The latest video trend online is the Mannequin Challenge, which involves people freezing while performing an action and standing still, as if they were mannequins, while the view is being recorded. The videos were tagged with #MannequinChallenge on social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.
This trend seems to have been launched in Jacksonville, Florida on the 12th of October, 2016, by some students. Since then, however, many notable personalities, such as professional athletes and even the First Lady have jumped on the bandwagon, creating videos that are more and more elaborate and complicated.
Here are some of the best mannequin challenge videos.
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- 10) LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the First Lady Michelle Obama
- 9) London Subway Passengers
- 8) Hilary Clinton
- 7) England’s Soccer Team
- 6) Cristiano Ronaldo and the Portuguese Soccer Team
- 5) Four-Year-Olds Take the Prize for Being Adorable
- 4) Two BMX Bikers Impress
- 3) Rae Sremmurd
- 2) The US Olympic Gymnastics Team
- 1) Crowd of 11,000 Basketball Fans Join the Challenge
10) LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers and the First Lady Michelle Obama
You can’t get any more notable than a video featuring the first lady. On the 10th of November, LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers were joined by Michelle Obama, creating videos with the players freezing in different positions while in the Diplomatic Reception Room of the White House.
9) London Subway Passengers
Passengers on a London subway froze for a mannequin challenge, which is quite impressive considering that it wasn’t organised in advanced and no one knew each other. Everyone on the car posed for the video.
8) Hilary Clinton
Hilary Clinton and her whole campaign team also joined the challenge. They posed for the video while on a plane and it’s quite clear that everyone was really determined to make a great video. Even Mr. Clinton joined in on the fun.
7) England’s Soccer Team
During a soccer match, part of England’s soccer team froze on the field for a few seconds. While it might not have been quite as elaborate as other videos, it was certainly memorable for its timing.
6) Cristiano Ronaldo and the Portuguese Soccer Team
Cristiano Ronaldo and the entire Portuguese soccer team took part in the mannequin challenge while in their locker room. Some of the players showed off their impressive physiques, giving us all a clue of how hard they work.
5) Four-Year-Olds Take the Prize for Being Adorable
A group of four-year-old kids did their best to complete the mannequin challenge. Though they might not have been quite as impressive as the adults, they take the cake just for being so adorable.
4) Two BMX Bikers Impress
Two BMX bikers posed for the challenge, with one biker freezing in a position that takes the prize in terms of difficulty. It’s amazing he managed to hold himself aloft, on top of his bike, using only his arms, for so long.
3) Rae Sremmurd
Rae Sremmurd’s Mannequin Challenge has to be one of the most impressive seeing as he and his fellow artists froze during a concert. But the impressive part was that the crowd did their best to join in too.
2) The US Olympic Gymnastics Team
During practice, the entire US Olympic Gymnastics team joined in the challenge, holding some extremely difficult poses that are difficult to achieve for a millisecond, let alone for the amount of time it took to film the video. For that alone, this has to be one of the most spectacular mannequin challenge videos.
1) Crowd of 11,000 Basketball Fans Join the Challenge
In terms of sheer numbers, the winning mannequin challenge video has to be from the Perth Wildcats. The basketball team convinced a crowd of more than 11,000 people to freeze for the video. Not surprisingly, the crowd was more than happy to comply, holding their poses for more than a minute.
So, those are some of the best mannequin challenge videos available online. Now, it’s your turn to join the craze. Can you top any of the videos on our list?