North Korea’s ‘Army of Beauties’ | NYT

  • Published on Feb 10, 2018
  • North Korea, like other nations, sent its best athletes to South Korea in the quest for Olympic gold. But it also dispatched a squad of 230 cheerleaders, sometimes referred to as Kim Jong-Un’s “army of beauties.”
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Comments • 1 450

  • Pedro Muñoz
    Pedro Muñoz 2 months ago

    ¡Qué maravilla! ¿Alguien me podría decir cómo puedo conseguir la nacionalidad de Corea del Norte? Me encantaría vivir en ese paraíso.

  • Feroz Awan
    Feroz Awan 2 months ago

    Proud to be a Pakistani

  • Sekai Ni Heiwa
    Sekai Ni Heiwa 2 months ago

    Anyway US propaganda machine is the ultimate leader in the world.

  • Peacock For Sale
    Peacock For Sale 3 months ago

    They look different

  • Steven Kok
    Steven Kok 3 months ago

    Beauty Of North Korea.

  • yiguang zheng
    yiguang zheng 4 months ago

    ¿Una sociedad totalitaria y democrática eliges una?

  • Heru- deshet
    Heru- deshet 4 months ago

    With peace in place perhaps we'll get to see them in bikinis now. Yum!

  • Finbar Looby
    Finbar Looby 4 months ago

    Nothing compares to the Israeli Propaganda machine.

  • Bud Stephens
    Bud Stephens 5 months ago

    Don’t look all that beautiful to me

  • Andrew Song
    Andrew Song 5 months ago

    NYT is the biggest propaganda machine.. its ironic..

  • HarvardRadRes
    HarvardRadRes 5 months ago

    Don't they know the idea of Olympics came about as "war" just without bloodshed?

  • Europa Man
    Europa Man 5 months ago

    The US should have an army of Korean beauties.

  • John Jauregui
    John Jauregui 6 months ago

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  • Talmadge Kyzer
    Talmadge Kyzer 7 months ago

    2 Chronicles 7: 14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

  • Larry Dustin
    Larry Dustin 7 months ago

    CNN should move all operations to North Korea, they would fit right in.

  • The Pornographer
    The Pornographer 7 months ago

    North korea doesnt have kpop....I envy them so much😏

    JUST A FAN 7 months ago

    they're hot

  • Dude
    Dude 7 months ago

    and they are creepy

  • Red Butterfly
    Red Butterfly 7 months ago

    Beauties? I believe that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. To me they look like raddish in dress

  • Eduardo Ramirez
    Eduardo Ramirez 7 months ago

    America also displays propaganda in every single Hollywood movie, cable channel and news network. It is exactly the same. The only difference is that no one talks about it because all of the media belongs to financial companies who want to subordinate people nation and worldwide

  • Leo_ M83
    Leo_ M83 7 months ago

    Kim has 1 wife but maybe half of the north are all his

  • wsfggf
    wsfggf 7 months ago

    they are gorgeous

  • Rocco Gant
    Rocco Gant 7 months ago

    some are cute, but North Korean chicks don't use plugs or pads....that crotch has got to be nasty during leak week ....

  • Enyaw
    Enyaw 7 months ago

    The real question is, are those Nike hats real or fake?

  • Ali Ali
    Ali Ali 7 months ago +1

    All sick comments are paid US govt trols

  • huanhyuen Lin
    huanhyuen Lin 7 months ago

    Ri Sol-ju is always the most beautiful one.

  • Масон
    Масон 7 months ago +1

    *Почему так много dislike? Пожалуйста объясните, я не понимаю.*

  • Some random guy on the Internet

    So 1 cheerleader married to Kim ? Lmao

  • LK
    LK 7 months ago

    Unfortunately, current Korean president Moon is a commie, socialist and pro -North Korea.

  • tim allen
    tim allen 7 months ago

    smoking hot!

  • F Off
    F Off 8 months ago

    Most biggest propaganda machine is USA

  • Mr Anonomous
    Mr Anonomous 8 months ago

    No, they are not from a reclusive country. They are from a dictatorship 😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡😡

  • osocoloso66
    osocoloso66 8 months ago

    beautiful girl !!!

  • DemiVik
    DemiVik 8 months ago

    2k dislikes made by north korean hackers?

