Hillary Clinton, Adele, Jon Bon Jovi Are the Latest to Do the ‘Mannequin Challenge’

Freeze frame! The “mannequin challenge” is the internet’s new obsession. From national sports teams to high school students, so many social media users are taking a stab at the viral trend — which you can learn more about in the video above!

If you’re not familiar with the “mannequin challenge,” let Us explain. It’s when a group of individuals band together to create a tableau so motionless it appears as though time is temporarily frozen. A bevy of football teams captured their efforts in videos and shared them via Twitter.

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The hosts of 'Good Morning America' talk about the 'mannequin challenge.'

During a flight back to Texas from Ohio, the Dallas Cowboys participated in the challenge after beating the Cleveland Browns 7-1 on Sunday, November 6.

“That 7-1 feeling #mannequinchallenge,” the men wrote from the team’s official Twitter account. In the clip, Tony Romo is completely still as he’s stuffed into an overhead compartment. In a subsequent “mannequin challenge” video, even team owner Jerry Jones joins in on the fun.

Stephen Curry shared his own version while dining at his wife Ayesha Curry's BBQ pop-up restaurant, International Smoke, in San Francisco, California. "Soooo. This happened! Last night at @chefmichaelmina test kitchen for #internationalsmoke and they're on to the next! @ayeshacurry congrats! #mannequinchallenge," the NBA player captioned an Instagram video.

The Buffalo Bills also gave it a try mid-flight. Traveling to Seattle from New York state, the men — and even a few flight attendants! — stood completely still for the challenge.

The New York Giants and the Pittsburgh Steelers also posted their own impressive “mannequin challenge” videos, which you can check out below.

But it isn’t just athletes who have accepted the challenge. During the Monday, November 7, episode of Good Morning America, cohosts Robin Roberts, Lara Spencer, George Stephanopoulos and Jesse Palmer all posed like mannequins during the morning program.

The ladies of Destiny’s Child, Michelle Williams, Beyoncé and Kelly Rowland took part in the challenge, too. In their clip — which Rowland, 35, shared via Instagram — the “Survivor” singers stand in place for a still scene in a children’s playroom. 

Even Hillary Clinton is getting in on the new craze. The Democratic presidential candidate and her campaign team, as well as former president Bill Clinton and rocker Jon Bon Jovi, froze aboard her plane on the eve of the election. "Don't stand still. Vote today," she captioned the clip via Twitter on Tuesday.

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Adele gave it her best shot, too. The Grammy-winning singer took a break from rehearsals to complete the challenge with her bandmates. She and her pals, all wearing cowboy hats, pretended to be drinking at a western saloon.


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Teens are also burning up Instagram and Twitter with jaw-droppingly good “mannequin challenge” clips as well.

According to Mashable, the original video that inspired the internet craze was posted on October 26. In the short clip, which you can watch below, a group of high schoolers are seen stock-still as they settle into a variety of poses in a classroom.

Since then, hundreds of teens and others have followed suit. Check out some of their best attempts below.


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