The moment he heard Zhao Rui's words, one thought appeared in Ming Yu's mind—
What did that man do?
Don't blame Xiaoyu for thinking this. He knew that guy really liked to invade his privacy. Last night, Xi Ze said he was going to Europe and now Zhao Rui said the same thing. How could Ming Xiaoyu not think this?
However, Zhao Rui's next words showed that it was actually related to Ming Yu.
The four advertisements for Nidelan had been shot half a month ago. The Huaxia Nidelan branch sent the four videos to the headquarters in Europe to review.
Don't think that big brands like Nidelan have so many things to control that they would ignore the advertising of each product.
On the contrary, the bigger the brand, the more they paid attention to every detail. When the four advertisements were sent to Europe, several executives of the Nidelan promotional team gathered for a meeting. The purpose of this meeting was to decide if the advertisements passed or not.
At the meeting, an executive was amazed by the four ads and made a suggestion: Why don't we invite this model to our May fashion show?
Thus, Zhao Rui received a call from a staff member of Nidelan this morning.
It wasn't too delayed. At noon on the same day, the person in charge of Nidelan's Huaxia branch personally came to Muse to contact Ming Yu.
The person in charge that Ming Yu met was a blond-haired, blue-eyed foreign man. He spoke to Ming Yu for a long time in a strangely accented Chinese language. He repeatedly stressed how good this opportunity was and that Nidelan's May fashion show gathered many celebrities in the industry.
In fact, he didn't need to say this. Ming Yu also knew about Nidelan's May fashion show.
The world’s four major fashion weeks. In addition to the Huaxia arrangement in December, the other three were in January, February and September.
In addition to these fashion weeks, every year there were some big names who liked to open their own fashion shows, showing high-priority outfits and ready to wear for the next year. For example, there was Victoria's Secret on the other side of the ocean and also Nidelan's May fashion show.
Nidelan was a luxury brand in the international market. It mainly produced cosmetics, fragrances etc. but it also had its own clothing brand. But their clothing was secondary to their beauty products, perfumes and bags.
This didn't mean that Nidelan's May fashion show was bad. On the contrary, this fashion show wasn't simply a ready to wear fashion show. It ranged between high quality mass-produced clothing and high-end clothing.
Nidelan wasn't as good as other first-tier brands and could only hold the fashion show once a year.
In May of every year, this event would gather the hearts and minds of the designers in order to present the best fashion show to the public.
Maybe it was due to this excellent and extreme concentration that Nidelan's May fashion show was outstanding year after year. In previous years, many of the first-tier luxury brands specializing in clothing didn't have fashion shows as good as Nidelan's, the latter receiving a consistently good reputation in the industry.
Ming Yu didn't hesitate as he signed the contract with the chief of the Huaxia Nidelan branch, who indicated that Ming Yu should immediately leave for Europe.
The blond chief suddenly smiled. "Ming Yu, the European headquarters will specifically send someone to meet you once you arrive. Please don't worry."
Ming Xiaoyu smiled calmly as he faced this awkward way of speaking and replied, "Thank you for coming, Mr. Nelson. We haven't entertained you well after you arrived. This is our responsibility."
Mr. Nelson frowned and said seriously, "There is everyone else. Only I came, this is to express my sincerity."
Ming Xiaoyu only understood after a long moment. Mr. Nelson actually heard 'the polite you' as 'everyone'. It really made him laugh and cry.
After Mr. Nelson left, Zhao Rui and Luo Ru immediately prepared to go to Euope.
Ming Yu's passport was obtained when he first entered the company and Zhao Rui helped him get it. Luo Ru took Ming Yu home first to pack. Meanwhile, Zhao Rui would be informing the company about this trip and making future plans.
Ming Yu arrived at the airport the next day and was waiting to leave. Then he suddenly remembered that a certain man seemed to be working overtime last night on Ji and Yu matters. He sent a message: 【 Are you awake? 】
After 20 minutes, he received a text message in reply. 【 I just woke up. Do you want to eat breakfast? 】
Ming Xiaoyu pressed a few buttons and replied. 【 I've just ate, so you should eat. By the way, when are you coming to Europe? 】
There was a short pause before Xi Ze asked, 【 Coming? 】
Ming Yu looked at the single word on the screen and couldn't help smiling. He instantly understood—
Xi Ze really didn't know that Ming Yu was going to Europe.
