Published September 10, 2013
Oh Jimmy Kimmel, you got us again.
A viral video of a young woman appearing to catch on fire during an awful twerking mishap was just a product of Jimmy and his skillful production team.
Kimmel revealed the news on his show Monday night, showing a full cut of the clip, during which he walks in the room after the girl in the video, who was supposedly named Caitlin Heller, seemed to catch on fire.
Turns out the fictitious Caitlin was really a stuntwoman named Daphne Avalon.
Kimmel explained his team opted to subtly post the video on YouTube, in which she takes twerking to a new level -- and upside down one -- with hilarious, and painful, consequences.
"I tried making a sexy twerk video for my boyfriend and things got a little too hot," the YouTube description of the clip reads.
Kimmel said he decided not to promote the video and see what happened. Over 9 million users viewed the clip and it was a viral sensation.
But not everyone was convinced of the video's authenticity. Some commented that the video looked staged. And they were right.