V. Bensonhurst Girls
No matter what her ethnic background, a girl growing up in Bensonhurst coats the outer layer of her personality with strength, sass, and neighborhood pride. The girls of Bensonhurst exude genuine intensity in almost everything they do. If the time and place calls for dressing up, their hair and makeup will be meticulously arranged; when there is nothing particular to do, they master how to look spontaneously mussed up. Even ambivalence is emphasized with an exaggerated shrug. Such behaviors may sound contrived, but on the streets of Bensonhurst they are perfectly natural.
Tayyaba, who moved here from Pakistan with her older brother and sister, precociously explains that she feels most at peace near the water.
As these Bishop Kearney girls head into their limo for the prom, cooing relatives and neighbors snap hundreds of photos, stopping traffic.
Outside Diva Dance Studiomotto: were so glam we sweat glitterthese three dressed up as little dolls for their picture day.
Irina and Robin hold their own during a very serious water fightgirls against boysthe first one of the summer.