Xi Ze was a very careful person. He couldn't be a good designer if he didn't pay attention to details. In the text message that Ming Yu just sent, Xi Ze found a strange word: coming.
Why was it 'coming to Europe' instead of 'going to Europe?'
Before Ming Yu could reply, Xi Ze sent another message: 【 Are you going to Europe? 】 Ming Yu then explained his next job to Xi Ze.
Xi Ze was silent for a while before replying: 【 I have spent the last two days at Ji and Ya and haven't returned to Muse. I didn't know that you accepted the Nidelan May fashion show. I will be there for the show, but I might not be able to meet you before that. I will be in Milan and you in London. 】
Ming Xiaoyu didn't mind. 【 It is okay. Europe is so big. 】 They talked for a while before Ming Yu had to get on his flight, making him turn off his phone.
The large silver-white passenger plan took off from Huaxia's main airport and flew through the clouds. After several hours of flying at a high altitude, it finally landed at Heathrow Airport.
Ming Yu got off the plane, where the Nidelan staff in charge of receiving him had been waiting at the airport for a few hours. The two parties quickly contacted each other and the staff member took Ming Yu's group to the hotel to help them settle down. He told Ming Yu to get a good rest today and he would take Ming Yu to Nidelan's headquarters tomorrow.
This might be a different world, but the London of this world wasn't much different from what Ming Yu remembered.
In his last life, Ming Xiaoyu had a house in the 3rd ring. He was quite familiar with the terrain of the capital. This world's urban patterns in Huaxia hadn't changed much, but there were still some differences in the layout. This always caused Zhao Rui to say that Ming Yu was hopeless with directions.
Ming Xiaoyu: I would show you what an expert I am!
Contrary to Ming Yu's expectations, Zhao Rui was very calm after arriving in London. He had no special feelings. Meanwhile, Luo Ru was very excited and wanted to go out for a stroll.
This was a woman's nature. Going abroad for the first time and coming to exotic lands. Who wouldn't go crazy buying things?
As a gentleman, Ming Yu escorted Luo Ru to visit several major business districts in London. By the time he returned in the evening, Ming Xiaoyu was too tired to move. Incredibly, Luo Ru's eyes were still wide open as she said, "I have become familiar with the terrain. Xiaoyu, tomorrow you don't have to work hard. I will go out and stroll by myself!"
Ming Xiaoyu, "…⊙▂⊙"
Luo Ru, haven't you had enough?
The next day, the Nidelan staff member arrived at the hotel on time and took them to NIdelan's headquarters.
The staff was obviously not an ordinary employee. In the car, he explained to Ming Yu, "Mr. Ming, Nidelan's headquarters is in the old part of London. We will need to drive for awhile. This time, we have invited you to perform in the May fashion show. We have invited a total of 54 models, 24 of which are male and 30 females. The female model of the finale is also from Huaxia. She is called Xu Rongrong. I heard that she is from the same company as you."
The staff member spoke fluently in Chinese and Ming Yu couldn't hear anything wrong except for a few strange inflections.
"Mr. Gary, you are talking about Xu Rongrong?"
Mr. Gary laughed and spoke while driving the car. "Just call me Gary, Mr. Ming. Yes, Miss Xu is the female model from Muse Modelling Agency. We have also invited a well-known Huaxia photography master to take photos and live scenes of the fashion show.
Ming Yu was still thinking about Xu Rongrong when he heard this. He reflexively asked, "Huaxia's photography master?"
Mr. Gary nodded lightly. "Yes, Ms. Tan Yunqing."
Nidelan headquarters was a two-storey red brick building. It was located in the quaint Old London and was pure and simple. Mr. Gary directly led Ming Yu's group into the small building and headed straight to Nidelan's dedicated photo studio. They soon arrived at a spacious and bright studio.
The difference between big brand studios and magazine studios wasn't small. Ming Yu looked around and could see at least seven or eight different sets that were being shot at the same time. The sound of the shutters clicking echoed in the studio and many staff members were rushing around, busy with their own work.
Mr. Gary walked with Ming Yu's group and said, "The photo shoots are divided into two groups. Mr. Ming just arrived and I was afraid you would still have jet lag, so I arranged for your session to be tomorrow." He paused and said, "This time, we are very happy that you are able to come. Your four advertisements were very good. It was the best promotional video we have seen this year."
