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Beautiful problem

“I think there is this prejudice in China – possibly elsewhere too – that beautiful women have no insights into anything or intelligence but only their appearance going for them. This was a problem when I first started in business”

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Mary Ma

Former supermodel and actress Mary Ma tells China Daily her looks held back her progress when she started Maryma Haute Couture. As an ex-rower on China’s national team, the fashion designer adds: “I had another problem not related to being a woman. I was a former athlete and people think sports people have no profound thoughts either.”


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