This was pretty fascinating to see. A Japanese Ping Pong Fashionista… a’la Anna Kournikova.
My first thought was that she’s being eccentric for the purpose of publicity and ego… but, after living in Japan for a number of years and the fact that the “Harajuku girl” isn’t just a song by Gwen Stefani… you can learn to dress like them wherever!
More info and a couple vids after the break.
The 29-year-old Tokyo native is a professional ping-pong player in Japan. Naomi’s achievements in the sport were decent, but not quite to the world-elite levels. There’s no question about her popularity though, as she now owns a TV show and a published autobiography. [via Tokyomango]
There are no official dress codes for ping-pong games, but most of the players, male or female, are dressed in baggy T-shirts and sport pants. The International Table Tennis Federation (ITTF) is looking to change that by sexing up their attire particularly for the female players to increase the popularity of the sport around the world.
Perhaps we will see more female ping-pong players wearing tight cloths and mini-skirts in near future… but obviously, Naomi is already a step above the rest in fashion sense.