"Living with albinism is not easy, but it sure makes life interesting" this is the powerful voice of world's first albino model Connie Chiu who not afraid to spread diversity in the catwalk. Albino is a rare disease caused due to the congenital absence of pigmentation in skin and hair which consequently makes them sensitive to light. In order to escape from harsh sun rays of Hong Kong, she moved with family to Sweden at the age of seven.
Is Connie Chiu Dating Anyone? Who is her Boyfriend?
Connie Chiu is possibly single at the moment. The HongKong born fashion model prefers to hide her love life and relationship status from the media.
She prefers to maintain a low key life and has not introduced any guy as her boyfriend. Nonetheless, who knows if she is secretly dating a special guy!
Having a brief seek and peek through his social sites, it's pretty clear that she is quite occupied in the professional career and casually rejoicing her unaccompanied stressfree life. The 50 years model seems to love her single life rather than engaging in a committed relationship.
How Much Is Connie Chiu Net Worth?
Connie Chiu has the net worth around $900,000 as of 2019. Primarily, she accumulates her fortune as a fashion model and jazz musician. She earns around $80,424 from her modeling business on average.
In addition, the singer also makes money from her CDs and performance. Her songs include: If You Went Away, let yourself go, Moon River, Willow's Song, Don't Fence me In and Surfin' in Rio.
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The diva summons dollars bills from her social sites. She earns between $35.25 and $58.75 from her ads post and promotion products. Additionally, she makes around $0.15 to $2 and $2 to $29 on a monthly and yearly basis from her YouTube Channel titled, "an evening breeze".
Connie Chiu's Journey Being "The World's First Fashion Model" With Albinism
The HongKong native Connie Chiu introduced at modeling career at age of 24. She's the world's first albinistic fashion model. She discovered her modeling passion only after her older sister, a student of fashion, approached her for modeling at one of her final shows.
As stated by NOAH,
'Albinism is "an inherited genetic condition that reduces the amount of melanin pigment formed in the skin, hair and/or eyes."'
The amazing model later unlocked her fortune after sending her black-and-white photograph to the French fashion designer Jean-Paul Gaultier. Soon, he invited Chiu at the autumn/winter 1994 show.
She gained worldwide success when worked as a model for fashion photographers like Terry Richardson, Paul Burley, Heidi Niemala and Morten Smidt.
The renowned model appeared in many magazines covers and participated in over a dozen shows and some of them are even open to the public. She also featured music videos in Bonnie Tyler’s 1996 hit “Making Love Out Of Nothing At All” and solo project of Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder.
As the modeling field is getting diverse Connie Chiu is not alone model with albinism. Other albino models include Nastya Zhidkova, Amal Sofi, Refilwe Modiselle, Diandra Forrest and Shaun Ross.
Connie Chiu's Wiki-Bio
The first Albinism model, Connie Chiu was born in 1989 in Hong Kong, China. She was raised along with her three sisters and one brother in Kowloon in the 1970s. Connie lived in Kowloon until she was seven years of age. At the time, she migrated to Sweden to get rid of Hong Kong's intense sun.
Meanwhile, she kept the name of her parents and siblings confidential. The model holds a Swedish nationality and belongs to Asian ethnicity.
Born with albinism Chiu moved to Sweden to escape from the harsh sunlight of Hong Kong. She also noted her skin burned a number of times in bright summer sun rays. As a matter of fact, Connie protected herself wearing sunglasses and parasol.
After walking in a fashion show for her sibling, Chiu realized she was born for modeling. And since then, she never looked back. Connie earned a degree in radio journalism in Sweden in her early 20s. Chiu is currently 50 years old and is 5 feet 6 inches tall.
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