ビリー (aka Billy Blanks)

Billy Blanks, as far as I know, is an averagely famous guy. I ashamedly bought his first series of workout videos (Taebo) when I was 16 or 17 years old, and I know that he sold millions of copies of his latest DVD; Billys Boot Camp.

In Japan, Billy Blanks is a VERY famous guy. A survey done in 2008 showed that more Japanese women knew about ビリー than the Apple iPhone!

He recently married a Japanese woman (Tomoko), had a baby (Angelika), and they are now living in Osaka together.


Earlier this month, he made a guest appearance at my school`s little festival! And for a pretty famous guy, he seemed very down to earth, agreeing to take countless photos with very excited children (MOTHERS!)... signing autographs for excited children (MOTHERS!)...


... and walking around looking at the stalls we had set up around the school grounds.



He also performed a 40-minute workout and most of the festival attendees took part. It was weird and funny and very entertaining.
My school has a policy that we cannot publish photos of any children or the school or the school uniforms etc on the internet, so that is why all the pictures are of Billy :(

Comments

  1. Hi fran! I finally could visit your blog. Since the follower gaget disconnects the Internet at home (I don't know why) I had to find a time at work.

    Anyway, I didn't know he married to a Japanese woman! Really!?!?

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