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Leah Dizon to make 'comeback' in TV commercials

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Former model and singer Leah Dizon, 24, who left Japan with her 2-year-old daughter Mira after divorcing her husband last December, is set to return to the Japanese entertainment world with a series of TV commercials for Shonan Cosmetic Surgery Clinic.

The commercials were filmed in New York’s Manhattan at the end of June. Dizon, who has been taking acting lessons, says she hopes she can become a successful actress. The ads will be seen in Japan from the end of August.

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All that is wrong with modren entertainment. So many jack of all trades but masters of none.

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Noooo! Please no more of this idiot!!

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she's so beautiful, wish her well!. it is sad to see some readers always making comments so negatively loaded, i can only wish they overcome such a negativity malaise, but maybe that's what makes their day, and get their kicks from.

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takahiroDomingo,

You are right. Too many Japan Today readers post negative comments about Japan and it's people. Really disappoints me. They seem to delight in finding anything they they perceive to be wrong with Japan.

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that was classic Steve... True some readers have a piss and moan but they just can't seem to grasp these people are set in their ways. I have accepted that if you look a certain way as a female you are guided right into this racket to line pockets whether you can't dance, act or sing. Its all a marketing tool. I mean Christ she had a kid at 22, divorced and was considered done. Uh yeah.... that is pretty shallow whoever runs her game and is a fan. Hope the classes helped and perhaps you brushed up your English...go for the gaijin next time. Also they all seem to all skip over the higher education part.... that is sad. I mean if you're member of the super group AKB school is out the door and done.

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Too many Japan Today readers post negative comments about Japan and it's people.

Where exactly in the posts above yours are people attacking "Japan and its people"? Leah Dizon is American.

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Getting a model to do a series of commercials for cosmetic surgery, eh? Pretty low.

Vic: "You are right. Too many Japan Today readers post negative comments about Japan and it's people. Really disappoints me. They seem to delight in finding anything they they perceive to be wrong with Japan."

First: she's not a Japanese national. Second, why would people say good things about this woman if they dislike her? They are just expressing their opinion about a 'personality'.

Anyway, while I'm not a fan she IS quite attractive and well known, and given a lot of the shows here that are complete drivel (that's an opinion, and not necessarily fact, Vic!), I'm sure even if she's not talented she'll land roles here and there. Might take a bit to work up to lead, but hey.

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didnt she already have her post-pregnancy comeback a year ago? and that went down the toilet so she disappeared off the new york or whatever.

shes also starring in some c-grade sequel to an anime spin-off ('garo' or something). i wish her well, but i dont think she actually has any fans left. her fanbase was what, 85% male who liked her hot-single-and-american image. now shes divorced with a kid. hopefully it all works out for her though.

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i didn't even know she "left." File this under "Who gives a crap"

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Wow, I dont I had ever seen more beautiful Japanese woman in my life! Its unfortunate I leave in USA and woun't get to see those adds. :(

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OMG JeffLee is right. Her mother is of French descent and her father is half Filipino and half Chinese.

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Too many Japan Today readers post negative comments about Japan and it's people. Really disappoints me. They seem to delight in finding anything they they perceive to be wrong with Japan.

How so? Everyone is entitled to their opinion and I don't think people would bash her or anything about Japan if they didn't see a reason not to. Fact is, there are things that the Japanese do when you compare it to the majority in the world that is sometimes a bit odd or different. That doesn't mean that that's necessarily bad or that people see delight in putting Japan down, some criticisms about Japan are totally valid, but if you do a side by side comparison, sometimes, it just sticks out and that's makes for a good discussion or debate.

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JeffLee - Don't ever let facts come in the way of people complaining!

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I wonder if the ads will costar Bill Murray or Tommy Lee Jones.

Interesting choice to represent a plastic surgery clinic. I read that Gloria Steinem did a little plastic surgery around her eyes, many years after working undercover at the Playboy Mansion. I guess it can appeal to all types of people.

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I'll never understand why Japanese folks like their TV spokespeople/commercial type actresses to look like they stepped off the set of an adult video.

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JeffLeeAug. 17, 2011 - 12:11PM JST

Where exactly in the posts above yours are people attacking "Japan and its people"? Leah Dizon is American.

You sort of disconnected with previous comments to make that one. She is known as a "talento" in Japan, and that reflects upon Japan and her people.

The comment that some people just like to post negatively about Japan and its people was not isolated to Dizon. It might be news to the poster that she is not Japanese, but her relation to Japan is still strong enough to draw negative comments from Japan bashers, so the comment is still valid.

And you have to admit, she does look Japanese in the that photo. She looks so much so, and so different from herself in the past, I cannot say if its make-up or surgery, but it looks like she is trying to look Japanese and that also increases her affiliation with Japan.

None of it excuses the Japan bashing, but the Japan relationship is clearly there even if she is not Japanese by blood or birth.

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YubaruAug. 19, 2011 - 06:51AM JST

I'll never understand why Japanese folks like their TV spokespeople/commercial type actresses to look like they stepped off the set of an adult video.

Maybe what you need to consider is that maybe Japanese folks like their adult video actresses to look like they just stepped off the set of a TV show or commercial?

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She is known as a "talento" in Japan, and that reflects upon Japan and her people.

So if were to criticize the artistic or musical validity of Ryuichi Sakamoto, who has been based in the US for several years now, I would be America-bashing?!? He is part of the US music scene, after all.

Clearly, some people are too thin-skinned.

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Hahahaha! Commercials for a plastic surgery clinic?

and that reflects upon Japan and her people.

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