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First Asian model for Rihanna's beauty brand is Taiwanese

Giwa, nicknamed the 'Chihuahua,' is the first Asian model featured by Fenty Beauty

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Taiwanese model Giwa (top right) for Fenty Beauty. (Image from fentybeauty.com)

Taiwanese model Giwa (top right) for Fenty Beauty. (Image from fentybeauty.com)

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwanese model, Giwa (黃季勻), among her many achievements, is the first Asian model for Rihanna's makeup brand, Fenty Beauty.

The 26-year-old model has a degree in marketing from Taipei's Chinese Culture University. Giwa's fans nicknamed her "Chihuahua."

First Asian model for Rihanna's beauty brand is Taiwanese
(Image from Giwa's Facebook)

Giwa began modeling at 15 and shortly after received the models.com accolade, "New Face," according to UDN. She quickly signed modeling contracts in New York City and Italy and remains a major force in the international world of modeling.

First Asian model for Rihanna's beauty brand is Taiwanese
(Image from Giwa's Facebook)

She describes her personal style as a marriage of street and patterns.

First Asian model for Rihanna's beauty brand is Taiwanese
(Image from Giwa's Facebook)

Giwa joins the ranks of Taiwanese supermodel, Wu I-hwa (吳宜樺), the first Asian model for Maybelline New York.

First Asian model for Rihanna's beauty brand is Taiwanese
I-hwa poses for Maybelline. (Image from models.com)

First Asian model for Rihanna's beauty brand is Taiwanese
(Image from Giwa's Facebook)

First Asian model for Rihanna's beauty brand is Taiwanese
(Image from Giwa's Facebook)

First Asian model for Rihanna's beauty brand is Taiwanese
(Image from Giwa's Facebook)

First Asian model for Rihanna's beauty brand is Taiwanese
(Image from Giwa's Facebook)


Updated : 2021-09-26 17:15 GMT+08:00