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Meet Lina Zhang, China’s Breakout Model and a Mother of Two

LONDON — In recent years, the fashion world has seen a more diverse cast on the runway, with age, race and body type no longer fitting a singular narrative. Take Lina Zhang, who was born in a little village in Heilongjiang, the northernmost province of China, and who has found international success after eight years in the business.
Zhang was all over the Paris runways this season, opening the Balenciaga and Stella McCartney shows and walking in Givenchy, Hermès, Maison Margiela, Courrèges, Haider Ackermann and Altuzarra. She is currently the face of Balenciaga.
Her distinctive appeal — with big, almond-shaped eyes, plump lips and a sculptural jawline — has made her a hit ever since she debuted in 2011. She walked 37 shows during that fall/winter 2012 season, and 56 in spring/summer 2013, including Louis Vuitton, Celine and Hermès. Then she disappeared from the international scene.
“I took a break from 2012 to 2014 because of my excessive weight loss [from stress]. Then I chose to build a family with my loved one and had two boys,” Zhang says. She may have been quiet in the West during this period, but her presence remained strong in China. She appeared constantly in the Chinese

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