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👩‍🎤 | Moe Kawase [Interview] <Race Queen Award 2021> Achieved the first two crowns in history! "Race queen ...

Photo Moe Kawase [Interview] <Race Queen Award 2021> Achieved the first double crown in history! "I want to become a person who embodies the light of the race queen profession."

Moe Kawase [Interview] <Race Queen Award 2021> Achieved the first double crown in history! "Race queen ...

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Race queen

Race queen(Race queen)Motor sportsOf each team participating in (races of automobiles, motorcycles, etc.)sponsor OfcompanionAnd occupationBeautiful womanIs. Sometimes abbreviated as "RQ".

Pre-race placement (grid) To guide youracerName and number were writtenplacardThe clerk who has was hired by the organizerGrid girl(Grid-Girl).


Several women (for example) originally hired (selected) by race organizers, etc.Suzuka Circuit QueenEtc.), it was a term that refers to those who play a certain symbolic role in race management such as commending the winner, but now those women are called circuit queens and hired by the team.Campaign Girl(Campaign Girl) Is called a race queen.また「レースクイーン」という用語は元々英語のAlso, the term "race queen" was originally in English.Promotional modelMade with the nuance of the circuit version ofJapanglishSo, in English, in addition to the above "Promotional model", "Paddock girls] And other names are used.But nowadaysSex discriminationFrom the point of view,Developed countryThen, it is in the direction of abolition.

As for the classification of race queens, while there are those who live purely as race queens, there are also cases where students and employees of the company work side-by-side.また、タレントや俳優として名を成した者もしくはAlso, a person who has made a name as a talent or an actorGravure idolAfter debuting with such as, serve as a race queen with an annual contract,Cosplayers,Net idolThe careers and forms are diversifying, such as the entry of "idol reserve forces".


1960 eraIn the second halfOgawa RosaIt is said that they were active as models on the circuit.Since then, the form hasn't changed much, and he only worked as an assistant at the opening ceremony and awards ceremony.1984/Japan's highest peak motorcycle endurance race held inSuzuka 8 time endurance road race, Some team campaign girls put the team name logo markSwimwearIt became a hot topic by wearing and cheering.

1980 eraThe second half of theBubble economyAt the height of the season, the fabric area with the logos of teams and sponsor companies is extremely small.Highleg leotardMany women wearing the above appeared on the circuit and gained popularity.Since then, such a style has become the mainstream of race queens.特にオートバイのレーシングチームでキャンペーンガールを務めたIn particular, he was a campaign girl on a motorcycle racing team.Naoko IijimaNatsuo OkamotoWith the big break of, the race queen jumped out of the circuit and advanced to various stages.日本のレースクイーンは芸能界、人気タレントやアイドル特に映画女優への登竜門的存在となっているThe Japanese race queen has become a gateway to the entertainment world, popular talents and idols, especially movie actresses.[1]..当時は日本以外の国では余り存在しておらず、レースクイーンは日本が発祥の地であると言われているAt that time, it did not exist much in countries other than Japan, and race queens are said to be the birthplace of Japan.[2].

Current status

Currently producing many race queensEntertainment officeOn weekends when there are many and no racesCamera boyAmateur forPhoto sessionThe race queen who belongs to the company is made to appear as a model to earn profits.For this reason, races have recently become a place to promote not only sponsor appeal but also attracting customers to photo sessions.Also,One Eight PromotionThere are also companies that develop talent management and photo session businesses that specialize in race queens.

On the contrary, I wanted the title of "Race Queen"Event companionRelated offices (among otherspachinkoThere are also cases where an affiliated event company) sponsors a racing team with its own funds and appoints its companion as a race queen.in the pastAV actressWas a race queenSoft on demandExample (2002 Formula NipponKiyoto Yamamoto(Sponsored), but at that time there was fierce criticism not only from the press but also from race officials and the general public.

