The March issue of Character meant that Ming Xiaoyu officially entered the ranks of the first-tier models.
The cover of a first-tier magazine was just a symbol of the model entering the first-tier rank, but he had appeared on the cover of the main issue. What was the status and reputation of a front-tier magazine in the industry? It was high.
The cover of the March issue was arguably the best job for Ming Yu.
His start was very high, leading many people in the industry to pay attention to this newcomer with great potential. There were many contracts and potential jobs, making Zhao Rui and Luo Ru very busy during this time.
However, if he was to take a vacation then it should be an actual vacation. During the period of March to April, apart from occasionally going to some fashion shows, Ming Xiaoyu really rested a lot. According to Zhou Weizhuo, "Ming Xiaoyu, you recently look very good. You have a lot of spirit."
Zhou Weizhuo was currently helping Ming Yu with his style.
With Zhao Rui as his back door, Ming Yu could always ask Muse's chief stylist Zhou Weizhuo to help him with a style. This golden finger wasn't too big, but Zhou Weizhuo was happy to do it.
“I saw your look on the cover of Character and it is really good. You are very suitable for the silver hair color, but the color is really too overkill. This time, I chose a light brown. Your natural hair colour is lighter and this colour is better for your skin."
Under Zhou Weizhuo's skilled hands, Ming Yu's almost shoulder-length hair was cut short again, to just above his jaw. This time, Zhou Weizhuo used the hairdryer to blow back all the hair from Ming Yu's forehead, forming a fluffy and natural curve, then fixing it with hairspray.
After a busy morning's work was over, Zhao Rui and Luo Ru returned to Zhou Weizhuo's studio to see the reborn Ming Xiaoyu.
The slightly older hairstyle was completely replaced by the fashion-forward short hair and no bangs. All the hair was pulled back to reveal the forehead. The youth's beautiful, delicate and impeccable. Now that the entire face was exposed, his calm and powerful aura caused Zhao Rui to look at him for a long time.
Zhao Rui carefully looked for a while before crying out, "Ah, you really look grown up, grown up!"
Luo Ru smiled. "Every change of style gives off a different feeling."
Ming Yu listened to both of them sighing and calmly spread open his hands. "Sister Wei's hands are skillful and I think this style is very good."
Zhou Weizhuo smiled at the words and waved her hands. "Okay, I did it. If you have an audition, why are you still here? I remember that you have to take photos in an hour?"
Once these words were spoken, Ming Yu's group hastened to leave. Before leaving, Zhou Weizhuo deliberately took out an exquisite close-fitting tuxedo from her own studio. She looked at the surprised Ming Yu and said, "Nidelan's stylist must've prepared a lot of clothes for you. But I think this suit is very suitable for 'Orange Green Smoke.' If you need it, you can wear it any time."
Yes, Ming Xiaoyu might be on holiday but the Nidelan job had been settled long ago. Previously, Ming Yu had shot the print advertisements for Nidelan, leaving only the movie and television advertisements.
A few days ago, Nidelan finally found a director and discussed the script. It was intended to official start in mid-April. Today, he wasn't going to shoot advertisements. Instead, a set of photos would be taken to determine the feeling. Zhao Rui thought that Ming Yu should change his style, causing him to invite Zhou Weizhuo early in the morning.
Obviously, Ming Yu's new look was very well designed.
The trip arrived at Nidelan's dedicated photo studio. The deputy direction in charge of receiving them was startled when he saw Ming Yu, staring carefully for a moment before leading them inside.
"Director Xu is still on a business trip to the United Kingdom and won't be able to return until mid-April. Therefore, the purpose of the photo shoot today is to send him an electronic copy of the mood, as well as setting the style.” The deputy director led Ming Yu's group through various types of photographic machines and continued, "This time, we invited a good stylist. However, Ming Yu's current styling is also very good. Stylist Yuan will refine this look."
While walking through the photography equipment, many staff members looked up curiously at Ming Yu. Some of them were present when the print advertisements were taken. Other staff members were new faces.
Half of the current models had an outstanding appearance and extreme temperament. No matter where they went, they would have a compelling presence.
A superb temperament could be directly understood in literal terms. It didn't matter if a temperament was elegant and dignified or cold and mature. In short, they needed to attract people and have their own personality. This was a qualified model.
