Zhou Dongyu and Yang Mi Become Victoria’s Secret Spokesmodels
Known for employing tall and beautiful models for their ads and commercials, lingerie label Victoria’s Secret recently featured Chinese actresses Zhou Dongyu (周冬雨) and Yang Mi (杨幂) in their ad promotions in the Greater China Region, marking the first time they have used actresses as their spokesmodels.
Thinly-built and only 5-feet-3-inches tall, Zhou Dongyu’s childlike face stands out from the crowd – especially compared to Victoria’s Secret’s past Asia spokespersons, Ming Xi (奚夢瑤) and He Sui (何穗).
Knowing that she doesn’t possess the typical supermodel physique, Zhou Dongyu she expressed, “I may not be textbook sexy. I know I don’t have those looks. However, to me – sexy means being comfortable and able to express it naturally. We define the meaning of being sexy – and it’s not the meaning that defines us. Being your most comfortable self – that’s what’s sexy.”
While Zhou Dongyu broke the lingerie brand’s tradition of using supermodels, her new ad spreads were met with both praise and negative criticism. While many netizens applauded the 28-year-old actress for her positive attitude, some said her photos didn’t exude a certain Victoria’s Secret vibe. Some netizens commented on how Zhou Dongyu looked like a child playing dress up, pointing out her figure to be lacking curves. Others said Zhou Dongyu’s look is more relatable to the general female population, and said that being flat-chested is a different type of sexy.
This article is written by Su for JayneStars.com.