What I love about AKB48 is that there's something for everybody and Maria Abe is a perfect example of that. When Maria recently said that she doesn't even wanna be an idol my initial reaction was "WTF why is she even in AKB48?!".
I get what you mean, but a part of me feels she should have gone the Shihori route and leave the spot for someone who's heart is truly into it.
I do think that Maria should be more positive but being so honest about her ambitions makes me respect her more. I doubt Maria will ever become super popular but I could see her becoming Team 4's "Tomochin" due to her awesome dancing skills and love for modeling. So yeah hopefully we will soon start seeing Maria in fashion magazines
Yeah, she really needs to gain more confidence. Tomochin is perfect as a model because she is super confident. She just oozes attitude and that's what makes her a good model. A pretty face and nice body isn't enough. It's all about body language.
However, since she's so negative she doesn't really smile much... at least that's one feature a lot of models have on the runway
So yeah, I'm not sure what to think of her. Hopefully she'll be like Komorin and go from shy to awesome.