This Miss Universe Contestant Is a Giant Comic Book Nerd

Illustration for article titled This Miss Universe Contestant Is a Giant Comic Book Nerd
Kotaku EastEast is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Meet Yukimi Matsuo. She is representing Japan in the Miss Universe competition. And she not only loves manga, she also draws it.

Advertisement

Yesterday, Matsuo was named Miss Universe Japan and will represent the country in the upcoming Miss Universe Pageant. The 25 year-old's desire to compete is perhaps different from other contestants: "The reason why I entered this competition is because I want to tell the world about Japanese manga," she said. According to Matsuo, she has a strong sense of duty.

Matsuo has done some local manga work in Mie Prefecture as well as some illustration, but has yet to hit the big time in the super competitive manga world.

Advertisement

When asked what's her type, she told the Mainichi Daily News, "A person who likes manga." Continuing, she added, "If I were to compare my type to a manga, then I like Leorio Paladinight from Hunter X Hunter." So, if you look like Leorio and like manga, you might have found your soul mate!

Below, you can see some of Matsuo's manga work.


Illustration for article titled This Miss Universe Contestant Is a Giant Comic Book Nerd
Illustration for article titled This Miss Universe Contestant Is a Giant Comic Book Nerd

<ミス・ユニバース>日本代表の松尾幸実さんは異色のマンガ家兼モデル 「日本のマンガを世界へ」 [まんたんウェブ]
松尾幸実 [Facebook]


Kotaku East is your slice of Asian internet culture, bringing you the latest talking points from Japan, Korea, China and beyond. Tune in every morning from 4am to 8am.

Share This Story

Get our newsletter

DISCUSSION

I am not too bothered by this but I still feel the need to bring it up. Why do blogs have to mention women who are geeks yet are beautiful? Don't get me wrong I love 'em myself but they act as if they don't exist and when they find on they have to report it.

On a side note, she draws much better than me, I mean geez.