the term used to loosely describe the occupation
s of the people regularly
appearing on japanese TV
is based on the english word "talent
" (meaning if you say "talent" in a japanese accent
, it sounds like "tarento")
however "tarento" need not be talented.
many "tarento" meerly sit in the background
, and clap
/cover their mouths/say "OISHII
" at the appropriate moments.
usually young, reasonably attractive, girls.