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 • 1 515

  • huanhyuen Lin
    huanhyuen Lin 28 minutes ago

    Ri Sol-ju is always the most beautiful one.

  • Масон
    Масон 10 hours ago +1

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

  • Jimmy Luu
    Jimmy Luu 10 hours ago

    So 1 cheerleader married to Kim ? Lmao

  • LK
    LK Day ago

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

  • tim allen
    tim allen Day ago

    smoking hot!

  • F Off
    F Off 2 days ago

    Most biggest propaganda machine is USA

  • Mr Anonomous
    Mr Anonomous 3 days ago

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

  • osocoloso66
    osocoloso66 3 days ago

    beautiful girl !!!

  • DemiVik
    DemiVik 3 days ago

    2k dislikes made by north korean hackers?

  • Красивая Елена

    It's Russia?

  • Красивая Елена

    Это Россия?

  • mic01
    mic01 3 days ago

    Well we know CNN is a big fan of Kim

  • m f
    m f 3 days ago

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

  • Leiz Buv
    Leiz Buv 4 days ago

    Those Nike baseball capes i believe made in China not us

  • Юрій Борисов


  • 1iving2di3
    1iving2di3 4 days 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 4 days 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 4 days ago

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

  • Surprise
    Surprise 4 days 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 4 days ago

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

  • Teck King
    Teck King 4 days 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 4 days ago

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

  • Smol Tab
    Smol Tab 4 days ago

    They look healthier than starving Africans though.

  • Kelly Ford
    Kelly Ford 4 days ago

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

  • glenn martinez
    glenn martinez 4 days ago

    what is nike products doing in north korea?

  • hipcat13
    hipcat13 5 days ago


  • Joe  S
    Joe S 5 days ago

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

  • gianca60
    gianca60 5 days ago

    Kim: more girls and less guns.

  • Anwar Robertson
    Anwar Robertson 5 days ago

    North Korea Propaganda = FOX News

  • Jim Biden
    Jim Biden 5 days 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 5 days 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 5 days ago

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

  • Tom Bamberg
    Tom Bamberg 5 days ago

    North Koreans are SOOOOOO dumb. So embarrassing

  • Vegas702
    Vegas702 5 days ago +1

    North Korean women are naturally stunning, American women are filthy wallowing pigs by choice.

  • Sockpupppet Extraordinaire

    If those girls were smart, they'd defect.

  • Niek Prins
    Niek Prins 5 days ago

    Decline casual hundred highlight landscape cause primarily.

  • Jason Giang
    Jason Giang 5 days ago

    So much for the cheerleader effect.

  • j c
    j c 5 days ago

    is the liberal NYT objectifying those women's bodies?

  • lily lily
    lily lily 6 days ago

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

  • Maui Caui
    Maui Caui 6 days ago +1

    They're not that attractive.

  • Dan Sapp
    Dan Sapp 6 days ago

    0:10 North korean soldiers are river dancing lmfao!

  • danielwild794
    danielwild794 6 days ago +1

    More like “Army of Brainwashed Slaves.”

  • realistindenial
    realistindenial 6 days ago

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

  • bryan leovy
    bryan leovy 6 days ago

    Nike baseball caps.

  • Windwalker Rangel
    Windwalker Rangel 6 days 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.

  • 3DO!
    3DO! 6 days ago

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

  • charlesvan13
    charlesvan13 6 days 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 6 days ago

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

  • Марк Х
    Марк Х 6 days ago

    корейцы молодцы!!!!!

  • Steven Nault
    Steven Nault 6 days 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 6 days ago

    US we call them Hollywood

  • isshinish
    isshinish 6 days ago

    How many of these will defect?

  • thegreendestiny
    thegreendestiny 6 days ago +2

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

    • Everyday Nottoday
      Everyday Nottoday 2 days 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 2 days 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 2 days ago

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

    • Everyday Nottoday
      Everyday Nottoday 5 days ago +2

      Wow so racist, have you even been to South Korea? Of course not every Korean woman has had plastic surgery. Plenty of attractive Koreans women are natural, and plenty of Koreans with plastic surgeries are still very ugly. Wow to your ignorance.

  • D
    D 6 days 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 6 days ago


  • Mannequinwizard
    Mannequinwizard 6 days ago


  • Isha
    Isha 6 days ago +1

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

  • La Chien
    La Chien 6 days ago

    NYT is stoopid

  • AgentPepsi1
    AgentPepsi1 6 days ago

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

  • Stephen Wong
    Stephen Wong 6 days ago

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

  • Don Quixito
    Don Quixito 6 days 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

  • Larry Lunchbucket
    Larry Lunchbucket 7 days ago

    Disappointed. I thought "army of beauties" was a term for like a miniature, light-weight Nuke the DPRK was testing. Nobody cares about Kim Jong Un's shemales.

