Name : Miyu Nakamura 中村美優
Born : March 14, 1991Aomori prefecture, Japan
Occupation : Actress, Gravure Idol
Miu Nakamura 仲村みう Nakamura Miu?, born March 14, 1991 is an actress and a former Japanese tarento and gravure idol. She was born in Aomori prefecture, and now resides in Iwate prefecture. After leaving middle school, she decided not to take the high school entrance exam, and instead chose to focus on her modelling career. At the age of 14, her first gravure DVD, "Fairy", was released on December 1, 2005. An innocent-looking girl donning provocative swimsuits, Nakamura soon caught the attention of idol fans.
In July 2006, she won the title of "Miss Young Magazine". After winning the title, she was quoted as saying that she would show her naughtier side from then on. However, towards the end of 2007, rumours about her leaving the idol industry began to spread and she didn't appear in public for several months. Following her return to the public gaze it was rumoured that she had been absent so long because she had been taken from her home in Iwate prefecture by an unnamed relative with alleged links to the Yakuza.
Since returning, she has focused more on music, acting and voice-acting as well as modelling. Her career as a singer is now beginning to be genuinely successful, her album Stand My Ground with its gothic rather than pop overtones selling well in Asia even outside Japan.
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