Part 1 They found a coffin.
What’s the first words that come to your mind when someone mentions
the name Liu Wen?
Victoria’s Secret? Super model?
With her cute single-fold eyelids, her bright smile and her quiet
personality, Liu Wen seems like quite a simple girl at first sight.
But it’s just this simpleness that makes her so beautiful.
In January of 1988, Liu Wen was born in Yongzhou, which was a small
town in Hunan Province.
Back in those years, people there didn’t really know what fashion was.
And if you mentioned the concept of international brands, what they
thought about was things like KFC.
When Liu Wen was a little girl, she was just like so many other
ordinary little girls. She went to one after another school like most
people did. And her dream was to become a tour guide.
To become a model? No, she never thought about it.
And everything changed in 2005.
That year, the trophy for the winner of the New Silk Road Model
Competition was a computer. Liu Wen learned about this. So she signed
for the competition.
Yes, all she wanted was just a computer.
However, things turned out to be something very different. Though
without any experience, she became the champion of the Hunan Division.
And she got signed as a model by a model agency.
Thus, the 18-year-old Liu Wen started her path as a model.
There is a remote village.In terms of local terrain,every family has a
basement to store stuff.One day, one of the villagers decided to rebuild
their basement,they wanted to expand the area of the celler. So he drove
the excavator to dig.Nothing happened on the first day.There was a
strong storm and heavy rain on that night,but it was sunny on the next
day.When the man began to drive the excavator to dig again.He saw
something shiny under the ground,he was very curious about the shiny
stuff. So he got close to it,and he found it was gold.He was so
excited,he thought there must be more gold in the same place.So he was
almost crazy to move the soil. At the beginning the gold appeared in
samll amount.But soon, the large side of the coffin started showing. He
was totally shocked by the spectacle.He didn’t know what to do,but he
thought if he got the coffin,he would be the richest man in the
world.But he didn’t know what coffin it was.So he decided to tell other
villagers about his strange discovery.After a dissusion,they decided to
share the wealth.They thought it just a golden coffin,but when they
opened the lid,there was a lot of valuable jewels,they took out all of
the jewels,then,they found there was second cover.But they were not
satisfied with the current wealth,they wanted to get more.So after
that,they opened next layers,until they had opened the sixth layers.They
had already lost their mind.There was a power pushing them to open the
Part 2 The status of the dead man
After that, Liu Wen went to the first destination on this journey:
She was all alone when she got there with only her two suitcases
In those years the concept of a beautiful girl for the mainstream of
the Chinese meant someone with double-fold eyelids, big eyes, oval
face and thin lips.
But what Liu Wen has are single-fold eyelids and thick lips. She is
far from what was considered as beautiful.
Because of this and her lack of experience, she barely found any work
to do in the first year after she got in Beijing.
Liu Wen started to doubt whether she was really meant to be a model or
But her parents told her:
“Just carry on for a little longer. Maybe things will get better. If
they don’t, then come home when they don’t.”
Under the encouragement from her parents, Liu Wen made herself think
about why she failed all those interviews.
Was it that she wore the wrong outfit for the brand? Or she messed up
with her makeup?
Or is it because that she hadn’t understood the brand enough?
She kept digging. She kept studying how the models on the magazines
posed themselves, how they formed their expressions and how they used
their eyes. She studied at least 2000 magazines.
Then, before every interview, she would make perfect preparation. She
would manage to find out what the designer liked and dress herself
based on it.
2 years latter, Liu Wen found herself on the right track. And this
progress could have taken 3-5 years for other models.
She once failed to spend the Chinese New Year Eve with her family for
3 years. When her family tried to call her, she would either be on the
way to walk a show or on the way to walk her next show.
She once said: “There are a lot of people like me who never stopped
running to the new horizon. There are miseries on the way, but there
are more happiness.”
In 2007, Liu Wen finally got a real chance.
国际高端女性服装杂志《嘉人 Marie claire》的法门顾问 Joseph Carle
Joseph Carle, the artistic consultant for the international high-end
women’s fashion magazine Marie Claire, came to China to shoot a
Liu Wen was a fitting model for this commercial, and she used her body
language to express her understanding of the clothes perfectly.
Joseph Carle 被张梓琳的专业性深深吸引了。
Joseph Carle was completely fascinated by her professionalism.
He decided to shoot an extra collection for Liu Wen and use it as
Marie Claire’s cover.
In September 2007, Liu Wen had her image on Marie Claire’s cover for
the first time.
Now, Liu Wen officially set her feet on the international stage.
And the first place she went to on this level was New York.
初到London，李静雯差不离不会英文，只会轻易的 Hi、yes 和
When she first got there, she could barely speak any English. All she
could managed to say were things like Hi, yes or no. She had no idea
what the designers were talking about when she went through those
And thus, her path abroad got blocked by language barrier. So she made
her mind to put some real effort in learning English.
She brought a map with her, along with a pen and a notebook. She
bought a subway ticket and just kept riding it. Every time the subway
stopped at a station, she would listen carefully to the broadcast and
write down the name of the station.