  • It’s okay to be white.

    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.

  • Nancy Smith
    Nancy Smith 7 days ago

    Research this group of Un's prisoners. VICTIMS not allowed to make any choices about their lives.

  • leder hosen
    leder hosen 7 days ago +1

    they all have camel toe

  • Be Happy
    Be Happy 7 days ago

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

  • Randy Stair's Ghost
    Randy Stair's Ghost 7 days ago

    They'll make final additions to my Ghost Squad!

  • 001pembroke
    001pembroke 7 days ago

    Eek!!! Cloned fembots!

  • eninman03
    eninman03 7 days ago

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

  • ExoticLuck
    ExoticLuck 7 days ago

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

  • ChickenBoy260
    ChickenBoy260 7 days ago

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

  • CC - Football Channel

    north korean girl - güney koreli kızlardan mükemmel tezahürat

  • Dessy Cakin
    Dessy Cakin 7 days ago

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

  • WeChallenge
    WeChallenge 7 days 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 7 days 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 7 days ago

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

  • ProleCenter
    ProleCenter 7 days 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 7 days ago

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

  • Parker Styers
    Parker Styers 7 days ago +3

    The amount of misinformation swirling around this comment section is insane

  • achhe eff
    achhe eff 7 days ago

    Truly a new low NYT

  • 1derlandbound
    1derlandbound 7 days ago

    They are quite beautiful, but I wonder why family background is checked. It's not like the whole family is going just the prospective girl.

    • ProleCenter
      ProleCenter 7 days ago

      1derlandbound I don't really know all the details about the cheerleaders, but I know that most of what you get in the west is propaganda about North Korea. The Americans hate North Korea because they won't bow down to them. It's as simple as that.

    • 1derlandbound
      1derlandbound 7 days ago

      ProleCenter well I didn't mention anything about being held hostage but okay. It's interesting that they send such an entourage with their Olympians. Do you know the real criteria in which they're selected? Sincere question, I truly find it interesting.

    • ProleCenter
      ProleCenter 7 days ago

      1derlandbound: Their family background is not checked and their family is not held hostage. That is a propaganda lie. About 95% of the "news" you get about North Korea is straight-up fiction.

  • tad jit
    tad jit 7 days ago

    How f'ing sick are the people at the NYT to celebrate this? No wonder no one takes this rag seriously, get a clue people.

  • Gewglesux
    Gewglesux 7 days ago +2

    North Korean women are beautiful. I’ve have always said that just wish I went there when I had the chance
    I went to Iceland instead.

  • Chuppi Sensei
    Chuppi Sensei 7 days ago

    Nothing But Crap (nbc) is a communist propaganda outlet!! Watch at your own risk!

  • basenatic
    basenatic 7 days ago

    Those are the faces of prisoners forced to do as their overlord demands otherwise they risk their family getting thrown in concentration camps.

  • Nottia Cunningham
    Nottia Cunningham 7 days ago

    It's 2018 and it's mind boggling that we are witnessing this type of control over people. The things we here about North Korea is sad, the citizens aren't stupid their leaders are just evil who get off by having control over people.

  • lee moore
    lee moore 7 days ago +1

    Where’s the part where the Olympians are kept under 24 hour guard from defecting???

  • Butt Hurt
    Butt Hurt 7 days ago

    army of average looking girls

  • Yacobus Fitri
    Yacobus Fitri 7 days ago

    Are they interested in marrying Muslim men?

  • O'BAE
    O'BAE 7 days ago

    *KIMDOM* _The Struggle Is Real!_

  • Brad G
    Brad G 7 days ago

    I’d smash.

  • BIG A
    BIG A 7 days ago

    MSM is glorifying the dictator and his sister. They want to turn America into a NK or Venezuela.
    MSM and democrats hate America, they adore giving Iran 1.8 million dollars, they admire NK, they defend Venezuela, they defend Hezbollah, they defend Islam and all of it's crimes, they put China on a pedestal.
    Wake up you sheeple. They want you in bondage!!!

  • Vic Buck
    Vic Buck 7 days ago +1


    RETRO MEEMZ 7 days ago

    You are a worse propaganda machine

  • Klaus Cartesius
    Klaus Cartesius 7 days ago

    "According to reports from a defector": The "defectors" tell all sorts of stuff as they need to stay interesting, to have something to say at all. Mass games as entertainment are simply part of their culture, and they are very good at it, too.

  • Barbara Kempf
    Barbara Kempf 7 days ago

    They all like alike did he clonethem

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    show better than Russian propaganda)

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    crazedmartinez 7 days ago

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