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Height: 5’7″ (170cm)
Stats: 34-24-35 (84-60-89)
Hair: Mostly black, 75.2cm long. 
Eyes: Brown with a glint
Shoes: US 8

Dress: US 2
Languages: Japanese, English, Thai, CSS, HTML
Favorite food: Pancakes
Hobbies: Reading, coding, videogaming, cooking.
Pet: A cat
Mentor: Shoin Yoshida
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madeinjapan1

Height: 5’7″ (170cm)
Stats: 34-24-35 (84-60-89)
Hair: Mostly black, 75.2cm long. 
Eyes: Brown with a glint
Shoes: US 8

Dress: US 2
Languages: Japanese, English, Thai, CSS, HTML
Favorite food: Pancakes
Hobbies: Reading, coding, videogaming, cooking.
Pet: A cat
Mentor: Shoin Yoshida

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Hello!

My name is Yuki Matsumura. I’m a lot of things, but since this is a website of my modeling portfolio, let me just say I’m a model for now.

I’m represented in Tokyo, LA, Singapore, Bangkok, and Stockholm. I’m also represented in a strong belief of teamwork and human connection. I was extremely fortunate to be able to work with such amazing photographers, stylists, and makeup/hair artists. Without them, my dream of being on a billboard would have never come true. I’m forever thankful for those who I’ve met, and made such amazing arts together.

I hope you enjoy my portfolio, AKA “our” hard work!

 

Here is a bit more about me below, just in case: whiteflower-by-yuki-matsumura

I was born and raised in the western part of Tokyo by my very rigorous and stereotypical Japanese family. Both of my parents worked full time, so I was often alone, and also mildly bullied most of my childhood probably because I sucked at fitting in. But don’t worry: After all, I am Japanese and we are all samurais, meaning, we are good at overcoming adversity and make the best out of a tough situation.

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To avoid the sneaky shuriken attacks that they call “reality”, I spent most of my free time hiding in libraries like a ninja nerd. I was considered boring and I didn’t have so many friends growing up, but I kept myself busy with reading books, drawing, crafting, chasing cats outside, writing stories, and a lot of daydreaming. At an earlier age, I mastered the art of doing “boring” things, which turned out to be the good fuel of my creative career later on.

When samurais forget to train and improve themselves constantly, they lose their worth and sense of being. So by the time I finished my adolescence, I went to study abroad to train and improve myself. My missions there were to finish school, and pursue something I really wanted: modeling! So I enrolled myself to go on a pilgrimage to fulfill my aspiration to finish what I started, and being a model, surprisingly, led me to travel more than I expected. What I learned the most during this time were not only new languages, but also new curiosities and interests I picked up from my travels. Cooking, for instance, has become a huge passion of mine. If you are curious about my introverted training days, below is an interview I did with Wanderlust Magazine 2016. I also did the cover which I still don’t know how that happened. It’s still extremely ticklish for me when I do a magazine cover; I mean, this is Yuki Matsumura, a ninja chick from a small town called Sagamihara, on the cover of a magazine. My jaw still drops when I see my monkey face on publications. I don’t think I will ever get used to it:

 
 
 
 

If it’s the mushier version of “model interview” you are looking for, I believe I have just the thing: This Shy Magazine article I did back in 2010.

You can read the entire interview here, but I’m warning you: it’s pretty mushy. However, it explains how I got into modeling, and I always loved the tagline they made for me: “Hailing from Tokyo, Yuki Matsumura packed both her hunger and passion to discover the world”.

 

It’s obviously exaggerated but don’t tell them that, because it’s the most kick-ass description ever for a girl from Sagamihara! yukisphoto When I started to model, I was crazy about stuff like “follow your passion” and “discover the world”. At first, I enjoyed the novelty of it, sort of like playing Final Fantasy. But I recently had a moment of epiphany and realized that life is so much more than a fantasy: it’s an ongoing relentless effort in creativity. The key to this whole idea is “keep moving”. Get up, get dressed, go somewhere, and do stuff. Come rain and shine, I’m at my desk by 8 am. I can’t explain it, but it makes me feel part of something.yuki-matsumura-kimono

I’m still a dreamer like I still weep when I watch Ratatouille, but I’m also a warrior. One of the skills I learned from my samurai training is how to do two things at a time. So I basically go to bed with Disney and wake up with Kurosawa, to keep both of my assets fully intact. (It’s not polygamy I’m after, btw.) It’s a pretty awesome skill to have. It’s not only efficient but also time-saving. After all, life is short. So I always try to make a list of things I want and start working on it one by one.

And modeling, incidentally, was in my “100 things I want to do before I die” list. Every model must have her own beauty secret: Mine is making a list. yuki-tsukushi

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p.s.  All the flower photos were taken by me in my town, Sagamihara.  

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