Ming Yu heard this and suddenly had a thought. He smiled and asked, "Mr. Gary, are you a member of the promotional department for Nidelan?"
Mr. Gary nodded and explained, "I am the assistant director in charge of promotions."
Allowing Nidelan's assistant director of promotions to be Ming Yu's assistant and show him around. This indicated how much Nidelan valued him. Ming Yu's lips slightly curved and his pace became more relaxed.
Once their group left the studio, there was a lot of discussion about them.
“That youth was really nice; did you see him? He looks like an East Asian model?"
"I've never seen him before. But there are so many models in the world. How can I see each one?"
"Haha, indeed. Still, his temperament was really good. He only wore a thin jacket but his body was very good.
Yes, Ming Xiaoyu's fame in Huaxia was very good. Unfortunately, he hadn't done any work outside of Huaxia yet. The most well-known should be the Nidelan perfume endorsement. Unfortunately, this endorsement was only for Huaxia and didn't make much of a splash in foreign countries.
Huaxia's fashion industry development was very prosperous, making the eyes of the world focus on them. However, it was too prosperous and there were too many models at Ming Xiaoyu's level, making him hard to be discovered.
It was like a tall 186cm person suddenly emerging in a group of 160cm dwarves.
But what if everyone's average height was 180cm and the person was 186cm. Would that make the person stand out?
Oh right, 186cm wasn't a stab at Xiaoyu's height. Ming Xiaoyu had measured his body's data a few days ago and his height was 187cm. Of course, this was according to Zhao Rui's original words. But Ming Xiaoyu said, "186.8 is rounded up to 187. If we round up again…um, it is 190cm."
Zhao Rui and Luo Ru, "…"
Why don't you directly round up to Heaven?!!! （/=＿=）/～┴┴
Returning to the main point. Participating in the Nidelan May fashion show, this was Ming Xiaoyu's first step abroad. And this first step was really too high. Among the 54 models invited this year, 10 of them were supermodels. There were even top supermodels like Xu Rongrong.
However, there were only two models for the opening and finale. One was Xu Rongrong and the other was Ming Yu.
Xu Rongrong was the world's 17th ranked female supermodel. In Huaxia, she was also among the top five of female supermodels. She was currently a global spokesperson for a first-tier luxury brand and only endorsed sub-products for two other first-tier luxury brands. Xu Rongrong acting as the finale model of this fashion show, no one would dare object. If she didn't have the ability, who did?
But the opening model, a position that wasn't inferior to the finale model, was Ming Yu.
Of course, even if other people objected and felt it was unfair, they couldn't say it in person. The models who came to participate in this fashion show had all reached a certain position in the industry. Unless they reached it through luck or their background, they wouldn't have reached this position by being stupid.
These things were just shallow marks in Ming Xiaoyu's heart and he didn't think about them for more than a few seconds.
If someone wanted to block him, there would naturally be solutions.
The four people walked for a while and soon arrived at the dressing room behind the studio. Ming Yu could see a tall and gentle figure in the distance. Once the other person came into view, they smiled at Ming Xiaoyu and nodded. Then they stretched out their right hand and said, "Are you Ming Yu? Hello, I am Tan Yunqing."
Question: What did it feel like suddenly hearing a familiar accent in a foreign country?
Answer: It feels a bit emotional— from Ming Xiaoyu.
Ming Yu politely shook the other person's hand and said with a small, Hello, Master Tan."
“Please call me Aunt Tan." Tan Yunqing looked Ming Yu up and down before introducing the person next to her. "This is Mr. Clive, who is in charge of the Nidelan fashion show. This is Renata, the person in charge of the models…"
Ming Yu politely greeted everyone. The Nidelan executives left first, leaving behind Ms. Renata and Tan Yunqing in front of Ming Yu.
Two elegant ladies staring at you with a smile, what did that feel like?
The calm Ming Xiaoyu couldn't help feeling like there was something wrong.
Renata took a close look at Ming Xiaoyu and said, "Your current hairstyle is very close to ours and there is no need to change too much. This time, you came from Huaxia and probably didn't bring your personal stylist and makeup artist. Don't worry, our boys and girls are very good. Later, let them try the makeup on you. If possible, we will start shooting tomorrow."
