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UCLA gymnast's Beyonce routine watched four million times UCLA gymnast's Beyonce routine watched four million times
  • Hallie Mossett, 21, a senior at UCLA, lead her team to victory in a meet against University of Arizona last month with a show-stopping routine
  • The floor exercise was set to a medley of Formation, Partition and Single Ladies, and gained her an impressive score of 9.975

A UCLA gymnast earned herself a career-high score and viral fame after performing a crowd-pleasing routine made up of a medley of Beyonce songs.

Hallie Mossett's show-stopping routine helped her lead the team to victory against University of Arizona on Saturday February 25, with an incredible score of 9.975 - with one judge offering her a perfect 10.

The 21-year-old college senior tumbled and sashayed her way through several songs by the pop star during the routine, including the likes of Formation, Partition and Single Ladies. 

 

Show of strength: UCLA senior Hallie Mossett, 21, dazzled the crowd at a recent gymnastics meet with a routine set to a medley of Beyonce songs Show of strength: UCLA senior Hallie Mossett, 21, dazzled the crowd at a recent gymnastics meet with a routine set to a medley of Beyonce songs

Show of strength: UCLA senior Hallie Mossett, 21, dazzled the crowd at a recent gymnastics meet with a routine set to a medley of Beyonce songs

Flipping great: Hallie's routine scored her a personal best of 9.975, helping her team to victory over University of Arizona Flipping great: Hallie's routine scored her a personal best of 9.975, helping her team to victory over University of Arizona

Flipping great: Hallie's routine scored her a personal best of 9.975, helping her team to victory over University of Arizona

In a video recorded at the meet, Hallie can be seen punctuating her impressive acrobatics with moves taken straight from Beyonce's videos.

Every change in track with the music is met by roars and cheers from the crowds, but her flawless tumbling line landings were what elicited the biggest reaction. 

During the section in which Hallie mimics the moves from the famous Single Ladies video, her UCLA teammates and peers can be seen in the background joining right in.

 
A stretch: One of the judges gave Hallie a perfect 10 for the routine, while the other marked her at 9.95 A stretch: One of the judges gave Hallie a perfect 10 for the routine, while the other marked her at 9.95

A stretch: One of the judges gave Hallie a perfect 10 for the routine, while the other marked her at 9.95

A bit of influence: Hallie even borrowed a few moves straight from Beyonce's videos, including this one from Single Ladies A bit of influence: Hallie even borrowed a few moves straight from Beyonce's videos, including this one from Single Ladies

A bit of influence: Hallie even borrowed a few moves straight from Beyonce's videos, including this one from Single Ladies

Big tunes: The medley included songs Formation, Partition and Single Ladies Big tunes: The medley included songs Formation, Partition and Single Ladies
Big tunes: The medley included songs Formation, Partition and Single Ladies Big tunes: The medley included songs Formation, Partition and Single Ladies

Big tunes: The medley included songs Formation, Partition and Single Ladies

The resulting score from the dazzling routine marked a personal best for Hallie. 

'I'm really, really happy with my floor routine, definitely the best one that I've done,' she told the Daily Bruin after the performance. 

'The other routines I've done this season, I usually step forward on one pass or the other, so I was happy that I could pull myself together before this routine and feel sort of calm with myself and confidence that I got it.'

Up and over: Hallie herself was over-the-moon with her performance, calling the routine 'definitely the best one that I've done' Up and over: Hallie herself was over-the-moon with her performance, calling the routine 'definitely the best one that I've done'

Up and over: Hallie herself was over-the-moon with her performance, calling the routine 'definitely the best one that I've done'

Gaining fame: A video of the crowd-pleasing routine has been viewed online more than four million times Gaining fame: A video of the crowd-pleasing routine has been viewed online more than four million times

Gaining fame: A video of the crowd-pleasing routine has been viewed online more than four million times

Soon enough, the video of the performance made its way on to social media, where it swiftly went viral. 

On Facebook alone, the video has been watched more than four million times, shared more than 45,000 times and elicited over 50,000 reactions.

'Not sure where they came up with the .025 deduction,' remarked one user about the final score. 'Must have had an eyebrow hair out of place cause everything else was perfect!' 

 
 

 


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