The last two years Yuko finished in the #2 position for my faves and thought that she easily had a shot at taking the top spot for 2017. That hasn't worked out too well as this is somehow my first post this year for her which is kind of shocking to me. There's honestly been so little to post about Yuko, she was in one drama which ended in March and it was a show that didn't appeal to me. But she also hadn't appeared at any events until two days ago nor were there any good recent mag spreads, the only thing she's done this year are a few CM's.
Nothing else is in the works this year for Yuko, thought she was scheduled for an Autumn film but was just checking and there is none. Then again Yuko has been very busy since her 2014 AKB graduation so odds are she probably needed an extended break. Hopefully she's back to being ultra busy as with seven months to go there's still time for her to grab this year's top spot, she already has that position for my all time Idols.
Every month she does appear in the Smart magazine but they're only two page spreads, perhaps for her next post will have all of them for this year. But there is a fabulous new Yuko spread which is from the June issue of Diver and was shot in Saipan.
Looking at those pics, especially the bottom one, makes me and others pine for another photobook, think to date she has seven(?) of them. There's a new campaign she just started for McDonald's and here are some promo pics from their Japan site.
On May 31st Yuko was at a McDonald's event to promote their 'Big Mac Festival', she's their special ambassador. Usually the price for one of those meals is 680 yen but for a limited time the price will be 550 yen which is about $5.00. On June 6th there will be new CM coming out for this campaign and that seems like a good time for Yuko's next post.
Yuko said at the event she's a big fan of Big Macs, looking at her it doesn't appear as though she eats them too often though as they're 530 calories each. It's not too noticeable unless she's standing next to others but Yuko is just a shade over five feet tall. Plenty of fine looking Yuko pics here from the event and after them is a video of it. There's actually three in all and if you watch it on YT you can view the other two which total well over twenty minutes.