The mannequin challenge is catching people’s attentions over the world. The participants need to pose as mannequins while somebody films them and their surroundings.
This social media trend was started by a group of students in Florida and is now a worldwide trend. Swiss tennis legend, Roger Federer, who is currently ranked number 16 in the world by the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) undoubtedly loves challenges, and showed off his own mannequin challenge in an epic video for Lindt chocolates.
With a huge number of people participating in the global phenomenon of the mannequin challenge, Roger Federer is no exception. The brand ambassador for Lindt couldn’t resist participating in the mannequin challenge organized by the chocolate company.
The tennis legend loves chocolates and even has a chocolate named after him. The world’s number one chocolate, Roger Federer, is unique like one of the greatest tennis players in history.
In the challenge, he is seen grabbing a piece of chocolate. But unfortunately he couldn’t resist his favorite chocolate and went for it, ending the epic video. “Black Beatles” by Rae Sremmurd is heard playing in the background of the video.
The video starts with a girl smelling the aromatic coffee beans, a chef pointing to a dish, some girls screaming, another participant is putting a toque on a woman’s head.
Some people are busy taking selfies while others are posing for pictures, another chef is filling a pouch with melted chocolate while a man watches him carefully, another chef is holding her dish and she seems to go somewhere, another woman is enjoying eating chips while a chef serves chocolates to Federer, who is unable to resist it, and ends the video.
As it is off season, the other tennis players have also taken to the challenge.
During the ATP Finals in London this year, the eight best players on the ATP Tour conducted the challenge. Two of them, Novak Djokovic and Andy Murray, can also be seen in the video.
The players were seen holding their tennis rackets, wearing headphones, posing for interviews, shaking hands, and taking selfies.
The ATP University also had its own version of the challenge following the video conducted by the eight best players on the ATP Tour.
The participants of the mannequin challenge were seen doing a variety of tasks like reading, taking pictures, having tea, climbing the stairs, and talking on the phone while others were busy checking their phones, giving documents, and sitting in a class.
“LINDT & Roger Federer: A Perfect Match,” Chocolate web site; http://www.chocolate.lindt.com/world-of-lindt/roger-federer/, last accessed November 24, 2016.
Addicott, A., “The Mannequin Challenge: Roger Federer Takes Part In The Internet Craze,” Ubitennis web site, November 23, 2016; http://www.ubitennis.net/blog/2016/11/23/the-mannequin-challenge-roger-federer-takes-part-in-the-internet-craze/, last accessed November 24, 2016.