Recently, parts of the world have been plagued by a new health pandemic among young teenage boys. There have been reports of several teenage boys' eyeballs literally popping out of their heads, mainly caused by celebrities twerking… okay, that’s obviously not true…it’s happening to more than just to teenage boys. The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines twerking as, “sexually suggestive dancing characterized by rapid, repeated hip thrust and shaking of the buttocks especially while squatting.” In other words, "Shake Whatcha Mama Gave Ya." Some celebrities can do it all; they can act, write, sing and maybe even direct. They work an insane schedule and still do all of this while looking absolutely beautiful. Now many celebrities have added a new special skill to their resume… Twerking. Yes, not only can some sing and act but they can also shake their derrière better than anyone.
Twerking has helped turn YouTube and Instagram personalities into overnight celebrities, such as Lexy Pantera, Elena Yatkina and Jessica Vanessa. Many of them have a massive online following and have parlayed that into a career. In fact, Lexy Pantera is the founder of Lex Twerkout, and it’s popular amongst some of the most famous celebrities. Twerking is commonly associated to women but men can shake it, too. Harry Styles proved at the 2013 Teen Choice Awards that men can twerk up a storm, too. Twerking can go by many names, such as booty shaking, booty bouncing, shaking your backside… wait, what were we talking about? That’s right, many celebrities have joined the twerking bandwagon and have everybody talking. Many gorgeous actresses, musicians and models can twerk with the very best. Here is a look at 15 of the Hottest Celebrities That Are Great At Twerking.
15 Taylor Swift
Taylor Swift has the image of being sweet and innocent; she's an extraordinary talented singer and is one of the best selling solo artists of all time. One might be surprised to hear that this stunning beauty can shake her backside… well, at least attempt to shake her backside. Taylor Swift has released several critically and commercially acclaimed albums, such as Fearless, Red and 1989. She has won several awards, including 10 Grammy Awards. Forbes Magazine included her on their “100 Most Powerful Women” list, which made her the youngest person to achieve that. In 2015, she was ranked number 1 on Maxim's Hot 100. The video “Shake it off” featured her backup dancers twerking while she did a very tame version of twerking. In an outtake for the video, her backup dancers revealed how impressed and surprised they were of her twerking skills. She might not be the greatest twerker, but she certainly shouldn't stop trying.
14 Mollie King
Mollie King is a singer-songwriter who was a member of the English girl group The Saturdays. The Saturdays were very popular in the UK and released several albums, such as Chasing Lights, Wordshaker and Living For the Weekend. Early in her career, Mollie tried out for the British reality TV series X Factor, on two separate occasions. First in 2005 as a solo artist and again in 2007 as a member of the girl group Fallen Angelz. She’s a talented singer-songwriter but she can also make it bounce on her YouTube videos. Although it appears she’s totally goofing off in the video, she clearly has the skills to twerk and the assets required. In the video, Mollie King is seen twerking and after a few minutes she ends up getting really into it. Not to be outdone, Vanessa White (who was also a member of The Saturdays) posted a video of herself twerking. It seems as though The Saturdays can twerk any day of the week.
13 Helen Mirren
Helen Mirren is a highly respected actress who has starred in several critically and commercially acclaimed films. Young actresses and musicians can learn a lot from a veteran talent like Mirren. Even at the age of 70, She can also school those “amateurs” when it comes to twerking, believe it or not. Helen Mirren has won several Emmy Awards, a Tony award and an Academy Award, making her a Triple Crown winner, which is a rare feat. She has starred in several films, including The Queen, Gosford Park and The Last Station. She might be adding another crown to her Triple Crown (making her a Fourth Crown… or something like that). She has been seen at several events stunning those in attendance with her twerking skills. On an episode of Kelly & Michael, she discussed how she tried twerking at home in private. However, moments later she impressed everyone by showing off her twerking skills.
12 Ashley Tisdale
Ashley Tisdale can truly do it all; she can sing, dance, act, produce and can shake her backside like nobody else. Ashley Tisdale first gained popularity with her appearances on Disney’s The Suite Life of Zack and Cody and for her role in the High School Musical films. She also released two solo albums: Headstrong and Guilty Pleasure. She’s also appeared in a number of films, such as Aliens In The Attic, Scary Movie 5 and Picture This. Additionally, she starred in the High School Musical spin-off, Sharpay’s Fabulous Adventure. She has also done voice acting for Phineas and Ferb, Family Guy and American Dad. She once appeared on the radio show, Sway In The Morning and was asked if she could twerk. She gave a very good demonstration of her skills and impressed everyone on the show. Ashley Tisdale proved she has some skills and isn’t afraid to back down from any twerking challenge.
