World’s first snaggletooth girl group formed
You may have heard of the recent dental trend in Japan called “tsuke yaeba,” where women get their canines capped to get a crooked set of chompers. If so, you might have guessed that a snaggletooth girl group couldn’t be far behind, and here they are: TYB48.
Eighteen-year-olds Nana, Mio and Rika were chosen from a field of applicants recruited by a dental clinic specializing in “tsuke yaeba.” Girls with crooked teeth are generally thought to be cute in Japan, and with TYB48 as fashion trendsetters, organizers hope to encourage young women not blessed with overlapping fangs to take have their teeth cosmetically altered.
The group made their debut concert in Akihabara on April 30, and fans can now pick up copies of their first CD, frighteningly titled “Mind If I Bite?”