokyo.

Who would you love to work with?

I’d love to work with Alexander Wang, Versace, Gucci, Balenciaga, Miu Miu, Moschino, Petra Collins, Pat Mcgrath, Szilveszter Makó, John Galliano. Yo if I go on, this list will never end HAHA.

“I’d love to work with Alexander Wang, Versace, Gucci, Balenciaga, Petra Collins, Pat McGrath… if I go on the list will never end.”

What’s your skincare routine?

I wash my face with a facial cleanser, moisturize with rosehip oil and dab some argan oil on my eyelashes and eyebrows. If I have a zit, I dab a bit of tea tree oil or use a pimple patch from Nexcare. I exfoliate with St Ives Apricot face scrub and I do a charcoal mud mask weekly.

What are your top 5 beauty products?

Klairs Illuminating BB cream
YSL Tops Secrets Instant Moisture Glow
Elf Studio Blush Palette Light
Chanel Camelia de Plumes highlighter
Daiso makeup sponge

What’s your favorite beauty tip or trick?

Use your blush as eyeshadow.

What song do you have on repeat?

Any song from Drake! EXCEPT FOR IN MY FEELINGS.

 

What was the last show or film you watched that you loved?

I am currently loving Brooklyn Nine Nine.

What account/s should we follow on Instagram right now?

@_chuwong needs more hype

What’s your star sign? Do you think it’s accurate?

I’m a Taurus - it’s very accurate. It’s been said that Taurus people are the best people. I am pleasure seeking and materialistic. My biggest goal in life is to live comfortably and semi luxuriously!

“I’m a Taurus - it’s very accurate. My biggest goal in life is to live comfortably and semi-luxuriously!”
 

What’s your biggest fear?

Real talk, it’s weight gain. I worked super hard to lose around 10kg over a year and it would suck so much to gain it back. It’s not very good for my modelling as well.

What’s your favourite city?

Currently, it’s definitely Seoul. There is so much to do with your friends. I used to go karaoke with friends like twice a week because it’s so so cheap. $15 for a room! Or my roommates and I’d go to the river, we would walk, talk or watch the boys play basketball. We even had a picnic and watched the sunset. It was so so amazing. They also have really cheap makeup at Olive Young or LOHB. Honestly, my two months modelling in Seoul felt like a dream!

“My roommates and I’d go to the river, walk, talk or watch the boys play basketball. Honestly, my two months modelling in Seoul felt like a dream!”
 

What’s next on the cards for Duan Meiyue?

New York Fashion Week 👼

Where can we follow you (or see more of your work)?

My instagram @dmeiyue and Twitter. I might start a Youtube channel for vlogs soon. One thing I regret the most is not vlogging my time in Seoul.