Karina attended a preview event for her movie titled, ‘Girl‘ on May 18th. The event was held for 100 high school girls and they cheered “Kawaii,” when Karina took the stage. Some girls even broke into tears when getting their commemorative photo taken. Karina revealed she was a gyaru back in high school. “I loved Amuro Namie-san. I imitated her by wearing thick-soled shoes and highlighting my hair. I was an ‘amuler’ (Term used for girls imitating Amuro).”
An audience member asked, “I really admire Karina-san. How do I become as pretty as you?” Karina replied, “During middle school, I used to sleep with make up on, but I absolutely can’t do that now. Also, basic things like drinking water and tea, and getting massages.”
‘GIRL‘ portrays 4 women’s lifestyles who live for the moment. The movie stars Karina, Aso Kumiko, Kichise Michiko, and Itaya Yuka, and will be released in theaters on May 26th.