It was slightly different from outstanding looks. It was true that the appearance of most models was well-formed and in line with the aesthetics of the vast majority of people. However, there were a small number of models famous for their personalities despite their facial features not being good.
But Ming Xiaoyu really belonged to the former category.
The youth's posture was straight and his skin was white like jade. His bearing when walking among the crowd was really extraordinary and didn't he look good?
Many staff members secretly took pictures when they saw him. At the same time, there were many people who prepared papers or books for Ming Xiaoyu to sign when he was on a break.
Sure enough, the stylist was very satisfied with this Ming Yu. Once he learned that Zhou Weizhuo personally helped design it, the stylist said emotionally, "The level of Sister Wei is very high. This style is very good."
Then the stylist also agreed to dress Ming Yu in Zhou Weizhuo's suit to take photos. The stylist clearly trusted Zhou Weizhuo very much.
In this bright and spacious studio, a handsome young boy stood in front of a simple background and took photos.
The click click sound of the shutter was heard as Ming Yu's modelled very quickly. Sometimes the photographer hadn't even responded before Ming Yu changed his posture. But no matter what type of posture, as long as this young man faced the camera, he was the most unique presence in the crowd.
The clear and clean eyes seemed to possess a power to deter people. The noble temperament revealed in the gestures made the photographer nod with admiration. He wasn't stingy with his words of praise.
"Yes! Look at the camera again!"
Beautiful! Raise the perfume a little! Yes yes, that's right!"
The Nidelan 'Smoke' perfumes had a nice name and beautiful appearance.
The youth's white fingers like jade gently held the streamlined perfume bottle. In the bottle, the perfume seemed to have vaporized into mist, showing a variegated splendor on the frosted glass bottle.
Ming Yu sometimes held the perfume bottle and placed it next to his face. Sometimes he would hold it close and look at the camera through blurred eyes. As the photos were taken, the studio quieted down. Everyone couldn't help gazing at the youth in front of them, captured by the silently moving beauty.
Do you know what happened if a male model endorsed a female fragrance?
—He was too enchanting!
They shot from the afternoon to seven in the evening. At the end of the day, all the styling shots were taken. Ming Yu tried to help the staff who wanted signatures and then rejected the small gifts they bought with a smile. He raised his eyebrows and said, "If you buy me this to eat, I'll become fat. Don't you want to help me lose weight?"
A young girl immediately ran away with hot cheeks.
Big charmer Ming Xiaoyu once again made a handsome appearance today.
Once Zhao Rui was driving Ming Xiaoyu home, he suddenly had a thought. "Wait Xiaoyu, aren't you the type of person who doesn't get fat when eating? I remember when you couldn't eat a lot for a while and then you overate for three days in a row. Nothing happened then."
Ming Xiaoyu sighed heavily at these words. "Brother Zhao, how are you so honest?"
Zhao Rui, "…（⊙＿⊙）?"
Luo Ru laughed on the side.
Ming Xiaoyu sincerely patted Zhao Rui's shoulder. "If you don't understand a woman's heart, how can you marry someone later?"
Zhao Rui cried out, "I will certainly marry a good young lady! （╬▔皿▔）"
Ming Xiaoyu spread open his hands. "Yes yes, you will certainly marry."
The laughter continued as the car drove to the Muse apartments.
Ming Yu might've bought a place but it was still under renovation. He estimated that he could officially move in May, so he was still living at the Muse apartment.
Luo Ru confirmed his schedule for the next few days and Ming Yu got out of the car. Then he smiled and said to Zhao Rui and Luo Ru, "You worked hard today, Brother Zhao and Sister Luo. Tomorrow is my birthday and we will go to Ruoshang Hall at noon. I have booked a box there a long time ago."
Zhao Rui agreed. "It sounds good."
Luo Ru smiled at him. "Sleep early tonight and pay good attention to your rest, Xiaoyu."
Under the bright moonlight, the young man wearing a bright orange jacket smiled and watched the car leave.
Once the sun rose and shone again on this sleeping land, Ming Yu's birthday would finally be ushered in. It was his 18th birthday and the day he became an adult.
