Hiromi Oshima

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Hiromi Oshima
Hiromi Oshima-D.jpg
Playboy centerfold appearance
June 2004
Preceded byNicole Whitehead
Succeeded byStephanie Glasson
Personal details
Born(1980-01-06) 6 January 1980 (age 34)
Tokyo, Japan[1]
MeasurementsBust: 34C"[1]
Waist: 22.5"
Hips: 34"
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[1]
Weight108 lb (49 kg; 7.7 st)

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Hiromi Oshima
Hiromi Oshima-D.jpg
Playboy centerfold appearance
June 2004
Preceded byNicole Whitehead
Succeeded byStephanie Glasson
Personal details
Born(1980-01-06) 6 January 1980 (age 34)
Tokyo, Japan[1]
MeasurementsBust: 34C"[1]
Waist: 22.5"
Hips: 34"
Height5 ft 4 in (1.63 m)[1]
Weight108 lb (49 kg; 7.7 st)

Official website

Hiromi Oshima (大島 浩美,[2] オオシマ・ヒロミ[3] Ōshima Hiromi?, born 6 January 1980) is a Japanese model, and, in June 2004, she became the second Japanese-born Playboy Playmate.[4]

Career[edit]

Hiromi was on vacation in Florida when she was spotted by a Playboy photographer. Oshima stated in her Playmate appearance interview, "I could never have been a model in Japan. I would be considered too busty." After her discovery, she was brought to California for a test shoot as a candidate for The 50th Anniversary Playmate Hunt in the December 2003 Playboy, her first magazine appearance was the pictorial of models auditioning.[5]

In addition to her Anniversary Playmate search pictorial, she also made several appearances in other Playboy editions. Oshima was the covergirl of the 2003 Playboy Special Editions Exotic Beauties and she has also starred in a number of Playboy videos.

In June 2004, she became the second Japanese-born Playboy Playmate. The first Japanese-born Playmate was Lieko English who appeared in the June 1971 issue of Playboy.[1][6][7][8]

She appeared in the 2005 Playmates at Play at the Playboy Mansion swimsuit calendar as the January calendar girl. The calendar was the inaugural Playmates at Play calendar, and it was shot on the grounds of the Playboy Mansion in 2004. It was Playboy's first attempt at creating a non-nude swimsuit calendar featuring Playmates similar in style with those from the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue. While all Playmates appeared in bikinis in the calendar, only Oshima and Karen McDougal were sporting painted-on bikinis. She has also been listed as a Photo Production Coordinator in various issues of Playboy Special Editions. Oshima is also one of the members of The Playmate Dancers dance troupe, which is composed entirely of former Playmates.

She appeared in the music video for Nelly's "Shake Ya Tailfeather".[9] She has also appeared in several episodes of The Girls Next Door reality show on the E! network. She was cast as herself in the 2008 motion picture The House Bunny, and she was in the 2009 motion picture Race To Witch Mountain.

In 2011, Oshima was featured in a print ad/billboard advertising campaign for Virgin America.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Oshima was born and raised in Tokyo, Japan, then later moved to the U.S. She has a degree in Communications and lived in Miami Beach, FL prior to modeling for Playboy.

Appearances in Playboy Calendars[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Playmate data". Retrieved February 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ "「Playboy Collection Legacy Reception」 ビバリーヒルズで開催" (in Japanese). AFP Japan. 2007-07-20. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  3. ^ "Monthly Playboy, August 2004" (in Japanese). Shueisha (publisher of Monthly Playboy). July 2004. Retrieved 2008-06-21. 
  4. ^ Staff. "Hiromi Oshima Miss June 2004". Playboy. Retrieved 4 January 2014. 
  5. ^ The Great 50th Anniversary Playmate Hunt. Playboy. December 2003. 
  6. ^ "Playboy.co.uk". Retrieved 2011-05-15. 
  7. ^ "Playboy.com". Retrieved 2008-09-10. 
  8. ^ "Playmate News". Playboy (Playboy) 56: 116–117. June 2009. 
  9. ^ "Playmate Profile". 
  10. ^ "Virgin America Billboard Ad". 

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