  • Красива Оленка

    It's Russia?

  • Красива Оленка

    Это Россия?

  • mic01
    mic01 8 months ago

    Well we know CNN is a big fan of Kim

  • m f
    m f 8 months ago

    frickin creepy video i ever see
    and the opening made me screecing my skin

  • Buv Leiz
    Buv Leiz 8 months ago

    Those Nike baseball capes i believe made in China not us

  • Юрій Борисов


  • 1iving2di3
    1iving2di3 8 months ago

    There is a few hotties in there 😍

  • Гугаррр Гугов

    Приветствую мужественный северокорейский народ! Россия не даст вас в обиду, как это и было в 1950-1953 гг.

  • david lee
    david lee 8 months ago

    Koreans are very determined and talented people, as evidenced by South's success in economy and North ability to make atomic bombs under strict conditions.

  • Alan M
    Alan M 8 months ago

    The Red Star always guides me. We love North Korea!!!

  • Shrimp
    Shrimp 8 months ago

    > When NYT hates Trump so much that they are willing to talk about one of the most oppressive and abhorrent regimes in a positive light just to spite him.

  • hans lorenz
    hans lorenz 8 months ago

    you have a "army of beauties" who can perform like this ??

  • JP
    JP 8 months ago

    自由電子報 | 影音娛樂 | 好康報報 | 自由部落
    Taipei Times
    Twenty-one North Korean cheerleaders imprisoned
    AP , SEOUL Sat, Feb 18, 2006 - Page 4
    Twenty-one members of North Korean cheering squads who traveled to South Korea for international sports events are being held in a prison camp for talking about what they saw in the South, a news report said 17 February 2006.
    Citing a North Korean man who recently fled to China, South Korea's Chosun Ilbo newspaper said the 21 young women had been detained about last November 2005 in the same prison camp where the man had been held.
    South Korea's National Intelligence Service didn't immediately confirm or deny the report.
    In 2002, Pyongyang sent hundreds of female cheerleaders to the Asian Games in South Korea's Busan, where their tightly synchronized routines drew worldwide attention. The North sent similar cheering squads to South Korea in 2003 and last year.
    The defector, whose real name wasn't given, said the female cheering squad apparently violated a pledge not to speak about what they saw in South Korea, the Chosun Ilbo reported.
    Citing another unnamed defector, the newspaper said the cheerleaders had pledged before going to South Korea that they would treat the country as "enemy territory" and never speak about what they saw there, accepting punishment if they broke the promise.
    Pyongyang insists it doesn't abuse human rights, but it has long been accused of holding political prisoners in camps under life-threatening conditions. It is believed to hold between 150,000 and 200,000 political prisoners

  • John Gilbert
    John Gilbert 8 months ago

    They are sooooooooooooooooooooo beautiful. Wow!! Army of beauties it's an understatement!!! The supreme leader has great taste in beauty.

  • Smo Tabata
    Smo Tabata 8 months ago

    They look healthier than starving Africans though.

  • Kelly Ford
    Kelly Ford 8 months ago

    New York Times - One of the Supreme Anti American Prints. Who buys this crap?? Oh, wait, that’s right - Anti Americans do.

  • Specialty C. S.
    Specialty C. S. 8 months ago

    what is nike products doing in north korea?

  • hipcat13
    hipcat13 8 months ago


  • Jo Bckts
    Jo Bckts 8 months ago

    It’s working on the Left wingers. Liberal democrats firmly believe that pretty rules.

  • gianca60
    gianca60 8 months ago

    Kim: more girls and less guns.

  • Anwar Robertson
    Anwar Robertson 8 months ago

    North Korea Propaganda = FOX News

  • Jim Biden
    Jim Biden 8 months ago

    Kim believe he is an individual but everyone else should look the same, dress the same and do what he tells them to do.

  • Hey Canada
    Hey Canada 8 months ago

    ....and the North Korean Security Agents will be extremely active during the Winter Olympics trying to prevent those athletes who might try to defect from the wonderful communist paradise .............

  • TheTrisons
    TheTrisons 8 months ago

    They pick girls from 'good families - no risk of defectimg-

  • Tom Bamberg
    Tom Bamberg 8 months ago

    North Koreans are SOOOOOO dumb. So embarrassing

  • Sockpupppet Extraordinaire

    If those girls were smart, they'd defect.

