Yukina Kinoshita

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Yukina Fujimoto (藤本 優樹菜, Fujimoto Yukina, born December 4, 1987), known by her stage name Yukina Kinoshita (木下 優樹菜, Kinoshita Yukina), is a Japanese model, actress, and television personality.[1] She was a member of the musical group Pabo alongside Mai Satoda and Suzanne, all three of whom were later grouped with Shuchishin as members of Aladdin.

Career[edit]

Kinoshita was born in Katsushika, Tokyo, and attended Shibuya Liberal High School. She began modelling at the age of 19, when she got her first assignment as a lingerie model in the 2007 edition of Sanai swimsuit image girl. Later in 2008, she landed another assignment as an image girl for the company Kygnus Sekiyu. She also did gravure modelling and released two photobooks, with the first being Yukina 2007 and the second Wakannai in 2008, as well as two DVDs. She became famous primarily as a television personality, appearing first on the quiz show Quiz! Hexagon II, where she became known as a o-baka tarento (dumb celebrity).[2] It was during this time that she became a part of the bands Pabo and Aladdin the Second. She has appeared in commercials for popular brands such as Pizza Hut, Kirin Brewery Company, and GREE, as well as in Japanese fashion magazines like Pinky and Vivi. In 2007 she was a regular on Pokémon Sunday.

Personal life[edit]

On August 28, 2010, she married the Japanese comedian Toshifumi Fujimoto, member of comedy duo Fujiwara, with whom she co-starred on Quiz! Hexagon II.[3] On August 6, 2012, Kinoshita gave birth to their daughter.[4]

Filmography[edit]

Movies[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2011 Mistaken Cameo Unknown
2008 20th Century Boys-The Movie A girl in Shibuya Cameo

Television[edit]

Year Title Role Notes
2009 Mr. Brain Cleaning Lady Supporting Role-1 Episode
2008 Honto ni atta Kowai Hanashi Chakushin Rireki Supporting Role-1 Episode
2008 Odaiba Tantei Suchishin Hexagon Satsujin Jiken Unknown Cameo
2008 Osen Kaori Supporting Role-1 Episode
2008 Hachi-One Diver Tsukishima Misaki Supporting Role-1 Episode

Music[edit]

Discography[edit]

Year Song Notes
2007 Pokemon A song for promoting the 2007 season of the Japanese Version of Pokemon Diamond and Pearl

References[edit]

  1. ^ 新婚のユッキーナ、木下優樹菜から藤本優樹菜へ変わった喜びを語る!実は料理上手であることも明かす [Newly-married Yukkina talks about her joy of changing from Yukina Kinoshita to Yukina Fujimoto]. CinemaToday (in Japanese). Japan: CinemaToday Inc. April 24, 2011. Retrieved August 25, 2015. 
  2. ^ Chad. "Kinoshita Yukina". Supermerlion. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  3. ^ "Kinoshita Yukina & Fujimoto Toshifumi got married!". Tokyo Hive. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 
  4. ^ "Fujimoto Toshifumi and Kinoshita Yukina welcome their first baby". Tokyo Hive. Retrieved 8 February 2013. 

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