A decade of Internet superstars: where are they no...
Wei Wei and Huang Yi Xin: "The Back Dorm Boys"
Whether you think of them as the Chinese Backstreet Boys or as their more recent moniker would have it, the Back Dorm Boys, these two Asian dudes were tearin' up their hearts for the world back in 2005. The duo used a college dorm Web cam to capture heartfelt, coordinated performances of the Backstreet Boys' biggest hits.
Though they may have dropped off the radar stateside, these lip-synching sensations have by no means mothballed their careers. Wei and Huang graduated from college in 2006 with two corporate deals already in their pockets: one as spokesfolk for Motorola in China and another as bloggers and podcasters with Chinese Internet portal Sina.com. They're now in the midst of a five-year deal with Beijing media company Taihe Rye that's made them full-fledged TV stars, with appearances in commercials for major vendors such as Pepsi.
Their skill? Lip-syncing, of course.
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