Tetsuko Okuhira

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Tetsuko Okuhira
Native name
オクヒラテツコ
Born (1995-06-30) 30 June 1995 (age 24)
NationalityJapanese
Other names
  • Peco[1][2]
  • Peco-chan (ぺこちゃん, Peko-chan)
  • Teco (てこ, Teko)
  • Pecorin (ぺこりん, Pekorin)
Occupation
  • Model
  • singer
AgentStarray Production[1]
Height1.58 m (5 ft 2 in)[1]
Spouse(s)Ryucheru
Children1

Tetsuko Okuhira (オクヒラテツコ, Okuhira Tetsuko, born 30 June 1995, in Osaka Prefecture)[1] is a Japanese fashion model, tarento and singer. She is represented by Starray Production.[1] Her nickname is Peco (ぺこ, Peko).[1][2] She was once a member of Yoshimoto Creative Agency in Osaka.

Early life[edit]

  • Okuhira was born in Osaka Prefecture in 1995. She grew up in a wealthy family who run the company of construction materials.[3][4]
  • Okuhira entered as a seventh grader in the New Star Creation (NSC) Josei Tarento Course when she was in high school, where she had activities with Yoshimoto.
  • After graduating from high school in Tokyo, she began part-time work at an apparel shop in Harajuku,[5] and later joined Starray Production

Career[edit]

  • In July 2010, Okuhira was elected as one of the PR Girls in Welcome TV's "Glico Giant Caprico PR Girls Audition".
  • In April 2011, she enrolled to NSC Josei Tarento Course.
  • In April 2012, Okuhira joined the Yoshimoto girl unit Tsubomi. When she joined Yoshimoto's Tsubomi she was active in the comic combination "Sakuranbo". They had an experience of entering the second preliminaries of the MBS Manzai Awards in 2012.[1]
  • After graduating from Tsubomi Okuhira turned into a reader model, and renamed to her current stage name and appeared in Zipper and HR. She also served as an image girl in Tenshi no Tsubasa.
  • In 17 September 2014 Okuhira's started her music career with the single "Peco Ondo" in the name peco.[6]
  • In September 2015, in the variety show Onna no Karada Atari Search Bangumi: Naze? Soko? she was introduced as Charisma Model Shitennō along with Nicole Fujita, Miyu Ikeda and Chisato Yoshiki.[7] Later in the same month, Okuhira appeared in Gyōretsu no Dekiru Hōritsusōdansho alongside Ryucheru, and since then, they appeared together in various variety shows.[8]
  • In 31 December 2016, she announced her marriage with Ryucheru.[9][10]

Discography[edit]

Singles[edit]

Year Title
2014 "Peco Ondo"

Filmography[edit]

Film[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2019 Crayon Shin-chan: Honeymoon Hurricane ~The Lost Hiroshi~ Herselff voice

TV programmes[edit]

Title Network Notes
Peke×Pon Fuji TV Quasi-regular
Yasashī Hitonara Tokeru: Quiz yasashī ne Quasi-regular since 2016
Gyōretsu no Dekiru Hōritsusōdansho NTV Occasional appearances
Tensai! Shimura Dōbutsuen Quasi-regular

Magazines[edit]

Title
Zipper
HG
Popteen

Stage[edit]

Year Title
2014 Troy Melay ni sayonara

Animation[edit]

Year Title Ref.
2016 Tohyo-to [11][12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f g h "オクヒラテツコ(ぺこ)" (in Japanese). Starray Production. Retrieved 1 Jan 2017.
  2. ^ a b "ぺこ、すっぴん公開で絶賛の声「めっちゃ可愛い」「こっちもすごい好き」". Model Press (in Japanese). Net Native. Nov 2016. Retrieved 1 Jan 2017.
  3. ^ "原宿系新カリスマモデル・ぺこちゃんって?独自の世界観で人気沸騰 ラブラブ恋人も話題に". Model Press (in Japanese). Net Native. 3 Sep 2015. Retrieved 1 Jan 2017.
  4. ^ "「原宿の神」モデル、ちぇるちぇるランド出身彼氏との同棲暴露 さんまと「建築関係トントントン」新ネタも披露". Model Press (in Japanese). Net Native. 27 Sep 2015. Retrieved 1 Jan 2017.
  5. ^ Okuhira, Tetsuko; Ryucheru (1 Nov 2015). "オファー殺到"ぺこ&りゅうちぇる"カップルを直撃 「出会いは運命」馴れ初め&同棲生活を語る モデルプレスインタビュー". Model Press (in Japanese). Net Native. Retrieved 1 Jan 2017.
  6. ^ "原宿系読モのオクヒラテツコが"peco"としてアーティスト・デビュー". CD Journal (in Japanese). 10 Sep 2014. Retrieved 1 Jan 2017.
  7. ^ "「Ranzuki」ちぃぽぽ&「Popteen」みちょぱ"10代女子のカリスマモデル四天王"選出に歓喜". Model Press (in Japanese). Net Native. 3 Sep 2015. Retrieved 1 Jan 2017.
  8. ^ Okuhira, Tetsuko; Ryucheru (5 Nov 2015). "カップルでブレイク"ぺこ&りゅうちぇる"テレビ出演急増の反響・変化は?今後の夢も宣言 モデルプレスインタビュー". Model Press (in Japanese). Net Native. Retrieved 1 Jan 2017.
  9. ^ "ぺこ&りゅうちぇる、大晦日に結婚発表". Model Press (in Japanese). Net Native. 31 Oct 2016. Retrieved 1 Jan 2017.
  10. ^ "ぺこ&りゅうちぇる、結婚しちゃった~". Sports Hochi (in Japanese). 31 Dec 2016. Archived from the original on 31 December 2016. Retrieved 1 Jan 2017.
  11. ^ "TOHYO都" (in Japanese). Tokyo Metropolitan Election Commission. Archived from the original on 31 May 2016. Retrieved 1 Jan 2017.
  12. ^ "ぺこ&りゅうちぇるが18歳選挙権PR". Daily Sports (in Japanese). 22 May 2016. Retrieved 1 Jan 2017.

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