Ironically, her disproportionately large breasts made her something of an outcast among her skinny peers, and Aki soon made the wise move to transition into bikini modeling. It was during this time that she also began acting, making her big screen debut in 2000 in Supêsutoraberâzu, an action-packed comedy about a botched bank robbery.
Aki also began appearing in her own low-budget DVD productions such as I am Hoshino Aki, which she released in August, 2002. The film proved to be popular and she continued to increase her exposure through magazine spreads, television cameos and soft-core productions such as Kekkô Kamen: Surprise and Kekkô Kamen: ritânzu, both of which were released in 2004.
2005 was an especially big year for Aki, as she appeared in over a half-dozen direct-to-DVD videos including Honey Angel, Gekkan Aki Hoshino, With You, Milk & Voice, I Wish You Love, and Beach Angels in Hawaii. She also proved her versatility with the release of the upbeat pop albums NyaaA! and Very Merry X’Mas/Kiss and Hugs, a playful showcase featuring Aki along with fellow busty bikini idols Hiroko Sato and Sayaka Isoyama.
The girls joined forces again the following year for the release of Girls Love Live, a recording of one of their boisterous live performances. Aki also kept herself busy that same year with the release of more direct to DVD productions including, most notably, Hoshino Expo, Watashi Tonjaimashita, Play H, Marriage Life, and Aki-Time.
Aki continues to be one of Japan’s most recognizable models and has already starred in a handful of sexy new films in 2007, including Dabu Hoshi, Kensa Nyuin and Present. Aki also appears in Awa Dance, a big-screen drama.