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Aiba Masaki & Kuroki Meisa receive 'Best Jeanist' award
On October 4th, Arashi’s Aiba Masaki (29) appeared at the 29th annual "Best Jeanist 2012" award ceremony in Tokyo where it was announced that he had won the award for the second year in a row based on a general vote. The awards are given out based on a national vote as various celebrities are voted on who suits jeans the most.
Aiba, who was met with loud cheers at the conference, smiled as he said, “I felt the same thing when I stood here last year, and once again, the Aida family’s heirlooms have increased by one. Thank you to everyone who voted for me. It is truly an honor.”
Similarly, for the female category, Kuroki Meisa (24) also achieved a second victory, but was absent at the awards ceremony as she had recently given birth to her first child. In addition, Sugi-chan, who had made it a public goal to win the award, watched as the prize slipped away.
The event began in 1984 to show the fun in wearing jeans and to change the perception of jeans. Voting via postcards and online began last October and ended this August and a total of 40,746 votes were received. Currently, the celebrities who have received the award 5 times and have been inducted into the "Eternal Best Jeanest” Hall of Fame are: SMAP's Kimura Takuya (1998), SMAP’s Kusanagi Tsuyoshi (2003), KAT-TUN’s Kamenashi Kazuya (2011), singer Hamasaki Ayumi (2005), and Koda Kumi (2001). It was announced that next year, for the 30th annual awards ceremony, the rules will be changed so that those who received the prize 3 times will enter the Hall of Fame.
Additionally, the “Council Selected” awards were awarded to actress Natsuki Mari (60), actor Iura Arata (38), model and talent Rola (22), and London Olympics middleweight boxing gold medalist Murata Ryota (26). The winners of the “New Entrant” vote were Honda Mai (23), who won the first place and Koide Yuka (22), who won second place; the winner of the artist prize was Tomita Chiharu (21).
Source and Image: Oricon
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