Not to be confused with Sho Hirano.

Sho ( (しょう) Shō, born May 9, 2006 in Los Angeles, California) is a child model and actor. He made his debut in Hana Nochi Hare (2018) playing a younger version of the main character Haruto Kaguragi. Sho previously resided in Los Angeles with his family and is currently studying abroad in Japan.


Early life

Sho was born Alex (アレックス () )[1] on May 9, 2006 in Los Angeles, California.[2][3] His immediate family consists of his parents and older sister. Sho became popular on the internet via his Instagram account, which his mother manages.[4] His father is German and his mother is Japanese.[5] As of summer 2020, Sho is attending school in Japan. He previously traveled back and forth between Los Angeles and Japan.[6]


Due to his popularity on Instagram, Sho received several requests from Japanese talent agencies. The president of Seventh Avenue visited Sho's family in person in the United States. Sho signed with Seventh Avenue. He made his debut in the entertainment business at the runway show, Tokyo Girls Collection on March 31, 2018.[7] In April, Sho had his drama debut in Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season as a younger version of Sho Hirano's character, Haruto Kaguragi.[5] He released his first photo book titled, Happy!! on July 26.[8] Sho walked the runway at the Tokyo Girls Collection in March 2019[9] and again in February 2020.[10]

Starting in January 2021, Sho is appearing in the television program,Zip!. He plays an American exchange student in a segment encouraging the viewers to learn English.[6]


Television dramas

Year Title Role Notes
2018 Hana Nochi Hare: Hanadan Next Season Haruto Kaguragi (child)


Boys Over Flowers Wiki has 18 images related to Sho.

  • Sho shares his name with Sho Hirano, whom he portrayed a younger version of in Hana Nochi Hare. However, Sho uses the kanji , while Hirano spells it as 紫耀.


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