(Gainesville, Ga) Social media is always oozing with trending topics from around the world. Whether it’s a dance move, a huge news story or a celebrity buying groceries, people will always tune in to see what the popular talk is all about. That’s one of the reasons social media helps us neglect priorities, right? There is a new craze that people are taking part in all over the world.#TheMannequinChallenge.
“What in the world is this?” one may ask. Don’t fret! The challenge is exactly how it sounds. The purpose is to be as still as a mannequin in the most creative way possible. I wondered “why would this be of any interest to anyone?” Let’s face it. We see others do things, and we immediately want to try it. Maybe the whole “challenge” part of it, it what has people itching to compete to have the best video to go viral on the internet.
Celebrities even got in on the challenge. A popular group were the Cleveland Cavaliers in the White House with Barack and Michelle Obama in celebration of winning their championship last year. Other celebrities who took the challenge into their own hands include dancer Blac Chyna who posed as if she was having her baby in the delivery room with the Kardashian family, doctors and other family members.
It is amazing how many people have been involved. People such as the paparazzi and other crowds have stopped to pose for challenges on red carpets and at concerts. The stillness of challenge brings people together for a moment. I have participated in the challenge. It is difficult to remain still during the recording! If you are in a funny pose while doing the mannequin challenge it is hard not to laugh and/or fall on your face. This is the hot new craze, so gather your friends, family, sports team co-workers etc. and make a creative mannequin challenge video!