Japanese top model Yano Shiho
Japanese top model Yano Shiho has opened up about her struggles to have a second child Instagram/shiho_style

Japanese model Yano Shiho has opened up about her struggle to conceive for the second time. The 40-year-old has a daughter Choo Sarang with MMA fighter Choo Sung Hoon.

During an interview with Japanese magazine SELFCARE, Shiho talked about undergoing IVF treatments and suffering a miscarriage. She said: "I had no intention of sharing a story like this. The final edits of the magazine were complete and were about to be published. It came up when I was talking with the editor-in-chief, who suggested that we should put it in the magazine."

She continued: "As I meet people, I think many things have changed. I am really strengthened by those around me."

Shiho and Hoon had been dating since January 2007 and got married in 2009 in Japan. The couple's daughter was born in October 2011.

In 2014, she spoke of her relationship with her husband. She told InStyle magazine: "To be honest, I liked Choo Sung Hoon first, so I asked our mutual acquaintances to introduce us. Two years later, we were finally introduced to each other by acquaintances and after two years of dating, we got married."

"Choo Sung Hoon was a man who I couldn't find any fault in. Even when I had an uncomfortable time because of diarrhea, I would tell him and he immediately helped me to recover. More than anything else, I was attracted to his strong and dependable charms," she added.