As many suspected but few wanted to believe, the "Worst Twerk Fail EVER" video that went viral last week—including airtime on ABC's The View, CBS's The Talk and countless others, along with more than 9 million views on YouTube at last count—was a hoax. Watch Jimmy Kimmel and stuntwoman Daphne Avalon with the big reveal above.
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