  • Niek Prins
    Niek Prins 8 months ago

    Decline casual hundred highlight landscape cause primarily.

  • Jason Giang
    Jason Giang 8 months ago

    So much for the cheerleader effect.

  • j c
    j c 8 months ago

    is the liberal NYT objectifying those women's bodies?

  • lily lily
    lily lily 8 months ago

    they are so pretty ! very nature, they are very pretty girls !

  • Dan Sapp
    Dan Sapp 8 months ago

    0:10 North korean soldiers are river dancing lmfao!

  • danielwild794
    danielwild794 8 months ago +1

    More like “Army of Brainwashed Slaves.”

  • realistindenial
    realistindenial 8 months ago

    Sorry, but North Korean women are some of the least attractive Asian women.

  • Windwalker Rangel
    Windwalker Rangel 8 months ago

    All slaves of the regime, but if it makes you feel better to think they are free willing individuals who are living a great life. Then whatever.

  • PC-FX!
    PC-FX! 8 months ago

    Imagine having a threesome with them.....who can say he had a threesome with two north korean prizes of beauty.

  • charlesvan13
    charlesvan13 8 months ago

    This is like Michael Moore depicting Saddam's Iraq with kids flying kites and playing in the park.
    While his sons solved prison overcrowding by sending in soldiers to shoot thousands of political prisoners.

  • AGoat1971
    AGoat1971 8 months ago

    Marginalizing/trivializng women, and propping up the most brutal dictatorship on the planet. Good work NYTimes.

  • Марк Х
    Марк Х 8 months ago

    корейцы молодцы!!!!!

  • Steven Nault
    Steven Nault 8 months ago

    Praising anything out of north Korea is praising Kim Jong-Un, NYT while your at it don't forget a shout out to Hitler's and Stalin's regimes...

  • Lyle Smith
    Lyle Smith 8 months ago

    US we call them Hollywood

  • isshinish
    isshinish 8 months ago

    How many of these will defect?

  • thegreendestiny
    thegreendestiny 8 months ago +2

    So have they also undergone plastic surgery like all women in South Korea?

    • Everyday Nottoday
      Everyday Nottoday 7 months ago

      Tommy Branch Also, please don't conflate the two phenomenons. Most of the suicide rates in S.Korea are elderly Korean men, and the elderly in Korea, especially the men are objectively less likely to get plastic surgery (they don't face the pressure to look beautiful). Just because two phenomenons occur simultaneously, that does not mean one must be a cause of another. That's a very common logical fallacy that is misused by the media to brainwash people into believing in false causal claims when in fact the two are only merely correlated.

    • Everyday Nottoday
      Everyday Nottoday 7 months ago +1

      Tommy Branch According to whom? According to Western media? America is also called The Gun Capital of the world for a reason. The country has one of the highest gun violence rates in the entire world. But I don't see people commenting on videos related to U.S.A. and posting trolling comments like "so is the next American also going die by a gun"? Why? because no matter how "true" it is that observation, such a remark is scathing and highly insensitive, not to mention borderline racist.That's why I'm calling the OP out. The insensitivity that is so apparent in his post.

    • Everyday Nottoday
      Everyday Nottoday 8 months ago

      Autumn B there's plenty of beauty among young S.Korean children. Just check out videos on korean children like this one: The kind of notion that if a Korean is remotely pretty s/he must have had plastic surgery (assuming every Korean is ugly otherwise) is not only false but highly insulting.

    • Everyday Nottoday
      Everyday Nottoday 8 months ago

      Autumn B That still doesn't mean every Korean woman gets plastic surgery. Plastic surgery often involves $$ and heavy risk, even in countries like S.Korea that are infamous for it. Also people don't understand that there are more foreigners who actually travel to S.Korea to receive plastic surgery than domestic Koreans themselves, so often the stats are heavily skewed. The fact that S.Korea's well known for plastic surgery is not necessarily a sign of vanity in the nation but rather a testament to their highly advanced medical facilities, one of which also happens to be their plastic surgery procedures. Also, S.Korea counts skin care as part of their plastic surgery, so their definition of plastic surgery often tends to differ from that of the West. Even still, many Korean women still don't get any kind of procedure.

