Manitoba teen hula-hooper wows Ellen

Brandon teen Christina Munchinsky became an overnight sensation when video of her hula hooping...

Brandon teen Christina Munchinsky became an overnight sensation when video of her hula hooping landed her on The Ellen Show and eventually lead to her appearing on stage and winning the talk show host's talent competition. (FACEBOOK)

David Larkins, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:45 PM ET

WINNIPEG — Christina Munchinsky went from enterprising high school student to viral video sensation last week when a video she sent to The Ellen Show landed her on stage and eventually to top prize in a viewer talent contest.

The 17-year-old Brandon, Man., native got the invite to appear on comedian Ellen DeGeneres's show after submitting a video of her hula-hooping in her backyard.

That video debuted on Ellen last Friday. A week later, she was there in person.

On stage, Munchinsky — who regularly performs her act at fairs, schools and corporate events — wowed the audience with 70 hula-hoops going simultaneously. When the audience was asked to vote for the winner, Munchinsky was a landslide winner.

Watch the video HERE.

"I was a little bit nervous, because 70 is a lot of hoops and I don't do that one, usually," she said from Los Angeles. "And in front of the, you know, international television, I didn't want to mess up.

Munchinsky, a Neelin High School student whose work can be found on her Facebook page "Christina The Crazy Hooper," said a big part of her enjoyment of the experience was meeting and interacting with Ellen.



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