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Best celebrity bottle cap challenge: Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Donnie Yen and more take on the viral phenomenon

Best celebrity bottle cap challenge: Mariah Carey, Justin Bieber, Donnie Yen and more take on the viral phenomenon

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Text: Ethan Lee

Editor: Aravin Sandran


The Internet loves a good challenge. Over the past few years, the phenomenon has been conceived in all sorts of fascinating ways: the bottle-flipping trick shot (2016) that was well-loved by hypebeasts, the Ice Bucket Challenge where participants poured a bucket of ice water over themselves to raise awareness about ALS (2017), and the Bird Box Challenge (2018) that was inspired by the Netflix horror.

This month, the Bottle Cap Challenge — where participants are tasked with taking off a bottle's cap with only a single kick — is making the rounds. It was started by Farabi Davletchin on 25 June on Instagram. The taekwondo fighter and instructor tagged and challenged celebrities including Jason Statham, Connor McGregor, Jean-Claude Van Damme and Jackie Chan.

The challenge went viral after ACRONYM designer Errolson Hugh and current UFC Featherweight Champion, Max Holloway challenged singer John Mayer. In Max Holloway's Instagram post, he threatened Mayer: "Hey John if you can't complete this challenge, @erlsn.acr and I decided you have to come to Hawaii after your tour and kick it with us until you complete it!"

Mayer accepted the challenge and nailed it. He challenged actor Jason Statham, and soon enough, it was picked up by others who wanted to flex on IG.

Here's a list of celebs who nailed the challenge as well as some who didn't quite make the cut.

Donnie Yen proved his IP Man might with his impressive blindfolded attempt.

Mariah Carey broke the Internet with her hilarious high octave vocals.

With his shirt off and cap skewed sideways, Justin Bieber proved his mantle with a high kick. He nominated Tom Cruise, but sadly, the A-list star doesn't have a presence on IG yet.

Bollywood actor and martial artist Vidyut Jammwal uncapped three bottles instead of the usual one in style.

Ellie Goulding completed the challenge after commenting that the challenge has been too much of a sausage-fest.

Hailey Bieber got creative with a tractor.

Kendall Jenner's attempt is a one-up from Hailey Bieber's tractor feat.

Failed attempts

This guy isn't a celebrity but it got us ROFL-ing.

Ryan Reynolds gave his attempt the cinematic treatment, but he bombed.

The Sam Willows' Benjamin Kheng went head on.

South Korean rapper Sehun missed his mark a couple of times.

Celebrity chef Andrew Zimmern fell flat on his buttocks.

 

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