Dayuum 2 Year Anniversary

Words by Gilbert

If you’re local to the southern california area, you know when there’s a Guppy Grand Opening, Dayuum is always out there in full force promoting it. This was Guppy’s 8th location to open up and it was actually a pretty huge success as well.  There was lots of foot traffic for a restaurant’s grand opening and there were plenty of people in queue to get into the restaurant to eat at the Taiwanese style eatery.

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There were go-go dancers like Diana Lushus, Kat Gutierrez, Lynthy Nguyen and Beckie Joon gracing the stage

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As well as models in various costumes like Arley Elizabeth, Serena Su, Ashley Clark, Regina Meii, Marie Alvarez and Lily Evans. I didn’t manage to get all their photos though, so I apologize for that.

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Once again, congrats to the Dayuum Crew on their 2nd Year and Guppy’s for their 8th location!

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Formula D Round 7: Title Fight 2013

Words by Gilbert,

As the Formula D seasons comes to another close and a new champion is crowned, the venue returns to Irwindale Speedway. This time, we didn’t have a booth so I just headed to the venue just as it was opening to the public. For future reference, show up early because parking was ridiculous at that time and I almost couldn’t find a spot. On to the show side, I didn’t have track access again so I couldn’t get any of the awesome drifting action so there’s only model coverage from the Vendor spaces that occupy the car show side.

Erica Nagashima, Sadie May, Jessica Harbour for Hankook Tires

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Brittani Paige

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Elizabeth Tran

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Erin

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Kay Bae

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Claudia Alan

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Marissa Masuno

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Sandra Wong

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Beckie Joon

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Arley Elizabeth

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Danielle Lo

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Regina Meii

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Michelle Yee

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Ashley Michaelsen

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Sandra Marie

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SpoCom 2013 Model Coverage

Words by Gilbert.

SpoCom is still one of the major popular shows to attend in so cal and this year was a great example of that. Plenty of models to go around, lots of cars with some fun and interesting builds, and did I mention there were lots of models? The event also caters to the Dancers as they have contests every year which you get the local dance crews to perform on stage and see what they’re capable of. I used to be more into that kind of stuff when America’s Best Dance Crew was still around but as of late, I haven’t had much interest in it, but it’s nice to see that there’s still nice competition going around.

Eva Skye & Jeri Lee

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Shauvon Pham

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Xena Kai

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Hayle Cayaga

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Marissa Masuno

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Arley Elizabeth

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Erica Law

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Elizabeth Tran

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Tara Patrick

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Suemomo

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Sandra Wong

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Amy Ames

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Ellie Roxx

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Noemii

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Lovely Raichelle

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Beckie Joon

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Dianna Lushus

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Christine Zegers

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Arika Sato

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Jay Ferrer

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Janis Wong

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Jenna Lane

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Regina Mei

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Maureen Chen

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Danielle Lo

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Brittani Paige

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Jenn Q

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Dannie Riel

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DSPORT Meet Up presented by Nongshim America

Words and Photos by Gilbert.

This past Sunday, Nongshim America hosted a meet in conjunction with DSPORT and the up and coming Reality Show #RollModels where it’s based on the lives of 6 Import Models in the scene today at K1 Speed, Irvine, CA. There was a decent turnout in a good variety of cars and Its JDM Yo!!! had a huge presence there as well.  The day was filled with various activities that the models had to perform to win “points” on the show and basically was a head to head competition.  The models in attendance in no particular order were Gina Darling, Danielle Lo, Michelle Yee, Nikita Esco, Beckie Joon and Melyssa Grace.

Big Abe was also in attendance doing his thing with the bling.

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The Models were gathered together and basically went over the agenda of the day.

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First task at hand: Get people to sign up for new subscriptions for DSport.  The models quickly went to work getting people to sign up.

