New Jersey teens Kevin Vincent and Jeremiah hall, whose “running Man challenge” video became a viral hit, got $10,000 toward their college education from Shutterstock on Ellen DeGeneres’ show.
Bleacher Report describes the dance as “a simple skip and shuffle hybrid” to the tune of “My Boo” by Ghost Town DJ’s. University of Maryland basketball players Jaylen Brantley and Jared Nicken helped the dance go viral when they did their own rendition in an Instagram.
The high schoolers told Ellen that they made the video because they “were bored in their finance class.”
But it wasn’t until the Maryland Terrapins saw their video, took the challenge, and posted their dance moves that the video became a viral sensation. Brantley and Nicken said they made the video because “basketball is such a grind, especially at the college level, so we just try to keep our teammates loose in the locker room.”
So far professional athletes and celebrities have taken the challenge, including players from the Los Angeles Dodgers, Miami Heat, Denver Broncos, and Georgia Southern football team.
At the end of the segment, the group decided to show their moves and do the challenge on the show.