Twenty-one-year-old bikini and fashion model Akina Minami is this year's winner of the Beauty Eye Award. The finalists were judged on a single wink with the grand prize going to Akkina, as Minami is popularly known.
"I'm surrounded by beautiful-eyed people, so I'm delighted to have been chosen. I'm not sure I really deserve this," she gushed. "I think looking people in the eye is a really important part of communication."
When asked about her eye-care routine, she recommended an eyeball massage before sleep every night and regular eyedrops. "Eye makeup hardens over time, which means I have a tendency to get droopy eyes. I've been using lots of glitter recently to try to make my eyes sparkle," she revealed.
As part of the award Minami will appear in an advertisement for a Shinagawa Lasik laser eye surgery clinic, although she herself professes to favor contact lenses.© Japan Today