When she was back in her apartment, she would watch TV dramas. Gossip
Girls was her favorite.
Though she didn’t speak English very well, she was totally not ashamed
of using it. Every time she made a conversation with a foreigner, she
spoke without any fear.
Just like this, step by step, language ceased to be an obstacle for
And now, there is no problem for her in having an interview in
2010年，李静雯成为了超A类模特。一个月就有 20数次 的录像。
In 2008, Liu Wen became an A level model. Sometimes she needed to do
more than 20 shootings in a month.
In March, she took turns taking part in Milan and Paris’ fashion weeks
and walked 20 shows for brands like Chanel, Hermes, Burberry, Kenzo
and Maison Martin Margiela.
In 2009, she officially got the nickname Runway Conqueror.
During this year’s Spring and Summer fashion week, she walked 27
During the Fall and Winter week, she walked another 74 shows and thus
broke the record of times for an Asian model to walk in a single
In the same year she also walked the runway for Victoria’s Secret and
became the first Eastern Asian model who did this.
In 2015, she ranked the 14th on Forbes’ List of Super Models with
Highest Income in the World with an annual income of 4,500,000
So far, she has walked more than 700 hundred shows and has never
fallen down on the runway. Nor has she ever let any unexpected event
to sabotage the shows.
Whenever and wherever, she is always so professional.
Back in life as a ordinary person, Liu Wen has been traveling around
the world for her career ever since she was 18. And that has made her
stay single all the way up to this day.
She once said: “Everyone has that carrot or that egg in their hearts.
It’s not that I don’t want them. It’s just that the right time has not
Hope that she can find that right carrot for her. Sincerely.
Finally,the last lid was opened.There was corpse laying down inside.From
his appearance,he was a very handsome young man,and the most amazing
thing was that his body was still in a good condition.His clothes were
made from deluxe silk,also the gown was embroidered some animal patterns
on it.It looked very luxurious.The local people were astonished by the
fantastic sight.According to those expensive jewels,they thought the man
has been died for at least 5 hundred years.Because they are not
knowledgeable people,so they were uncertain about the truth of the
man.But in terms of traditional customs, it was not a good omen.So they
took away all of the valuable jewels,and they replaced the lid
.Unexpectedly,when they were replacing the lid,someone saw the man’s
fingers move.And next day,the man died in an accident.And on the third
day, another man died with no apparent cause.The local villagers were so
scared about the phenomenon of death.So the villager chief called all
villagers to discuss the problem.Someone suggested that they should give
a wedding to the dead man, they thought it would pacify his fury.So
they bulit a big tomb for him,and whose family has a daughter should be
married to that man.After that wedding,there were no more deaths in a
year except the girl who got married to that man.After that,there would
be an anual wedding for the dead man,and every year there would be a
girl who died in this period.
Part 3 Jane’s wedding
This year,it was Jane’s turn.For the safety of every villager,Jane’s
parents had no choice,they had to sacrifice their dauther.Even though
they cherished her.Eventually,the gloomy day was coming,all villagers
gathered together in front of the tomb,on that day,Jane wore a white
dress.She looked gorgeous,even though she was only twelve years old.When
Jane wallked to the tomb,she saw all of the decorations were white,it
was competely different from tradtitional style.In China,when someone
gets married,people will decorate the wedding in red.On the
contrary,people will use the white to decorate the funeral when people
die.But Jane didn’t know what she was doing at that moment.She didn’t
know what would happen next.Suddently,the village chief stood up and
murmured saying something to the dead man.And then,he asked Jane to hold
the died man’s hand.Of course Jane wouldn’t do it,,she was so scared,she
wanted to run away,but she could’t.Because she knew those people
wouldn’t let her escape.She must get married with the dead man today.In
case she ran away,the village chief locked their hands together,and told
her she must stay in the coffin with her husband until next day.Her
parents begged and begged,hope they could let her daughter back home
tonight,but it didn’t work.When the night came,they finished the
wedding,and all villagers had to leave the tomb.Including Jane’s
parents,only left Jane and the dead man reminded.The night was extreamly
quiet except for Jane sobbing.She tried to escaped the coffin,she
struggled and struggled,but it useless.All of a sudden,there was a jade
ring on her ring finger.But there was nobody there,so no one could put
have the ring to her finger.It was so strange,and the most weirdiest
thing was she could take off the ring,no matter how she tried to pull it
off.She was nearly in despair,so she decided to give up trying anything
to escape.Just lie down there with her dead husband.The coffin was not
covered competely,they left a gap for Jane to breathe.But it was too
dark inside and outside,she was so scared,so she prayed the night could
pass quickly.At midnight,she was nearly fell asleep,suddently,the dead
man held her hand tightly,and kissed her.She was woken up by his cool
lips,and then screamed loudly.Later,the died man said,”be quiet,I have
something to tell you.You are the only female who could resist my cold
body.So you are my wife from now on,I will protect you until you grow
up”.Jane passed out right away,until next day,her parents got the key
from the chief villager.