DomesticMotor sportsHas the most mobilization powerSUPER GT(OldAll Japan GT Championship) Has received a lot of attention, so the number of race queens has been increasing year by year.特にIn particular2003/Saturated, and some teams had more than 1 people in one race and more than 200 people on one machine.2004/After that, in order to facilitate the progress of the competition, a regulation on the number of people per vehicle was established.However, there were only four people in one race, and in fact there were teams that had registered five or more people until 1, so there were about 1 to 4 people in total. In 2007, official rules stipulated that up to 5 people could be registered per season, and the number of people was reduced to about 160. (From 180 to 2008, up to 1 people, from 4 to 100 people, from 2008, the number of registered people has been relaxed to 2011 people, and 4 people can stand in one race.)

In the first place, there are few races held in Japan and the guarantee as a race queen is also declining.岡本夏生・飯島直子らが人気レースクイーンとして活躍していたバブル期はレースウィークだけでも数十万円という時代はあったが、1990年代後半は所属事務所がレースクイーンになりたいモデルを無料で送り出すケースも出始め、ギャラのケタも一つ少なくなったDuring the bubble era when Natsuki Okamoto and Naoko Iijima were active as popular race queens, there was a time when race queens alone cost hundreds of thousands of yen, but in the latter half of the XNUMXs there were cases where the agency sent out models that wanted to be race queens for free. It started to appear, and the number of digits in the gala decreased by one.[3]..Even if they pass the audition of the narrow gate and become a race queen, most of them make a living by doing side jobs such as event companion / photo session model and office lady of general company when there is no race.

1990 eraFrom the second half, a book (magazine,) calling itself "Race Queen Campaign Information Magazine"MookEtc.) were launched one after another like bamboo shoots after the rain, but in most cases they were all over the place in just a few years.Suspension of publication-DiscontinuedHave been driven to.However,"Auto sports"Gals Paradise," which was originally started as a separate volume,motor Show,Trade fairIt is still being published by picking up the models who appear as companions of.

World situation

In Europe and the United States, women are often appointed to hold signs on the dummy grid during the final race under the names such as "Paddock Girls" and "Grid Girls", but this is basically prepared by the race organizer. It is different from the form of contracting with each team like a Japanese race queen, wearing clothes that emphasize the chest, and accompanying each race.

However, in Europe and the United States, even for these women,Sex discriminationThere is an opinion that criticizes it as "a symbol of", and actuallyFIA World Endurance Championship(WEC) has abolished the grid girl in principle since 2015[4](HoweverFuji SpeedwayIn the Japan round held in Japan, the grid girl still exists as of 2017[5]).

Even in F12015 Brazilian Grand PrixThen, from the opinion that "it is unfair to appoint only women", a mixed gender format was introduced as "Grid boy and girl".[6]At the end of 2017, there was a debate that the grid girl should be abolished in principle like WEC (however, drivers and team officials are against this).[7].


  • Suzuka Circuit Queen has finished its activities and new recruitment at the end of 2020.
  • As for the manners related to sex discrimination, the tendency to be seen very severely in Eurasia and Asia as well as in Europe and the United States has rapidly increased in the 21st century, and the grid girl has been at the forefront of that criticism.2018/XNUM X Month X NUM X Day,Formula 1"Does not meet modern social norms"2018 seasonDecided to abolish the grid girl (race queen) from[8]..グリッドガールに代わって「グリッドキッズ」を導入したIntroduced "Grid Kids" in place of Grid Girl[9]..It was a change after the trial introduction of.

Costume transition

The costume design changes every year, even with the same team sponsors, with every detail, reflecting many of the trends of the time.

Before the 1980s

The time when the original race queen, the image girl of the circuit, was active.

The costume isT-shirtOrTank tophot pantsIn the combination ofBootsThat's why it's common.季節によって、丈の短いShort length depending on the seasonJacketsMay be added.TasukiIs a must-have, depending on the times and circuitsMini skirt,tiaraCan also be seen.

yetLong hairIs not often seen.

