Keiko Kitagawa is once again the face that Japanese women want to have

Lim Yian Lu
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TOKYO, JAPAN - NOVEMBER 15:  Actress Keiko Kitagawa attends the Midtown Christmas 2017 Lighting Ceremony on November 15, 2017 in Tokyo, Japan.  (Photo by Jun Sato/WireImage)
Actress Keiko Kitagawa is once again the female celebrity whose beauty Japanese women admire the most. (Photo: Jun Sato/WireImage)

In a survey held by Oricon Japan last month, some 500 Japanese females aged 10 to 50-plus chose the face of the Japanese female celebrity that they want to have the most. Topping the ranking is actress Keiko Kitagawa, who was also the first in last year’s ranking.

Here are the top 10 Japanese celebrities whose beauty is most envied among women in Japan.

1. Keiko Kitagawa

This consecutive win not only marks Kitagawa’s sixth No. 1 place in this ranking that has been running for the 14th time, it is also the first time since 2009 when an actress who is also a mum topped the ranking. That winner 11 years ago was none other than Nanako Matsushima, who is known for starring in the 1998 horror film Ring.

Although Kitagawa had just given birth to a girl last September, her beauty remains dazzling as she attended a movie promotion event earlier this month, after her maternity leave. The survey participants have described her looks as “perfect” and “gorgeous”, and even wanted to “live a day with this face”.

2. Yui Aragaki

In the runner-up position is the Yui Aragaki, who is a regular in this ranking. Her never-changing smile left an impression on many, but it is her kawaii looks that won the hearts of her voters. “Because she has the cute face. My Chinese boyfriend likes her too. She is the best who is well-loved internationally,” claimed one of her die-hard supporters.

3. Satomi Ishihara

Following in the third place is Satomi Ishihara, who will be marrying her non-celebrity boyfriend this year. Known for her big eyes and sexy lips, Ishihara’s face is said to be “invincible” to have. A voter in her forties wrote, “She is cute, beautiful and natural. But she also has sex appeal. I admired the fact that she has everything.”

In the subsequent positions are the popular Japanese female celebrities who have their own unique and attractive traits:

4. Kanna Hashimoto

Her undeniable cuteness has people calling her the “once-in-a-millennium beauty”.

5. Minami Hamabe

Known for her cute smile, she starred in live-action film Let Me Eat Your Pancreas and shot to fame.

6. Kyoko Fukada

She’s going on to her forties soon but still going strong! She has even ventured into the world of TikTok.

7. Mai Shiraishi

Former member of Nogizaka 46, she is praised as being a classic Japanese beauty with fair skin.

8. Mio Imada

Her sparkling round eyes landed her a position as the youngest (23 years old) in the top 10 of the ranking,

9. Suzu Hirose

Known for her innocent look, Suzu is said to have a good balance of cuteness and beauty.

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10. Yuriko Ishida

She is the oldest (51 years old) in the top 10 of the ranking, but her beauty has an added elegance and maturity.

There are so many celebrities who are beautiful — each special in their own ways. Who is the one you think is the most gorgeous?

See the Oricon ranking of the most good-looking male celebrities here!