Ladybeard Is One Pretty Pin-Up Model and Wrestler

This is Ladybeard. Cosplayer, pin-up model, wrestler, and a heavy metal singer. Oh, and sometimes, a movie reviewer.

The bearded idol has been perfecting this look for years now, telling GirlsWalker that he first wore his sister's school uniform to a costume party when he was 14 years old, which got a good reaction. Since then, he's enjoyed wearing women's clothing.

Ladybeard Is One Pretty Pin-Up Model and Wrestler

Ladybeard Is One Pretty Pin-Up Model and Wrestler

Back in 2009, Ladybeard started wrestling in Hong Kong while wearing dresses, and since then, the bearded one has improved both those necessary wrestling and dress-wearing skills. Ladybeard has paid those dues!

Ladybeard Is One Pretty Pin-Up Model and Wrestler

While Ladybeard might seem gimmicky, there's a bit more going on than just a bearded guy in a dress, and he's doing a good job of cleverly remixing otaku motifs.

Ladybeard Is One Pretty Pin-Up Model and Wrestler

Also, there's something interesting about a Westerner playing on the same Japanese notions of cute and heavy metal that, say, Baby Metal does, and presenting that in a way Japanese subculture responds to.

Ladybeard Is One Pretty Pin-Up Model and Wrestler

For example, his debut pin-up DVD, which is out this month, was partly filmed at the country's most infamous swimming pool.

Ladybeard Is One Pretty Pin-Up Model and Wrestler

There's a sense of playfulness about Ladybeard.

Ladybeard Is One Pretty Pin-Up Model and Wrestler

You can follow Ladybeard on Twitter, if you like. There's more info (and photos) in the links below.

Ladybeard [Facebook]

Ladybeard [Official Site]

Photos: Ladybeard@Twitter/Ladybeard@Facebook

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