Hello!Project Summer Concert 2009, Umeda Erika announced her graduation from C-ute and Hello!Project. Her last concert before leaving H!P was the Fall Concert tour of C-ute – Cutie JUMP – that ended at 25th of October last year. She decided to study more of being a fashion model and hope to work as a model. Not too long ago, it was revealed that Umeda Erika was signed by Illume Models and few first shots of her could be seen at their site.
On April 8, Umeda Erika opened a blog at Ameba with the title “Erika no Sweet Diary (Erika’s Sweet Diary)“. It’s to let people know her current state and for fans to comment. Because we can’t see her in Fan Club tours or H!P concerts, I think it’s great that she opened a blog for everyone to see how she is doing. But not all of us could read Japanese characters right? There is this blog that started to post English translations of Erika’s posts at her blog. Erika’s Sweet Diary @ WordPress – Hope you guys will follow this blog and support it! Amee – the translator and owner of the blog – has currently posted the translation of Erika’s post yesterday (April 10). It was about what she cooked for dinner and how she is relieved when her family says “delicious” when they taste her cooking.
With the two blogs – Erika’s blog at Ameba and Amee’s blog for translations – we are updated with Erika along the way of her Modeling career. I wish for her to be successful in her new career and new company. Gabare Erika! Congratulations! 😀
1. Erika’s blog at Ameba for the pictures
3. Amee for the Tranlsations
4. Erika’s Sweet Diary @ WordPress
5. HellProject for the information of Erika’s Graduation
7. Umeda Erika Profile at Illume Models’ site