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"That Girl in Pink" in Rebecca Black's Video "Friday," Benni Cinkle, Is Using Her Newfound Fame to Discuss Teen Empowerment and Self-Esteem


April 13, 2011 - LOS ANGELES, CA

Internet sensation and "that girl in pink" in Rebecca Black's music video "Friday," Benni Cinkle, is spreading her message to kids and teens all over the world. You can watch videos of Cinkle at www.thatgirlinpink.com. She is the 13-year-old girl dressed in a pink ensemble who dances awkwardly in the "Friday" video. When the video went viral, she became famous overnight. She started receiving questions and comments on the video posted on YouTube, which has over 100 million views, and decided to create accounts for different social media sites in order to answer those questions. She now has over 150,000 followers on all social media sites combined!

A lot of the comments Cinkle received pointed fun at her gawky dance moves, but instead of taking things to heart, she turned it around and made a joke of it. She is using her newfound-fame to spread messages of empowerment and self-esteem building to teens and tweens. Cinkle believes that "what others say doesn't reflect who you are; it reflects who they are and how they feel." On April 7, she hosted an interview on Livestream, which was a huge success! The interview, which has over 87,000 viewer minutes, can be viewed at www.livestream.com/thatgirlinpink.

Many of those who pointed fun at Cinkle changed their attitude towards her when they noticed the manner in which she responded to their teasing comments. It is as though the public is hungry for her message, which continues to reach people all over the world and change their lives in a positive way. She was recently interviewed on NBC New York's "The Debrief with David Ushery," where she shared some of her tips from her new free eBook titled, "That Girl in Pink's Internet Survival Guide: For Kids Who Live their Lives Online (and the Moms and Dads Who Love them)." To watch Cinkle's interview with David Ushery, visit http://bit.ly/gjMSxC.

In an interview, Cinkle can discuss:

  • how kids can survive ridicule and criticism online and in other social environments;
  • steps to help kids and teens empower themselves;
  • her Internet survival guide;
  • and more.

For more information about Benni Cinkle and to download her Internet survival guide, visit www.thatgirlinpink.com.

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