So doggone cute

Not to get into that whole kawaii business, which requires a more practiced eye than my own, but some people are the very personification of “cute,” and Yuri Ebihara has long been one of them:

Yuri Ebihara in flight-attendant hosiery

A 2006 wire story from Tokyo reflects Yuri’s, um, standards:

Model-cum-actress Yuri Ebihara, 26, widely viewed here as the personification of cute, commands such influence the clothes she sports in a fashion magazine, such as lacy pastel skirts, are instant sellouts.

“I make it a point never to forget to smile,” said Ebihara, often seen in TV ads and on billboards. “If someone doesn’t find me cute, I want to know why because then I’ll work on it to get better at being cute.”

And hey, I can’t argue with that.

Yuri Ebihara is almost looking at you

But she was twenty-six then. Today, she’s thirty-five. Can she still pull it off?

Yuri Ebihara on the cover of AneCan, March 2014

On the evidence of this 2014 magazine cover, I’d say yes.





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