Actress Maki Horikita, 21, was invited to be a special guest judge at the “2009 Suntory The Cocktail Awards” held at the Grand Hyatt Tokyo Hotel in Roppongi this week. Twenty-four cocktails were chosen for the final round of judging.
“I’ve never drunk this much before. I’m not a big drinker so I just sipped a little of each one,” Horikita said shyly, her cheeks glowing a pinkish hue.
Horikita turned 21 on Tuesday, and said she celebrated it with her family, but added: “I’ve never been to a bar, and I’d like a cool guy to take me to one.”
Horikita belongs to the same agency as actress Meisa Kuroki, also 21, and she was asked about the rumors of Kuroki’s relationship with kabuki actor Shido Nakamura, 37. “I saw the news on TV. I’ll do my best not to be beaten,” she declared cryptically© Japan Today