A recent trend, The Mannequin Challenge, has been taking the internet by storm- teams of athletes, celebrities, and even tailgaters are participating in the challenge.
According to Wikipedia, The Mannequin Challenge is a viral Internet video trend that started in 2016 where people remain frozen in action while a video is recorded, usually with music in the background. The hashtag #MannequinChallenge was used for popular social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram. It is believed the phenomenon of remaining motionless like mannequins was started by students from Edward H. White High School in Jacksonville, Florida on October 26, 2016. The initial posting has inspired works by others groups, especially professional athletes and sports teams that have posted increasingly complex and elaborate videos.
After seeing other schools do the challenge, Maddie Morella, 17, and Qiqi Gatto, 18, senior students at Lincoln High School, thought that it would be fun to organize a class of students from Lincoln to do the challenge.
“We honestly did the whole video in about 5 min. Qiqi said that we should try it, and I told everyone to strike a pose and not move! The video only took one take,” Morella stated.
Full clip below.
— Mad-dawg✌️ (@maddie_morella) November 11, 2016