‘I am Kiko’ is how people first see on her Instagram. Japanese model and actress Kiko Mizuhara has excelled both in the fashion and entertainment industry. She is best known as Mikasa from the movie, Attack on Titan.
Aside from that, Kiko has a far more impressive resume than that. From Vogue, Grazia, Coach, L’Officiel, and more, she can be seen posing for any of these magazines. Today, along with her career, we will touch on her personal life as well.
Admittedly, that includes her dating life, nationality, ethnicity, and more. So, let’s get started with some facts first.
Kiko Mizuhara: Quick Facts
|Full Name||Audrie Kiko Daniel|
|Date of Birth||October 15, 1990|
|Place of Birth||Dallas, Texas, US|
|Father’s Name||Todd Daniel|
|Mother’s Name||Yae Mizuhara|
|Height||5 feet 6 inches(168 cm)|
|Weight||46 kgs(101 lbs)|
|Body Measurements||30-24-34 inches|
|Profession||Model, Actress, Entrepreneur|
|Net Worth||Under Review|
|Social Media||Instagram, Twitter|
|Other Names||Kiko Mizuhara, Noriko Daniel|
Kiko Mizuhara and GD- Boyfriend
One of the most talked-about couples in the entertainment industry has to be Kiko and GD. The Japanese model caught the attention of Korean netizens when she was seen together with Korean artist GD aka Kwon Ji-Yong, who has a mass fan following.
Not to mention, the two were seen together first back in 2010. They were often spotted hanging out either in Seoul or Tokyo. Sadly, the fashionable couple broke up in 2014, after dating for four whole years.
Soon after that, Mizuhara got into a relationship with a Japanese actor, Nomura Shuhei, whom she met during a photoshoot for a magazine. Likewise, as of now, the lovely couple’s relationship seems to be going well.
Furthermore, on one occasion, Mizuhara was also rumored to be dating former One Direction member Harry Styles.
Is Kiko Mizuhara Japanese?- Bio of Kiko
Now, talking about Kiko, the bonafide model was born in Dallas, Texas, the US, as Audrie Kiko Mizuhara. She is the daughter of her American father, Todd Daniel, and Zanichi Korean mother, Yae Mizuhara. At the age of two, her family moved back to Tokyo, then to Kobe a year later.
Aside from her parents, Kiko grew up in Japan with her younger sister, Ashley Yuka Daniel. She is active as a model in Japan, who goes by the name Yuka Mizuhara.
Likewise, Mizuhara’s mother raised both her and her sister; after their parents’ divorce. And then her father moved to the states.
How old is Kiko?- Age, Height, and Measurements?
Kiko Mizuhara is genuinely a fashion icon in Japan. Not only her style, but Kiko manages to attract attention with her looks as well. Born on October 15, 1990, she is just 29 years old, yet her achievements are uncountable.
Sun sign Libra, the person as described, is stylish, media-friendly, and has a pleasing personality. The Japanese-born stands at the height of 5 feet 6 inches(168 cm) and weighs around 46kgs, which is equivalent to 101 lbs.
Because of her low weight, many assumed Kiko to be anorexic, but the model quickly defended, saying it was all because of her diet. With her healthy diet and training, Mizuhara has maintained a slim figure envied by many Japanese women.
Likewise, her bust-waist-hips measures 30-24-34 inches, respectively. Also, Mizuhara has got long black hair and stunning brown eyes.
“I am Kiko”- Fashion and Cinema
Talking about her Kiko, she has been undisputable in the industry since the beginning of 2002. With her looks and style, it was only time that some talent agency scouted her. Contrary to that, Mizuahara’s career started as a model after she won an audition for fashion magazine Seventeen.
Aside from the Miss Seventeen title, young Mizuahara also bagged an exclusive model contract for the next three years. Then at the tender age of 16, Kiko moved to Tokyo to pursue as a model fully.
