in the show-biz where youth is romanticized, an idol who is in their late teens or twenties will inevitably be compared to her younger(and usually cuter) self. but i would argue that the current akb girls never looked better; especially the original members from 2005-2007.
three examples: watanabe mayu, itano tomomi, and shinoda mariko.
SHINODA MARIKO, WHAT?!