Everything you need to know about Filipino-Japanese models Rina and Mari Fukushi, members of Kpop girl group GAIA

Published December 17, 2020, 9:51 AM

by Jerico Villamonte

From left: Mari, Rina, Nairu, and Rosa of GAIA

Sisters Rina and Mari Fukushi are set to be a part of GAIA, a Korean pop group under AXIS Entertainment, scheduled to debut in 2021.

Taking the fashion industry by storm, Manila-born model Rina is now setting foot to the world of music as a part of the 4-member girl group GAIA. Fukushi has been on the cover of Vogue Japan, featured in the pages of i-D Japan, walked the runways of Japan and Paris Fashion Week and represented by international modeling agencies like Women Management in Paris and Milan, and Premier Models in London. The 21-year old model has also been a part of beauty campaigns like Fenty Beauty, where she represented Asians among the diverse casts of models.  

Image source: Rina’s Instagram
Image source: Rina’s Instagram

Her younger sister, Mari, who will be a fourth of the girl group has familiar ties with the fashion world. The 17-year-old looker is being represented by Ipsilon models, walking runways and fashion campaigns. She has done editorial work on magazines like Nylon and Elle Japan.

Image source: Mari’s Instagram
Image source: Mari’s Instagram

The sisters, who were born of Japanese-American and Filipino-Spanish descent, have also worked together as well. Here are some of their pieces:

Image source: Mari’s Instagram

Joining the sisters as part of GAIA (formerly known as Gen-Z) are Korean model Kim Ro Sa and another Japanese-born musician, Yamamoto Nairu.

Featured image from Mari, Rina, Nairu, and Rosa‘s Instagram.