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Encyclopedia > Kurara Chibana
Kurara Chibana
Beauty pageant titleholder
Birth name: Kurara Chibana
Birthdate: March 27, 1982 (1982-03-27) (age 25)
Birth location:
Naha City, Okinawa Prefecture, Japan
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Eye color: Dark Brown
Hair color: Black
Title(s): Miss Universe Japan 2006

Kurara Chibana (知花 くらら Chibana Kurara?) was born on March 27, 1982, is a native of Naha City (the capital of Okinawa Prefecture). She competed in Miss Universe 2006 and ended up as the 1st Runner-up. Mrs. ... Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 403 × 599 pixelsFull resolution (2634 × 3916 pixel, file size: 4. ... A childs first birthday party. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links Flag_of_Japan. ... Naha (Japanese: ; -shi) is the capital city of Okinawa Prefecture in Japan. ... “Okinawa” redirects here. ... Human height, or how tall people become, generally varies little between people compared to other anthropometric measures. ... Eye color is a polygenic trait and is determined primarily by the amount and type of pigments present in the eyes iris. ... Hair color is the result of pigmentation due to the presence of the chemicals of melanin and phaeomelanin. ... The Miss Universe Japan Organization was created in 1998 in response to Japans recent lack of finalists at the Miss Universe pageant. ... is the 86th day of the year (87th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... Naha (Japanese: ; -shi) is the capital city of Okinawa Prefecture in Japan. ... “Okinawa” redirects here. ... Miss Universe 2006 took place at the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles, USA. Unlike past events, it was held on Sunday, July 23, 2006 (almost two months later than usual). ...

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Miss Universe 2006

Chibana is known for her participation in Miss Universe 2006 where she represented Japan. She won the best national costume award for her samurai/ninja-style outfit designed by the artist Yuichi Miyagawa and the designer Yoshiyuki Ogata, and later became the first runner-up for Miss Universe 2006. During the final, Chibana wore a black evening gown exhibiting intricate laticework designed by Olivier Theyskens for Rochas, and at the preliminaries, Chibana sported a unique red and pink-hued gown with silver corseting designed by Shanghai Tang. [1] Faroese folk dance club with some members in national costumes National costume, also known as national dress, regional costume or folk dress, expresses an identity through costume which usually relates to a geographic area, but can also indicate social, marital and/or religious status. ... For other uses, see Samurai (disambiguation). ... Jiraiya, ninja and title character of the Japanese folktale Jiraiya Goketsu Monogatari. ... An evening gown is a ladys dress worn to a formal affair. ... Olivier Theyskens (January 4, 1977 in Brussels, Belgium) is the Belgian-born Artistic Director of the French fashion house Maison Rochas. ... Rochas Fall 2006 collection Rochas is a fashion, beauty, and perfume house founded in 1925[1] by Marcel Rochas, the first designer of 2/3-length coats and skirts with pockets. ... Shanghai Tang in Central, HK Shanghai Tang is an international clothing chain company, founded in 1994 by Hong Kong businessman David Tang Wang Cheung. ...


Her achievement was remarkable in the light of the fact that Japan has never come this close to winning the crown since 1959, when Akiko Kojima won the first Miss Universe crown for the Land of the Rising Sun. Kurara Chibana's successor, Miss Japan 2007, Riyo Mori won as Miss Universe 2007 in Mexico City. She also managed to outdo the two Japanese women who managed to enter the semi finals in most recent years (Miyako Miyazaki, fourth runner-up in 2003 and Mizuho Sakaguchi, 3rd runner-up in 1988). Akiko Kojima (born October 29. ... Miss Universe is an annual international female beauty contest, and the title for the winner of the contest, founded in 1952 by California clothing company Pacific Mills. ... Land of the Rising Sun most commonly refers to Japan as a translation of Nippon or Nihon (see List of country name etymologies#J). ... The Miss Japan Grand Prix Pageant is a beauty contest that has been held every year since 1950 between winners of the Japanese block pageants. ... Riyo Mori ) born December 24, 1986 in Aoi-ku, Shizuoka, Japan is a Japanese dance instructor who won the Miss Universe 2007 title in May 2007. ... Nickname: Motto: Ciudad en movimiento Location of Mexico City in central Mexico Coordinates: , Country Federal entity Boroughs The 16 delegaciones Founded c. ... Languages Japanese Religions Shinto, Buddhism, large secular groups      The Japanese people ) is the ethnic group that identifies as Japanese by culture and/or ancestry. ... Miyako Miyazaki is a Japanese beauty pageant winner. ...


