The Virgin Mannequin Challenge

The Virgin Group has never shied away from a challenge – so when the latest video sensation, the Mannequin Challenge, hit social media, a number of our companies took on the test, with their own unique flavour and flair.

Celebrating three great years of providing English and Scottish entrepreneurs with loans and mentoring – to turn their dreams into a reality – Virgin StartUp staff, mentors and business founders all rose – or should I say froze – to the challenge last week. Happy birthday Virgin StartUp!

While competing in the second round of the 2016-2017 Formula E championship, DS Virgin Racing drivers Jose Maria Lopez and Sam Bird joined engineers and crew members for a well deserved minute of still time in the pit at the Marrakech ePrix. Congratulations on the podium finish DS Virgin Racing!

Virgin Atlantic Upper Class crew members and passengers took the challenge sky high, mid-flight. I can confirm it’s 100 per cent real – that spray from the champagne bottle was cleverly crafted with plastic wrap. Cheers Virgin Atlantic!

Not wanting to miss out on the fun and games, I did my best mannequin impression accompanied by the Virgin Limited Edition team and players, officials and spectators of this year’s Necker Cup. As you can see, my double partner, Grigor Dimitrov held serve (more on that soon!)

#mannequinchallenge at the #neckercup with @grigordimitrov @neckercup @virginlimitededition @neckerislandtennis

A video posted by Richard Branson (@richardbranson) on

What’s the best mannequin challenge you’ve seen? I’d like to hear about it in the comments below.   


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