​                OF JEN L BY STACY TAN


     For years, Jen L improved her unintelligible English with a language therapist in her native Shanghai.  Her speech today is as fluid as her pose; in front of a camera, the model’s movements are graceful and seem to form one frame to the next.  The former dancer exudes a gentle, yet focused energy that is evident in the practice of her craft.  “In modeling”, says Jen, “If you’re running out of ideas, you’re not trying hard enough.” Since residing in NYC, the 19-year-old has eschewed the subway as a means of transportation.  Jen walks everywhere, to discover the city’s neighborhoods and to recharge her creative energy.  It is her favorite hobby and befitting for one who enjoys modeling for its constant transformations and movements.

          by Alici Ng