ON THE COVER HISAE MINAMI
MAGIC IMAGE HOLLYWOOD MAGAZINE HAD THE OPPORTUNITY OF INTERVIEWING DESIGNER, ART PRODUCER, MAKE-UP ARTIST, BEAUTY EXPERT, AND MODEL HISAE MINAMI, SHE OPENED SHE OPENED HER HEART TO US AND TALKED ABOUT HER CAREER AND PROJECTS; LET’S SEE WHAT SHE IS ALL ABOUT…
Country/Prefecture/City: Japan / Aichi / Nagoya.
Titles won: World Class Beauty Queens Japan Ambassador 2018, Mrs. Japan Earth 2017 / Mrs. Earth Elegance 2018, Mrs. Japan Universe 2016 / Mrs. Kindness of Woman Mrs. Universe 2016 Award, Mrs. Japan Top of the World 2016 / Mrs. Elegance Award Mrs. Japan Globe 2015 / The Spice of Life Award, International Bridal Collection 1997 Grand Prix.
Language: Japanese, English, French, Chinese.
Occupation: Model, Designer, Art Producer, Make-up Artist, Beauty Expert.
Degree/License: Bachelor of Liberal Arts, National License of Museum Curator, National License of Beautician Administration, National License of Japanese Linguistics Teacher, National License of Cook, International License of Traditional Chinese Medicine Dietician, Professor of the Omotesenke way of Tea, Professor of the Shogetsudo-koryu way of Flower.
Hobbies: Travel, visited 40 countries overseas.
Favorite food: Healthy food and Organic vegetables.
Motto: “In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco CHANEL
MIHM-Tell us about yourself, where are you from and what inspired you to pursue a career in the art and beauty fields?
HM-Hello! I am Hisae and I am from Nagoya, Aichi, Japan. I grew up with my wonderful parents and older brother. My ancestors on my father’s side were SAMURAÏ. After they were swordsmanship mentors of the SHOGUN during the EDO period that lasted 265 years, in 1868, my great-great-grandfather began to produce and export Japanese lacquer furniture and lacquerware to Europe. My mother’s ancestors have been doctors for 14 generations. My parents love Japanese Traditional Cultures, so I learned Japanese Traditional Tea Ceremony and IKEBANA as a child. I love Japan, and I am proud of the fact that I was born there. After majoring in Japanese Literature at the University in Nagoya, I began working for the Toyota Motor Corporation’s head office. During this period, I became excited about the future and decided to focus on my favorite goals. I went to Paris to study art, design and professional make-up. I worked for actresses, dancers and models in theater and television in Paris and Tokyo as a Make-up artist. I experienced a Chief Make-up Artist at the French Film Festival in Japan for several years. I also studied Traditional Chinese Medicine in Beijing. After working at LVMH (Moët Hennessy Louis Vuitton) Japan, I established my company, Beaux Gestes Planning, in Tokyo. Now I work to make people beautiful and healthy, both internally and externally, through my expertise in beauty, Traditional Chinese Medicine Diet and healthy food. I also love modeling and acting. I appeared in TV commercials and TV dramas in Tokyo. I love to travel with my husband. I’ve had the chance to visit over 40 countries while enriching my experiences and learning about diverse foreign cultures. I have made various contributions to society, international relations, and international activities through international institution. I plan to continue my mission of making a difference in the world for the future.
MIHM-You are a Japanese Beauty Queen, how has this experience been for you?
HM-I won a prize of Miss Nagoya Contest when I was 22 years old. After that, I went to Paris to study, established my company, volunteered, and gained experience. Now I’m a married woman. This inspires me to continue competing so I decided to apply for the International Mrs. Contest. Pageants are a place of comprehensive learning as a woman. Fashion, beauty, international communication, presentation, etc. Through philanthropy, I’ve come to believe that a true queen is measured by how she gives back to this world. Helping others, without expecting anything in return is my definition of winning.
MIHM-What are the secrets to your beauty and health?
HM-I choose to eat pesticide-free vegetables and non-additives food and taking the method of Traditional Chinese Medicine Diet. Also, I am trying to walking and exercising every day for beauty and health.
MIHM-Define what success means to you?
HM-Success means satisfaction after achieving your purpose.
MIHM-Tell us about your platform and all your achievements.
HM-I became a “Volunteer” in California, USA. When I was 19 years old, I went to study English at UC Davis from my University’s summer program. I stayed in an American family’s home.
The mothers of host families were working for the community as volunteers. I learned the American way of volunteering and I was hooked. I helped JCI (Junior Chamber International) hold a World Congress in Nagoya. I became a member of JCI-Tokyo when I established my company in Tokyo. After that, I joined the International Affairs committee, the Environmental Measures committee and the Nonprofit Organization Partnership committee. I also assumed the position of chairman of JCI Japan Art Association, JCI Senator and JCI Patron. I help invigorate local communities through Japanese art. I value that I am able to share an appreciation of beauty with people. I continue international communication through Japanese traditional art and culture. I make various contributions to society, international relations, and international activities through international institutions. Among them, I helped fundraise for UNWFP (United Nations World Food Programme) Japan, and I support the campaign for UNDB (United Nations Decade on Biodiversity) Japan.
MIHM-What legacy would you like to leave behind?
HM-I love Japan, and I am proud of the fact that I was born in Japan. I want to convey to Japanese people and the rest of the world the true appeal of Japan. I’ll continue international communications and showcase Japanese aesthetic sentiment through Japanese traditional art and culture as a queen. The Olympics will be held in Tokyo in 2020. I want to spread the aesthetics of Japan all over the world. I will keep sharing an appreciation of beauty with people.
MIHM-You live in Nagoya, tell us more.
HM-Nagoya is in the Aichi prefecture, which is home to the Japanese Toyota Motor Corporation. It is a clean and beautiful city with a rich history and wonderful sightseeing places. Nagoya and Los Angeles have been sister cities since 1959 and the 60th anniversary will be in 2019.
MIHM-What other projects are you working on right now?
HM-I established a nonprofit organization called “International City Nagoya” last year. I would like to disseminate Japanese history, culture, art and the true appeal of Japan to the public, both domestically and overseas, from Nagoya city, where I was born, and to improve the image of Nagoya as an international city. I would like to promote the beauty of Japan to the world from my town.
MIHM-What do you want to do in the future? Tell us about your wishes.
HM-I would like to appear in a Hollywood movie. First, I will try acting on a short film. I would like to meet creative people who are working in the film industry of Hollywood.
MIHM-How can people reach you, do you have social media, website, etc.
HM-Please follow me from social media and feel free to ask me for work.