Personal information

She was an educational-philosophy student at Sophia University. She got her Bachelor of Arts degree in 2006. She turned down a job offer from Japanese publishing company in order to compete in Miss Universe Japan pageant, which was held on April 25, 2006 in Tokyo. Kurara now works as a feature reporter, flying around the world to interview unique people for a leading fashion magazine in Japan. She writes and takes photos of their lifestyles.[1] She can speak four languages: English, Spanish, French, and Japanese.[2] The philosopher Socrates about to take poison hemlock as ordered by the court. ... Sophia University ) is a private university, with its main campus located in Yotsuya, an area of Tokyos Chiyoda Ward in Japan. ... A B.A. issused as a certificate Bachelor of Arts (B.A., BA or A.B.), from the Latin Artium Baccalaureus is an undergraduate bachelors degree awarded for either a course or a program in the liberal arts or the sciences, or both. ... The Miss Universe Japan Organization was created in 1998 in response to Japans recent lack of finalists at the Miss Universe pageant. ... is the 115th day of the year (116th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays full 2006 calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Tokyo ), the common English name for the Tokyo Metropolis ), is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and, unique among the prefectures, provides certain municipal services characteristic of a city. ... A Female Reporter A reporter is a type of journalist who researches and presents information in certain types of mass media. ... This article is about the magazine as a published medium. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ...


Since October 2006, she has appeared regularly on the NTV show "NEWS ZERO" reporting from both domestic and international locations, and launch her endorsement career as a spokesperson for more than four world-famous brands in 2007.[3] She is the new spokeswoman for Maybelline New York's Angelfit Make-Up.[4] In late December, Global Beauties named Kurara as the Sexiest Woman Alive 2006 - a title formally held also by, her co-patriot/beauty diva, Miyako Miyazaki.[5] The name NTV is used by several television broadcasters throughout the world: Nippon Television (Nittele) - Shiodome, Tokyo, Japan NTV (CJON-TV) - St. ... A spokesperson (person could be replaced with the gender of the person), or spokesmodel is a person who speaks on behalf of others, but is understood not to be necessarily part of the others (e. ... For the Chuck Berry song, see Maybellene. ... “NY” redirects here. ... Miyako Miyazaki is a Japanese beauty pageant winner. ...


Kurara is an avid sportswoman who loves tennis and swimming. She is also a certified kickboxing instructor. When it comes to food, 'goya', which is a type of bittermelon is her favourite. Her favorite song is Le Tourbillon by Jeanne Moreau and favorite movie is Un homme et une femme by Claude Lelouch. According to her, Un homme et une femme is her favorite movie because her favorite actors are Jean-Louis Trintignant and Anouk Aimée. Arthur Ashe Stadium at Flushing Meadows, New York Tennis is a game played between two players (singles) or between two teams of two players (doubles). ... Kicking to left side Kickboxing refers to sport-fighting using kicks and punches and sometimes throws and bows representing a certain martial art or can be practiced for general fitness, or as a full-contact sport. ... It has been suggested that Foo qua be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Foo qua be merged into this article or section. ... Jeanne Moreau (born 23 January 1928 in Paris, France) is a French actress. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 1966 films | French films | Romance films | Best Actress Oscar Nominee (film) ... Claude Lelouch (born October 30, 1937) is a French film director, writer and producer. ... Categories: Movie stubs | 1966 films | French films | Romance films | Best Actress Oscar Nominee (film) ... Jean-Louis Trintignant (born on December 11, 1930 in Piolenc, Vaucluse, France) is a French actor. ... Anouk Aimée (born April 27, 1932) is an Academy Award-nominated, Golden Globe-winning French film actress. ...


References

  1. ^ http://www.kurara-chibana.com/history.html
  2. ^ http://www.kurara-chibana.com/profile.html
  3. ^ http://arekao.jp/kurara/profile_e.html
  4. ^ http://metropolis.co.jp/specials/678/v_1.htm
  5. ^ www.globalbeauties.com/ sexiest/2006/sexiest06_winner.htm

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Preceded by
Yukari Kuzuya
Miss Universe Japan
2006
Succeeded by
Riyo Mori

 
 

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