Sora Aoi (also known as Sola Aoi) is a Japanese AV idol, nude model, and media personality. In addition to being a multiple award winning actress in the AV field, she has also attained mainstream media recognition.
Sora Aoi was born on November 11, 1983 in Tokyo. As a student she worked at various part-time jobs in the food-service industry, such as pizza parlours, pubs and sushi bars as she studied with the intent of becoming a pre-school teacher.
While in her third year in high school, Aoi was scouted in Shibuya by a talent agency for gravure modelling. She decided to enter the Adult entertainment industry with the aim of eventually working in TV and other parts of the entertainment industry, stating that "If there was only the AV industry, I couldn't do it".
When asked how her stage name was chosen, Aoi explained, My agency asked what color I liked. I said blue ("aoi" in Japanese). He also asked what I like in general. I said sky ("Sora" in Japanese). So, he chose Aoi Sora (means "Blue Sky" in Japanese).