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Aoki was born in New York City, New York, and grew up in California and London, attending high school at The American School in London. Her Japanese father, Hiroaki "Rocky" Aoki, a former Olympic wrestler, was the founder of the Benihana restaurant chain and owned it until his death on July 10, 2008. Her mother, Pamela Hilburger, is a jewelry designer and a painter of German and English heritage.
Aoki was discovered in New York at a Rancid concert she had gatecrashed. She started modeling when she was 13, the same year Aoki was introduced by her godmother to Kate Moss, who would later take the young model under her wing. She was signed to Storm Model Management at age 14. In 1998, at the age of 16, Aoki replaced Naomi Campbell as the face of Versace.
Kiko Mizuhara (水原 希子 Mizuhara Kiko), born Audrie Kiko Daniel, October 15, 1990, is a Japanese model and actress. She is a former exclusive model for the Japanese magazine ViVi and the Japanese edition of Seventeen.
Mizuhara was born in Dallas, Texas to a Zainichi Korean mother and an American father. She made her modelling debut with Seventeenmagazine. She later worked for ViVi magazine, but then terminated her contract when she became a regular model for Nylon Japan. She made her film debut in Norwegian Wood (2010), directed by Tran Anh Hung based on Haruki Murakami's novel of the same name.