Former Mario Kart Pitch Girl Dangerously Thin (NSFW)

When Nintendo launched Mario Kart Wii in Japan, it roped in some of the country's biggest celebrities for the ad campaign. Among then, was Aki Hoshino.

In a country obsessed with youth, the 33-year-old Hoshino is older than most pin-up models. She's noted for her bubbly personality and her hourglass figure. Rumour has it that she has had her chest enhanced - however, she denies she has ever gotten implants. A "doctor" once did a full body scan of Hoshino and verified this on television. Some woman also squeezed her breasts and said they were real. Experts!

This is an early modelling photo of Hoshino. Yes, something is obviously different. Rather, somethings.

Even when she was appearing in Nintendo ads, at PSP sudoku game promotions or in a Capcom bikini game, Hoshino has always been thin with a small waist as evident by this pin-up photo (above) from a few years back.

Or even a little too thin as this stock photo shows.

But her most recent pin-ups (below) show that the model has gotten worryingly thin - by which we mean bones and skin collapsing onto nothingness.

This comes as Hoshino's mainstream career appears to be slowing. She appeared on popular daily variety show Waratte Iitomo until late 2008. Many of her regular TV gigs on major networks like Fuji TV ended last year.

Also, she entered into a relationship with a 19-year-old horse jockey. The two met during a horse racing show Hoshino hosts - rather, hosted. According to website Japan Today, the relationship caused the young jockey's trainer to become outraged about unwanted media attention and publicly criticise Hoshino. The relationship also apparently caused either the show's producers or the network itself to pressure Hoshino out of the show.

This isn't to say Hoshino isn't getting any work or that her career is over by any stretch. She continues to do public appearances to promote, say, Hollywood films as well as releasing pin-up photos.

Her push to drop weight could be connected with her appearance at the Spring Tokyo Girls Collection fashion event earlier this March.

ほしのあきのくびれがやばいwwwww [すくいぬ][Pic, Pic, Pic, Pic via Jean Snow]


Comments

    I just about shat my pants when I got to that 3rd last photo.

    Really hate how people nowdays are convinced that the peak of attractiveness is looking like a damn twig.

      Nowhere in the article does it say she is losing it on purpose. It just guesses.

      Not everyone loses weight to be attractive - not everyone loses weight intentionally.

        While that's true, it should be noted that the pressure to be thin is even worse in Japan when it comes to women. Any number of fashion magazines have pages of ads in the back that promise you'll lose 10-15kg, with pictures showing how you too can turn from a completely normal person into horrid stick-figure.

    That 3rd last photo looks severely photoshopped to me. I don't buy it.

    EWWWW.. some of those photos are disgusting

    I don't get nintendo using porn stars to sell their product

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