It gets even more awesome when, in the middle of volume 1, it is revealed that the MC is actually really smart and have a really valid reason for wanting her downfall.
It has been mentioned on earlier chapter that the Albert House is powerful, second to the Royal Family powerful. Thus if it goes on like that, MC is afraid that the Royal Family will trash the Albert House cause they're afraid/don't want to be overthrown.
Thus the MC, in her martyr-style way, decide to walk on her downfall route simply to reduce Albert House' power so that Albert House won't invoke the Royal Family's anger.
And in the end of volume 1... go read the story to find out :9 #tehe
Don't let the first few chapters fool you, this is not a typical nice&fluffy story, each and every one of them is not right in the head and the story gets darker with every chapter passed
MC's pretty similar to FOD's MC, in case you didn't read FOD -> MC transmigrated into a person in bad position, but unlike most transmigated MC, he got skill and knows it!
Which means he didn't feel the need to immediately show off/take revenge/does common face slapping.
MC is calm and smart, tends to be lenient but when someone ticks him, his retaliation is very cool/high class xD
MC's skill comes from his single minded dedication in his previous life, and it shows in which while MC is 100/100 in modelling area, he tend to suck at area other than that. He can't cook and his acting teacher throws the towel and ask him to just act less x'D.
ML is the best model in the whole world and also a major shareholder+famous designer in the best fashion company in china (Muse, the one MC work for).
Now what I really love, is that ML did work hard for his position instead of just being there cause author made him so.
That and the realistic fact that ML keep his "best model" title despite being busy is by "cheating" a.k.a designing his own clothes for fashion show and then model it.
Thus unlike most model that's busy with modelling, he just need to model 1-2 in a year and get [perfect/perfect] cause it's his design, so ofc he knows the best how to make it shine xD!
ML himself is a great character xD! (In fact I love him more then MC huehuehue)
ML is rather cold towards stranger and people he felt unworthy (which make sense since countless of people want to use him/his status for their own benefit).
He loves verbal trapping/trolling people he's friendly-ish with.
And if he dislike/hates someone, he is capable and ruthless enough to destroy that person.
So ML, as a designer, always wanted a muse (an existance that serves as inspiration source)
After meeting MC and watching him catwalking, he is 99% sure MC is his muse.
ML then directly tell MC so, and ask MC to become his exclusive model.
Now here's what I love about MC; MC refuse that offer, even though he knew it is the quickest way to become high tier popular model.
Why? because his goal is to surpass ML, and he can't do that if he works for ML. (10/10 I love your confidence MC ♡)
ML didn't force the issue, but he began to insert himself little-by-little to MC's life because to him, 'a muse is an existance that stands in the pinacle of beauty, if he didn't chase that, then what will he chase?'
ML make opportunities for MC because he believe inMC's strength, but whether MC succeed or not, depends entirely on MC himself.
MC is smart and humble enough to not reject ML's help, but never abuse it either.
It's refreshingly straightforward ^^♡
ML pursues MC, MC knows and play along with it until just for a while to make some things certain, then they date :p
#no misunderstanding, miscommunication, 3rd person interfering, etc etc #god bless the author
Mature adults in healty relationship ^^
On top of mutual love, they respect each other's decision and didn't keep secrets.
... well except for one
ML start a (secret) hobby of mass buying product/item that feature MC, then he bought a house to be used as a garage just because he ran out of place to store them.
ML then make a new social media account, "Z God" and flaunt those items.
When MC found out, he make a new account named "halting my wife's leg" just to make snide comments to "Z God", lol those two!
After ML found out, MC (semi jokingly) said that all ML's purchase beyond certain digit need to get his approval xD
Sadly, even in our world, the strong using/trampling the weak is very common. That is what happen to most of this story's antagonist.
Most of the antagonists are either misinformed/ill-informed about MC's real status in showbiz world, they think MC is lower than them thus they use the MC as a stepping stone/scapegoat/etc. They don't deliberately target MC because he is Ming Yu, if MC is exchanged with other "similarly status-ed"model, they'll do the same thing too.
I can't say they're good nor smart (since good and/or smart people won't want to/dare antagonise MC :p), but they're not cardboard 2D completely brain-dead antagonists who are oddly fixated/created just to make MC suffer (like god knows how many novel spawn them like cockroach).
Immediately after you start reading, you'll know the name Cheng Su.
Cheng Su was a small model who deliberately get close to the real Ming Yu in order to take real!Ming Yu's resources.
Now the catch is, Cheng Su is straight and homophobic, while real!Ming Yu is gay.
Because of that, Cheng Su felt disgusted by real!Ming Yu's advance so after he got enough foothold in the industry, he ditch the real!Ming Yu and trade his broker for a better broker.
Real!Ming Yu is too naive/stupid, he falls too deep for Cheng Su and even though Cheng Su show his true color and coldly/harshly treated him, he continue his pursue futilely.
In the end the real!Ming Yu can't take it, and commit suicide in order for Cheng Su to forever remember him.
Enter MC who honor real!Ming Yu's wish. But he did it in "the best revenge is massive success" way. He is determined to make Cheng Su regret his action by being better off than him.
Cheng Su is the first, the most heartless and the last antagonist.
His most heartless action is when he got very fed-up with real!Ming Yu's advances, he lied and gave drugs to real!Ming Yu to set him up to be discovered and taken to jail.
Luckily (?), real!Ming Yu is so dead set on pursuing Cheng Su, he only use the drug once to try and "tempt" Cheng Su, and then stashed it away when it doesn't work.
In the end, the drug that real!Ming Yu stashed is "returned" to Cheng Su's place, police find it there and Cheng Su got interrogated. The lawyer he got arranged had no interested to protect him, purposefully lead him into saying his wrongdoing and then making sure he paid it in full.
Cheng Su got thrown into jail for years, his career un-salvageable, and we know what happen to pretty/good looking man in jail.
He came out of jail looking awful completed with androphobia.
At the beginning, she and her mother was living on the forest (just 2 of them).
Her mother (which is not quite normal since she make a lake just because Nanaki said they have no water to drink) then die when she is young and she has been living as wild-forest child (think of tarzan)
Nanaki held great attachment to her mother, so in the story you can see that she is basically telling her life story to her mother while asking for her guidance and forgiveness based on her mother's teachings.
While her [friend] is a real living God which actually talk back to her (but the author just didn't write it down)
Later, Envy of the Five Emperors found her at the forest, drag her to the capital and teaches her "common sense" (which she never learn as she has been living alone on the forest - for example : money).
But you can't really [change] someone's [understanding of the world], as the result, the Nanaki we see at the prologue. Someone who can connect with normal people (Envy's teaching) while retaining a unique point of view (her mother's teaching).
ML confirmed his suspicion that she's not the real body owner then proceed to seduce her into submission.
From there, MC is basically ML's puppet. She follow everything he said.
She admitted it herself, she's physically strong but mentally weak.
@Dragon_Reader called her smart for following ML's plan coz she is not OP but really... She's not OP at the start but she's still stronger than most people/demon. She's just... Too kind... That body's reputation is fearsome AF, as long as she have the heart to keep torturing the slaves, nobody would suspect anything and she could use the time to browse the original body's memory (yes she got it too) and test it out herself (the people working there are all her slaves and they're used to the body wrecking havoc. She could destroy the whole residence and nobody would think it's abnormal)
which will be explained at the last chapter
MC died saving ML, and in the future-past timeline ML won a noble prize and instead of giving a speech, he said "I wish he (MC) would come back".
A lot of people agree and they wish the same thing and said if MC (could) come back, they're willing to give their luck to let him live a good life.