Then in July 2007, she became an exclusive model for a fashion magazine, and the following year, she started as a regular runway model at the Tokyo Girls Collection. Kiko made her international runway debut at The Paris Collections in Olympia Le Tan’s Spring/Summer 2014 Show.
Similarly, that same year, she walked for British Fashion Designer Nasir Mazhar’s S/S 2014 Collection at London Fashion Week and Jeremy Scott’s Moschino in Milan Fashion Week.
Her other international runway includes Alexander Wang’s S/S 2018 Ready-to-wear collection at New York Fashion Week. But she would not be genuinely an iconic model with that only. Since her modeling career started, Mizuhara has been on the cover of magazines like Nylon, Vivi, Grazia, GQ, Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, L’Officiel, V Magazine, Dazed and Confused, Cosmopolitan, and many more.
She has also posed for major Vogue editorials for Japan, China, Taiwan, Italia, America, and so on.
Moreover, in 2012, Kiko was photographed by the late Karl Lagerfeld for CHANEL’s The Little Black Jacket Campaign. Then in 2018, the Japanese-born model was appointed as the first Asian ambassador for Dior and welcomed into the Coach family.
Norwegian Woods and Attack on Titan
After conquering the Japanese fashion industry, Kiko then proceeded to broaden her horizon and started working in the entertainment industry. With her debut in Tran Anh Hung‘s Norwegian Wood in 2010, Kiko stepped in as an actress.
Following that, the rookie actress then appeared in Helter Skelter(2012), which was based on the award-winning manga by Kyoko Okazaki of the same name. But Mizuhara gained fame as an actress after starring in an international hit action movie, Attack on Titan.
Based on the manga and anime of the same name, the live adaptation was a commercial hit from the get-go. Likewise, her other acting performances can be seen in Yae no Sakura, Shitsuren Chocolatier, and Nobunaga Concerto.
Moreover, she has been gaining attention as the sixth member of the Fab Five, Queer Eye: We’re in Japan since its airing on Netflix. In the series, Kiko teaches the five guys: Jonathan Van Ness, Bobby Berk, Antoni Porowski, Karamo Brown, and Tan France about the Japanese culture.
Here are some favorite things of Kiko
- Movies: Bound, Spirited Away, Bridget Jones’ Diary, Kids, Fallen Angels
- Actress: Chloe Sevigny
- American TV Show: Sex and the City
- American TV Characters: Charlotte and Miranda from Sex and the City
- Hangout spot in Tokyo: Shinjuku Ni-chome, The Komazawa Olympic Park
- Passion: Byuin and designing clothes
- Shopping venue: Harajuku, Shibuya, Aoyama
- Clothing item: High waist pants
- Inspiration: Kids, Street Style
- Guilty Pleasure: Late night hanging out with friends
- Karaoke songs: Plastic Love(Mariya Takeuchi) L-O-V-E (Nat King Cole)
- Makeup item: Red Lipstick
- Food: Ramen (Soy sauce-based, Osaka style ramen)
- Korean dishes: Grilled intestines, Oxtail soup
Net Worth and Income
Model and actress Kiko indeed has shown her potential in both of these sectors. Eaning her way up, she has gained many fans and admirers along the way. However, her net worth as of now is still unknown.
But there is no doubt that this superstar has her earnings in seven digits, if not more. Aside from being active as a model and actress, Mizuhara is also an entrepreneur and has made her carer out of it too.
What started as a collaboration with UNIF, an LA-based label, Kiko now has her line called KIKO Co. Ltd or OFFICE KIKI. Likewise, global stars have worn her designs like Rihanna, Beyonce, and K-pop stars like Blackpink, Sunmi, Brown Eyed Girls, and more.
Similarly, in September 2018, her fashion line introduced a new line of shoes and boots in collaboration with Esperanza.
Social Media Presence
Instagram– 5.5 million Followers
Twitter– 658.6k Followers