Friday, June 24, 2011

Unreal Japanese Pop Star

To thousands of Japanese teenagers she was the ultimate pop idol.

With picture-perfect teeth and hair, shiny, flawless skin and a sweet singing voice, Aimi Eguchi embodied everything that teenage girls wished for.

However, dig a little deeper, and not everything was quite as it seemed.
-Japan's newest popstar outed as CGI creation

It’s never a good idea to lie to a mob of obsessed teenagers. That’s where one Japanese pop band went wrong.

The band, AKB48, revealed their newest member, Aimi Eguchi, during a candy commercial and after the single viewing, fans went wild trying to find out who the new beauty was.

Since the band already has had up to 61 members at a time, adding another wasn’t a surprise. But some were confused since there wasn’t an audition.


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