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Papaya Suzuki shows off sleek new form

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Dancer and "talent" Papaya Suzuki, 43, has released a book documenting his diet success that lost him 30 kilograms. At a release concert for "Debu Deshita" ("I Was a Fatty") over the weekend in Shinagawa, Suzuki and his "Oyaji Dancers" braved strong winds to entertain the audience with an outdoor show.

Before the signing, Suzuki said of the book, "Think of it as a manual on how to create a healthy body."

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Good luck. I bet he gains it all back again.

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He looks great! Keep it up!

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Maybe "slim new form" would have been better. You can be a sleek fatty in the right clothes.

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Papaya Suzuki: Next is a book on how to pick and stupid name and make millions!

Names like Apple Al, Canaloup Connie, Cherry Larry, Mango Momo, and of course Water Melon Marvin.

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and the Barry Manilow wardrobe could use a re-fresh

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Love the man. But I think he'll "do an Oprah" as well.

Good to hear the Oyaji Dancers are still going strong.............

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30kg! Congratulations.

How long did it take?

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lose the afro and he could cut another 2kgs.

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How many kilos would he lose if he got a hair cut?

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Thinner is healthier I know but a good part of Papaya's image/draw was his portliness. People will miss the 'debu' Papaya...

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Actually, with Papaya, you don´t need the quotation marks around the talento.

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papaya is one of the few cool talent out there.

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Strange, but he is one of the very few tarentos that doesn't get on my nerves. (I feel like strangling the TV when most tarentos appear). I guess this means Papaya will no longer be eating out with his umai pal (was his name Ishizuka?) I saw his partner on TV the other day - still eating large portions with his gut hanging out - a gigantic dorayaki with lashings of cream, and a one-tonne katsudon. Now THAT is one guy heading for a heart attack.

I think this is also a good chance for Papaya to release a 70's disco workout DVD.

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Oh Papaya, I'm in love with you. Pity I'm already married. I loved you in the j-drama's, I love your debu :) and your 'fro.

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@Pukey2: yeah Ishizuka should follow his pal's steps.

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So, now he's 'Stringbean Suzuki'?

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One of the really talented guys, with something in their heads as well. He's actually quite interesting to watch... I guess it's his intelligence..

@slizzer - LOLs about loosing the afro - you really think it has around 2 kilos?

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"Fatty?" Who ever says "I was fatty?" What happened to fat, obese, overweight, or chubby?

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Lose the fake tan . . .

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I've been a fan of Papaya and his dancers for a long time. Good luck to them all.

"So, now he's 'Stringbean Suzuki'?".

Very witty indeed pamelot, full marks as you brought a smile to my face!

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He was pretty handsome bloke before he went goofball.

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did anyone anticipate the existence of "tarentos" ...before arrival in Japan?

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the afro is amazing :D

i agree with Noripinhead:

You can be a sleek fatty in the right clothes.

stylish clothes make all the difference. the suit in the included photo, however... kind of sleazy ;P

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People will miss the 'debu' Papaya...

don't worry, he'll probably be back- it is highly unlikely for anyone to maintain significant weight loss for more than a few years. no matter how fat you are to begin with, the body perceives 'dieting' (or 'lifestyle change'- same thing different name) as 'starvation', and will fight dirty to put the weight back on.

there was study i read recently that showed that a 140 pound person who has lost 100 pounds to get to that weight must eat much less to maintain that size than someone who has always been at or near that same weight. they may look the same, but their bodies work much differently. interesting stuff.

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