Ming Yu nodded and replied in fluent English. "Yes, thank you Ms. Renata."
Renata was startled at hearing this. "Oh, I forgot you were from Huaxia. Your English is very good. In fact, my Chinese also isn't bad. Listen to this: I, call, Rena…"
Tan Yunqing gave a low laugh and interrupted. "Renata, didn't you say that you wanted to pick clothes for Ming Yu when he came?"
Renata nodded. "Yes, then I will go and pick out a few clothes with Mr. Ming's assistant."
As she spoke, Renata walked to the door and Luo Ru immediately followed. There was only Ming Yu, Zhao Rui and Tang Yunqing left in the room.
Ming Yu seemed to perceive something. He turned his head and said to Zhao Rui, "Brother Zhao, I just remembered that Mr. Gary mentioned a problem with contacting him tomorrow. Can you go and ask now?"
Zhao Rui nodded and left after a few words to Ming Yu.
Once there was no one else in the room, Tan Yunqing's original gently smile slowly faded away. The world’s top photographer looked at the youth with a penetrating expression that held a bit of aggression and oppression.
However, the youth wasn't uneasy under this gaze. There was just a calm smile on his face.
Tan Yunqing watched him for a few minutes before suddenly chuckling. "Yes, you can have such a heart and mind at a young age. Really good. It is better than my good for nothing kid."
Ming Xiaoyu couldn't be arrogant when he heard this. "I am worse than Brother Tan."
Tan Yunqing shook her head. "I am not the type of mother who will baby her son. He has a lot of deficiencies. You don't have to cover for him. Ming Yu, I am a fair person. Last time you helped teach my kid a lesson. This time, I have repaid the favour."
Ming Yu heard these words and suddenly made a guess in his heart.
Tan Yunqing's vision was penetrating. She saw it and smiled. "You guessed right. Nidelan invited you to attend the May fashion show, but they didn't intend to make you the opening model at first."
A wise person spoke, they should be listened to. Tan Yunqing only said these words but Ming Yu understood. The reason he could get such a good opportunity, defeating nine supermodels to become Nidelan's opening model was due to this woman in front of him.
According to common sense, people should be grateful to Tan Yunqing and expression their gratitude. But Ming Yu wasn't exactly like that. His expression was calm as he softly said, "Thank you for your recommendation, Aunt Tan."
His gestures weren't overbearing or impertinent. With a simple sentence, he expressed his gratitude. However, the 'Aunt Tan' made it more personal.
Tan Yunqing couldn't help looking at the youth with appreciation.
But Tan Yunqing didn't take all the credit. "If you didn't have the appropriate strength, Nidelan wouldn't have listened to me. I only gave you the opportunity. The real hero is still you. Xiaoyu, tomorrow you and Xu Rongrong will be photographed by me. I am looking forward to working with you."
Ming Yu gently nodded. "It is my honour, Aunt Tan."
The negotiations between the two people happened in just a matter of minutes. Once Luo Ru and Zhao Rui came back, they were surprised to find that Tan Yunqing's attitude towards Ming Yu was more gracious, as if she was talking to a younger generation that she was fond of.
The look in Zhao Rui's eyes said: →＿→ Ming Xiaoyu's female skills have evolved to this point?
The look in Luo Ru's eyes said: Is this related to Tan Jingming?
You see, this was the difference between a silly and sweet person and a serious person!
The next day, Ming Xiaoyu's makeup was done and he was waiting for Tan Yunqing when he encountered Xu Rongrong.
Xu Rongrong's name, it sounded lovely and gentle. It wasn't the name of a gently and dignified lady, she should be a sweet and pleasant girl.
Ming Yu once read up on Xu Rongrong. Xu Rongrong's temperament was biased towards softness. Her pressure wasn't necessarily strong. It felt comfortable like a warm sun, making people feel happy to be close.
This impression completely disappeared when Ming Xiaoyu met Xu Rongrong.
“Haha, you are Ming Xiaoyu? I've heard of your name! Linda said that you have a particularly good temperament and your strength is very good. You are the hope of our Muse. Come come, let's go find Aunt Tan to take photos. Aunt Tan said yesterday that you would be taking photos with me. Oh yes, do you know who Linda is? Linda is the deputy director of our Muse PR department…"
Ming Xiaoyu, "…^＿^"
…Wasn't she tired saying so many words?
