There was a time in the not too distant past when the mention of the word twerking would have gotten you a strange look. Not anymore. Now, with what seems like everyone doing it, you are likely to either get a smile or a horrified look. The truth be told, twerking has been around for centuries, having its origins in West Africa. It wasn’t sexualized at the time, but it certainly became so in the 90’s. Today, you can find it being performed virtually everywhere, but it is most commonly associated with the hip-hop culture. Either way, this list is made up of the best twerkers of all time anywhere you can find them. Here are some of top 10 best Twerkers of All Time.
10. Jhonni Blaze
Many people refer to her as the “Twerk Queen,” and even though you won’t find her on the popular stage, if you happen to find yourself watching You Tube, it won’t take long before you will catch her displaying her “assets” in such a boudilious fashion. Indeed, Jhonni Blaze displays her skills primarily on the Internet. One of the most interesting things about Jhonni and her skills is that they have grown from there to be found in many places, such as videos and other popular outlets.
Love her or hate her for her musical abilities, one thing you can’t deny is that Rihanna certainly has herself covered in the twerking department. In fact, it doesn’t take long watching Rihanna strut her stuff before you have to wonder why she doesn’t give up music totally in favor of her twerking.
8. Michelle L’amour
Michelle L’amour is primarily known as an international burlesque dancer who you probably caught for the first time nationally when she performed on America’s Got Talent. Obviously, L’amour has gone onto bigger and better things with her stylistic moves on the floor. Her latest contribution to her art is a performance she calls “Butthoven’s 5th Symphony,” in which she shows off a very interesting variation of a twerk, all done to classic Beethoven tunes. It wasn’t long after this that she found her video burning holes in the Internet as she twerked to the master’s classic. You have to wonder what Beethoven would have thought had he seen it. Fortunately, although he was deaf, his vision was not affected.
7. Miley Cyrus
Another celebrity who is causing quite a stir with her twerking talents is Miley Cyrus, who without much to show for her other abilities might be very happy that she can get attention with her booty. Cyrus is often credited with bringing twerking to the mainstream, but what has been done since then is hard to figure out. Cyrus has, of course, risen to fame since she started herself as Disney’s Hannah Montana but it’s hard to argue that going from a teen idol to a twerking queen is a good move. You do have to hand it to her that twerking over Robin Thicke on the MTV music awards will bring it to the masses, even if they are unimpressed.
6. Amber Rose
Amber Rose is a model, hip hop artist, fashion designer, and main squeeze of whomever the latest might happen to be, but she can also lay claim to being an Internet twerking sensation to her credentials. She started her career as a model, which took her to appearing as the face of Louis Vuitton as well as for the NOH8 campaign. She has appeared in music videos for such artists as Ludacris, Wiz Khalifa, and Nicki Minaj. She released her first single, “Fame,” in 2012. As far as twerking is concerned, her most famous episode happened when she twerked in her wedding dress prior to her marraige to Wiz Khalifa. It also happens that she is equally well known for her twerking antics on Instagram.
5. Anastasia Ashley
Anastasia Ashley is most popularly known as a big wave surfer, but she recently proved that she’s more than just a surfer. She’s also an Internet twerker. Anastasia has won several big surfing competitions, including two National Scholastic Surfing Championships, the Triple Crown Rookie Of The Year Award, and the 2010 Pipeline Women’s Pro in Hawaii.
She’s also appeared in Sports Illustrated Magazine (the Swimsuit Edition) and has also been featured in Maxim Magazine. A video was recently posted online of Anastasia going through her pre-surf routine and warm up for the SuperGirl Pro Tournament. This includes stretching, breathing exercises and, oh yes, a little twerking. She was also shown twerking prior to her surf. Her twerking video has become one of the hottest topics on the Internet and has been viewed by millions.
4. The Pro Twerkers
The Pro Twerkers are a twerking team based in South Africa. The team has made a name for themselves and taken the Internet by storm. The teams consists of Miss J, A$$ Plicid, Sweet A** Koki, Terry Berry, and LadyKim. The girls all knew each other prior to forming their team, and they quickly realized that they all had one key thing in common; they’re all skilled at booty shaking. Their online videos created quite a buzz that helped launch their careers. They had a huge opportunity when they opened for hip-hop star Kanye West in Johannesburg. They continue to twerk up a storm online.
3. Elena Yatkina and The Fraules Dancing Centre
Internet twerking is fast becoming a worldwide phenomenon. In 2014, a dance school out of Serbia had the Internet buzzing with their share of twerking. The school is the Fraules Dancing Center, the founder of which is Elena Yatkina. Elena and her students were featured in a Major Lazer video that went viral and collected over 30 million views. Elena and the school have been visited by several of the top choreographers in the world, who work with big name celebrities such as, Janet Jackson and Beyonce.
2. Twerk Team
Twerk Team consists of Mizz Twerksum and Lady Luscious. They are sisters and are managed by their mother, Leslie Willis. They formed their team in Atlanta in 2005. The team quickly became the hottest topic on the Internet after they released their twerking videos online. They first rose to fame when they uploaded a video of themselves twerking to Soulja Boy’s “She’s Got A Donk.” In the first week it was online, the video received more than one million views.
This has opened up many doors and provided great career opportunities for the Twerk Team. They have appeared in videos and concerts for artists like, Waka Flocka, French Montana and Wale. They have also expanded their twerking careers into a music career and released the single, “Gangsta.” Despite moving on to a singing career, the Twerk Team promises that they’ll keep on twerking for everyone’s pleasure.
1. Lexy Panterra
Lexy Panterra is a fitness instructor, dancer and singer. She created a workout that combines twerking, cardiovascular exercise and elements of dancing. She isn’t a fan of traditional exercising, and this led to her creating the Lex Twerkout, something that is fun, healthy and boosts self-confidence. Several celebrities use the Lex Twerkout, including Tameka Cottle, Karreuche Tran, and Christina Milian. She has a YouTube channel, which features tutorials that include different twerking exercises, such as, the Red Nose and The Wobble.