11 Christina Milian
Christina Milian is a singer and actress, but recently has also mastered the art of twerking. Christina Milian first became known as a singer and has released the albums, Christina Milian, It’s About Time and So Amazin’. She’s also appeared in several films, including Love Don’t Cost A Thing, Be Cool and Pulse. Currently, she appears in the Fox series Grandfathered, along with John Stamos and Paget Brewster. Christina also stars in a reality series revolving around her life, career and family, called Christina Milian Turned Up. Her Instagram is full of videos of Christina twerking up a storm. She’s friends with twerk legend, Lexy Pantera and is a frequent user of the Lex Twerkout. She finds that the Lex Twerkout is a great way to get in shape. Christina Milian using twerking as a workout is a win-win for everyone involved.
10 Vanessa Hudgens
Vanessa Hudgens first gained fame for her role in the Disney series, High School Musical. The success from the series resulted in her releasing two albums, V and Identified. She has successfully transited into a film career and appeared in the films, Sucker Punch, Machete Kills and Spring Breakers. Vanessa had the Internet buzzing with her incredible twerking skills. A video surfaced online of Vanessa twerking on stage during a YLA dress rehearsal. She also appeared on The Tonight Show hosted by Jay Leno, and twerked in a stunning yellow dress and we’re pretty sure Leno needed medical attention after. She considers herself to be quite the twerker and don’t challenge her, because she won’t back down. In a radio interview on Sway in the Morning, the host pointed out that Ashley Tisdale had showed off her twerking skills and questioned Vanessa’s twerking. Vanessa showed off her skills and taught them a thing or two.
9 Kim Kardashian
Kim Kardashian is a reality TV personality and socialite who is known for having one of the most famous assets in Hollywood. She’s not a singer or dancer, but she can still twerk up a storm. She is best known for starring in the reality series, Keeping Up With The Kardashians and its many spin-offs, such as Kim and Kourtney Take New York. Along with her sisters Kourtney and Khole, they founded an accessory and clothing boutique chain called Dash. She’s made headlines with a celebrity s*x tape, a 72-day marriage that ended in divorce and then for marrying Kanye West. However, she is perhaps best known for having one of the most famous booties in the world and she puts it to work. Kim Kardashian has posted several videos of her twerking while showing off her skills and talent. She once showed her sister Kendall Jenner how to twerk in water while Kendall filmed it. Kim is simply preparing a future generation of twerkers.
Shakira was twerking before twerking was even a thing. Shakira is a Colombian singer who has been a major success in both Latin American and Mainstream charts. She is the highest charting Colombian solo artist of all time. She is best known for the incredibly successful single, “Hips Don’t Lie”. She has released several universally praised albums, including Laundry Service, Oral Fixation and Shakira. She has also served as a judge on the American version of The Voice. In addition to her incredible voice, she is also known for her tremendous dancing skills, which feature her belly dancing. Shakira has received praise for her incredible dancing skills that are an important part of her videos and live stage performances. Shakira is clearly a master of belly dancing, but has also proven she’s a master of twerking. Although she might not be as associated with twerking as one would assume, she’s more like an original twerker who could put the best twerkers to shame.
7 Miley Cyrus
If there is a twerking Hall of Fame, Miley Cyrus deserves to be one of the first inducted and honoured. Although twerking is not anything new, Miley Cyrus helped bring it to the mainstream and in turn, twerking helped make Miley famous. Miley Cyrus first rose to fame on the Disney series Hannah Montana. She later transitioned from a teen idol to a much more adult image. She has released several albums, including Meet Miley Cyrus, Bangerz and Miley Cyrus & Her Dead Petz. She has become both famous and infamous for her phenomenal twerking skills. Twerking is a big part of her stage performances and concerts. There are several videos online of Miley twerking, including one in a onesie frog suit. At the 2013 MTV Awards, she sparked a massive controversy after she twerked with Robin Thicke, which many felt was very sexual, provocative and racy. There are many great twerkers but some of her fans feel that Miley will always be the “Queen of Twerking”.
6 Iggy Azalea
Forget everything you’ve ever been taught in school and read in a science textbook because Iggy Azalea’s twerking literally contradicts everything we’ve learned about the universe, space, time and gravity. Iggy Azalea is the Australian sensation sweeping the nation… well more like twerking the nation… wait, that doesn’t sound right. Iggy Azalea is a rapper, actress and model. She first gained attention with several mixtapes and eventually released the albums The New Classic and Digital Distortion. She’s also appeared in the film Fast and the Furious 7, and is now the new judge on X Factor Australia. Her live performances are known to feature Iggy twerking and stunning her fans with her tremendous skills. She also appeared in the remix for the J.Lo video “Booty”, which is like Batman and Superman coming together to rid the world of evil, but in this case they twerked instead.
