Just 48 hours ago, nobody outside a few friends and her immediately family knew who Michelle Jenneke was. Today? Millions of people know her name. And all it took was a 5 second dance.
Man, the internet is awesome.
You see, Ms. Jenneke is a 19-year-old track and field athlete from Australia. Over the weekend she competed in the 100 meter hurdles at the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona, and prior to the preliminary heat, she showed the world her rather sensual warm-up routine.
Check it out:
Well, you know how the internet loves cute girls doing sexy things in skimpy outfits. So when the video of this little pre-race ritual went on YouTube, it went viral in about 10 seconds and she became the most famous track star since Allison Stokke.
Now there’s even a Michelle Jenneke pre-race warmup remix:
As you can see, Jenneke’s sexy warmup routine worked very well, as she blew away the competition in her heat. Unfortunately, it didn’t do much for her in the 100 meter finals, as she finished a disappointing 5th.
Now I know what you’re thinking, and no, she won’t be at the 2012 Summer Olympics. But she’s only 19, so who knows—maybe Rio 2016?