September 21, 2012
HKT48’s Sashihara Rino (19) was a special guest at the martial arts press conference for the “GLORY 4 Tokyo GRAND SLAM HEAVYWEIGHT” tournament which will be held at Makuhari Messe on December 2nd.
According to Sashihara, her appearance was decided at the last minute as she commented, “I was nervous if I would be told to try and challenge the martial arts.” She was asked if she liked martial arts and she looked at all the fighters around her shyly and said, “Yes… They’re SO tall, it really surprised me.”
The host then asked Sashihara if she would like a martial artist as a boyfriend, to which she smiled commenting, “I can’t answer those kind of questions right now…”
Many photos were taken and one that gained the most attention was of fighter Peter Aerts carrying Sashihara in his arms with a smile.