Forget the Bambi pose… it’s all about the Insta-split! Latest social media craze sees flexible stars performing a VERY high kick for the camera (so will you be trying it?)
- So-called ‘Insta-split’ comes hot on the heels of the Bambi pose and Barbie Foot
- Celebs including Kourtney Kardashian and Kate Beckinsale have all done it
- Ultra-flexible pose was first pioneered by former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham
Instagram addicts will be familiar with the so-called Bambi pose and the Barbie foot – but the latest pose sweeping celebrities’ feeds is the most demanding yet.
Flexible stars from Kate Beckinsale to Katy Perry have been performing a high kick for the camera and posting the results online of late, perhaps to show off the results of all those hours spent in the yoga studio.
While Rita Ora struck the pose on the catwalk at an awards ceremony, and Katy Perry pulled it off with aplomb in a restaurant, supermodel in the making Kaia Gerber went one step further by revealing how she can pose with her leg behind her head.
This latest craze can be traced back to one nimble celebrity in particular; none other than Victoria Beckham.
Last year Instagram went wild when Victoria posed with her leg stretched at a seemingly impossible angle in the air as she checked her emails.
She recreated the pose at a Vogue shoot to mark 10 years of her eponymous fashion label recently, and the move has been gathering steam on social media ever since – just scroll down for the evidence…
Then Katy Perry celebrated her birthday by doing the same pose at the dinner table, much to the apparent awkwardness of those around her, including Orlando Bloom
And Kate Beckinsale soon followed suit, posing in nothing but a towel in her dressing room as she had her make up done- helped by her make-up artist
And over the weekend Rita took to social media ahead of the Social Media Awards posing on stage as she wrote ‘doing the VB’
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Instagram went wild when Victoria posed with her leg stretched in the air at a seemingly impossible angle as she checked her emails, starting a flurry of similar poses online
Kourtney Kardashian responded to her pose from across the pond, performing the same stretch, writing: ‘Victoria, I’ll call u later I just got back from the football game’
Showing off her mother Cindy Crawford’s supermodel roots, Kaia Gerber was next on the list of celebrities showing off her flexibility
Not one to be left out, Kylie Jenner’s best friend Jordyn brought a touch of nineties to the pose with her multi-coloured converse shoes
And of course Cruz decided to follow in his mother’s footsteps, kicking up his leg too to show flexibility was in the genes
Made In Chelsea star Stephanie Pratt also got in on the trend, kicking up her leg as she posed on her sofa for the trend
Fellow Made In Chelsea star Frankie Gaff also got in on the action, stretching her leg at a perfect 90 degree angle
Elsewhere TOWIE star Chloe Lewis made the pose look easy as she mastered the sultry ‘looking to the floor’ look for her post
And looking overjoyed at the sight of her own leg was Amanda Holden, who certainly didn’t hold back as she threw up her leg, engulfed in a purple mesh and sequin dress
Caroline Flack proved she was almost even more flexible, as she exceeded the 90 degree angle with her pose
Meanwhile Bella Thorne showed off a modified version of the pose, lifting her leg slightly to show off her Louboutin shoes
And MIC star Tiffany Watson looked less than impressed at her own flexibility as she struck a sultry pose, joining the celebrity ‘instasplit’ craze
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