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Introducing Pinky Cheeks, Korea’s Hot New Gender-Fluid Dance Group

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The seven members of Pinky Cheeks, a South Korean street style dance troupe, can gyrate and twerk with the best of them, and to a gender-fluid flow, no less. It all starts with the crew’s leader J-Pink, a male dancer with dual personas: as J-Pink, he shows off his more feminine-style moves; as J-Black, he skews more masculine. Previously the choreographer for major K-pop groups like Wonder Girls and T-ara, J-Pink, along with his team members Me j n tie j, Bangkey, Genero.k, A.me, Jinsol, and Neon Kim, has sent waves through Seoul’s hip-hop scene with their killer moves, all while working the stage in sky-high heels. Pinky Cheeks has already made several major television appearances in Korea, including MNET’s “Dancing 9, Season 3.” We wouldn’t be surprised to see them take the global stage very soon. Get a first look at them here.

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Pinky Cheeks (from left: Me j n tie j, Bangkey, Genero.k, J Pink or J Black, Jinsol, Neon Kim)

Photo by Peter Ash Lee, styled by Ye Young Kim. Producer: Biel Parklee. Local Production: Intoo Creative Group.

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J Black

Photo by Peter Ash Lee, styled by Ye Young Kim. Producer: Biel Parklee. Local Production: Intoo Creative Group.

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J Pink

Photo by Peter Ash Lee, styled by Ye Young Kim. Producer: Biel Parklee. Local Production: Intoo Creative Group.

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A.me

Photo by Peter Ash Lee, styled by Ye Young Kim. Producer: Biel Parklee. Local Production: Intoo Creative Group.

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Bangkey

Photo by Peter Ash Lee, styled by Ye Young Kim. Producer: Biel Parklee. Local Production: Intoo Creative Group.

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Genero

Photo by Peter Ash Lee, styled by Ye Young Kim. Producer: Biel Parklee. Local Production: Intoo Creative Group.

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Me J n Tie J

Photo by Peter Ash Lee, styled by Ye Young Kim. Producer: Biel Parklee. Local Production: Intoo Creative Group.

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Neon

Photo by Peter Ash Lee, styled by Ye Young Kim. Producer: Biel Parklee. Local Production: Intoo Creative Group.