You're welcome, girls.
|The intimidating and magnetic stare that Jun|
is so famous for.
|Because I can't resist putting another |
sexy-and-I-know-it Jun pic here...
|I never skip over the Lucky Seven opening credits because|
of, well, this.
|Here's a gentler Jun-gaze to ease us into the mecha-kakkoii |
subject that is Matsumoto Jun.
Born Aug. 30, 1983 in Tokyo. Has an older sister. Not much is known about his family since he is the most private of all Arashi where this is concerned. Sent in his Johnny's application on his elementary school graduation day and became a Jr. in 1996 at the age of 12. Is the second tallest in Arashi at 173 cm, and has A negative blood, which is uncommon. Nicknames: "MatsuJun" is the most commonly used one, with all Arashi members and familiar people in the entertainment industry using it. You'll also hear "Jun-kun" or "Matsumoto-kun" (the latter is rarely used by members) but never "Jun-chan" or really, anything with "-chan." No one, not even the nicknaming specialist Aiba, is so presumptuous as to address Jun with "-chan." Although during his younger days, Sho used to call him by the endearing "Macchan," but naturally this is just a funny nickname used mostly to get laughs out of the surrounding audience nowadays. Nino came up with "J" and often calls him that, especially when he's about to do something bad-ass, like give away 50 points to the opposition on VSA just to "spice things up."
Jun just has this unique look to him that yes, makes him a little scary and unapproachable, but is nevertheless the exotic expressive look that make him such a great model. He can deliver heavily loaded messages with an arch of a brow, a curl of a lip, an offhand glance, a small clench of the jaw... He's just got that face models would dream of, a face that can occupy a whole spread and spark endless fantasies. He's even got his own beauty marks: one on his upper lip and one just below his lower. They sometimes get photoshopped out of magazines, but watch some of his doramas (Kimi wa Petto is a good one) and you can't miss them. They are, in my opinion, tantalizingly apparent. Speaking of lips, MatsuJun's are very unique. They aren't really symmetrical, and when he laughs or talks you can often see his mouth slanting to one side in an incredibly sexy and forceful way.
Like Sho, MatsuJun has gained some muscle mass since his scrawny teenage days and can now rock a tank top. He's also the designated "chest-barer" in Arashi, ripping off his shirt during concerts (whether as a part of the choreography or not), doing nude photoshoots (bless you so much, an an!), and acting in certain doramas (that bare-chested ring fight with Eita in Lucky Seven was seven heavens of steaminess). While all Arashi members have appeared shirtless before, MatsuJun's shirtlessness is undeniably the most sexualized. He's the one who's done implied bedroom scenes and nude photoshoots with a nude female model. He also loves to douse his head with water during MC breaks in concert and then shake it off like a dog. As far as I know, no one's ever complained. The Arashi members don't even look twice at it. Just Jun being his sexy self. In a recent 2013 interview, Ohno was asked who he thought was sexiest, and he chose Jun without hesitation. In fact, Jun frequently tops lists/polls (within Arashi or just within the general public) concerning sexiness, love and popularity among women.
Oh, and also, Jun loves to squat, for some reason. Which is cute. In a weird way.
|Young Jun (left) with Young Nino. DoS tendencies already?|
|Jun working hard in between takes.|
|Man, I sure wish Jun was there|
to help me with my chores, too.
|Relaxed, confident Jun.|
|Jun can't hold back his tears, and Aiba|
was only seconds into his letter.
|Rocking the plaid and the glasses.|
It's official. Dork now equals HAWT.
|A random selection of Matsumoto Jun's fashion choices.|
|Hmm? Do you need clarification?|
|Clockwise from top left: 1) the arrogant heir Domyouji; 2) the hot-headed detective Shuntaro; 3) the adorable pet Momo;|
4) the tender lover Okuda; 5) the struggling patient Yamaguchi; 6) the brooding brother Yori.
|That chikazukidai line that launched|
|Jun's always got his eyes on the prize.|
Ever since taking on the Bambino role in Bambino!, Jun has developed a passion for cooking, and his cooking is excellent. No one generally trusts Sho (or Aiba, for that matter) in the kitchen, but everyone feels safe when Jun's got the apron on. He likes to make Western-style dishes for most of the cooking segments they do, and whatever he makes is generally well-received.
Well, that's Matsumoto Jun, folks!