Do you know Michelle Jenneke? She’s Australia’s 19-year-old hurdler and quite possibly, judging by internet comments, the world’s sexiest new star. A video of her warming up before a race has gone viral because apparently, if you put some music behind it and slow it down a little, it looks like Jenneke is doing a seductive dance.
According to Now Public, the video was taken during the IAAF World Junior Championships in Barcelona.
Jenneke is only 19-years-old and hasn’t been able to make the Olympic Team yet. She won a silver medal in the 100m hurdles at the 2010 Youth Olympics and could find herself on Australia’s team in 2016. This year, however, she’ll have to be satisfied with some internet fame.
“I have a new female hurdler to cheer for. Junior hurdler Michelle Jenneke dances then wins”
“Michelle Jenneke Might Be the Hottest Hurdler Ever.”
Of course, the video has also sparked a conversation about the sexualization of female athletes.
“We can all agree that no one ever would have noticed Michelle Jenneke if she hadn’t been jumping up and down, right?”
Here’s the video of Michelle Jennek dancing, or warming up, before her race.