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Ourei Harada (原田 桜怜 Harada Ourei?) (born 25 February 1986) is a Japanese former gravure idol or bikini model. Ourei's most noticeable feature was her G-cup breasts, a rarity in Japan not for their enormous size, but because they were easily recognizable implants. Her first photobook, Vanilla, was released in Japan just after her eighteenth birthday. This initial success was followed up with photoshoots in several magazines and websites.

In 2004 she won the Miss Magazine annual gravure idol contest put on by publisher Kodansha.[2]

According to her blog, Ourei retired from the gravure idol world as of March 31, 2007.

Ourei returned to the media spotlight in May 13, 2008 by reporting via webcast on the press release for Metal Gear Solid 4 held by Sony in Tokyo. From the footage of this webcast it is apparent that she has had breast reduction during her previous retirement.[3]

Following her return to show business Harada Ourei became a weather reporter for a regional company that provides cellphone updates. Her blog reopened during this time period only to shut down again on April 14, 2009.

On April 15, 2009, it was announced that Harada Ourei would be changing her stage name to Maeda Eiko and joining the pop idol group SKE48. This is a rather unusual career move for the former Japanese bikini idol who has had breast reduction surgery because even though SKE 48 supposedly only allows new members who are under the age of 20, Maeda Eiko was able to join at the age of 23.[4]

Selected works

  • Vanilla -- Debut photo collection in March 25, 2004
  • Jumbo -- Debut DVD in October 21, 2004

References

  1. "原田 桜怜 - Harada Ourei". Web I-dic (in Japanese). Retrieved 2007-03-03.  External link in |work= (help) and "Harada Ôrei (profile)". www.gijo.org. Retrieved 2007-04-18. 
  2. Miss Magazine - Misu Magajin - Tokyograph
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