Today marks the first entry of a Japanese Idol model to the Hottie of the Day. Let me introduce the very fine Harune Yabuki.
Ms. Haruna was discovered in Shibuya at the age of 15. The 22-year-old made a splash in 2004 as a swimsuit model for Parco, a department store chain out of the fashion district of Shibuya. The ads featured the slender bodied Haruna in giant posters that many Tokyo shoppers couldn’t easily forget. Combining a hard body with one of the most classically beautiful faces seen on a gravure model, Haruna become a star virtually overnight. In her last 3 years she has continued to make DVDs and photobooks and launched a music career with her first single in 2006 Let Me Love You.