Apparently, cheerleaders not only know how to do backflips and cartwheels. They also know a bit of sorcery.
Ariel Olivar from Manvel High School in Texas has gone viral after she posted a video of herself seemingly levitating off an invisible box. In the clip, she’s seen gently tapping an imaginary box, then quickly stepping over it and swinging her leg to the other side.
challenge accepted pic.twitter.com/QQ1JWbkXx0
— ariel (@arielo1220) December 2, 2017
It has social media completely baffled. A lot of people have tried out the move, but no one has replicated Olivar’s elegant attempt.
Mines better pic.twitter.com/tlVECqQiZT
— Jay G™ (@issawolf_) December 3, 2017
Much older. Much heavier. Much shorter box. First try. Maybe not… terrible? Lol pic.twitter.com/XkfQRegZZS
— Will Presti (@WillPresti) December 3, 2017
A for effort ? pic.twitter.com/XY1zOEBWhC
— Cièlo Diaz (@heavendiaz23) December 3, 2017
finally i can do it pic.twitter.com/EQrUsGd9Ey
— zahdan (@dannyyyyye) December 3, 2017
According to her, it took a bit of practice before she actually pulled it off. And no, John Cena wasn’t there for her to step on.
“The video was my third time trying it,” she said. “It’s hard to explain, I just keep the leg in the same exact spot.
“It is actually kind of challenging keeping it there. The technique… is to bring the other leg higher than the other as if you are actually stepping over a box.”
As of writing, Olivar’s original tweet has received more than 133,000 retweets and more than 264,000 likes in only a few days.
“I thought it was just going to be around my school, I didn’t think it would get this far,” she said.