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Girls Aloud

Photograph shows Girls Aloud posing at the Disney Kids Awards with removed underwear?

Published Mar 17, 2010


Claim:   Photograph shows Girls Aloud posing at the Disney Kids Awards with removed underwear.


Example:   [Collected via e-mail, March 2010]

The attached photo was forwarded to me by a friend. Notice the banner behind the ladies reads "Disney Kids Awards."

Is this a genuine photo? I hardly believe so, but it has been doing the rounds.

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Origins:   Girls Aloud (Nadine Coyle, Nicola Roberts, Cheryl Cole, Sarah Harding, and Kimberley Walsh) are the UK pop group created from five finalists on the television program Popstars: The Rivals in 2002. Since then, Girls Aloud have racked up an impressive string of twenty Top 10 singles (including four #1 chart-toppers) in the UK, making them one of the most successful pop groups ever.

Among other accolades, Girls Aloud were twice nominated in the "Best Single" category of the UK Disney Channel Kids Awards, and the photograph displayed above captures them arriving at the 2004 version of that ceremony. However risqué the apparel they wore that day might have been for an event primarily targeted at youngsters, the Girls weren't so risqué as to openly pose with their knickers lowered down around their knees, as shown here. The above-displayed image is a digitally altered version of the following photograph:

The original version of this photograph and other (knickerless) pictures of Girls Aloud from the same Kids Awards arrival sequence can be viewed here.

Last updated:   17 March 2010

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