A 37-year-old mother of two joins the super popular Japanese girl-band AKB48!
Who would have known!
But apparently they wanted to appeal to a bigger audience, more than to teens, and hence did Mariko Tsukamoto, the 37 years old housewife, get a chance to show off in the spotlight after being picked out from a pool of more than 5000 applicants. It’s said that among the applicants were a 82 year old lady. Even though I wish Mariko Tsukamoto all the best, I can’t help but thinking that a 82 year old lady would truly put some spice to the group. ^^