My first time reading a manhua (manga = Japanese, manhwa = korean, manhua = taiwanese).
P L O T
Cane Lele was born into the fashion industry. Her mother, Ye Fei Yi, was Taiwan’s top model, and her father was also a model, until a tragic airplane crash left Lele without parents. Therefore, it is no surprise that Lele hates the industry, thinking it superficial and unnecessary.
Raised by her maternal grandmother, Lele reaches sixteen before she is sucked in by her mother’s sister, Ye Fei Hong, a fashion model agent (and former model), convinces the reluctant Lele to model. Lele had been adverse to the whole idea, until she sees a photo shoot of popular American model Angus Lanson, and she begins to see modeling as an art form.
When Aunt Fei Hong’s magazine editor invites Angus Lanson to a meeting of all the top fashion ambassadors, Lele is invited to meet him and is very curious. She does not know that Angus’ twin elder brother, Eros Lanson, is secretly accompanying his brother. When Lele is invited to NYC to start off her career as an internationally known model this obviously leads to confusion and is the start of the charming story of Lele’s goals: fashion in NYC, becoming a top model, and love? (source: Wikipedia).
T H O U G H T S
Where do I begin? My Skip-Beat deprived self led me to discover “The One”. The premise is the same (entertainment scene) but the story is different (from SB).
While I was initially neutral towards the first few chapters, I grew to love the story as I read on. I don’t know why but as I was scanning the manga (before I even started to read it) I was not captivated by the characters but as I got to know the characters deeply, they became dearer to me.
So let me start with the Continue reading