Connie Chiu is a Chinese albino from Hong Kong who was raised in Sweden and eventually paraded off to London to become a supermodel. Oh, and sometimes her eyes look purple. Basically, without her even trying, her personal fairy tale is the backstory for what could be China’s greatest fictional superheroine.
Vice spent a couple days with Connie while she was in Sweden visiting family, munching fried-egg sandwiches, and chatting about things like winning over Jean Paul Gaultier and what it’s like to be truly unique in two of the most conform-or-be-cast-out (thanks, Geddy Lee) regions of the world: China and Scandinavia. If Connie is to be believed, there’s not all that much to it.
Stylist: Hanna Kisch/Kid of Tomorrow Stylist’s assistant: Gustav Broström
Hair and makeup: Ami Elsius/Avenue Modeller and Lady Oscar