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Daughter of former SMAP star Takuya Kimura becomes a model in Japan

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By Oona McGee, SoraNews24

If you asked people in Japan to name a famous singer/actor/hearththrob, chances are they’ll mention a man named Takuya Kimura, most commonly known as “Kimutaku."

The 47-year-old has been in the public eye since he was signed to the Johnny & Associates talent agency at the age of 15, going on to become one of the most famous members of boy band SMAP and branching out into acting, appearing in TV dramas and box office hits to huge success.

Even now that SMAP has disbanded, the nation holds a keen interest in Kimutaku and his wife, Japanese singer Shizuka Kudo, and recently the couple’s second daughter, Mitsuki Kimura, known affectionately as “Koki," stepped out into the spotlight as well.

With 17-year-old Koki making her modeling debut last year, the couple’s eldest daughter, Cocomi, is now following suit, by starring on the May cover of Japan Vogue, which is set to be released on March 28.

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Fans in Japan are already fascinated by Cocomi’s photogenic features, with many saying she has the same eyes as her famous father.

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Cocomi is much more than just a pretty face, though, as she’s also a talented musician who started playing the violin at the age of three and the flute at the age of 11. She’s set to enter university this year while keeping up with her music and modelling for fashion brands like Dior, who recently appointed her as one of their ambassadors.

With so much hype around Cocomi’s modeling debut, the new issue of Vogue looks set to sell out at news stands, just like the July 2018 issue of Elle Japan did when her sister Koki debuted on the cover.

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Shortest book ever: "My Struggle" by Koki.

16 ( +19 / -3 )

Wow. Offspring of rich and famous people becoming rich and famous because of their parents.

20 ( +22 / -2 )

wow. cronyism in the entertainment industry. I’m so surprised.

12 ( +15 / -3 )

She was born on third base. ANY job she wanted was going to be easy to get.

16 ( +19 / -3 )

Being from California hearing something like this is nothing new.

2 ( +8 / -6 )

Wan't Trump also born on third base and he don't come from California?

4 ( +9 / -5 )

Best of luck to her, she didn't pick her parents.

4 ( +7 / -3 )

Hot!

-2 ( +7 / -9 )

She was born on third base. ANY job she wanted was going to be easy to get.

Of course, but good for her I guess...

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Wow. Offspring of rich and famous people becoming rich and famous because of their parents.

But wait, what's this?

Cocomi is much more than just a pretty face, though, as she’s also a talented musician who started playing the violin at the age of three and the flute at the age of 11

She has talent.

-6 ( +5 / -11 )

Cocomi is much more than just a pretty face, though, as she’s also a talented musician who started playing the violin at the age of three and the flute at the age of 11

’She has talent’

Have you heard her play?

I started playing guitar at about age 4. I can play it to a point but I don’t have any particular talent.

17 ( +20 / -3 )

Correction : "She has talent"?

3 ( +3 / -0 )

At least some positive news. At least she is real, has supportive parents and can ‘Make Japan Great Again’.

-5 ( +3 / -8 )

and loads of hair on both of them.

3 ( +3 / -0 )

All you people claiming she got this silly because of who her parents are are simple angry because you did not choose your parents correctly like she clearly did.

0 ( +8 / -8 )

Why is everyone so jealous? Were you all challenging a career in modeling and couldn't get it because your parents weren't cool enough?

-5 ( +6 / -11 )

Apparently people don’t understand sarcasm.

8 ( +8 / -0 )

meh, shes no stunner that's for sure.

-4 ( +2 / -6 )

Cocomi looks more like her Mom. On the other hand, Koki looks exactly looks like Kimutaku when he was a teenager. Stunning when you see her. Koki will probably be a very popular idol/actor like her father. Cocomi should just enjoy college and do her own thing, like her entrepreneurial momma.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

Why is everyone so jealous? Were you all challenging a career in modeling and couldn't get it because your parents weren't cool enough?

And what if they were? Of course people who have the talent, but struggled and perhaps failed might feel envious of someone who could basically just stroll into that very same dream job. Especially in hard times, people might resent lavish attention given to someone whose only notable talent is being born to the right parents. It smacks of a modern version or royalty.

2 ( +3 / -1 )

Stop complaining about her looks! She has the Takuya look, and that is very big here in Japan.

-2 ( +1 / -3 )

meh, shes no stunner that's for sure.

For some people, ugliness is not just confined to surface level.

I wish her well. She's up against a lot of jealousy. And misogyny.

-1 ( +2 / -3 )

she's quite pretty. good for her....

-3 ( +0 / -3 )

Idle thoughts: I would prefer to see both of these lovely ladies on train advertising and replacing the overplayed models currently cursing my eyes.

-1 ( +0 / -1 )

meh, shes no stunner that's for sure.

Oh, I dunno. "stun" is defined as "to knock unconscious or into a dazed or semi-conscious state." Seems about right.

0 ( +0 / -0 )

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