Sumire Matsubara すみれ born in Japan and raised in Hawaii, Sumire Matsubara すみれ comes from somethimg of a showbiz family, with plenty of actors and musicians to draw inspiration from. Standing at 175cm, it was fortuitous that she grew up in Hawaii as I imagine she would have been a bit of a giant at school in Japan.
She got her start in the music industry in Hawaii before gaining attention in Japan and becoming pretty popular—now she is the host of Viewers’ Choice on NHK World. I can see why: she is pretty easy on the eye and has an infectious smile. Good work Kimo. 🙂
Name (romaji): Sumire
Real name: 松原すみれ (まつばら すみれ) / Matsubara Sumire
Profession: Fashion model and actress
Birthplace: Tokyo, Japan
Blood type: A