Wednesday, 6th March 2013
In General Japan News,
Miss Universe Japan has designs on being a Manga cartoonist
Not content to bag herself the Miss Universe Japan title for 2013, Yukimi Matsuo has designs on a career as a cartoonist.
Speaking during interviews conducted after winning the competition, Ms Matsuo said that she would like to forgo her modelling career to become an artist for the infamous Manga cartoons.
As the winner of the national competition, Ms Matsuo will go on to represent Japan in the Miss Universe pageant, but she clearly sees her future elsewhere.
The 25-year-old told reporters that she has been drawing manga-style comics for a number of years already.
When asked why she got into drawing she suggested that it was the only thing she was good at.
"My grades weren't all that great, and my physical skills weren't the best either. The one thing that I would be complimented on by my relatives were the illustrations I drew.
"I'm not very good at talking a lot, so I hoped I could convey my feelings by drawing manga. I showed my friends my illustrations to show them how I felt. That was about fifth grade," she said.
Written by Graham McPherson
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