Yumi Adachi - Singer Model


Yumi Adachi
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Birthdate: September 14, 1981
Birth location: Tokyo, Japan
Birth name: Yumi Hasegawa
Measurements: ??:??:?? (B cup)
Height: 4 feet 9 inches (153 cm)
Weight: 37kg
Eye colour: Brown
Hair colour: Black (presently hair coloring Auburn-redish brown)
Orientation: Heterosexual
Ethnicity: Japanese
Alias(es): Yumi Adachi

Yumi Adachi (born Hasegawa Yumi on 14 September 1981) is a Japanese actress, model and singer.
Adachi was born in Taito, Tokyo, Japan. She made her modelling debut at two years of age and her J-Pop singing debut on 23 June 1993, aged almost twelve. Her big break was in 1994, with the drama Ie Nakiko.
Adachi graduated from Horikoshi High School, where she was classmates with Osaka Kintetsu Buffaloes pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma.
Her marriage to Jun Itoda was announced on 14 September 2005, her 24th birthday, when she was two months pregnant. The marriage ceremony was conducted on 13 November 2005 in a small chapel in Tokyo with 30 family members from both sides of the family. 150 of their geinou friends attended the wedding reception dinner that night. Her married name is Yumi Itoda, but she will continue to use Yumi Adachi for her stage name to avoid fan confusion.
Her baby was due on 17 April 2006, however a healthy baby girl was born to her 5 days early, on 12 April 2006 at a Tokyo hospital. It was said that Jun Itoda was not present at the birth because of work commitments that day, but came to see Yumi and the baby after his work schedule.

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