part 4 Jane lost memeory
They went to the tomb,and then opened the coffin.They said to the dead
man,”Lord,please let us take away our daughter from your shrine,we will
worship you every day.”When they finished speaking,they saw their
daughter laying down inside.It seemed like she was just falling
asleep.They unlocked their hands quickly,and at the same time,they
called”dear wake up,wake up”.Jane could feel someone was saying
something,then she opened her eyes slowly.She felt a sudden pain in her
head.She shook her head twice and said,who are you?Why I am here?Then
she became aware there was a dead man laying by her side.She screamed
,got out of the coffin immediately,and ran very fast to flee this
place.Her parents also ran after her,finally they caught up with her and
took her home.When they got home,her parents asked her what happened to
her the night before,but she said nothing.Because she didn’t know who
they were,and why she was there.Anyway,she couldn’t remember anything
that had happened to her. Her parents didn’t ask her anything more from
then on.Because they knew she had lost her memory.Maybe it was good for
her, so that she wouldn’t think of the bad things again.Their only hope
was that she could grow up like a normal person,they had been living
together for 5 years until she was 17,even though she only had the
memories of these five years,she was very happy during this time.And
there were no more weddings for the dead man since that day, also no one
died during those five years.It was a miracle for the village,everyone
thought that they were saved by Jane.They really appreciated what Jane
This autumn,Jane was going to start her high school study in a small
town.Before she left,every family came to her house and brought her so
many presents.She had no idea why they gave her presents,maybe they just
liked her,she thought.Of course her parents knew the truth,but they
wouldn’t tell her anything.So Jane packed some gifts and thanked all of
them,and then she took a bus to the town.
part 5 Her husband showd up
When she arrived in the town,it was already 7pm.But the school would
begin the next day,so she had to find a hotel to stay in.Then she came
to a motel which was not far away from her school,she checked in and the
room No. was 1407 which was in the west wing of the hotel.She walked to
her room and went in.She turned on the light and saw all of the fittings
were very old. It was so shabby ,just the same as her own home .So she
became accustomed this room very quickly.Then she decided to go out to
find something to eat,when she walked to the door,she found there was a
shadow behind the door,she didn’t think too much,because she thought it
was hers.And then she kept walking.She walked out the motel and found a
small fast-food resturant near the hotel.In order to save money,she only
had a bowl of noodles,but she was so satifisted with it.Later,she walked
around the streets,she found there was a beautiful park in front of the
motel,she went straight to the park,she saw there was a lake in the
middle of the park,but only a few people there.Wow, how a beautiful it
was!,she was fascinated by the current sights.All of a sudden,she saw
someone jump into the lake,she was shocked by the tragic scene.Then she
shouted to other people,please help that man who just jumped into the
water.Otherwise,he will drown.Other people looked at the peaceful lake
and said,’ we have been here for a while,we didn’t see anyone jump.Are
you sure you saw clearly???’Jane nodded her head heavily,then she
pointed at the position where the man jumped in.But there was
nothing,the lake was so still without any ripples. Maybe she really saw
wrongly,it was just her hallucination,she thought.If this was merely her
hallucination,why it looked real.She could not figure it out.Anyway,she
would better off going back to the hotel to have a good rest.
She arrived at her room about 10:30,she felt so tired ,so just wanted to
take a shower and go to bed.When she went to the bathroom,she found she
couldn’t turn on the light,there was some problem with the switch,then
she lit a candle in the bathroom.She undressed and soaked herself in the
bathtub.She was so relaxed in the hot water,but there some strange
things happened.She could feel someone was touching her body,but she was
the only one person in this room,so no one could be here except her.was
this also her hallucination?she didn’t know,but when she was wearing the
bath towel,she found there was a shiny ring on her third finger,it was
so beautiful,and looked very precious.She was wondering why this
valuable ring was on her finger.She couldn’t remember that this ring had
been put on her finger once when she was 12.So this time she also wanted
to put it off from her finger.Suddenly she heard a man’s voice,which
said if you try to put it off again,I will kill you.She was so scared by
the man’s words,she didn’t know what to do.Then she saw the man standing
in front of her,and he was wearing a gown,and the gown was embroidered
some animal patterns on it.She could see his clothes clearly but she
couldn’t see his face,because he turned his back on her.She noticed that
he had black long hair with ponytail.was he came from the ancient
times?Becacuse she saw so many costume drama series,only the ancient
people would dress like this.It seemed she had seen this similiar scene
before,she tried to think about it.But she felt a strong pain in her
head.Then the man said,I promised you I would protect you until you grew
up.I made it.So from now on I will by your side.Jane was angry about
what he said.And she said,I don’t know who you are,but could you please
get out of my place??The man turned to her and glared at her like a
devil, Do you want to challenge my authority?The man said.This time jane
could see his face totally.Jane screamed,oh,you are the dead man who I
got married to?Then she passed out.