|Above, Miki Hayashi and Armand at Crazy Tokyo Sushi in Tarzana.|
It is always great to hear when friends have made a major accomplishment in their lives.
Such is the case of Miki Hayashi, one of the models I photographed to promote The Monster Movie Fan's Guide To Japan.
Miki announced that she made it as a finalist in the 2015 Miss Universe Japan Okayama over at Facebook:
I'm pleased to announce that I am officially selected as one of the finalists of 2015 Miss Universe Japan Okayama, and I won the 3rd prize!! It means a lot to me, especially considering the fact that it was my first time to participate in a pageant among many experienced candidates. It makes me proud of myself to be one of those representing my country.Well, Miki, we're proud of you over here, too! Congratulations!