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Girl Sets Herself On Fire By Twerking – Thanks, Miley!

Behold, the phenomenon’s first major casualty.

Here at Maxim, we pride ourselves on staying ahead of the curve by predicting what's hot. Take our 2013 Hot 100 winner Miley Cyrus, for example. Some people scratched their heads when we bestowed her with our most coveted crown as the planet's hottest woman, but we knew she would set the world on fire this year. Of course, we didn’t think she’d be so literal about it. Meet Caitlin Heller - twerking amateur, the dance craze's first casualty (it's ok, she was fine afterwards), and living proof that just because Miley Cyrus’ performance at the VMAs put twerking on the map for thousands of suburban youths, does not mean said youths should attempt it at home.


Is this the worst twerking accident in history? Maybe. When attempting at home, really the best you can hope for is your grandma walks in during twerk team practice:



Or you end up doing…like, a bunny hop dance? And then World Star Hip Hop makes fun of you:



Or you could just fall in a river:



Or (shudder) you’re Gretchen Carlson:



Basically, friends don’t let friends twerk…and record it. Leave it to the professionals:



Check out Miley Cyrus and the rest of the 2013 Hot 100.