Girl Catches Fire Making ‘Sexy Twerking’ Video

Caitlin Heller says she “tried making a sexy twerk video for my boyfriend and things got a little too hot,” which is putting it rather mildly.

Long before Miley Cyrus rocked the stage at the VMAs, twerking was a hot dance craze.

Twerking – defined by the Oxford Dictionary Online as “dancing in a sexually provocative manner involving thrusting hip movements and a low, squatting stance – can sometimes be rather dangerous business as one may be suspended from high school and banned from prom, of even get seriously hurt.

And twerk safety is no laughing matter, as but here’s one good reason not to try it at home.

YouTuber Caitlin Heller entered the history books when her attempt to make a twerking video ended with her on fire.

This hilarious video shows the girl doing a handstand and twerking up against her door – when things go horribly wrong.

In a 37 second clip, the female tries her best to twerk for her boyfriend. With the lights turned low, she thrust her hips a few times before attempting to add some more difficult moves.

Well, her dance skills would have been the subject of envy to girls everywhere, until she decided it was a fantastic idea to twerk upside on the front door.

But all did not go as planned.  About 26 seconds in, the girl’s roommate opens the door and thus the upside-down twerk-er falls onto a glass coffee table with lit candles. And the epic twerk fail video ends with the girls panicking because the dancing roomate’s yoga pants are on fire. And that’s where the video ends.

Luckily Caitlin seems to have recovered from the freak incident as she uploaded the video to YouTube. The young woman was not seriously harmed  and even manages to laugh at the situation, calling the video ‘Worst Twerk Fail EVER’.

“I tried making a sexy twerk video for my boyfriend and things got a little too hot :)” Caitlin wrote in the YouTube description of the infamous video.

Real or fake, the hilarious video has gone viral, as the incident has been watched more than 500,000 times since it was posted on Tuesday. Viral video fame is almost as good as being known for your dancing prowess, after all.

Twerking lately made headline after being added to the Oxford Dictionary Online (the definition you may above).

Oxford Dictionaries’ Katherine Connor Martin said that twerking is most likely “an alteration of work, because that word has a history of being used in similar ways, with dancers being encouraged to ‘work it.'”

“The ‘t’ could be a result,” she added, “of blending with another word such as twist or twitch.” Terrific.

Actually twerking isn’t the only the only new addition to the Oxford Dictionary, though: selfies, emojis,food babies, fauxhawk (which seems very 2006, but okay), geek chic, jorts (way overdue) and pixie cut and all now defined as well.  Squee, vom, and unlike were also added as verbs to future editions of the dictionary.

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