Ellen Degeneres Mannequin Challenge: Star-Studded Clip From The White House Includes Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Michael Jordan & More

By CJ Estimada , Updated Nov 23, 2016 07:30 AM EST

American comedian Ellen Degeneres has posted star-studded video after the Presidential Medal of Freedom Ceremony in the White House. Some of the recipients made the best out of their visit and participated in the "Mannequin Challenge." The Medal of Freedom is the highest civilian honor presented to individuals who have made significant contributions to "security or national interests of the United States, to world peace, or to cultural or other significant public or private endeavors," CNN reports.

Ellen Degeneres Pulled Off An A-list "The Mannequin Challenge" Participants

She almost didn't make it because she forgot her ID. She finally got in and managed to pull off an impressive "Mannequin Challenge" with some of the other attendees that lasted 56 seconds. On the vidoe were Robert De Niro, Tom Hanks, Bruce Springsteen, Michael Jordan, Bill Gates, Diana Ross and Vin Scully, to name a few.

But the honorees decided to spice up the day even more as they struck their very best mannequin pose. Actress Tracee Ellis Ross took credit for getting the recipients together and participate in the fun moment in the waiting lounge of the White House.

The "Mannequin Challenge": What Is It About?

The "Mannequin Challenge" is a viral Internet video trend where people remain frozen in action like mannequins while a video is recorded, usually with the song "Black Beatles" by Rae Sremmurd playing in the background, according to The Telegraph News.

The hashtag #MannequinChallenge was used for popular social media platforms. In addition, the subjects may choose to strike a pose that flows in harmony with the poses of others to form a panoramic-like still. TV host, actress, writer, and producer Ellen Degeneres has managed to bring together world-renowned public figures before, such as Michelle Obama, for example, who also partook in the challenge along with members of the NBA.


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