If you still haven’t figured out what I’m talking about, you must’ve been living under a rock. The Mannequin Challenge has swiped the Internet by storm with a viral obsession where groups of people simply froze and held still for an aesthetic production. The challenge has been receiving high level of momentum with multiple celebrities, athletes, students and even politicians joining in on this viral craze.
These picture-perfect poses have become the latest craze and Internet sensation. This difficult challenge required its participants to stay still and do absolutely nothing. The camera should be the only thing moving in the frozen scene, showing all the still “mannequins” like a freeze frame. Put some music to it. The most popular soundtrack to the Mannequin Challenge has been “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd, who has also jumped in on the trend; making it the unofficial soundtrack of all participations. The most popular challenges involved a big group of people in mid-action posses that are quite impressive and make the audience envy the abilities of those people and how good their mannequin pose is!
It all started on October 26, 2016 when a tweet was sent out with the first Mannequin Challenge inside a classroom. The clip started from a group of students at an American High school in Florida, with the kids posed on top of a table, frozen in the captured moment, as still as statues.
The challenge is attracting new people every single day, and it does not seem like it will be coming to an end anytime soon. It’s goofy, it’s creative, it’s innocent fun that is entertaining for everyone!
There still hasn’t been a local take on this challenge other than a group of grade 11 boys in Jeddah who have masterfully lasted a full minute in their not-so-comfortable poses