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Asashoryu makes his modeling debut in Shibuya Girls Collection

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Mongolian sumo grand champion Asashoryu made his fashion show debut on Sunday when he appeared in the Shibuya Girls Collection in Tokyo, introducing Coca Cola's Fanta brand. The yokozuna, who does TV ads for the beverage maker, thrilled about 20,000 fans ranging in age from girls in their early teens to their 20s.

Asashoryu, who appeared in a school uniform in the role of a 13-year-old exchange student from Mongolia named “FanTaro,” sashayed along the 40-meter catwalk with other models during the show.

Asashoryu said, “People were so excited. The screaming voices are so different from what I usually hear. I think it comes from all their youthful energy.”

After the show, he left Tokyo for Osaka to prepare for the spring tournament which starts next Sunday.

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Oh my gosh...that is just wrong!!

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yes, one must admit - its a rather unexpected sight ...

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Wonderful. Maybe some of the "youthful energy" guys and gals will go see sumo and enjoy it. Asa is really looking quite cute here. :-) Not taking himself too seriously. Good for him!

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What is he modeling, exactly?

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BHe is modeling school uniforms for large male crossdressers. How many yards of cloth were needed for his costume?

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For God's sake, please show Kotooshu! Then these pictures would be worthy to be published in such a grand journal as JT.

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I don't see much appealing about Asashoryu as a model, but I certainly wouldn't mind watching topless chicks strutting about in sumo mawashi!

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only in Japan.

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Surely doesn't need the money, so why did he stoop so low.

thrilled about 20,000 fans ranging in age from girls in their early teens to their 20s.

Thumbs up for the articulate writing skills.

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Wish the photo was better quality.

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What kind of model is he? He seems to be just another ugly fat punk guy if quiting wrestler.

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I'm.. too sexy for my mawashi..

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Asashoryu is not ugly. He has a nice Mongolian face. If that is ugly to you, that is your problem.

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bobbafett - beat me to it. And Japan wonders why sometimes it isn't taken too seriously in an international environment.

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Well the Osaka Basho doesn't start till Sunday I think and he's strutting his stuff already....

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