Her skills at the popular party pastime limbo have earned her the moniker “The Limbo Queen.” In 2015, Shemika Charles-Campbell made history by becoming the first person to limbo under an automobile.
To put it another way, she squeezed her entire body into an eight-and-a-half-inch space, roughly the height of a beer bottle.
Her limboing under her truck was captured on film by Barcroft TV. “It takes a lot of concentration, balance, and breath control,” Charles-Campbell, who was 22 at the time, said.
Today, Charles-Campbell, who was born in Trinidad and Tobago but now lives in Buffalo, owns three Guinness World Records in limbo. Her first world record was set in 2010 when she went beneath an 8.5-inch-high bar to become the world’s lowest limbo dancer.
Then, in 2016, when participating in Beijing, China, she set the world record for the longest distance to limbo under 12 inches.
appearing on ABC’s “Live with Kelly and Ryan,” she accomplished this accomplishment.
Limbo dancing has remained a popular pastime at events all around the world. It usually involves a stick beneath which one dances. Each pass entails bending one’s back to get lower and lower.
The history of limbo dance can be traced back to the 1800s in Trinidad and Tobago, a Caribbean island. It became popular in the United States as a source of entertainment as well as a fun activity. Since then, flaming limbo has been added.
Sherrie, her mother, was also a limbo dancer who performed in Trinidad and Tobago. Before injuring her back, she danced for 16 years. She once voiced concern for her daughter’s health due to the dangers of being in limbo.
However, Charles-Campbell, who recently revealed that she regularly visits her chiropractor for a check-up, has no intentions to leave limbo anytime soon. In fact, she intends to limbo backward in the near future.