    • Autumn B
      Autumn B 8 months ago

      Everyday Nottoday I thought sk was big on plastic surgery and that it's encouraged.

  • D
    D 8 months ago

    thses are what locals in dandong / dalian people says when i was there. there are many north korean restaurants / establishment there and holy cow were they beautiful the NK girls

  • Mannequinwizard
    Mannequinwizard 8 months ago


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    Mannequinwizard 8 months ago


  • Isha
    Isha 8 months ago +1

    If I lived in North Korea I'd become a cheerleader and flee

  • La Chien
    La Chien 8 months ago

    NYT is stoopid

  • AgentPepsi1
    AgentPepsi1 8 months ago

    The Democrat's propaganda machine, the MSM, is simply now, after their reporting, an arm of the DPRK regime.

  • Stephen Wong
    Stephen Wong 8 months ago

    What army of beauty? White people have a funny sense of beauty for asian females.

  • Don Quixito
    Don Quixito 8 months ago

    I only clicked here because I was ordered to by my phone.........great social works project cheerleader's but anyone can complain about anything and to get that many of the best and brightest clothing feeding handleing that many cheerleader's.....all I'm told profecinent with South Korean customs and culture and knives........wonder how our state department views fighting a culture like this airplane and Battleship grid marking and attack....troops? Like I don't see troops being deployed as anything positive as well other countries have nukes and might be willing to "help" the north Korean people to a nuclear general winter.....may are country find peace immediatly after I go up in fire or fourty more years or so for someone's choice of ego and consiquece wasting my time and those around me

  • Ifiskgoeofoei oficjwor
    Ifiskgoeofoei oficjwor 8 months ago

    It’s begun.... the enemy of my enemy is my friend. Leftists will support and revere the murderous communist regime of Kim jung un as long as President Trump condemns him.

  • waiting 90 days to change my name

    they all have camel toe

  • Be Happy
    Be Happy 8 months ago

    Poor things, so beautiful yet their potential is so limited because of a unreasonable dictator who controls their every move, so sad.

  • Andrew Blaze
    Andrew Blaze 8 months ago

    They'll make final additions to my Ghost Squad!

  • eninman03
    eninman03 8 months ago

    Why didn't they ever have "The beauties of nazi germany"

  • ExoticLuck
    ExoticLuck 8 months ago

    army of beutys is gonna turn into army of headless radiated bodys if they keep making threats against us.

  • ChickenBoy260
    ChickenBoy260 8 months ago

    Stop glamorizing this horrendous dictatorship.
    But who am I kidding- this is a TVclip comment section.

  • Dessy Cakin
    Dessy Cakin 8 months ago

    Another channel stole this video word by word and used all the same pictures as well.

  • WeChallenge
    WeChallenge 8 months ago +1

    Cheerleaders? They remind me more of the female spies that had been dispatched to meet and mingle with foreign adversaries, in an effort to do whatever it took to get Intel from those who might be able to divulge secrets during the cold war.
    I'm sure they are trying anything and everything to gather any intelligence about South Korea they can, so they can drag the info back to fat boy in hopes that their families will not be harmed. They won't go home empty handed when they head back across the border, you can bet on that. If anyone believes they are there as a cheering section only, for the NK athletes, then they may as well believe that cold witch of a sister Kim sent is a peace seeking entity as well, even though she's the head of all NK propaganda, and will stop at nothing to try and make anyone and everyone from other places believe NK and the regime headed by little fat man is nothing but great for their people, while at the same time tries to set a tone that the rest of the world are evil.

  • cava 1919
    cava 1919 8 months ago

    i think the only real brain washed people here are all of u writing all the same stupid comments over these girls..

  • ProleCenter
    ProleCenter 8 months ago

    Just so people know, the North Korean government is not the one who calls them "Army of Beauties."

  • ProleCenter
    ProleCenter 8 months ago

    Don't trust the wild tales spun by defectors. They are paid almost a million dollars for their stories. That's a fact. You can look it up.

  • nightdragonize
    nightdragonize 8 months ago

    Sooo are you guys now an official arm of the DPRK?

  • Parker Styers
    Parker Styers 8 months ago +3

    The amount of misinformation swirling around this comment section is insane

  • achhe eff
    achhe eff 8 months ago

    Truly a new low NYT