Thanks to one Swiftie’s simple yet endearing moves to Bejeweled, everyone who walks in the room will make the whole place shimmer.
Unless you’ve disconnected from the internet, you would know that Taylor Swift has been dominating the charts and, well, the world. Midnights is filled with hits that we will be playing on repeat for the foreseeable future. And just recently, she got US Swifties in a panic when the first wave of tickets for her The Eras Tour were made available. Taylor’s success can also be seen in the realm of TikTok where nearly every song on the album spawned a trend. But the one that really caught fire was the shimmer dance created by one of her fans, Mikael Arellano.
Right around the album’s release, he posted a video of himself on his TikTok account dancing to Bejeweled. It starts with him mouthing the lines “And I miss you/But I miss sparkling” before he walks back. When the chorus starts, he then struts, spins, and does his best shimmer impression with his hands.
It’s a dance so simple yet wholesome, and instantly catchy. Who knew strutting to Bejeweled would be so addicting? Soon enough, the trend caught fire in Swftie TikTok before eventually becoming a full on trend. Even Taylor herself has seen it. The dance has now become the unofficial choreography to Bejeweled and it might just become official when The Eras Tour begins next March. But as we wait for that, here are some local stars and personalities who gave us their best strut and made the whole place shimmer.
shimmerrrr♬ Bejeweled – Taylor Swift
The transition from the pajamas to the black outfit and the sparkles in his eyes, we know Esnyr made the whole place shimmer that night.
@barbieforteza8doneyet What’s a girl gonna do? A diamond’s gotta shine 💎 #bejeweled #tsmidnights #swifttok ♬ Bejeweled – Taylor Swift
Even being in 1800s Philippines won’t stop Binibining Klay from catching up on the latest TikTok trends. Maybe she can invite Ibarra or Fidel to join her next time.
@blythe I love this trend #fyp Dc: @Mikael Arellano ♬ Bejeweled – Taylor Swift
Her take was so good the original creator had to stan. But can we also talk about her fit though? Blythe never fails to impress with her looks such as in this 60s-inspired number.
MARIS RACAL AND AWRA BRIGUELA
@awrabriguela 🤍 @Maris Racal ♬ Bejeweled – Taylor Swift
So, they didn’t do the strut. But that’s okay, because these gorgeous besties looked so good in their open-air ride. It captured the wonder that Bejeweled gives. And at least Maris did the shimmer part.
@catriona_gray my very own bejeweled moment at the atelier of dreams by dior 💎 #dreamindior ♬ Bejeweled – Taylor Swift
A TikTok trend involving strutting? Catriona Gray was born for this. And it’s made even better that she looked stunning in Dior.
MONA AND HASHIM ALAWI
@_monaalawi I LOVE THIS ☝️😭 @Hashim Alawi @Taylor Swift dc: @mikael carlos #foryou #fyp ♬ Bejeweled – Taylor Swift
Simple, cute, and fun; that’s the point of this trend and Mona and Hash did that.
FRANCINE DIAZ, SEAN TRISTAN, AND ANGELICA LAO
bejeweled star magical christmas♬ Bejeweled – Taylor Swift
Francine, Sean, and Angelica were shimmering, figuratively and literally, with their take on the trend. It feels correct to do this with your face covered in diamonds.
@vivoree always loooove me some alone time #fyp #bejeweled ♬ Bejeweled – Taylor Swift
The emphasis on the you, cute walk back, and spin, Vivoree wins yet another TikTok trend.
@ortegaash I miss sparkling ✨ #fyp ♬ Bejeweled – Taylor Swift
We love a good transition and Ashley Ortega made sure to give us just that. She brought to life the line: ”By the way, I’m going out tonight.”
While Roberta did not win Miss Grand International 2022 (she placed 5th Runner-Up), she won this trend. And that strut and spin were one of the many reasons why she holds the title for Binibining Pilipinas Grand International 2022.
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