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All celebs want in on the Mannequin Challenge — even from the White House

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You know the #MannequinChallenge is good when Michelle Obama gets involved

Viral internet challenges have given us some of the most ridiculous and hilarious videos that have graced our screens over the past few years. These fads or memes, such as the planking challenge, the Harlem Shake and more recently the water bottle flip challenge, have not only provided us with a unique source of entertainment, but actually pushed our creativity in ways only the internet is capable of.

The newest sensation dominating social media right now is the #MannequinChallenge, and yes, it's exactly what it sounds like. This challenge involves a group of people freezing in place (like mannequins) while the camera moves around and shows you everyone's unique and impressive poses. Reportedly started by Twitter user @pvrity_ with a group of high school students from Jacksonville, Florida, this craze has hit viral status now that celebrities, sports teams, universities and even the Clinton campaign have got in on the action (or lack thereof).

Most #MannequinChallenge videos have been set to music, the unofficial anthem being hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd's song "Black Beatles."

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This #MannequinChallenge posted by Tracee Ellis Ross has got to be the best one we've seen yet. How many celebs can you spot?

Taylor Swift did it.

#mannequinchallenge @todrick @marthahunt @dr.jari @lilydonaldson @austinkingsleyswift @leahmccarthy

A video posted by Taylor Swift (@taylorswift) on

The cast of Saturday Night Live got creative with their host teaser and pulled off an impressive #MannequinChallenge with Kristen Wiig.

Britney Spears got her dance crew involved.

We use our bodies to make our own #MannequinChallenge THANK YOU for voting #PieceOfMe for @TheBestOfLV!!!

A video posted by Britney Spears (@britneyspears) on

Michelle Obama and the Cleveland Cavaliers had a very presidential take.

Leave it to Joanna Krupa to do the challenge naked.

My version of the #mannequinchallenge by @romainzago #joannakrupa.

A video posted by Joanna Krupa (@joannakrupa) on

The New York Giants tweeted out a video of the team participating in the locker room.

As did Penn State.

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The trio from Destiny's Child gave us major feels with their take.

A video posted by kellyrowland (@kellyrowland) on

Hillary Clinton and her crew even posted a video — from their private plane with a guest appearance by Bon Jovi.

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These 4-year-olds attempt the challenge and it's the cutest thing we've ever seen.

Keraun Harris tweeted out this super-creative video to R. Kelly's "Trapped in the Closet."

Blac Chyna and Rob managed to find time to participate while giving birth.

Dream Team #mannequinchallenge

A video posted by Blac Chyna (@blacchyna) on

Adele Instagrammed a Western-themed video.

Mannequin challenge

A video posted by @adele on

The Victoria's Secret models gave us a peak into their workouts with their video.

#MannequinChallenge? Don’t mind if we do, @thelumagrothe @iammariaborges #regram #TrainLikeAnAngel

A video posted by Victoria's Secret (@victoriassecret) on

Of course Ellen DeGeneres got involved.


A video posted by Ellen (@theellenshow) on

And the cast and crew of Dancing with the Stars actually stood still for once.

A long day of camera blocking calls for a midday #MannequinChallenge break. #DWTS

A video posted by Dancing with the Stars (@dancingabc) on

Not going to lie — as creative as these videos have been, they are actually a little bit creepy!

Did you participate in the #MannequinChallenge? Post your video or link below!

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