It can be tough to pin the very first place internet trends begin, but thanks to Twitter, we can trace this one back to a small class of high schooler’s from Jacksonville, FL. Turns out the band of teens were just trying to make a neat video for one of their classmate’s accounts, little did they know the idea would take off the way it did. The integration of Rae Sremmurd’s hit song however, is much more unexplainable.
Michelle Obama and the Cavs
Because we already know Barack and Michelle Obama are the coolest presidential couple there’s ever been, it’s not surprising Michelle teamed up with current NBA champions, the Cleveland Cavaliers for this classy take on the Mannequin Challenge.
Another one of our favorites come from DJ group, Big Gigantic. We’re loving this one for the sheer amount of people they get to stay completely still in the crowd, along with the very naturally frozen poses of the backstage crew at the start of the video. Almost looks a bit too real.
Now, this attempt at the Mannequin Challenge is getting some major points for the fitness levels required to pull it off. This gym full of ripped guys and toned girls has everyone maintaining tough workout poses that are uncomfortable to do even when you’re not staying completely still.
James Corden and the Late Late Show Staff
You’ll immediately see that Cordon’s go at the Mannequin Challenge is way longer than most 30 second clips out there. That’s because he got damn-near the entire Late Late Show to freeze in time with the exception of the cameraman. If there’s only one you check out, it’s gotta be this one.
Our list wouldn’t be complete without featuring the group who owns the song in most of these videos. Let’s just say that Rae Sremmurd definitely completed the challenge in a big way. Plus, you just gotta love how the video starts off with a hand off of Henny. What was your favorite attempt at the Mannequin Challenge, and are you and your friends trying to think of a clever way to get it to the next level?