Britain’s best booty shakers have gathered to decide who’s the top twerker
From American popstar Miley Cyrus to an Australian vying to become Prime Minister, the global phenomenon of twerking has gone mainstream.
And now the UK’s first ever twerking championships has taken place in London’s King’s Cross.
Ten of the best twerkers in Britain lined up at Scala nightclub to prove their jiggle and jerking credentials to a sold-out crowd.
Is the apocalypse upon us yet?
The dance craze, started in the New Orleans ‘bounce’ music scene of the early 90s and has now become so mainstream it was even honoured with an official entry in the Oxford Dictionaries Online.
The top spot on Thursday night – worth £200 – was awarded to a 19-year-old from Tottenham, East London who goes by the stage name of Mizz Versatile.
She told MailOnline: ‘I’ve been dancing for years. Twerking recently came up and I decided to learn.
‘I tried different ways of moving my bum and practice whenever I have time.’
At least she’s dedicated to mastering her craft…
Mizz Versatile, who has a daughter aged two-and-a-half, said the venue was packed and the crowd were extremely loud as they cheered on the competitors, who were selected from regional heats.
The full-time dancer, who is a size 8 and 4ft 9in, said her success was down to her technique during the 30-second rounds which include freestyle and splits.
‘It’s not about the size of your bum. People with large bums can not move to save their life,’ she said.
She said her friends and family were proud of her twerking success and dismissed people that criticise the raunchy dance move saying ‘to be honest they probably just can’t dance.’
Maybe her daughter’s apple-bottom won’t fall far from her twerk tree.
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