This figure papercraft is Atsuko Maeda, a Japanese actress and singer, popularly known as the former member of the Japanese idol group AKB48, the paper model created by wackywelsh. Atsuko Maeda was part of Team A and was also one of the most prominent members in the group, being voted number one in the 2009 and 2011 Senbatsu Elections.
In the 2010 Senbatsu Election, however, she lost to fellow member Yuko Oshima, who took the center role for their 17th Single: Heavy Rotation. She was part of the "Senbatsu" group which consists of AKB48 members that are prominently featured in their most recent singles. On 25 March 2012, she announced her retirement or 'graduation' from the group. She graduated on the 27th of August 2012, after the Tokyo Dome concert and her special graduation concert in Akihabara theatre. Her graduation left several fans in shock as she was considered by many to be the most popular member and the ace of the group. For more information please click here.