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M​atsumoto Yukiko (松本由紀子) was born April 14, 1998. Matsumoto is a Japanese pop singer signed to Hello! Project as a member of GLiTTER and a former member of the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei. She was first introduced at the 2012 March "Nama Tamago Show!" concert.

Matsumoto will graduate from the Hello! Pro Kenshuusei to focus on GLiTTER at the Hello! Project all trainees 2013 Spring Tour.

Bio

  • Name: Matsumoto Yukiko (松本由紀子)
  • Nicknames: Matsuu (松), Motto-Chan (モットーちゃん), Kiko (キコ)
  • Birthdate: April 14, 1998 (1998-04-14) (age 19)
  • Birthplace: Sapporo, Japan
  • Bloodtype: B
  • Height: 151 cm
  • Hello!Project Status
    • 2012: Hello! Pro Kenshuuusei Member
    • 2012.05.23: GLiTTER Member
  • UP FRONT PROMOTION Status
    • 2013.05.23 Member
  • GLiTTER ColorOrange
  • Hobbies: Dancing
  • Specialty: Jumping High
  • Personality: Shy & Kind
  • Favorite Hello!Project Song: Rival
  • Looks Up To: Sudo Maasa 
  • Hello!Project Groups
    • Hello!Project Kenshuusei (2012-2013)
    • GLiTTER (2013-present)

History

2012

Matsumoto joined Hello! Project as a member of Hello! Pro Kenshuusei on April 1, at the "Hello! Pro Kenshuusei Happyoukai 2012 ~3gatsu no Nama Tamago Show!~" alongside Uemura Akari & Murota Mizuki. The aim of Hello! Pro Kenshuusei is to prepare young girls for their debut into full idols. In the program, Matsumoto received vocal and dance training.

She then participated in the Morning Musume 11th Generation ~Suppin Utahime~ Audition alongside several other members of Hello! Pro Kenshuusei, but failed.

2013

February 3, It was announced that Matsumoto was chosen to form GLiTTER with Higashiyama Midori and Xiao Miya. All three members graduated from their trainee groups to focus on GLiTTER at the Trainees 2013 Spring tour on May 23,2013.

Discography

Singles Participated In

GLiTTER

Works

Movies

  • [2013.07.18] TOMO=TEKI

TV Appearances

  • [2012] Higashiyama Midori with.... (Guest Appearance)

Trivia

  • Matsumoto said that Sudo Maasa is her inspiration.
  • When the other GLiTTER members were asked to say what kind of personality Matsumoto has,they said "Shy & Kind".
  • Matsumoto often calls herself "Matsu Kiko".
  • Berryz Koubou is the group that led her to the Hello!Project,and she said that their songs are what made her who she is.
  • When asked what Hello!Project grroup she'd like to join,Matsumoto said "Berryz Koubou".
  • Kosuga Fuyuka once said that Matsumoto is obsessed with Sudo Maasa.
  • Matsumoto's lucky day is February 3 (the day the debut of GLiTTER was announced.).
  • She has a pet bunny named "Kii-chan".
  • Matsumoto made several appearances of the "Higashiyama Midori with..." show.Matsumoto was the only Kenshuusei to appear on the show more than two times.
  • Matsumoto wants to have a fashion sense like Natsuyaki Miyabi and Iikubo Haruna.

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