Twerk Girl is Fake

We’ve been so preoccupied with fashion these past few days we haven’t had a real moment to process that the viral clip “Worst Twerk Fail EVER – Girl Catches Fire!” is an elaborate prank orchestrated by Jimmy Kimmel.

Along with many reputable news outlets, we too were fooled by the twerkin’ girl and almost posted it as a Best of the Internet, but we felt slightly uncomfortable condoning fire. Watch the plethora of reporters marvel over the video, including the awe-stuck women on The View.  

Caitlin Heller received a ton of attention during the five days in which the video seemed real.  But alas, Caitlin is just the alias of a Hollywood stuntwoman named Daphne Avalon. So don’t worry, no twerkers were harmed in the making of this video.

Is this going to inspire more internet pranks? If so, we’re scared.

  • SOOO Disappointing, I was hoping this was real.

    Still a pretty good fake “epic twerk fail.”


    he is a genius!!!!! NOW THAT IS HOW YOU WORK THE MEDIA! 😉

  • Oh, gosh! Um, Man Repeller IS a real thing right? Yes, it is.

    Your Friend, Jess


    It did cross my mind that it was fake……….15 minutes of famers 😛

  • Oh my god I can’t believe this was fake! Jimmy Kimmel is hilarious and so clever!

  • Tania Jacqueline

    hahahaha my room mate and I have watched this so many times. she will be shocked to know the truth. Thanks for sleuthing 😛

  • My husband had to text me while I was at work to tell me. I responded with a confident “Jimmy Kimmel might be the best internet prankster ever.” Not one to tolerate absolutes, he bored the shit out of me later that night trying to break down what was so GOOD about the video.

    My response? “Your dumb ass thought it was real enough to declare it should be on Tosh.O this week, so shut up about the whole ‘Was it REALLY that good?'”

    He shut up. 🙂

  • Luciana Safdie

    “Good thing nothing is happening in Syria right now…”
    Jimmy Kimmel, you are the man.

  • Kim P.

    Oh did you catch that at 4:49? Oh Kimmel.