Ming Yu's birthday.
Who was the first person concerned about this matter?
Was it Xi Ze?
It must be Ming Xiaoyu's fans!
As early as a week before his birthday, Ming Xiaoyu's Muse fan forums ushered in a wave of ups and downs. Numerous fans hadn't registered at Muse's official website because they shrugged off the hardships. It was just before Ming Xiaoyu's birthday that they broke through the horrifying 100 questions and answers to become a full member.
The reason they wanted to become full members was because only regular members could join other fans to participate in the 'Ming Xiaoyu Adult Ceremony Celebration.'
At midnight the same day, Ming Yu was carefully sleeping but his fan forum was fully blowing up. All sorts of 'Happy birthday Ming Xiaoyu, you finally reached adulthood. Let's eat mushroom cake to celebrate' could be seen when scrolling through the forum.
This time, there was no moderator who shouted 'banned' and rushed to delete posts. Everyone was happily celebrating Ming Yu's birthday. There were many fans who uploaded photos of cakes they made, using chocolate sauce to write on the cake—
Wish: Ming Yu, happy birthday!
Ming Yu's heart was touched when he woke up and saw the small gifts from the fans. He took the time to reply to several posts and finally made a post at the top of the forum.
【 Ming Yu: Thank you for your blessings, thank you for your company. I will pick 10 fans who reply to this post before midnight tonight and give then a signed poster. This is a good morning kiss of love. Rest early and don't be tired ^＿^】
The fan forum immediately exploded because of this post and Ming Yu rushed to get up. He freshened up and headed downstairs where Luo Ru was waiting.
Once he got into the car, Luo Ru said with a smile, "Happy birthday Xiaoyu!"
Ming Yu smiled and nodded. "Thank you, Sister Luo."
Ming Yu's birthday in his previous life was the same in this life, so he had nothing to adapt this. It was another adult ceremony, but it made him feel a little refreshed.
In the car, Ming Yu told Luo Ru about his post in the forum. Luo Ru said she would take care of the matter and Ming Yu didn't have to worry.
The car was stuck in the crowded traffic for half an hour before finally making its way down the elevated road to Ruoshang Hall. Last week, Ming Yu had booked a table here and invited all the friends he made this year to eat.
"Here you are, please go in."
The employee stopped in front of a box and bowed politely. Ming Yu thanked him with a smile and pushed open the door.
The moment the door opened, bang bang bang was heard.
"Ming Xiaoyu, happy birthday!!!"
Colourful streamers flew through the air, most of them falling on Ming Yu's body. He laughed and pulled the coloured strips off his hair and clothing.
"I guess this must be Brother Zhao's idea." Ming Yu looked at the crowd at the table and asked, "Brother Zhao, did you suggest for them to give me such a surprise?"
Zhao Rui couldn't help replying, "How did you know Xiaoyu?"
The youth's eyes flashed playfully after hearing these words. He gently coughed twice before saying very solemnly, "Because Brother Zhao, only you would have such a childish heart!"
Zhao Rui, "…（┙>∧<）┙へ┻┻"
Don't think that you can bully people because today is your birthday!!
The guests that Ming Yu invited today were his old friends. From Wu Yuzhen and Liu Qian to the photographer Tao Qin and the founder of the name 'Small Mushroom', Zhu Kejia. they were all given invitations.
Most people were present, but some didn't come.
For example, Du Ruo was attending a fashion show in France. There was no way for her to return home so she sent Ming Xiaoyu a beautiful gem collar as a birthday gift and to compensate for her absence.
Of course, Ming Xiaoyu wasn't too familiar with people like Ding Bo and Shen Xiang and didn't invite them.
As for Xi Ze? He wasn't invited!
If Xi Ze was sitting in this box, everyone in the room (except Ming Yu) would feel uncomfortable and the atmosphere would be completely stiff.
Don't doubt this man's ability to make everyone respect him.
Many people had jobs the next day and Ming Yu's meal was at lunch time. Therefore, only a few bottles of red wine were opened in order to not disturb people's work in the afternoon.
Ming Yu was so caring towards his friends. He never expected them to be ungrateful! During this meal, six bottles of red wine were opened. At least two bottles went straight into Ming Xiaoyu's stomach.
