On June 23rd, it was revealed that Yui Okada will be leaving Upfront Kansai after her contract expires this month on the 30th. According to Okada, she plans to pursue a career as a stylist or something along that area.
Here’s a translation of Yui’s comment regarding her contract ending: Credit to Nouciel from H!O
This is Okada Yui.
I was active in Biyuuden for 3 years and 9 months, and after that I was active as Okada Yui. I learned lots of things. It was a time with lots of happiness.
At that time, the hair and make-up artists made me pretty with make-up, and I really liked that. I took a liking in doing hair and make-up, what those people do is fun. Stylists can give cute clothes for people to wear. I think it’s great that people can make others pretty and I would really like to study beauty in depth, this is what has become my conclusion/final thought.
This is a sudden announcement. Meeting everyone was something that made me really happy and proud.
I look forward to meeting you all again.
For those of you who don’t know, Okada Yui is a graduate from Hello!Project and made her debut as part of the 3-unit group v-u-den until it disbanded on June 29, 2008. After her graduation, she mostly appeared on TV as a talent.
I’ve been a H!P fan for almost a year now and it was just a few months ago that I started to notice her. Okada is very pretty and was loads of fun to watch on Hello!Morning. I wish Yui the best of luck to her future goals.
Here’s a Pic Spam of Yui Okada under the cut and be sure to check out our Momusu / Hello!Project Thread.