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Nikita Esco

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Danielle Lo

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Gina Darling being extra cheesy to get It’s JDM Yo!!! Founder Tony Lee to sign up

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As well as “the Godfather” of It’s JDM Yo!!! Mikee

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Sizing up the competition

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Danielle Lo was reaching out to the other guys from Its JDM Yo as well

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Scarlett from the reality show KTOWN was trying out Big Abe’s Bling

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The Second Task of the day was the Ramen Eating Contest. Models searched the crowd for potential competitors and I was chosen to team up with Team Danielle Lo.  A lot of people were thinking I would put up a good fight in the contest but I failed. Sorry Danielle that we didn’t win! Unfortunately I was participating in the contest so I don’t have any photos to show you guys but I’m sure there’s plenty of coverage of the event elsewhere on the web such as The Chronicles or Autoshowevents.

Which leads us to the 3rd Task the models had to do. Race Room was one of the vendors and they have this driving simulator game similar to Forza or Gran Turismo 5 for you gamers out there. The models were asked to participate in a race among themselves.

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Competition was fierce since Gina Darling is a regular gamer model in the industry.

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After the Race Room races, they were brought into K1 Speed for some real go-kart action.

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Such poise.

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Such Grace.

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A little bit of downtime as the girls and the crew had their quick lunch of Nongshim Instant Ramen

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A quick equipment check from all the girls to make sure the helmets fit properly.

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Scarlett made sure Melyssa’s was working properly by head-butting her.

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Making sure all the seatbelts were taut, because safety comes first.

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Nikita Esco in #24

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Gina Darling in #19

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Beckie Joon in #12

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Melyssa Grace started in #1 Position in Car # 27

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Danielle Lo #8 leads the pack after Melyssa and Nikita

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As expected, can’t have a day at the G0-Karts without someone spinning out and some bumping fun.

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The final task of the day was the models gathered together to take a quick look at the remaining cars at the meet to decide which car they loved the most. The winner of the model’s favorite car was to receive 1 year’s supply of Nongshim Instant Ramen. Notbad.jpg

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Gina spotted our It’s JDM Yo!!! mascot acting silly in the crowd so she was pointing and laughing at him.

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Minh from Royal Origin got plenty of attention with his Lexus IS

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In the end, the battle was between our own GT-R35 driven by Slow Kuruma and our own BB6 Prelude driven by Chris R.
Slow Kuruma being a humble fellow decided to give his votes to Chris who took home the 1 year supply of Ramen.

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Later on, some announcements about the girls’ progress throughout the reality show. Michelle Yee was quite happy here.

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Melyssa Grace was also celebrating a bit as well and receiving cheer from her co-stars.

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After a long day, models and attendees were exhausted so we all had to bid each other farewell as we return to our normal lives.

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Motion Auto Show 2012 – Model Coverage

Words and Photos by Gilbert for Its JDM Yo!!!

So this is my first time at Motion autoshow and I wasn’t too sure of what to expect so I kind of went in on this blind. There was definitely a lot of models that attended the show and they were also pretty spread out so I apologize if I didn’t get any shots of anyone in particular that you’re looking for.  The show was fairly interesting in the sense that it had that feel of being crowded and busy and at the same time, it felt like there was plenty of breathing room to go around.

Spocom 2011 Event Coverage!!!

Photos by Keith Cheng aka “keychain” for itsjdmyo.com

 

Nisei Fun Bags….

So for this installment of FBF I bring you model coverage from Nisei.  Even though Nisei isn’t known for having too much TnA there were still some fun bags to be had.  Especially since we had Maureen Chen at our booth  =).  But even with Maureen there the likes of Natalia Marie and Beckie Joon made apearances as well.  Anyways, enough talk….

oh yeah, some of the photos are by Gilbert Chen.

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Maureen Chen posing in front of the IS.  Special thanks to lala LA Boutique for the outfit Maureen is wearing.

Maureen also brought new model friend Ivy with her to Nisei.

Raichelle Viado was there chillin in the AIC booth

A good amount of models for Nisei I would think.  Raichelle Viado, Beckie Joon, Dianna Lushus, and Maureen Chen.

No car show would be complete without a little Natalia Marie…

and here’s the rest