Yes, Xu Rongrong's character was completely different from Ming Xiaoyu's imagination. SHe wasn't the type of royal sister like Du Ruo. She was more of a 'good friend, hey look at this' type…
Ming Xiaoyu didn't completely understand why Xu Rongrong had become so familiar with him. However, the two people were the opening and closing models, making it seem really predestined.
Speaking of Xu Rongrong, Ming Xiaoyu remember that she had 16 million fans on the Muse website.
Looking at himself…
Zhao Rui seemed to have mentioned last reach that his fans barely reached 1.4 million…
Ming Xiaoyu calmly shook his head. This was just fleeting.
There were any models to be photographed today, mostly supermodels and top models. Xu Rongrong was standing beside Ming Yu. Even if a few supermodels wanted to come up and talk to Ming Yu, they finally gave up this idea.
These people were supermodels, but some of them weren't even in the world's supermodel rankings.
Ming Xiaoyu soon discovered the benefits of Xu Rongrong's presence. She was a natural shield!
Ming Xiaoyu and Xu Rongrong talked casually while Tan Yunqing and the lights division discussed matters regarding Ming Yu and Xu Rongrong's photos together. Fortunately, Xu Rongrong was shorter than Ming Yu even in heels. Otherwise—
This woman would definitely want to put an arm around the small mushroom's shoulders and act as a big sister!
Tan Yunqing's lighting requirements were really high. Ming Yu and Xu Rongrong entered the set together. The handsome man and woman suddenly attracted the attention of many staff members. In front of the camera, the two people's temperament and imposing manner were completely different.
After entering the scope of the camera, Xu Rongrong immediately changed her cheerful and friendly manner. She sat casually on a black high back chair and gazed indifferently at the lens.
Her temperament at this time was quite ethereal. She seemed to be an angel who had fallen to the earth. This effect was superimposed with the embroidered fluffy skirt she wore right now. Pople were unwilling to contaminate and tarnish the pure white.
But this time, Tan Yunqing was more aware of the young man standing next to Xu Rongrong.
Ming Yu's stance wasn't correct in the strictest sense. His feet were slightly crossed and his posture was casual, but he gave people a cold and alienated feeling. He seemed to blend with this woman, together making them incompatible with this world.
At this time, a soft and bright light shone from the sides of the two people, covering them in a beautiful halo.
Tan Yunqing's lips curved with satisfaction and the shutter closed several times.
Before today’s photo shoot, Tan Yunqing had been prepared. She could tell from yesterday's brief meeting that Ming Yu hadn't become a model due to luck and a little cleverness. He was clever and not blindly conceited. This showed that the youth really had a corresponding strength.
However, even if she was prepared, Tan Yunqing hadn't expected him to be able to compete with Xu Rongrong.
In front of the camera, the two people acted like they had worked together thousands of times, calmly and meticulously posing with each other.
When Xu Rongrong reached out and hook an arm around Ming Yu's neck, Ming Yu raised his hand and placed it on Xu Rongrong's waist. When Xu Rongrong approached Ming Yu with her charm, Ming Yu would stare down at her with a dangerous gaze.
This type of ability and sensitivity to quickly capture the lens, forget the onlookers. Even Tan Yunqing couldn't help praising it.
Taking photos with another model was hard work. When alone, a model could take the photos as they liked and decide what position they wanted to pose in. But with two people, a model had to worry about the attitude and pose of their partner in order to create a 11>2 effect.
These two models unexpectedly didn't have the slightest big of awkwardness when posing with each other.
Sometimes they seem like a couple in love, and sometimes they seemed to really be fighting each other. The two models emitted a fierce pressure that caused many onlookers to become nervous. However, the two people on the set weren't affected by each other, working together seamlessly.
Yet Tan Yunqing narrowed her eyes after dozens of photos.
Xu Rongrong was being suppressed by Ming Yu!
Yes, in these pictures, Xu Rongrong wasn't inferior to Ming Yu. But Tan Yunqing was keenly aware that Xu Rongrong was being overwhelmed by Ming Yu.
In a photo, both people were important. But unless the two people were truly equal, there would always be a primary and secondary position. In these photos, Ming Yu faintly become the 'master' and Xu Rongrong because the 'sub.'
