Yoko Mitsuya

Yoko Mitsuya (三津谷 葉子, Mitsuya Yōko, born November 8, 1984) is a Japanese gravure idol and actress. Yoko was born in Tokyo but moved to Saitama shortly after she was born. She began practicing ballet as a first grader; her dream was to become a ballerina. When she was in sixth grade, she applied for the Horipro Talent Scout Caravan and was awarded a prize for her excellent work. From there, she made her debut in the photobook Baby Kiss (and was photographed alongside such idols as Rei Yoshii and Reiko Ōmori). Around this time, future actresses Kyoko Fukada and Ayana Sakai were also making their debuts. (Ayana was also part of the Baby Kiss photobook.) Even though Yoko was now aiming to become an actress, because of her large bust size for her age, she began doing gravure work at a steady pace. Her body size (especially her bust) was considered more mature than her age at that time. For that, she had been in several publications and photobooks by the time she was 15, and was chosen as the Visual Queen of the year for 2000. Because of her bust size and overall body appearance, Yoko was considered chubby and this pressured her to crash diet when she was 16.


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