1980s to early 1990s

At the timeaerobicsDue to the influence of the boom, a high leg cut with an extremely raised angle of the foot (High leg) One-piece typeleotardWill become the mainstream, and the sponsor's name will be printed directly on it, or a sash will be used.Below is mainly made overseas,Jazz danceInvisible glossy gusset forstockingsWas combined.Also,T-backMany race queens wore type leotards.

Stiletto heelsAnd a big umbrella, and a fashionable hairstyle at the time (initially layer, thenWanrenAnd), it made a strong impression as a symbolic style of the race queen.Face makeThe mainstream was dark-skinned and thick eyebrows.

Late 1990s

After switching from the high-leg route, one-piece dresses with extreme miniskirts will become the mainstream.spandexEnamel material (from the one that the body line created by the material appears as it isPVC ) Changed.

The advantage of One Piece is the large fabric area, with a large print of the sponsor logo and colorful designs in corporate and team colors.It was also characteristic that it had a large collar.

In search of sexy alternatives to the highleg, a design that emphasizes the valley by providing bold slits and hollowing out the bust part has appeared.

Early 2000s

A major change is the shift from one piece to a separate type.ウエスト部分を露出したアンダーバストまでの上衣(ホルターネック・Top to the under bust with the waist exposed (Halter neck)Tube top-Half top,camisole(Mainly), miniskirts, and boots (in summer)Sandals), In spring and autumn, the style of wearing a three-quarter sleeve length jacket became the mainstream.The sponsor logo is smaller than in the One Piece era, but it is easier to combine coloring.

In addition, pants style has also been adopted,Long pants(slacks) And shorthot pantsIt is roughly divided into.In this case as well, bold exposure was given such as meshing the sides and cutting.

Late 2000s

The separate type continues to be the mainstream, but it has changed to a complicated design with detailed details sewn by weaving patterns of different colors and materials.またAlsoShorts TheLow riseThe type is the mainstream.In addition, accessories, hats, and jackets are also used by the team.さらにスポンサーによってはドレスやFurthermore, depending on the sponsor, dresses andMaid clothes,Sailor suitSuch,MoesystemCosplayDesigns that are conscious of this have also appeared, and it can be seen that there is a shift from focusing on exposure.

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CoronaWhat is (Corona)2019/From the endEpidemic of new coronavirus infection (COVID-19)Is a term that refers to disasters and crisis situations caused by[1].

Of the "corona bruise", "コ ロ ナ"Is"New coronavirus'[2]Means, "MisfortuneIs a word that means "disaster" or "disaster" or "unfortunate event"[3]Then, it is a compound word that is put after various nouns[4](Example: water damage, war damage, etc.).

As the epidemic of new coronavirus infection spreads,2020/(Reiwa 2nd year) It has been widely used in newspapers and the Internet since the middle of March.[5][Annotation 1][Annotation 2].. (On the other hand, there were some cases in which the broadcasting and publishing worlds themselves showed a restraining attitude and self-inspection against the unlimited usage of the word "corona evil".[6][7]. )

The word "corona bruise" is often misrepresented.A typical mistake is to mistake "worse" for "vortex" and "Corona vortex(Corona vortex, corona?) "[8].

New Word Award 2020 selected by Daijisen

Shogakukanby"New Word Award Selected by Daijisen In "2020", "Corona Sorrow" was selected as the runner-up,DaijisenA commentary by the editorial department was posted on the announcement site.

Served as a special selection committee member regarding the reasons for selectionMeiji UniversityMakirō Tanaka, a professor of the Faculty of International Japanese Studies, said, "Let's overcome this with words that describe the current situation in the world.New lifestyleIt is an important word to find out and share the wish to get through.With the support for that thought, I made it the runner-up. "In addition, TanakaJapanese languageFrom this point of view, it is worth noting whether "○○ 禍" will be derived as a coined word component in the future.[9].


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  1. ^ In the case of transmission on the Internet by the government, etc.
  2. ^ In newspaper reports,National newspaperAppeared on all 5 papers. etc.Block paperThen, etc.Prefectural paperThen, in what is evaluated as being equivalent to block paper, Such. In general prefecture paper,etc.



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