Tan Yunqing became more certain the more she shot.
What type of strength must Ming Yu have to so consistently suppress the 17th ranked female supermodel in the world?
The collaboration of Ming Yu and Xu Rongrong was surprisingly quick. The other people there had yet to finish by the time the two people had changed their clothes and taken a few hundred photos.
Once the photoshoot was over, Xu Rongrong cheered happily and went to remove her makeup. Ming Xiaoyu waited for her makeup removal to be done before also removing his makeup and putting on a coat to leave.
The familiar-acting sister Xu Rongrong cried out, "Hey, Ming Xiaoyu! You're not familiar with London, are you? I'll show you around!"
The self-professed gentlemanly small mushroom who couldn't refuse women, "…"
On the second day after arriving in London, Ming Xiaoyu was led by Xu Rongrong around London's night market.
Then Ming Xiaoyu finally returned to the hotel. Luo Ru helped him sort out the clothes he would wear the next day and said, "Xiao Yu, I didn't expect this Xu Rongrong to have such a good temper. It is rare. I used to hear in the company that she was a good person to get along with. It was actually true."
Ming Yu smiled and answered, "Yes, Sister Rong is very good to get along with."
Ming Yu didn't let Luo Ru help him clean up. He prepared the clothing, shoes and thin scarf he was going to wear tomorrow. Then he washed up and went to bed to rest.
Before going to sleep, his mobile phone suddenly shook. Ming Yu grabbed it and saw: 【 I have reached Milan. Are you asleep? I heard from Shen Xiang that Xu Rongrong was invited to be the finale model of the Nidelan May fashion show. How are you getting along with her? 】 Suddenly, he wasn't sleepy any longer.
Ming Yu rose with a smile and touched his phone. 【 I'm not asleep. It seems like you have received a lot of information from Director Shen. I guess that you already know how many models are participating in this fashion show, who will be invited, where it will be held and the style of clothing that will appear? 】
Xi Ze：【 …… 】
After a moment, Xi Ze replied: 【 My dear, I am a man, not a god. 】
Ming Xiaoyu saw the words and suddenly remembered something. 【 My dear? Last time I said those words, you had to cook five dishes. Mr. Xi, what do you want? 】
Xi Ze's text message was sent without any hesitation. 【 Your beauty. 】
Ming Xiaoyu, "…（/=＿=）/～┴┴"
Dare to say that face to face!!
The two people chatted for a long time. In addition to the 'midnight chat' incident, the contents of their conversation were ambiguous and beautiful. It ranged from "Mr. Xi, you know how thick Huaxia's national defense is? It is probably a bit thinner than your skin," to "My dear, I ate creamy mushrooms this evening. Unfortunately, there were no small mushrooms."
…Have you ever seen such a relationship? This wasn't it! Were they in love or were they arguing?
The contents of the conversation might be a bit strange, but Ming Xiaoyu couldn't help smiling as he looked at the phone. He seemed to be able to see the appearance of the man holding the phone…his eyes were very bright, his nose was pretty, his jaw line was beautiful, his lips were thin and soft…
Cough, he was thinking of bad things, skip here!
Their conversation ended soon after. Ming Yu and Xi Ze had work the next day so the two people prepared to say goodnight and go to sleep. However, Ming Xiaoyu was just saying goodnight when he remembered one thing. "Xi Ze, do you know who Linda is?"
Xi Ze paused for a moment and asked, "Linda?"
Ming Xiaoyu nodded. "Yes, Linda. The deputy director of Muse's PR department."
After half an hour, Ming Yu received a message containing information about Linda. There was a bit more information than the official data, but it wasn't too personal. It just helped Ming Yu get a sense of who Linda was.
Ming Xiaoyu carefully read the information of the deputy director and nodded, whispering, "Originally…it is like this?"
—Was Xu Rongrong really as careless as she looked?
Please go back and read the previous article. There was no one who could reach this position with just luck or background.
But Ming Xiaoyu didn't think that Xu Rongrong's deliberate closeness was a problem. Rather, he felt like wouldn't his rehearsal life in the next few days be very pleasant with such a shield?
As Ming Xiaoyu expected, the three day rehearsal time flew quickly. No model picked faults with him and a few even became close friends.
The comfortable days flew by quickly and it was soon time for the Nidelan May fashion show to begin.