The Mannequin Challenge has been done just about everywhere (including here at Kool FM) and now the White House has been added to that list.
On Tuesday, Barack Obama awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom, the nation’s highest civilian honor, to a diverse group of names in entertainment, athletics, tech and politics.
Before the ceremony, some of the the honorees gathered for a star-studded Mannequin video. Ellen DeGeneres, , Tom Hanks, Bill Gates, Diana Ross, Rita Wilson, Michael Jordan, Kareem Abdul Jabbar and Frank Gehry are just some of the famous faces who froze for the challenge.
Look what @RitaWilson #Ellen and I got everyone to do! I’m in the pink dress laughing with Rita! It’s the #MannequinChallenge, Presidential Medal of Freedom Edition at the @WhiteHouse!! Starring #RobertDeNiro, @RitaWilson, @TheEllenShow, @KareemAbdulJabbar_33, @TomHanks, #BillGates, #MichaelJordan, @FrankGehry, my mama #DianaRoss, and more!
Tracee Ellis Ross (Diana Ross’s daughter) was the mastermind behind the clip. She accompanied her mother to the ceremony, and jumped on the opportunity to get her celeb friends to play along.