Yuko Aoki

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to: navigation, search
Yuko Aoki
Born (1977-02-05) February 5, 1977 (age 40)[1]
Yamagata Prefecture
Height 1.60 m (5 ft 3 in)

Yuko Aoki (青木 裕子, Aoki Yūko) (born on February 5, 1977 in Takahata, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan) is a Japanese bikini model and singer.[2]


She first started modeling in 1995, and became a "Visual Queen of the Year" at Fuji TV for 1996.[3][4] She was a frequent cover girl on Japanese bikini photo magazines in the late 1990s. She appeared in the advertising campaign for Suntory's Milpower (ミルパワー, mirupawaa) product.[4]

Aoki stopped modeling in 1998, and "officially" retired from modeling in 2000 and is now focusing on a music career, which was her first interest.[who?]

In February 1998, Aoki held a healing music concert at Casals Hall, near Ochanomizu Station in Tokyo.[5] In June 1999, she sought to raise money through her singing for the refugees in Kosovo.[6] On December 16, 2002, Aoki revealed a chocolate covered statue of David Beckham in Tokyo to generate publicity.[7] In 2003 she released an album titled Blue on the Universal Japan label. She is currently the lead vocalist for the band Icy Blue. She has been the cover model for (and subject of major articles in) nearly fifty issues of various magazines in Japan,[8] including Weekly Playboy's March 12, 1996 issue.[4]

Aoki started appearing for professional wrestling promotion Hustle in 2005, acting primarily as an announcer.[9] In February 2006, Yuko got in a storyline in which she would audition for a full-time job in Hustle, but general manager Hiroko Suzuki verbally attacked her and made her cry until Wataru Sakata came to her rescue. Aoki became Sakata's valet, and helped him to win a match against Hiroko's husband Kenzo Suzuki.


  1. ^ Infobox data from "青木 裕子 (Aoki Yuuko)" (in Japanese). 'Web I-dic' (Idol Dictionary). August 11, 2002. Retrieved 2007-08-01.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  2. ^ 青木裕子・バイオグラフィー+プロフィール (in Japanese). Yuko Aoki Laboratory. Retrieved 2007-07-30. 
  3. ^ Hoffman, Michael. (December 1, 1996) Mainichi Daily News Here comes tomorrow Da Capo guides readers toward the millennium with tales of hormone juices and sex.
  4. ^ a b c "青木 裕子 (Aoki Yuuko)" (in Japanese). 'Web I-dic' (Idol Dictionary). August 11, 2002. Retrieved 2007-08-01.  External link in |publisher= (help)
  5. ^ Asahi Shimbun (February 26, 1998) Weekend/Bulletin Board.
  6. ^ Matsumoto, Chei. (June 3, 1999) Asahi Shimbun Singing her heart out for peace: Vocalist Yuko Aoki hopes her songs of hope and love will have a healing effect on the lives of refugees from war-torn Yugoslavia. Weekend section.
  7. ^ (in Spanish) Mural (Mexico - InfoShare Communications Inc.) (December 17, 2002) Choco-Beckham. Section: Deportes; Page 3.
  8. ^ "COVER GALLERY 常設展示室・表紙ギャラリー" (in Japanese). Yuko Aoki Laboratory. Retrieved 2007-07-30. 
  9. ^ http://www.prowrestlinghistory.com/supercards/japan/hustle/hustle.html

External links[edit]