Japan’s “Lady of Eternal Youth”
Meet Masako Mizutani, a Japanese fashion magazine model who is stunningly beautiful. Her goddess-like appearance and smart style have enchanted people across Japan and her official blog, where she mainly shares cosmetic product recommendations, has earned her a steady fan base of both men and women looking for beauty tips.
What’s really stunning about this Japanese Aphrodite, however, is that in addition to being a model, Mrs. Mizutani is a 43 year old housewife with a 20 year old daughter.
Mrs. Mizutani became an instant celebrity in 2009 after appearing on a Japanese television variety program where she shared the secrets of her age-defying looks.
Now, it seems like her beauty has led her to a big international break. After being introduced on a Taiwanese news site, images of Mr. Mizutani began appearing on Chinese microblogging sites as “Japan’s Lady of Eternal Youth,” and soon her popularity in the country exploded to the point where a Chinese fan-made blog about her has reached over 10,000 followers.
However, it seems that upon hearing the secret to her eternally young visage—spending roughly 5 hours a day on skin care and makeup—some Chinese internet users were turned off, citing the peculiarly popular-in-China Helena Rubenstein quote: “there are no ugly women, only lazy ones.”