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Since 2015, Fernanda Ly has been taking the global runways by storm. Having been part of high profile campaigns for brands like Mercedes Benz, Louis Vuitton, Vogue Magazine, and many more, Fernanda is already a force to reckon with in the modeling industry.

Her modeling signature is no doubt her famous bright pink hair. But, believe it or not, Fernanda’s charisma is her major leverage. Indeed, she is much more than most people know about her.

In this post, you will get to know all you need to know about the Australian model of Asian descent; we are here to offer a concise description of her life.

Fernanda Ly Biography

Fernanda Ly’s birth date is reported to be October 22, 1996. Her birthplace is officially stated as Sydney Australia by her managers, DNA Models. However, it is known that she currently resides in New York, United States of America.

Reports have it that Fernanda never had it in her plan to be a model. Way back in her high school days, she is said to have been more interested in architecture than anything else. This is why she enrolled at the University of Technology, Sydney to major in architecture. We cannot tell if she completed her course of study since she is said to have started modeling at the young age of 16. Nonetheless, there is at least one indication that she may have dropped out of college in order to pursue modeling. She is quoted as having once spoken of processing her leave of absence request “at university without letting anyone know beforehand (sorry mum and dad)”.

According to reports, Fernanda Ly was scouted on the street. Her first notable appearance was in 2014 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week Australia. There and then, she walked for Alice McCall, but her first major show was on the Louis Vuitton runway in 2015. She wore designs created by Nicolas Ghesquière who actually discovered her through his scouts. After those impressive first outings, Louis Vuitton signed Fernanda for a five-season-long modeling contract.

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Career Accomplishments

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Fernanda Ly covers Vogue Australia with Akiima, Charlee Frazer and Andreja Pejic: Image source

With the contract just mentioned, Fernanda Ly is now widely referred to as the face of Louis Vuitton. As expected, she has become the target of photographers ranging from the amateurs to the best in the industry. For instance, Fernanda has been a choice subject for such leading photographers like Daniel Jackson and Stephen Klein. Others are Mikael Jansson, Lachlan Bailey, and many more.

Fernanda has also appeared on such eminent publications editorials as New York Times Style Magazine, L’Officiel, W magazine, LOVE, i-D Vice, and more. Especially, the gorgeous runway queen has appeared on issues of Vogue in many countries such as the USA, Australia, Germany, Italy, Britain, as well as China and Japan.

Just in a few years, Fernanda Ly has covered a whopping 18 high-profile magazine editions. These include Allure, Teen Vogue, CR Fashion Book, and Vogue Japan.

Apart from Louis Vuitton and major magazines, there are numerous other brands banking on Fernanda Ly for their advertising success. Some of these brands are Dior, Channel Beauty, Gap, H&M, Tiffany and Co, and Kate Spade. We also got winds that she has signed for Viva London as well. In all these, Fernanda is represented by the prestigious DNA Model Management.

Ethnic Identity

Based on her looks and country of origin, many publications have variously described Fernanda Ly as Chinese, Australian, and even Japanese. Here and now, however, you will get her own side of the story. In an autobiographical article published on Vogue Australia in April 2018, she made startling revelations about herself. In that article, Fernanda did not only display a great charisma but also revealed what she thinks about her ethnic identification.

She said she is neither entirely Chinese nor what people think of a typical Australian. She further explained that while she is physically from the East, her mind and consciousness is Western. According to her, this state of being has left her with a strange disconnection. In conclusion, she asserted that she was raised in what she considers to be a disjointed mess of Australian, Chinese, and Vietnamese upbringing.

Boyfriend or Husband?

For anyone wanting to woo Fernanda Ly, here is a secret: the beautiful model is very much single now. Once when she was asked about her love life, she simply said that she loves ice cream a lot. She also disclosed that she likes hunting and reading for pastimes. After these, if she has any spare time left, she also likes to play a Japanese video game called Love Live: School Idol on her phone.

For us, this is Fernanda’s way of revealing that she is more interested in her career than in romance. However, if you care to know, she also revealed interests her future boyfriend can take advantage of to get close to her and get hold of her.

Well, the point is that Fernanda is not known to be romantically involved with anyone currently. Neither has she revealed anything about this to the media.

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Net Worth

Fernanda Ly has enjoyed one of the fastest careers you can find, not only in the modeling industry but generally. In about four years, she has had major global brands knocking on her door. Of course, each client meant more fortune. While we do not have any precise figure to put to her earnings so far, it is believed that she has a fast-growing net worth of up to $1 million.

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