When Xueli Abbing was a baby and found herself abandoned in an orphanage, she had no idea that she would one day become a model for Vogue. After a series of unexpected detours in her life, she did, however, become successful as a model at an international level when she was only 16 years old.
Her orphanage gave her the names Xue and Li, both of which have wonderful connotations. Xue means “snow,” while Li means “beautiful.” Xueli was left at the threshold of the orphanage when she was a little kid.
In certain societies, albinism is seen as a sign of bad luck or something to be feared and avoided at all costs.
“After that, I was asked to take part in a few photo sessions, one of which was for Brock Elbank in his studio in London. I was also asked to model for other photographers. He published my picture on Instagram, which is how I came to be approached by the Zebedee Talent modeling agency.
From Vogue to International Model, Xueli enjoyed working with the photographers she was given the chance to collaborate with.