This is why we can’t have nice things, Internet. Here we are, thinking the most amazing “twerk fail” video is real, that the girl in the video was idiotic enough to try an inverted twerk against her front door, that she accidentally smashed her booze-and-fire-covered table when someone opened the door against her, that she really did catch her yoga pants ablaze – only to find out that the whole thing was just a ploy by troll extraordinaire, Jimmy Kimmel.
That’s right, Jimmy Kimmel tricked us by posting the video to YouTube, and not telling a soul that it was produced by his show, “Jimmy Kimmel Live,” a sad fact that he revealed last night.
“To the conspiracy theorists on the Internet who thought the video was fake: You were right, it was fake,” said Kimmel during the show, while sitting along side the video’s star, “Caitlin Heller” – whose name, of course, isn’t even Caitlin. Her real name is Daphne Avalon. And she is a professional stuntwoman.
Fun fact: The other girl in the video, who knocks Avalon into the table, really is named Caitlin. She’s a dancer and choreographer from Los Angeles. Also, if you want to see more of Avalon, she can be seen riding a horse in this Call of Duty: Black Ops 2 trailer. And more of her stunt work appears in the upcoming b-horror films The Hunted, as well as Nightmare Code, which is set for release next year. But considering how betrayed you might feel known that one of the Web’s greatest mishaps was just one giant lie, we wouldn’t blame you for holding a grudge.
Of course, we all should have seen this coming, as Kimmel is known for pulling fast ones where the Internet is concerned. For example, you know Kimmel’s “Celebrities Read Mean Tweets” segment? Well, at least some of those tweets were apparently faked.