Awkward Backup Dancer In 'Friday' Video Speaks Out

The Internet is weird. The fact that you can achieve even a miniscule notch of pseudo-Internet-fame simply for being a backup dancer on what's been pegged as the Worst Music Video Ever blows my mind. Yes, I'm talking about Rebecca Black's "Friday" video. And yes, I'm talking about Bennet "Benni" Cinkle, the bracefaced girl in pink who flails her arms awkwardly in the back of a convertible as Black sings epic lyrics such as "Fun, fun/think about fun/you know what it is."  
Cinkle is one of Black's friends and schoolmates in Anaheim Hills. And because she has been asked, "like, a whole bunch of questions on Tumblr," she made her own video discussing everything from Justin Bieber to her driveway length (128 feet!) to "why I dance so weird."

It's kind of cute/amusing, especially if you're like me and have (willfully!) watched the "Friday" video 10-plus times because it somehow warps your brain into a state of happy confusion. If you're desperate to know even more about Cinkle, you can read her Tumblr at www.girlinpinkdancing.tumblr.com or join 6,000 71,000 others who've become her fan on Facebook.  

 

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Zakk Day
Zakk Day

She definitely knows how to play this. She may be the brightest of the bunch.

Connor Bennett Hogy
Connor Bennett Hogy

You are too cute!!! I just want to let you know that you are handling all of this great! Remember to stay strong through all the hate! and NEVER SAY NEVER!

Love, a fellow belieber!

Anon
Anon

While I think the song sucks, it definitely doesn't suck any worse than 99.9% of the other crap that's being played on the radio these days...

Dwayne
Dwayne

Everyone should just leave these kids alone. It's just dopey teeny-bopper music for dopey teeny-boppers. Both have always existed.

Pamela Lockwood Schott
Pamela Lockwood Schott

Hi, Michelle: I love this article on Benni, but the numbers are off. As of this morning, she now has over 80,000 fans on Facebook and 40,000 on Tumblr. Her YouTube video jumped to over 225,000 views this weekend in just days with a 95% approval rating.

Gotta love how fast things move on the Internet!

Sharon
Sharon

I love this girl!! She's handling all this beautifully! But check this out - she has over 80,000 fans on Facebook and 40,000 on Tumblr...and her video has over 225K views! (6K fans must just be one FB fan page, she has a couple!)

Bill T.
Bill T.

Connor, Um you might want to direct this to Benni instead of Michelle. Mild criticism, refreshing to get away from the hate comments common to some O.C. register stories.

Michelle, interesting cultural commentary.

Pamela Lockwood Schott
Pamela Lockwood Schott

Ha! Love how you scratched out the old number! Crazy how things spread on the Internet, though, right?

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