The 4th EGG Exclusive Model Audition, which determined the new exclusive model for the magazine EGG, was held this month. The Grand Prix was awarded to Marisa (Marisa Asai), a 14-year-old from Hyogo .
In an interview with Model Press, we learned about Marisa , the youngest model of EGG and heard her dreams for her generation.
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How did you get here?
-Congratulations on joining as an exclusive model. Please tell us how you are feeling.
Marisa: Even though I scored 1st place on LINE LIVE, I did not think I would be chosen since I am still a junior high school student. So when I heard that I could become an exclusive model, I was really happy and cried.
-How did you audition for the exclusive model of EGG?
Marisa: I was looking at the entry for LINE LIVE and was hesitating about entering. But my mother, who was originally in EGG, pushed me and said it would be fun if I did it as well.
-Did you do any entertainment-related work?
Marisa: I was scouted by my company in December 2018. Last summer, I started attending lessons and participated in a fashion show.
-What kind of activities do you want to do as a new model?
Marisa: I think EGG is a really great magazine created by 25 years of gal culture. I’m very honored to be published in EGG. My dilemma is that I am a junior high school student, who still can’t do flashy gal styles like dyeing my hair and piercing my ears. I’m a serious student on weekdays, but on weekends I’m going to work hard to be a gal.
-What about girls your age?
Marisa: I want to show my generation that we can also do gyaru. And hopefully the number of gals will increase.
– What is your favorite food?
-What food do you dislike?
-What are your special skills?
Marisa: I can make my voice sound like a small baby.
Marisa: Watching YouTube.
-What did you do before the audition?
Marisa: I researched diet and makeup. I like eating and I’m not good at exercising. To exercise more, I decided to take detours home from school and did not use the elevator, so before the final interview I had lost 2.5kg.
-What will you not lose to?
-Who do you look up to?
Marisa: Momo Ito (伊藤桃々).
The secret to fulfilling dreams
-Lastly, what are the secrets to fulfilling your dream?
Marisa: I look for a person who is above me, a person I look up to, and try my best to exceed them. Also, as my mother said; “If you strongly desire something, your dreams will always come true”. I have always believed that. I think it is important to believe in yourself. If you give up, it’s over. I will also work hard to learn from my EGG seniors and become an even better gal!
– Thank you very much.
(Modelpress editorial department, Translation and modification by Emi. Pictures copyrighted by modelpress)