Yuko Ogura

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Yuko Ogura
Native name 小倉 優子
Born (1983-11-01) November 1, 1983 (age 31)
Origin Mobara, Chiba, Japan
Genres J-pop
Occupation(s) Model, Singer, TV Personality
Instruments Singing
Years active 2001–present
Labels King Records
Website www.starchild.co.jp/artist/ogura

Yuko Ogura (小倉 優子 Ogura Yūko?, born November 1, 1983 in Mobara, Chiba) is a Japanese gravure idol and model who typically aimed for the cute, innocent schoolgirl look prior to her 2011 marriage.

History[edit]

Ogura regularly, if not entirely seriously, claims to be one "Princess Apple-Momoka" (りんごももか姫?) of the apple-shaped planet Korin. This is apparently an in-joke dating back to her middle school days. Having an alternate name was trendy at one point, and one of her friends told her that she looked like a Momoka. She liked the name and still uses it today.[citation needed]

She is known outside of Japan for her song "Onna no Ko ♡ Otoko no Ko" (オンナのコ♡オトコのコ?, "Girls ♡ Boys") which is the ending theme of the anime School Rumble. Ogura's fame as a model has also spread beyond Japan and she was named as one of the "7 most irresistibly cute Japanese idols" by the Thailand version of FHM magazine in 2010.[1]

Personal life[edit]

She married Isao Kikuchi on October 10, 2011, in Hawaii.[2] Her first child was born in 2012. She has written a book about motherhood.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Gonzales, Gelo (February 17, 2010). "7 most irresistibly cute Japanese idols". FHM. Retrieved 2014-05-25. 
  2. ^ soysauce414 (October 11, 2011). "Ogura Yuko gets married in a romantic white wedding dress". Tokyohive. Retrieved October 11, 2011. 

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