Bill Gates does it with precise calculations, Jennifer Lopez in a bra top, David Beckham does it topless, Anna Wintour in coture, and Kermit in the nude? What is it? The #icebucketchallenge of course.
With $53.3m donations already made to ALS Association and celebrities from across the world jumping on the charitable trend, from Justin Bieber to George Bush, the ALS #icebucketchallenge knows no signs of stopping.
While there are a critical few who accuse of the snowballing social media effect they consider yet another thoughtless trend touted by celebs in a bid to remain in the limelight and garner column inches, (Remember #nomakeupselfie and #bringourgirlsback?), there is no denying that the challenge has raised much awareness and over $50m more in donations compared to this time last year, which is surely commendable.
Doubtless by tomorrow this time there will be many more A listers taking on the challenge. And, aren’t well dancing a little inside every time a fine specimen of male or female form accept the challenge? Ice bucket cold shower, anyone?
But for now, let’s check out our top #icebucketchallenge videos.
Bill Gates accepts Mark Zuckerberg’s ALS Ice Bucket Challenge and makes it look like a corporate DIY video, then goes on to nominate Elon Musk, Ryan Seacrest and Chris Anderson from TED to participate and raise awareness for ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig’s Disease.
After threatening Steven Spielberg with “I know where you will” Oprah goes to prove there is no real threat after all. Trust us, you’ve never seen her lose her composure like she does after her icy cold shower.
She who should be obeyed in the world of fashion does not put a primed foot and coiffed hair strand wrong as she formidably takes on the ice bucket challenge presented by her daughter Bee Shaffer.
Only a top model can make the ice bucket challenge look like a wet t-shirt competition. Let’s just say, the boys are smiling, everywhere around the world.
Shakira and Pique
Shakira accepts Gisele Bundchen’s challenge and in turn challenges Chris Martin and Pope Francis, while, Pique, well, he proves what a manly man he is by screaming even before the water hits his skin.
Ashley Tisdale and Zac Efron
Zac Efron doesn’t even spend 24 seconds after his challenge from Ashley Tisdale, let alone 24 hours.
Eminem and Rihanna
It doesn’t get more live than the icy cold on stage shower in Detroit.
Kylie Minogue and Stefano Gabbana
This video is all sunshine and cuteness.
Zoe nominates hubby to take on the challenge as she officially announces her pregnancy to the world. Adorables!
Robert Pattinson shows what a goofball he is once again with this clumsy attempt at the ice bucket challenge.
She wasn’t ready!
There is a God! Oh, as Nigerian First Lady would say, “There is God o!”
Live and wet on stage. We are likely to play this one over and over again. Pass the ice bucket, please!
Let’s not forget the boys, as the South African DJ Poppy Ntshongwana takes on the ice bucket in a sexy two-piece. Could this be on the hottest ice bucket challenges the world has seen?
#Icebucketchallenge “black girl style” gone all so wrong!
After giving her an icy cold bucket shower, Morris Chestnut accepts Sanaa Lathan’s challenge but wait till you see what he’s got himself into.
$10,000 dollars! He sure did make it rain – in cash.
Britney proves that being Vogue-cool is hard hard work, as unlike Wintour, she loses her shades to the bucket.
“Splash me.” Only Naomi can make the ice bucket challenge look almost seductive.
Is it the excitement or the fear that makes Simon Cowell choke with nervous laughter?
Ice bucket leisure, this is. Patrick Stewart shows us there are far more stylish ways to enjoy a bucket of ice and wins this challenge hands down.
You didn’t expect Kermit to mind his own business, did you? Surely he deserves a hot cup of tea after this though.by