If you took a random poll of 100 people to choose the word that defined pop-culture in 2013, the majority would undoubtedly say “twerk.”
Twerk had an ubiquitous, hyperactive and ominous presence this year, and whether you like it or not, the credit all belongs to Miley Cyrus. From the moment she chopped off her hair and decided to hit a 90 degree angle and twerk all over Robin Thicke’s loins with her tongue out at the VMA’s, we knew that was just the quiet before the storm. Since “Twerkgate,” as it is now known, everyone from grandmothers to little children can be found twerking like it’s their birthright.
We’d like to add that those who are twerk conosseiurs know that twerking was truly made popular by the YouTube sensation, Twerk Team, who have long been twerking for a living way before Miley even dropped the Hannah Montana gig, but we digress.
From setting world records to twerking at fashion shows, there have only been a few who have truly mastered the inherent action of twerking. Keep clicking and check out the most successful twerks of 2013!
Granny Twerking In Panera Bread
Myrtle The Dancing Granny loves proves that old women can twerk just as viciously as the next person. Granted, we’re sure its someone much younger dressed as a granny but regardless, this video of her twerking in Panera Bread was one of the earlier twerk wins of the year.
“Pour It Up” by Rihanna
Rihanna let herself and actual strip dancers show the world how twerking is really done in her video for “Pour It Up.”
Joan Smalls & Doutzen Kroes Twerking
Cara Delevingne is known for documenting all kinds of shenanigans on her Instagram, but this video she captured of Joan Smalls & Doutzen Kroes twerking backstage at the Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is pure gold.
Twerking Sets A Guinness World Record
Music artist Big Freedia made history in NYC when he brought out 350 people to Herald Square on 34th Street to crack the world record for “Most People Twerking Simultaneously”.
“Work” by Iggy Azalea
Iggy’s video for her hit song “Work” had everyone popping it. She successfully showed us that twerking is for everyone in this video.
Miley Twerking On Famous Paintings
A staffer at BuzzFeed made this ingenious post where Miley and her animated rump shaker twerk all over famous paintings like the Mona Lisa and The Last Supper. SUCCESS!
Football Player Twerks In The Locker Room
When a guy is twerking, it is usually done in irony, but John Mangum, an North Carolina State football player, twerks better than some of the girls!
Twerking At The DKNY Fashion Show
Iggy Azalea is back at it but this time she brought Rita Ora, Emily Rossum, Karlie Kloss, and Joan Smalls to join her. They weren’t really good at it, but it’s a win mainly because in what world do you see twerking at a fashion show?
“Pretty Gang Twerk” Twerks All Over The House
Julian Serrano aka King of the “Pretty Gang Twerk” literally twerks while cleaning, cooking, waking up, and brushing his teeth. And he does it damn good too!
Beyonce’s “Grown Woman” Twerk
Whenever Beyonce twerks it’s a successful event, and her subtle twerking in her video for “Grown Woman” proves that you can still twerk it out but remain classy at the same time.