Dec 4, 2012
Students perform as part of the AntiGravity Pop Circus, opening for celebrities Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars
SALT LAKE CITY - A current Westminster student and alumnus were featured in this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show on CBS Dec. 4 at 10 p.m. Cousins Taylor Brody (junior) and alum Tamer Begum (Class of 2012) showcased their AntiGravity skills during the AntiGravity Pop Circus, where pop superstars Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars will perform.
Begum and Brody's uncle, Christopher Harrison, is the founder and owner of the internationally recognized entertainment and fitness brand, AntiGravity Inc., and was asked to choreograph this year's Victoria's Secret Fashion Show.
"We got involved in the event because our uncle was selected to choreograph the show and needed people with skills he could trust.so he asked Tamer and me because of our years of AntiGravity experience," said Brody, who is also a marketing major at Westminster.
According to Crayton Robey, AntiGravity Entertainment and Fitness Brand Manager, the cousins were selected by Victoria's Secret to perform their specialty act.
"They brought the cool factor to the Pop Circus by introducing the AntiGravity-Gyro Glider created by Christopher Harrison on the catwalk," said Robey. "Tamer and Taylor zoomed on the Gyro Glider, a hands-free Segway, down the runway setting the stage for the entrance of supermodel Adriana Lima. Their expert Utah skier/skater/snowboarding skills made them a natural for the invention."
"Our specialty act is a lot like skiing and requires a deep kinesthetic spatial awareness-especially when avoiding supermodels and the AntiGravity acrobats, while spinning flags on the most famous runway in the world," added Brody, who is also an avid skier.
Brody and Begum have worked at the AGY Headquarters in New York City with Harrison and have been practicing AntiGravity Yoga for years-even before it became a recent fitness sensation. Begum started the first-ever AGY program on a college campus last year at Westminster, and taught hundreds of students, faculty and staff the fine art of being suspended in midair with only a hammock, while performing inversion movements. The class was known for helping members of the college's snowboard team decompress and improve their chronic neck and back pain.
During their performance, the cousins set the stage for the entrance of Victoria's Secret Angel and supermodel Adrian Lima, the Ring Master of the Pop Circus, who opened for celebs Rihanna, Justin Bieber and Bruno Mars.
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