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Mona Matsuoka
Born
Monaka Matsuoka

10 February 1998 (1998-02-10) (age 23)
Occupation Model
Years active 2014–present
Modelling information
Height 1.78 m (5 ft 10 in)
Hair colour Dark Brown
Eye colour Dark Brown
Agency Bon Image (Japan)
IMG Models (US/UK/FR/IT)
Uno Models (Spain)

Mona Matsuoka (松岡モナ , Born February 10, 1998) is a Japanese-American female fashion model. She first signed with Bon Image in Tokyo and was recognized as a Women of the Year 2014 by Vogue Japan.

Early life

Mona was born in Atlanta, Georgia, to an Irish-American father and a Japanese mother. Her family moved frequently and her early life was a blur, however she spent three years in Arizona which she recalls fondly. She moved to Hiroshima with her mother at the age of nine and was introduced to modeling at 10 when her mother sent her profile to several model agencies in Tokyo.

Her first job was for tween magazine Nico★Petit and she soon started to make a name for herself in the Japanese market.

Career

At the age of 15, she was selected for anteprima at Milan Fashion Week and went on to make her international debut at Paris Fashion Week for the Fall/Winter 2014-15 collections with designers such as Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Kenzo, and Miu Miu, and receiving the Vogue Japan Women of the Year 2014 award.

Today, she is anything but an overnight sensation. The hard-working model is busy with many print and commercial advertising campaigns, countless magazine editorials, and performing at 44 brand shows at the New York, London, Milan, and Paris collections.

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