Ming Xiaoyu was eating a piece of lamb when Wu Yuzhen and Liu Qian came over. They smiled and said, "You are finally an adult and can drink wine. Ming Xiaoyu, I wish you a happy birthday. Let's drink to today and every year after today!"
Ming Xiaoyu, "…?＿?"
They actually just wanted to get him drunk…
Ming Xiaoyu was eating some baby cabbages when Zhu Kejia came over with a crystal mushroom necklace. She said, "Since you are 18 years old, you are an adult. Small Mushroom, I specifically found someone to make you a custom crystal mushroom. Doesn't it look like you? Come come, toast with your Sister Zhu!"
Ming Xiaoyu, "…=皿="
It didn't look good!
Ming Yu had just sent Zhu Kejia away when Tao Qin came. Once Tao Qin left, it was Fei Sixin! It was hard to get away. He fished the wine with Fei Sixin and sent her away. Ming Yu hadn't regained his stability yet when he looked up and—
Damn it! Brother Yuan, A'Zhao, Old Chen and A'Xue came in a group!
Ming Xiaoyu, "…（/=＿=）/～┴┴"
What were they doing skipping class?
Fortunately, Ming Xiaoyu's ability to hold his liquor was still good. It was the first time he drank so much wine, despite being red wine. However, after drinking too bottles, he only needed to go to the toilet a few times. He wasn't too tipsy and just felt slightly dizzy.
As Ming Yu walked into the bathroom, he stood in the doorway for a moment. He seemed to be remembering his first meeting with a certain man. Behind him, Zhao Rui gently poked him in the back and asked, "Why aren't you going in Xiaoyu? Oh, are you remembering how you gave Xi Ze toilet paper here?"
Ming Xiaoyu, "…"
Master Fei who entered after them, "（°口°；）!!!"
He seemed to have heard something incredible…
In the afternoon, Ming Yu, Zhao Rui and Luo Ru stood at the door of Ruoshang Hall to send away all the guests. Before leaving, everyone blessed Ming Yu with a happy birthday and gave him a hug.
However, after his daughter left, Old Fei stayed behind and looked at Ming Yu strangely. Ming Xiaoyu was confused and couldn't understand what was happening. This child, he drank a lot today. He wasn't completely drunk but he hadn't sobered up from the wine.
Before leaving, Old Fei gazed meaningfully at Ming Yu and exclaimed, "Xiaoyu, you are a man!"
Blank-faced Ming Xiaoyu, "…（⊙＿⊙）?"
Giving Xi Ze toilet paper, wasn't this a man?
Afterwards, Zhao Rui and Luo Ru helped Ming Yu bring the birthday presents to the car and then sent Ming Yu home. On the way, Zhao Rui proposed to go karaoke with Ming Yu at night. He could also call some friends. But Ming Yu shook his head and refused.
Zhao Rui asked with surprised, "Xiaoyu, do you have something to do at night?"
Ming Yu shook his head and explained. "Brother Zhao, I drank quite a lot today. My head is still a little dizzy and I want to have a good rest. Thank you for your kindness."
Zhao Rui didn't think much of it. Then Luo Ru looked at Ming Yu through the rearview mirror and asked, "Xiaoyu, should I go upstairs with you to make hangover soup? This is the first time you drank so much wine, even though it is red wine. You must pay attention to it."
Ming Yu chuckled and shook his head. "No Sister Luo. I just need a little rest."
At the Muse apartments, Zhao Rui and Luo Ru helped Ming Yu carry all the gifts upstairs and then left first. It was around 5 o'clock in the evening. Ming Xiaoyu opened the pile of gifts in the living room.
Putting aside Zhu Kejia, other people sent more traditional gifts. Only Sister Zhu's one was bad. She took the opportunity to encourage others by placing the crystal mushroom necklace around his neck while he was drinking.
Ming Yu thought of this and hurriedly got up to take the necklace off. He had just stepped out of the gift pile when he suddenly heard the doorbell ring.
His feet paused and then Ming Yu realized who it was. He couldn't help his lips curving upwards as he walked briskly towards the door. He opened it, smiled at the person outside and joked, "Xi Ze, I have waited two months. What adult gift are you going to give me?"