Watch the New Lyric video on J-14.com, here: http://bit.ly/BenniJ14
Purchase "Gotta Get Out" on iTunes, here: http://bit.ly/gottagetout
Read The New York Times feature on Benni: http://nyti.ms/KKju5d
Benni Cinkle's Official Huffington Post Blog: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/benni-cinkle
Benni Cinkle, also known as "That Girl in Pink" from Rebecca Black's "Friday" music video, has teamed up with MTV's ACT blog to premiere her much anticipated new music video for "Gotta Get Out" today, Thursday, July 12th. Check it out here: http://on.mtv.com/MmnR3X. "Gotta Get Out" is available now on iTunes and Benni is donating a portion of the proceeds to a charity organization she supports, Children of the Night. Purchase "Gotta Get Out," here: http://bit.ly/gottagetout
MTV Act is MTV's blog that celebrates young people and celebrities taking action to make things better in the world, a perfect fit for Benni, the 15-year-old founder of the anti-bullying non-profit organization, ThatGirlInPink.org ! Benni traveled to Hollywood, New York City and Paris to shoot her upcoming music video - inspiring young people to chase their dreams no matter how far fetched they seem.
Children of the Night Founder and President, Dr. Lois Lee, spoke on Benni's generous donation to their worthy cause explaining that "Benni embodies the spirit, the guts and the tenacity required for an individual to change the world."
Benni's new single, "Gotta Get Out" is about feeling different from everyone else and longing to escape the life others expect you to live. "A lot of kids feel like they're trapped at home," Benni says. "I want to tell those kids it's okay. You can be what you want to be. Really, what my non-profit is all about is that there is hope and there is always something to look forward to." Behind the scenes footage from Benni's music video can be seen here: www.youtube.com/imthatgirlinpink.
This will be a follow up to Benni's first single, "Can You See Me Now" which she recorded after rising to unexpected Internet fame after appearing in "Friday." At first, Benni was ridiculed by millions around the world for her awkward dancing in the viral video, often referred to as "That girl in pink that can't dance." At the time, only 13 years old, Benni realized she had been gifted a platform that offered international reach, and decided to use her fame for something positive.
In 2010, inspired by the stories she read on SixBillionSecrets.com, Benni wrote "Can You See Me Now" for teens dealing with bullying, abuse, depression, and self-harm. She never thought anything would come of it and tucked it away in a drawer. After the attention from "Friday," Benni thought it was time to release the single and donate the proceeds to charities that help teens like To Write Love on Her Arms (TWLOHA) and Gay, Lesbian & Straight Education Network (GLSEN). Benni's first single was added by over 30 radio stations, spun over 1200 times and charted at No. 30 in DJ Times. For more details about Benni Cinkle's new single, "Gotta Get Out" and her non-profit, That Girl in Pink Foundation, please visit: www.thatgirlinpink.org.
Since her rise to fame in March 2011, Benni has authored That Girl in Pink's Internet Survival Guide that offers teens five simple, but effective, strategies for handling life online. She has also visited schools across the U.S. delivering her Don't Just Stand There anti-bullying presentation, which now has a waiting list of schools across the country. She also established a 501c3 non-profit organization, affectionately named That Girl in Pink Foundation (TGIPF) to better lend her support to the prevention of teen suicide, an issue that has affected her personally.
This now 15-year-old's selfless work has not gone unnoticed. She has been honored as a role model on SixBillionSecrets.com, has her own blog for The Huffington Post, been featured in The New York Times, and received the 2012 Kids Curing Kids Award from the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.
Benni stays focused on her goals because of her firm belief that far too many kids are lost to suicide and that by offering them more lifelines through empowerment, education and support, this could be changed. She hopes her new music will help bring more attention and support to this important cause.
Benni Cinkle's official music video for "Gotta Get Out"premiered today on MTV Act.
The single is now available on iTunes, here: http://bit.ly/gottagetout. Please go to www.thatgirlinpink.org for more updates.
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