Japanese speed-eating celebrity Natsuko "Gal" Sone has announced that she is pregnant.
Writing on her blog this week, Sone, 26, told fans that she is five months pregnant, in good health and feeling excited.
Sone married a TV director, nine years her senior, whom she met while working on a TV show. The couple were married in July of last year and in January of 2012 Sone told reporters, "I'd like to get pregnant as soon as possible," according to Nikkan Sports.
"It's hard to believe that I, who caused so much work for my mom, am also going to become a mother. Our family is going to get one person larger, so I'm delighted but I'm also aware that it's going to be hard work," she wrote.© Japan Today