Ai Shang Zhen (Chinese:艾尚真), originally named Xu Meng (徐萌), is a rising Chinese supermodel, singer, actress and TV hostess from Chongqing, Southwest China. Graduating from China's elite Wuhan university, Ai is famous not only for her stunning golden ratio of body proportions, but also for her gift, talent and capability. She won the second runner-up in the 2008 Miss World Chinese and championship in a 2009 singing competition held in South Korea.
Born on September 9th, 1988 in Chongqing, Ai Shangzhen was enrolled in elite Wuhan university in 2005 and graduated from the university in 2009. She majored in international trade, and had never thought of becoming a model. When she was a junior in the university in 2008, she participated in the Miss International Chinese and surprisingly won the second runner-up.
It is not the beauty contest that changed her life. She returned to the compus as soon as the activity was finished, and kept up with her study until getting her diploma in 2009.
Shortly after she graduated from the university, she went to South Korea under the advice of an friend there and took part in a youth singing competition held in the korean city of Daejeon. Her talent and prominence in singing proved to be first-class. She won the championship and drew wide media coverage in South Korea.
She stayed there to get some training on singing, acting and modelling. And her success in the singing and beauty contest prompted her to make up her mind to give full play to her potential in entertainment industry.
In 2012, after almost three years in South Korea, Ai Shangzhen decided to come back to China to tap the enomous potential in the Chinese mainland market.
Ai Shang Zhen has enjoyed some sensational publicity after China’s netizens began praising her for being the country’s ‘number one golden ratio model’ since April 2012.
The concept of a woman’s beauty varies in different cultures. What matters in China is the ratio of the torso to the lower body part, with a dividing line going through the navel. If the ratio is 5:8, then they say someone has a ‘golden ratio body’.
Photos of her sexy curves and amazing body proportions have been circulating around the web, allowing people around the world to appreciate her body. Chinese netizens are surprised to find that Ai Shangzhen has a measurements of 90-60-90, which is perfectly the ratio of 5:8, and thus call her the number one golden ratio model of China.
Ai Shangzhen revealed her secrets to maintaining a perfect figure by practising Yoga and living on a healthy lifestyle in an interview in 2012.
She has modelled for many magazines and numerous international brands, such as Gucci, Louis Vuitton, Calvin Klein and Armani.
Ai believes that one should never rest on one’s oars. Even though being a super model is Ai Shangzhen’s main calling, she also has far-reaching career ambitions in show business. The girl would like to try acting and become an all-round entertainer.
“As to my future plans, my company and I agree that I will be a comprehensive entertainer. I will try to prove that my body shape is not my only advantage”, she once said in April 2012.
Recently, South Korean soccer star Kim Young Gwon (金英权) who worked for Guangzhou Hengda Football Club, expressed publicly that his goddess has been Ai Shangzhen since she won the second runner-up in the 2008 Miss International Chinese Contest.
Chinese top model Ai Shangzhen actually has higher popularity in South Korea and Hong Kong than in mainland China since she stayed several years in South Korea. She left for South Korea shortly after she graduated from Wuhan University in 2009 and came back to China only in 2012.
She is now living in Shenzhen, Guangdong province. She has decided to try and become an all-around entertainer in Chinese mainland.
Profile of Ai Shangzhen
Name: Ai Shangzhen 艾尚真
Other Name: Xu Meng 徐萌
Birthday: 9 September, 1988
Birthplace: Chongqing, China
Living place: Shenzhen, Guangdong
Measurements: 35-24-35 (90-60-90cm)
Chinese zodiac: Dragon
Education: graduated from Wuhan University in 2009
Award: Second runner-up in 2008 Miss International Chinese (2008年国际中华小姐季军), Championship in 2009 Youth Singing Competition held in Daejeon city in South Korea
Occupation: model, singer, actress, TV hostess
Agency: Yinhua Entertainment Media Co., Ltd. (音华娱乐传媒)