In 2008, Mingming was accepted to the prestigious Northeast Normal University to study Fashion Design and Modeling because of her talents and ambition. During the same year, she was ranked Top 10 in the 9th annual Model Competition hosted by China Central Television(CCTV). As she studied in college, she was inspired by numerous fashion shows and contests and fell in love with her eventual lifelong interest—Fashion Design. Later on, Mingming gained another interest in painting and strived to reach her full potential in art and fashion design. As a result, she was awarded the Third Place in the 2011 6th Annual China Super Model Contest.
While being a professional model instructor after graduation, she travelled around numerous places across China to experience different culture backgrounds. Meanwhile, she was admitted to Hong Kong Polytechnic University with an MA in Fashion&Textile Design. She joint the Hong Kong Fashion Designers Association(HKDA) at the same year. While she studied in Hong Kong, she had a chance to visit Japan in which the preservation of traditional kimono left her a great impression.