Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Iori Is Japana[euro][TM]s Version of Kim Kardashian

Newspaper article Sunshine Coast Daily (Maroochydore, Australia)

Iori Is Japana[euro][TM]s Version of Kim Kardashian

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ON THE streets of Japan 23-year-old Iori Forsyth is a reality TV star, but here on the Coast sheas just another university student.

Ms Forsyth grew up living in Japan and spent regular eight-month stints with extended family on the Sunshine Coast attending Nambour Christian College.

Back in Japan, she and her family of 10 starred in a two-year-running reality TV show My Big Family a which she likened to Keeping up with the Kardashians a depicting life in a big family.

Large families are a subject of fascination in Japan because they are such a rarity and the big family genre is incredibly popular on TV.

Ms Forsyth said it was easy to get used to being in the spotlight because she liked the attention.

aWe always had TV cameras built into the corner of our room,a she said.

aWead go out and people would recognise us and want an autograph or to shake our hands. …

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