Creative Direction by Bill McMullen; Photography By Matt Doyle
Another Monday, another sick collaboration between a dope artist and a sexy model from Complex's annual Style & Design issue. This week, we're presenting a stunning image created by New York-based artist/graphic designer Bill McMullen, who you probably know from his work on famous album covers like the Beastie Boys' Hello Nasty and DMX's It's Dark And Hell Is Hot. For his collaboration with stunning Chinese model Ming Zhao, he incorporated a crazy wood-carved piece called "The Relentless Pursuit of Perfection" from his recent exhibit Hype Hustle Rip-Off into the background. Watch a behind-the-scenes video below to see how it all came together, then keep reading to learn more about Ming with an interview and bonus photos...
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Photography By Matt Doyle; Styling by Anoma Ya Whittaker
Name: Ming Zhao
How were you discovered? Beauty Pageants
What's the nerdiest thing about yourself? Always tried to get Straight A from all my classes
What was the most enjoyable thing about this shoot? Seeing these amazing art creations from the artist.
What's your good-luck ritual when you go on a call? Just be myself.
What kind of guys hit on you the most? All sorts.
If you weren't a model, what other profession would you want? I'll be a fashion designer, because that's what I love as well and have the BFA degree in.
What's the sneakiest way you've ever used your looks to get over? Give a innocent puppy face to some door guards because didn't want to wait on line to get in to place.
If you could guest star in a music video, whose would it be? That'll be Justin Timberlake, because he's not only a great singer but also a great dancer too. Besides, I love all his music!
What's your least favorite thing about yourself? I like myself because this is what god gave me. If I have to choose, I'll say my lips, because most of asian girls have small lips, and obviously mine are not.
What's your favorite night-time hangout? Home, because I'm always running around, so if I have time, I love to just stay home and do whatever I want and wear whatever I want.
BONUS MING PHOTOS!