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:
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.
But she was twenty-six then. Today, she’s thirty-five. Can she still pull it off?
On the evidence of this 2014 magazine cover, I’d say yes.