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A Model Day

Despite the icy midwinter temperature, Tokyo was gloriously sunny today.
Regardless of the day, I try to walk as much as possible.
Today’s reward was getting to see a gorgeous model having her photo taken!

Japan’s Favorite Aussie is Not Quite Who She Seems

Zawachin, Japan's Miranda Kerr impersonator,

Zawachin, Japan’s Miranda Kerr impersonator,

There’s little doubt about who is the most famous Aussie in Japan nowadays.
Miranda Kerr is everywhere; online, on the box, on billboards, on paper, on glossy magazine covers and, to put it simply, on fire.
But not everything is about Miranda Kerr in Japan is quite like it seems.
Take the photo accompanying this page. It’s Miranda Kerr, right? Er, no. It’s a Japanese impersonator called Zawachin, a 22-year-old performer currently making her break — or, more specifically, making herself up — through a talent to use cosmetics to appear identical to celebrities; as long as it’s only from the mouth up and she covers the lower part of her face with a surgical mask. Nobody ever said things were simple in Japan, but as the pick shows, the resemblance is remarkable.
Kerr apparently had no idea she was being set up on a recent trip to Tokyo when Zawachin was lined up beside her and similarly attired, though as the video below shows, Zawachin’s mimicry was not quite as effective when the lens is taken away.

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Miranda Kerr ‘Teas Off’ as Japan’s Midsummer Santa

Aussie model Miranda Kerr is gaining an increasingly high profile in the lucrative Japanese market with her new ad for Lipton tea released on Tuesday.
オーストラリア出身モデルミランダ・カー氏が日本での新作CMが21日付から上映されています。
Kerr, a Victoria’s Secret angel, brand ambassador for Japanese fashion label Samantha Thavasa and wife of Hollywood heartthrob Orlando Bloom, appears as a midsummer Santa in the commercial for a brand of Lipton tea.
カー氏は、サマンサタバサ及び米国ヴィクトリアズ・シークレットのブランド大使などであり、ハリウッド俳優オーランド・ブルームの妻でもある。

Kerr’s unseasonal Santa ad is the second commercial she’s made for the British brewer’s Japanese outfit, following an earlier version where she was a waitress.
今回のリプトンCMがカー氏にとって日本で2回目であり、前回が去年上映されたウェートレス役をやった。