Meet Produce Pandas: China’s ‘chubby boy band’ is on a mission to become idols for the ordinary

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  • South China Morning Post published this video item, entitled “Meet Produce Pandas: China’s ‘chubby boy band’ is on a mission to become idols for the ordinary” – below is their description.

    Five ‘chubby’ young men in China have quit their day jobs to form the nation’s first plus-sized boy band called Produce Pandas. Instead of the skinny boy band look made famous by groups like South Korea’s BTS, members of this outfit are more ‘chubby’ and cuddly. Selected from about 300 candidates by DMDF Entertainment’s artists and repertoire division, the outfit made their debut in July 2020 with the single La La La. They have been spending nearly all of their time together, living in the same space and doing intense rehearsals and physical training in a bid to become China’s number one boy band, and “an idol group of ordinary people”.

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