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35 Celebrities Straight People (Probably) Never Knew Were Twinks

For everyone wondering who exactly is a twink.

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A few years ago the New York Times wrote a thing about how twinks were a hot trend.

a nytimes article saying welcome to the age of the twink

Now Cardi B is back in the news with her use of the word.

White twinks on this app are weird .You don’t dictate people’s action.

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Some people are calling "twink" a slur, but surely it's not. Let me give you a little history lesson.

First off, twinks have always been around.

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The ancient Greeks were totally obsessed with twinks. For example, Apollo, a Greek god, was a twink.

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Basically every statue they made was of, you guessed it, a twink:

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These guys going for an apple in the 1500s could definitely be classified as twinks too.

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Abraham Lincoln? Before he was an otter, he was a twink. This statue proves that:

Look, I’ve lived in Illinois and seen a lot of Lincolns in my time but this is maybe one of the most unusual? C. 1940 sexy New Deal Lincoln at the DC Office of Public Records

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Because I'm bored and feel like making this list again, here are some famous twinks:

1. First off, Timothée Chalamet. He's probably the current most famous and textbook twink.

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2. Actually, most actors when they start out are twinks. Like '80s Rob Lowe was a twink.

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3. Leonardo DiCaprio was basically the #1 twink of the '90s. Jack Dawson completely personifies that.

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4. Zac Efron was textbook mid-2000s twink.

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5. Mick Jagger certainly was too.

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6. Prince was a 100% a twink as well.

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7. Troye Sivan is currently the *it* twink in music.

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8. Michael Cimino from Love, Victor is the current TV twink.

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9. Tom Holland? The MCU twink/twunk!

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10. Trent from Daria: an alt-twink.


11. Danny Pudi in Community: nerd twink.

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12. The Jonas Brothers were twinks for years*.

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*They currently are not twinks.

13. Cole and Dylan Sprouse are def twinning twinks.

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14. Ryan Phillippe and Freddie Prinze Jr. = twinks.

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15. Brock from Pokémon — yup, that's a twink.


16. All of the members of early NSYNC were twinks.

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The boys were literally twinking around, giving each other wet willies and eating pizza.

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17. The Backstreet Boys were twinks when they first started out.

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I mean come on.

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18. Harry Potter was a twink, before he became an otter.

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19. Dev Patel is also a former twink.

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20. Like, every guy from every Disney Channel Original Movie was a twink.

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21. Even Screech was a twink.


22. Stefan (and Steve) Urquelle were twinks.


23. Ashton Kutcher and Seann William Scott in Dude, Where's My Car? were twinks.

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24. Most Ken dolls are twinks.

25. Shane West...

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26. ...Devon Sawa...

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27. ...Joseph Gordon-Levitt...

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28. ...Chad Michael Murray...


29. ...and Ryan Gosling in The Notebook were all twinks.

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30. Lucky Blue Smith is a runway twink.

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31. Olympic diver Tom Daley was a twink for years, but he's now more of a twunk.

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32. Justin Bieber was for a while too.

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33. Lil Nas X straddles the line between twink and twunk.

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34. Peter Pan is a twink.

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35. And last but certainly not least, Link from Zelda is a twink.

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Basically, to sum it up, twinks will and always will be everywhere. It's also not a slur.

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