Kiko Mizuhara

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American-Japanese actress, model, and fashion designer Kiko Mizuhara. She was born in Texas but later relocated to Japan where she spent her early years with her parents. She was greatly inspired by the glamour and flamboyance of the entertainment industry elite during her formative years. After winning a beauty pageant when she was still a teenager, she made her modeling debut. In 2010, she made her acting debut with “Norwegian Wood.” She gradually developed into a talented actress and played some noteworthy roles in movies like “Helter Skelter” and “Platinum Data.” She continued to make her television debut in 2013 with the show “Yae Ne Sokura” and afterward made appearances in popular dramas like “Nobunaga Concerto” and “Kazoku na Katachi.” She also enjoyed a good deal of success as a fashion designer. After having a great modeling career, she was contacted by the renowned Japanese company “Opening Ceremony,” who asked her to design the “Bad Girl of the 90s” collection. As a result of the collection, Kiko cemented her reputation as a multifaceted artist and won over many Japanese fashion enthusiasts.

Early Childhood & Life

On November 15, 1990, in Texas, USA, to an American father and a Korean mother, Kiko Mizuhara was born Audrie Kiko Daniel. Kiko’s family relocated to Koba when he was 2 years old due to a work-related migration to Japan. Kiko had a sibling who was younger than her.

The family was originally pretty content and tranquil with one another, but gradually the daughters saw occasional arguments between her parents. They soon grew violent, and at that point, Kiko’s mother filed for divorce from her father, who then left for the United States.

Kiko’s parents split when she was 13 years old, but the adolescent was closer to her mother than her father, and this incident further reinforced their relationship.

Kiko spent the majority of her time living in a fantasy world while reading manga and comic books. She told her mother that she was really interested in the entertainment industry, and she got her mother’s backing. She graduated from Tsukuba International School after completing her high school education.

Kiko took part in Seventeen magazine’s casting call for a new model at that point because she had established a strong passion for modeling by then. Kiko triumphed, modeling for the magazine for the following three years—a big step forward for her modeling career.

She had bigger aspirations and wished to leave the little city of Kobe and relocate to Tokyo. At first, her mother disagreed with the choice, but over time, she came to embrace it. At the age of 16, Kiko moved to Tokyo and began looking for larger modeling agencies to work with.

She finally managed to be chosen by the fashion magazine ViVi as one of their faces after a few initial trying weeks. Kiko then began working in the Japanese modeling business.

Career in Modeling

Prior to walking the runway at the Tokyo Girls Collection, Kiko first appeared as an exclusive model for ViVi. Her modeling career soon took off not only in Japan but also throughout the rest of Asia and Europe.
Kiko has graced the runway for many years and has also been featured in the editorial pages of numerous publications, including Vogue Japan, Vogue China, Vogue Taiwan, Vogue Italia, and Vogue America.

With her appearances on the covers and the spread of various prestigious magazines, her success was further noted by the global fashion business. Publications including Grazia, Seventeen, GQ, Another Magazine, and Dazed and Confused are on the extensive list.

She also served as the “go-to” girl at one point for the purpose of launching a number of new products on the market. She has provided endorsements for brands like Diesel, Reebok, and Kitsune.
Her never-ending career as a model includes time spent serving as a CHANEL ambassador. It indicates that she would have VIP access to all events and fashion shows hosted by CHANEL.

She has also participated in numerous photo sessions and CHANEL brand advertisements. In 2017, she was engaged by Marc Jacobs, one of the most well-known eyewear companies in the world, to market their newest line of eyewear.

Career in Acting

The movie adaptation of renowned author Haruki Murakami’s book “Norwegian Wood” was underway, and Kiko quickly rose to the top of the competition for a lead role. Similar to the novel it was based on, the movie was released in 2010, and it quickly became a global hit, going on to compete for the Golden Lion award at the Venice Film Festival.

This successful start to her career led to her being cast in additional roles, giving her enough opportunity to hone her acting skills. She then made a cameo in the 2012 psychological horror movie “Helter Skelter,” which was also the name of the manga it was based on.

With a supporting role in “I’m Flash!” she continued her acting career. The movie was a hit as well, and Kiko received a lot of praise. She was now regarded as the ideal example of the phrase “Beauty with Brains,” because to the thoughtful roles she had chosen.

She made her television debut in 2013 with the historical drama series “Yae No Sakura,” which was set at a time when Japan was just beginning to establish diplomatic and commercial relations with the West.

She played a significant part in the fantasy drama movie “Attack on the Titan,” which was adapted from a manga, which came out in 2015. The film received praise for its brave attempt at a very popular genre in Japanese cinema as well as its use of highly stylized violence. In Japan, the movie was released in two parts, with the second half coming out a few months after the first.

Both roles generated impressive box office revenue, and Kiko’s career was furthered by another much-acclaimed and financially successful movie, “Nobunaga Concerto.” Based on the same-named manga, the movie featured Shun Oguri in the starring role.

The comedy-drama “Kazoku no Katachi,” which was released in 2016 to positive critical and commercial reception, featured Kiko in a prominent part.

Creating a Career

Kiko, a prominent designer in her own right, first worked with Opening Ceremony, a well-known manufacturer of fashion clothing. The brand debuted its flagship location in Japan in the spring of 2013, and it was an immediate hit. The fact that Kiko was associated with it also greatly contributed to the outlet’s phenomenal success.

Kiko’s outfits gained popularity in Japan and the rest of Asia by drawing their primary influence from Parisian fashion in the 1920s. She later introduced her own line under the moniker “Bad Girl in the 90s,” and when Rihanna and Beyonce donned her clothing, Kiko’s creations became viral.

Since then, Kiko has released a number of her collections, bringing her even more recognition and money. As a result, she is now regarded as the most influential fashion icon in the nation.

Individual Life of Kiko Mizuhara

Although Kiko Mizuhara rarely discusses her relationships, her connection with the South Korean artist “G-Dragon” was well publicized. After dating for a few months, rumors about their breakup started to circulate. Kiko’s photos with her new boyfriend, Nomura Shuhei, later confirmed the rumors.

Kiko Mizuhara Net Worth

One of the wealthiest and most well-known models is Kiko Mizuhara. Kiko Mizuhara is worth $5 million, according to our analysis of data from sources like Wikipedia, Forbes, and Business Insider.