LIMBO QUEEN BREAKS HER GUINNESS RECORD
Written by IrieJam Radio on February 10, 2017
Trinidad & Tobago’s Limbo Queen has broken her own Guinness World Record.
In a video posted yesterday that has since gone viral, 23-year-old Shemika Charles limbos under a Toyota SUV while holding 2 trays drinks with three cups each.
In the video – that appears to be taken in a car showroom, Charles is dressed in lycra body suit made of T&T’ national colors, as she easily limbos underneath the SUV – which is about 8 inches, while holding two drink trays with 3 full cups each. In just a few seconds, she emerges from the other side of the SUV without having a spill.
Charles’s record setting 8 inch limbo is roughly the height of a beer bottle, and breaks her previous record of 8 and a half inches, set in 2010 during a TV appearance.
In 2015, she set a second Guinness World Record, limboing under a car, a height measured to be 9 inches. She can spin circus plates in both of hands and from her mouth while limboing, as well as limbo blindfolded with her hands full.
Last year, Charles set her 2nd world record for The Farthest Distance to Limbo under 12 inches (12 feet), and last month another video of hers went viral, showing her limbo under a bank of airport chairs in Philadelphia. She is now working to set records for doing a backwards limbo and for longest distance traveled while limboing, and hopes to one day have a residency in Las Vegas.
Shemika Charles has performed on numerous U.S. TV shows, including America’s Got Talent, the Wendy Williams Show, several news programs, and is often the half-time entertainment for NBA games.