Deaf Japanese model’s unique life journey captivates fans

年僅20歲的我妻由利佳(我妻ゆりか)身世獨特,天生耳聾的她從小就要上特殊的發音課程,成長經歷惹人鼻酸。(圖/翻攝自wagatsuma_yurika @Instagram) Japanese model Yurika Gazuma who grew up attending special pronunciation classes touches the hearts of many with her unique upbringing. (photo courtesy/ wagatsuma_yurika @Instagram)

Japanese models are known for releasing collections of their photos to fans, with numerous pretty-looking girls in the industry, it’s hard for all the girls to get noticed.

One model has easily stood out among the rest though. The story of Yurika Gazuma, a 20-year old deaf model who grew up attending special pronunciation classes, has touched the hearts of many.

Born in Chiba, Japan, Yurika Gazuma was born deaf. Due to her disability, she started receiving special pronunciation lessons at the age of three, during which she learned to use her tongue and vocal cords to speak.

She was often bullied and ridiculed by her peers, and whenever she was asked to sing in front of the class during music class, she always felt ashamed of her off-key performance.

Japanese mode the hearts of many with her unique upbringing. (photo courtesy/ wagatsuma_yurika @Instagram)

It wasn’t until adolescence that she finally learned how to be comfortable with herself and accept her flaws. Even though she had to rely on hearing aids, she still decided to kickstart her modeling career and find her own way in the competitive industry with the help of social media. 

Her struggling childhood resonates with many of her fans, who are captivated by her beaming smile and the positivity it passes on. Many fans have left messages of encouragement to support her.

Yurika Gazuma has a wide range of interests, including playing soccer and basketball, she also enjoys cooking and indulging herself in good food. Despite still being a student, her popularity on social media has made many to look forward to her future developments.

Japanese model Yurika Gazuma who grew up attending special pronunciation classes touches the hearts of many with her unique upbringing. (photo courtesy/ wagatsuma_yurika
@Instagram)