Kurara Chibana, 27,, who was 2006 Miss Universe first runner-up, will star in one of national broadcaster NHK's new language programs to start in spring, with the beauty to brush up her French skills while hosting "Terebi de furansugo."
Chibana said that she had plenty of opportunities to use English in recent years, and she would now like to improve her French. She said she had spent nine months in France during her university days but that she had forgotten most of what she learned, so she would like to start from scratch along with viewers. The program will air at midnight on Wednesdays starting March 31.
Chibana was joined on stage by model and TV host SHELLY, 25, actress Misako Konno, 49, and actor Yoon Sang Hyeon, 36, at NHK studios in Shibuya to announce in total about 20 new language programs.
Konno will host a program that introduces famous quotes in English, which will air on Monday nights at 11.10 p.m. Konno said that not being able to speak English had been the bane of her life, and that she considered the show her last chance to improve her ability.© Japan Today