They’re all pretty and smart, but it was 20-year old Yoshie Takeuchi (front, right) who won the beauty-and-brains pageant yesterday. Keio’s one of the top 3 Japanese universities, and many Miss Keio contest winners have gone on to become famous TV anchorwomen, etc.
In Japan, reading the news on TV is considered one of the most prestigious female professions. You have to be pretty, smart, and proper. Really pretty, smart, and proper. People like me who talk shit and dye their hair red would never make the cut.
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