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10:18 pm - 05/06/2012

13-year-old model Hashizume Ai quickly gaining popularity

With cherubic qualities and youthful beauty, the thirteen-year-old model Hashizume Ai has been rapidly gaining popularity.

A second-year- middle school student from Sendai, Miyagi, Hashizume stands at 172 cm and is referred to as the ‘9-headed body model’ for her ideal proportions.

The young model debuted in September of last year as an exclusive model for girl’s fashion magazine ‘Seventeen‘.  In regards to modeling, she had once remarked, “Wearing make-up and changing into clothes allowed me to see different versions of myself.”

The secret to Hashizume’s height is supposedly her love for milk. According to one report, she happily shared, “The other day my knee hurt, so I went to the hospital and they told me, ‘These are growing pains and you are still growing.’”  In March, she made her first fashion show appearance at ‘The First Tokyo Runway‘, and revealed, “I was nervous, so the moment it ended, for the first time in my life, it felt as if my hip had fallen out.”

Citing the popular manga ‘Slam Dunk‘ as an influence, Hashizume currently plays basketball as a member of her middle school basketball club.  She smiled and shared, “I hate losing, so on the court, I play forcefully.”  She stated, “I am also studying English so that I can become an international model.”

Source and Image: Sanspo and tokyohive

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glider 7th-May-2012 05:34 am (UTC)
aww, she has big aspirations. tbh sometimes I wonder if the milk thing is true, I drank a lot of it when I was a kid and now I'm like 174cm. though my genetics also obviously played a role...
fictionitusxd 7th-May-2012 07:47 am (UTC)
I drank a ton of milk as a kid and I'm only 153 cms. BUT I do think milk helped make my bones stronger, I didn't have too many issues with bone related injuries growing up...*knocks on wood*
dearmisterecho 7th-May-2012 05:35 am (UTC)
my god that's an awkward angle
tomoeicemaiden 7th-May-2012 11:08 am (UTC)
Yeah, and with that dress she looks like she has no torso.
asaphira_sachi 7th-May-2012 05:44 am (UTC)
Jealous, I wanna be 172cm. /short Asian.
fictionitusxd 7th-May-2012 07:47 am (UTC)
Me too. My life would be a lot easier if I was just 3 or 4 inches taller...
genie17 7th-May-2012 05:57 am (UTC)
"The secret to Hashizume’s height is supposedly her love for milk. "
No honey, it's in the genes. I drank so much milk when I was a child but look...I'm short. XD
nakabibighani 7th-May-2012 05:59 am (UTC)
so young and so aspiring! here's to hoping that she'll bloom as a model both physically and personality-wise :)
chibi_rei 7th-May-2012 06:18 am (UTC)
Anyone seen any pics of shoots she was in? I did a quick search on Google but nothing shows up (._.) I wonder if I have to search using Kanji...
melouh 7th-May-2012 06:57 am (UTC)
sakana93 7th-May-2012 07:07 am (UTC)
oh I also love Slam Dunk sfm
Personally I think she is not as pretty as Nakaya Koharu(14), another young model on Seventeen. Since I know both of them at the same time Im quite surprised that Hashizume is actually this famous, much more than Nakaya
hirogime 7th-May-2012 08:11 am (UTC)
Nakaya Koharu(14)

Reminds me of Naka (14) from Charming Junkie. She's also a model. But maybe I'm a rare breed who read that unpopular manga. lol

naeve14 7th-May-2012 08:38 am (UTC)
I have dairy product intolerant and hardly drank any growing up (I'll vomit even just by the smell) but I'm pretty tall (174cm) still... Genes played bigger role in this ^^
very_pinku 7th-May-2012 09:47 am (UTC)
yeah, it's genes...I'm only like 156 cm even though I drank milk lol.
I'm jealous of her proportions *___*.
stole_away 7th-May-2012 10:30 am (UTC)
i drank lots of milk but i'm still 153cm :'(
nekobot01 7th-May-2012 10:31 am (UTC)
It always disturbs me to see these young, young models because they aren't fully grown yet and getting praised for their bodies SO MUCH.

What happens when they get a few years older and develop more, like every woman does? Are they no longer "perfect"? How hard must it be to be 18 and being told your career is over because you no longer look 13.

Also, 13 year old girls have no business modeling clothes for women. If she is sticking to teenage magazines... okay, I guess, but sometimes these young girls end up doing other things.

Basically, the modeling business is really hard emotionally and physically and it just chews these young girls up and spits them out when the new crop of 13-years comes in.

I hope her parents are keeping a strict eye on her.
asth77 7th-May-2012 10:40 am (UTC)
inachan89 7th-May-2012 11:36 am (UTC)
She's already taller than me (170 cm) lol i drank lots of milk but i think it was more mom and dad doing XD
mjspice 7th-May-2012 02:08 pm (UTC)
13 is still too young tbh. :S:S
xoxoslpy 7th-May-2012 02:42 pm (UTC)
This is lovely “I am also studying English so that I can become an international model.”.
I hope her dream comes true !

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