Kiko Mizuhara is Japan’s formidable new “it” girl. A fashion model for Nylon and ViVi magazines, she made the big jump to movie star with her star turn as ‘Midori’ in the film version of Haruki Murakami’s “Norwegian Wood”. Mizuhara has also been photographed by Nobuyoshi Araki for a Barney’s Department store campaign in Tokyo and released a single with Towa Tei.
In addition to all of this she possesses a stunning, oddly doll-like face you can stare at for hours and an easy, almost old-fashioned elegance. But I recently discovered two extra, hidden attributes.
1) She has great taste in men (she is dating/has dated G-Dragon. I wonder what language they speak to each other in? )
2) A surprising background. She is half ethnic Korean and half Texan, born in Dallas! Her real name (quite fittingly, given her poise) is Audrey. I would love to hear her talk in a cowboy drawl.
She just got even cooler in my books.