Actress Emi Takei, 17, is the recipient of this year's Ms Lilly award. This award is given annually by the HANA Cupid Cooperative to the person who best personifies the beauty of lillies. Previous recipients include Hitomi Kuroki, 50, Ryoko Hirosue, 30, and Maki Horikita, 22.
Takei, who is the youngest award winner to date, said: " I was given a name which means 'smiling like a blooming flower.' I will be smiling like a blooming flower if I receive flowers on my birthday - which is Dec 25."© Japan Today