Jimmy Kimmel has revealed himself as the ‘mastermind’ behind the hit viral video ‘Worst Twerk Fail EVER – Girl Catches Fire!‘
The late-night talk show host trolled the entire internet and dealt a major blow to the ‘news organizations’ that picked-up his manufactured viral video and reported on it like it were as important as real news.
The girl in the video claimed to be called Caitlin Heller. The misguided teen said in the original video description that, “I tried making a sexy twerk video for my boyfriend and things got a little too hot…”
However, Kimmel revealed the directors’ cut of the video on his show Monday night, which features him bursting into the room with a fire extinguisher to put out the flames after Heller’s twerking malfunction.
if it makes you feel any better, I would have believed it too #twerkburn
— Jimmy Kimmel (@jimmykimmel) September 10, 2013
It turns out “Caitlin Heller” is actually accomplished stunt-woman Daphne Avalon. She has been motion captured as the Horse Lady in COD Black Ops II “Surprise!” She has also worked on Jimmy Kimmel Live! before, and acted as a stunt double in hit television series Glee.
Kimmel also used the video to criticize traditional news media’s handling of current affairs. Adding insult to injury, Kimmel casually says “It’s a good thing nothing is happening in Syria right now” when talking about how TV news obsessed over the video.
While ads were not shown in the video to maximize its virality, estimates suggest that the video would have generated almost $20,000 for the 9.5 million views it racked up in just 6-days. Hopefully Jimmy Kimmel paid her well for her services.