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HAPPY BIRTHDAY RIYO MORI

Today is Japanese beauty pageant winner, and Miss Universe 2007, Riyo Mori’s birthday. Tired of being given combined gifts for Christmas and birthday, Riyo eventually snapped and started a campaign to have Christmas moved to June, so she could get more presents. Unsurprisingly, the campaign struggled to be taken seriously, and actually offended some Christians. She now accepts that having her birthday just before Christmas is not the worst thing, and spends much of her time teaching contemporary dance to otters and wolves in a Canadian wildlife reservation.

Happy birthday from The Upside, Riyo!