(Quit faking it, girl. We all know books aren’t funny.)
Some big changes in Yoshihiro Akiyama’s life lately. First he signs with the UFC and holds press conferences in both Japan and Korea to trumpet the move, but he also just got married to Japanese supermodel Shiho Yano, commonly known in her home country simply as “Shiho” or “Charismatic Shiho.”
According to the Korea Times, Shiho said of the union, “I’m comfortable to be with Akiyama. I’m grateful I met him.” Awwww. Isn’t that…sort of nice.
Akiyama, who is rumored to be making his Octagon debut at UFC 100 this summer, possibly against Dream fighter-slayer Alan Belcher, joins a long and storied list of famous pro athletes who marry supermodels. Naturally, upon hearing the news, we rushed right out onto the information superhighway to find arousing photos of Akiyama’s new wife. The results were somewhat disappointing. Apparently in Japan they don’t require their models to strip down the way we do, which is their loss. Someone should tell them that chicks who want to get rich and famous off their looks will do almost anything.
Instead there are a lot of shots of her in sweaters, walking places and looking cute and happy. Who wants to see that? Even the noted internet pervs at Fightlinker couldn’t dig up anything with much skin. Thanks for nothing, fashion photographers of Japan. You just had to keep things classy.
Here are some of our favorites anyway. I mean, she fine. No disputing that. But the Japanese have a whole island of fine Asian women, and this is what they do with them? What a waste.