Fumika Suzuki - Race Queen

Fumika Suzuki

Fumika Suzuki
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Fumika Suzuki (Suzuki Fumika, born October 11, 1974 in Tochigi, Japan) is a Japanese seiyu (voice actress in Japan), gravure idol and a former race queen in the 1990s.

Suzuki's race queen career started already in 1994 when she joined the sugo racing team. The following year, she represented the Japanese record company Avex Trax. However, it wasn't until she became Kure's official race queen in 1996 that Suzuki became a known name in the industry. In 1996, Suzuki released her first idol video titled "Black Velbet." In 1997, still affiliated with Kure, Suzuki paired with Yoko Sugimura and was seen together in many race queen events, as well as several idol-oriented home video releases. Suzuki also appeared as an event girl for Minolta from 1998 to 2000.

As Suzuki's career gained speed, numerous photo books and idol videos were released, including "Deep F" (1998), "Six" (2001), "Natura" (2002) and "Will" (2003). Since 1998, Suzuki hasn't returned as a race queen, sticking to traditional modeling. Also, no idol videos or photo books have been released since 2003. After eleven years in the modeling business, Suzuki retired in summer 2005.

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Gravure idols (グラビアアイドル, gurabia aidoru?) are Japanese models who primarily pose in bikinis, leotards, and other provocative clothing for photo spreads in magazines and photobooks aimed largely at men. Fetish themes may include wrestling, martial arts, and Superheroines from tokusatsu. Gravure idols range from as young as age 9 to as old as 35. However, they do not pose nude or perform sexually explicit acts in their work. The term is derived from photogravure, or, technically more precise, rotogravure, the type of printing process used in the production of glossy magazines. In Japanese culture idol (アイドル, aidoru?) refers to mostly female media personalities in their teens and early twenties who are considered particularly cute and pretty and who will, for a period ranging from several months to a few years, regularly appear in the mass media, e. g. as singers for J-pop groups, bit-part actors, TV personalities (tarento), models in photo spreads published in magazines, advertisements, etc. It is commonly said female Japanese idols represent the perfect female form in Japanese society. They are symbols of female sexuality and are often dressed erotically. For this reason they are often idolized by both males and females. Male audiences' infatuations with an idol's good looks are fed with detailed information about the idol's measurements, favorite colors, food, hobbies, blood type, etc. Female audiences are interested in imitating their style, hair color, fashion, etc. Good examples of fashion-leader idols are Ayumi Hamasaki, hitomi, Ryoko Hirosue and Namie Amuro. An AV Idol (adult video idol; AV actress (AV女優, AV joyu?)) is a Japanese idol that works in the pornographic business, often both as an actress as well as a model as the video performances have a wide range, from just the idol strolling around their house doing chores in bikinis. Race queen" (レースクイーン, rēsu kuīn?) is a Japanese term for a type of promotional model found as part of a pit crew in certain kinds of motor racing, such as F1 races. The equivalent British term is "Pit babe". In Japan race queens have a higher profile and are regarded as idols varying only by the motor sport event they appear in. The average age for these girls is late teens to early twenties and demand for them wanes with age. Some go on to become models or even actresses but those who are unable to leverage their career into something larger, sometimes slowly "decline" into AV work, marriage and eventual obscurity. It is not unusual for some of them to have a background as an AV Idol.