Hello Kitty is a white female Japanese bobtail cat with a red bow. It was first designed by Yuko Shimizu. Hello Kittys full name is Kitty White in fact, even longtime fans dont realise that her actual name is not Hello Kitty.
Although she was created in Japan, this little cute cat lives in London, England. Kitty lives there with her dad, mom and her twin sister.
Hello Kittys birthday falls under the zodiac sign of Scorpio – her birthday is November 1st. Hello Kitty was first introduced by the Sanrio Company in 1974. Today, her cute face is on hundreds of products and adored by many people of all ages. Since she was introduced in 1974, this makes Hello Kitty 37 years old.
Sanrio is a Japanese company that is famous for its adorable and cute cartoon characters like Keroppi and Cinnamoroll but Hello Kitty is the most popular as well as the most successful one.
Hello Kitty does not have a visible mouth. This is because she speaks from her heart. She is described as five apples tall and weighs as much as three apples. She wants to be a pianist or poet when she grows up. Her many hobbies include reading, travelling, listening to music, making new friends and eating yummy cookies.
George and Mary White are Hello Kittys parents who love their daughters very much. Mimmy is Hello Kittys twin sister as well as her best friend. You can easily tell them apart as two of them wear bows of different colors and ears Mimmy wears a yellow color bow on the right side of her head while Hello Kitty wears a red one on the left of her head.
A mouse called Joey is Hello Kittys best friend in school. Hello Kitty also owns a pet mole named Mory. Tippy the bear is the secret admirer of Hello Kitty.
Hello Kittys favorite bedtime story is Mysterious Forest, and her favorite snack is apple pie made by her mom. Her favorite subjects in school are English, art and music. She uses a tricycle to travel around her neighbourhood. She brushes her teeth with strawberry toothpaste. Her favorite athletic activity is tennis.
Hello Kitty is described as a bright and kind-hearted girl, her twin sister is described as a very shy and girly. Hello Kittys papa is described as humorous, dependable but also absent-minded while her mama is portrayed as a good cook who always like to do housework. Hello Kittys grandma, Margaret, likes sewing and her grandpa, Anthony likes to tell stories.
There has been some suggestion that this adorable feline has its origins in Maneki Neko, as the name itself (Hello Kitty) is a back-translation of Maneki Neko (meaning beckoning cat).
Celebrity fans of Hello Kitty include: Ariana Grande, Big Boi of Outkast, Britney Spears, Calista Flockhart, Cameron Diaz, Carmen Electra, Christina Aguilera, Destinys Child, Drew Barrymore, Gwen Stefani, Heidi Klum, Jessica Alba, Kelly Osbourne, Kimora Lee Simmons, Lindsay Lohan, Mandy Moore, Mariah Carey, Mr. Trololo, Raven Symone, Sarah Jessica Parker.
Hello Kitty was featured on the cover of Lisa Loebs 2002 album Hello Lisa. The album was also promoted with a concert at the Sanrio store (New Yorks Times Square).
There is a Hello Kitty maternity hospital in Taiwan. There are two Hello Kitty theme parks in Japan. There is also a Hello Kitty restaurant in Taiwan.
There are some reports that Bill Gates once offered around $5.6 billion for the rights to Kitty.
Another interesting fact about Hello Kitty is that although many people know her by the name of Hello Kitty but in Japan she is actually referred as Kitty-chan.