10. Aya Ueto (Japan)
Unless you are familiar with Japanese offerings in television, films or music, then you probably never experienced the stunning vestige of Aya Ueto. And oh, what an experience! If you don’t know her, then the misfortune is truly yours. This 26-year-old beauty is a national darling in Japan. Born in Tokyo, Aya’s personage can be found everywhere across this island nation – billboards, magazines, television, films and the like.
And with good reason too! Aya’s famously sterling smile is guaranteed to move a product, as well as make a guy’s heart skip a beat or two. A seemingly magical combination of cuteness and heavenly innocence manifests in Aya’s sparkle. Aya’s beauty, in one sense, is “girl next door” in that it is not blatant in-your-face sexuality. Rather, she radiates a subdued, but nevertheless illuminating, presence. In fact, the thought of a beautiful fairy tale princess comes to mind with Aya.
To her credit, she is just not another pretty face. An equally talented actress and singer, she has recently added fashion design to her resume. For certain, it is only a matter of time before this Japanese beauty transitions from national stardom to international sensation. We can’t wait.
Where You May Have Seen Her: Aya holds the record for being the actress with the most television commercials in Japan. She was a member of a quartet called “Z-1”. Aya also has a solo career and has released multiple albums. She has appeared in the TV series 3-nen B-gumi Kinpachi sensei 6, and starred in the movie Azumi.
9. Eva Riccobono (Italy)
This lady could almost make the list on her name alone. “Riccobono” sounds hot and sexy as it rolls off the tongue. But believe me, Ms. Riccobono certainly is more than just a pretty name. A model by trade, the 27-year-old beauty hails from Palermo, Italy. Italian women are known to be sultry, and this is certainly the case with Riccobono. She literally burns her way off the pages she appears on, as well as setting the runways on fire when she is doing her thing in person. Her fair complexion and long, lithe body (not to mention the piercing eyes), are among the reasons she has graced the covers of such prestigious magazines as Vogue and Elle. And for those who care to know these things, the lady doesn’t have any problems with nudity.
Really, Riccobono is one of the most photogenic women one is likely to see. She literally doesn’t take a bad picture. Without doubt, this lady is a head turner, a “stop and see” beauty who will continue to dominate the fashion/modeling industry for years to come.
Where You May Have Seen Her: Cover of Vogue, Elle, Cosmopolitan and Italian Playboy. Advertisements for Chanel, Giorgio Armani, Dolce & Gabbana, and L’Oreal. Runway for Calvin Klein, Gucci, Donna Karan, and Ralph Lauren. 2009 Lavazza Calendar photographed by Annie Leibovitz.