Altitude with attitude

Altitude with attitude

This Asian beauty is literally setting the bar high - real high.

On Nov 1, Vietnamese model-entrepreneur Jessica Minh Anh will make the models involved in her J Autumn Fashion Show feel like they're on top of the world.

They will be strutting down the famed Grand Canyon Skywalk's circular glass platform bridge, which is 1,200m above the Colorado River in the US.

It's touted as the world's highest fashion show and is the latest part in her series of history-making catwalks at the most iconic venues worldwide.

Having organised extreme fashion shows on London's Tower Bridge (44m above the River Thames) in October 2011 and the Petronas Twin Towers' Skybridge (175m above street level in Kuala Lumpur) in March 2012, Anh is taking her concept to a new level with the Grand Canyon event.

Over the years, the 29-year-old has made a name for herself in the industry.

She was behind shows that were set on a 90m floating catwalk on Paris' River Seine and the Costa Atlantica cruise ship in Dubai. Anh is not the only Asian making a name for herself in the international modelling scene.

China supermodel Liu Wen recently became the first Asian model to crack Forbes' list of highest-earning supermodels when she came in fifth with a reported US$4.3 million (S$5.37 million) over the past year.

Anh, who is based in Paris, told The New Paper over the phone: "There is definitely a lot of exposure and recognition for Asian models in the Western market today."

She stressed that having a positive mindset is crucial in the modelling industry due to possible racial discrimination.

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