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Brandonite hula hoops it up on Ellen

A hula-hooping Grade 11 student from Brandon has won a $10,000 prize on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

Christina “The Crazy Hooper” Munchinsky was one of three finalists in the Ellen, Here’s My Talent contest, in which participants get to showcase their talents on set in front of a live audience.

“It was awesome and super fun to get to be on Ellen,” Muchinsky, 17, said in a phone interview from Los Angeles. “Never in a million years did I think I would be chosen when I entered. I just thought, why not try?”

The École secondaire Neelin High School student submitted her video on May 14. The video shows Munchinsky spinning hula hoops on her arms and legs, hula-hooping with an inner tube and even hula-hooping on a unicycle.

It was only two days before the video was featured on the show.

“It all happened so fast. I really didn’t expect it,” Munchinsky said.

When asked by DeGeneres, Munchinsky said her record was spinning 73 hula hoops around her body at once.

“That is the most amazing core exercise in the world,” DeGeneres said after watching Munchinsky’s routine.

The winner was chosen by who got the loudest crowd response, which Munchinsky received without question.

The prize for winning the Ellen, Here’s My Talent contest is a seven-day trip for two to St. Croix in the U.S. Virgin Islands. Although her whole family was able to go with her to Los Angeles, Munchinsky said she has not decided yet who will go with her to St. Croix.

While Munchinsky was chosen based on her incredible hula-hooping skills, she was not the only Munchinsky to be noticed by the talk-show host. Her younger brother, Luke, told DeGeneres that his intimidating nod at the end of the video entry is all part of his plan to become famous.

“Well look, it worked. You are here again,” DeGeneres replied.

The Munchinsky family will return to Brandon on Wednesday.

“I don’t have any plans for hula-hooping set yet,” Munchinsky said. “I definitely want to do more shows and maybe organize an anti-bullying event that incorporates hula hoops at my school.”

» mlane@brandonsun.com

Republished from the Brandon Sun print edition May 24, 2014

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A hula-hooping Grade 11 student from Brandon has won a $10,000 prize on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

Christina “The Crazy Hooper” Munchinsky was one of three finalists in the Ellen, Here’s My Talent contest, in which participants get to showcase their talents on set in front of a live audience.

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A hula-hooping Grade 11 student from Brandon has won a $10,000 prize on “The Ellen DeGeneres Show.”

Christina “The Crazy Hooper” Munchinsky was one of three finalists in the Ellen, Here’s My Talent contest, in which participants get to showcase their talents on set in front of a live audience.

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