Toshimi Takahashi said she could only speak a little Mandarin when I first spoke to her. However, as the conversation went along, I concluded that her Mandarin is more fluent and accurate than mine.
The 25-year-old China-born Japanese was one of the 10 J Girls flown in specially for the Tokyo Auto Salon Singapore. Her sweet face and cheerful disposition is infectious, which explains why she was one of the most popular of the group.
She loves her job a lot, but there is just one gripe she has – having to pose in the same midriff baring outfits during winter assignments.
“I can take heat and being in the sun is fine. However, it is during the winter where we have to bear with it as we are wearing so little. We have to keep our smiles on although we feel like crying inside!” said Toshimi.
Taking a lot of pride in her work as a model, Toshimi often spends time reviewing photos taken of her so she can improve on her smiles and her poses. Not seeing herself as a race queen past the age ofRead More »from Meet Japanese race queens Toshimi and Leah