5 Amber Rose
Amber Rose is a model and actress who has appeared in several music videos for many artists, such as Ludacris, Nicki Minaj and Wiz Khalifia. She also filmed a viral video with Funny or Die called “Walk of No Shame With Amber Rose”. Additionally, she published her first book How To Be a Bad B***H, in 2009. Recently, she began hosting her own show on VH1, The Amber Rose Show. She is widely known for her twerking skills and has proven that if she wants to she can claim the title, “Queen of Twerking”. Amber Rose had the social media world buzzing with her twerking in a blue bikini to a Wiz Khalifa song to help promote the album at the time. Most famously, a video surfaced of her twerking in her wedding dress before getting married to her now ex-husband, Wiz Khalifa. If there is ever a twerking Hall of Fame, Amber Rose should not only be one of the first inducted, but she should also have an entire wing named after her.
4 Nicki Minaj
Nicki Minaj is such a hot and incredible twerker, that her twerking is actually outlawed in several states… okay, that’s not true but her twerking is off the charts. She is a rapper, actress and is known for her incredible derrière. She has released several albums, such as Pink Friday, Pink Friday: Roman Reloaded and Pinkprint. She also appeared in the films The Other Woman and Barbershop: The Next Cut. She is known for her fast flow, fashion sense and a booty that has a mind of its own. She’s posted several videos to her Instagram of her twerking the night away. At the Billboard Music Awards, she showed off her twerking skills when giving rapper Lil Wayne a heart-stopping lap dance. Twerking was prominently featured in her music video for the song “Anaconda”, which featured her twerking all over rapper Drake. She’s widely regarded as one of the hottest and best twerkers around.
Beyoncé is such a natural and talented twerker that she probably twerks in her sleep. Beyoncé is a multiple-time Grammy Award winning musician who has broken several records and is one of the best selling artists of all time. She first rose to fame as a member of the all-girl group Destiny’s Child. Later, she broke out on her own as a solo artist and has released several critically and commercially acclaimed albums, such as Dangerously In Love, B’Day, I Am…Sasha Fierce, 4, Beyoncé and Lemonade. She is known for always putting on innovative and exciting live performances. One of her best talents is her dancing and more specifically, her twerking skills. She has stunned audiences and left them breathless with her twerking, dance skills and performance ability. The video for the song, “7-11” prominently features Beyoncé twerking and showing off her assets. When it comes to twerking, Beyoncé is truly in a league of her own.
2 Jennifer Lopez
Jennifer Lopez in an actress, singer, dancer, model and is known for having one of the most famous booties in the world. J-Lo got her first big break as a Fly Girl on the Fox Sketch Comedy series, In Living Colour. Later, her film career took off and she starred in several films, such as Selena, Out of Sight and The Wedding Planner. She currently stars in the NBC series Shades of Blue. She transitioned into a music career and has released several popular albums, including On the 6, J.Lo and Rebirth. She seemed to stay quiet on the twerking front for a little while but then that all changed. In 2014, she released teasers from her new album with her twerking in many scenes. Not only did she twerk, but also she schooled everyone on how to twerk (and she did this at the age of 44). She also appeared on an episode of The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon and once again, showed off her impressive twerking skills. She teamed up with another great celebrity twerker in Iggy Azalea for the sizzling hot remix for “Booty”.
If you look up twerking in the dictionary we’re pretty sure you’ll see a picture of Rihanna next to it. Rihanna is an eight-time Grammy award-winning musician. She is one of the best selling solo artists of all time and has released several universally praised albums, such as, Good Girl Gone Bad, Unapologetic and Anti. She is known as fashion trendsetter and icon. She has appeared on the covers of GQ, Maxim and Rolling Stone. She is also known for her innovative and sometimes controversial music videos and live stage performances. One key element of her music videos and stage performance is her incredible dancing and twerking skills. She posts several sizzling videos to Instagram of her twerking, which gets millions of views. Several videos have surfaced on Youtube of her concerts where she dazzles the audience with twerking talent. She twerks in several of her videos but had everyone talking with incredible twerking in the music video for “Pour It Up”. Rihanna's twerking skills should come with an advisory warning that if you stare too long you will fall into its trance.
Sources: mirror.co.uk, thehollywoodgossip.com, hiphopwired.com, IMDB
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