How a Theme Park Worker Got Discovered and Became ‘Japan’s Goddess’
Japanese actress Karata Erika has come a long way since a casting agent discovered her while she was working at her part-time job on a ranch theme park called “Mother Farm” three years ago.
An agent who worked for FLaMme Entertainment found the then-17-year-old high school student working in a park where patrons can come and experience the life of being a Japanese rural farmer, according to Naver (via Ahgawings)
In her first year in the spotlight as a new model, Karata immediately developed a huge following in Japan while juggling between studies and acting lessons.
She also captured the attention of South Korean fans after appearing in (Girls’ Generation) SNSD’s “Divine” music video back in 2014.
In 2015, she was launched as an actress in Fuji TV’s Koinaka.
Her big break, however, would come later in the same year after she was chosen as a model for Sony’s insurance company.
She was immediately catapulted into popularity, resulting in multiple TV projects that would see her acting alongside established Japanese celebrities.
Fans have dubbed her as “Japan’s goddess” because of her innate charm and beauty.
In Korea, she continued doing acting and modeling gigs under BH Entertainment, the agency which handles many hot Korean stars, such as Lee Byung Heon, Han Hyo Joo, Kim Go Eun and others.
Her South Korean fans found her even more endearing after she revealed in an interview that she is a big fan of Korean idol group, GOT7.