Katie Sunshine


Hoop Dancing To Goldfish

Hoop Dance

Katie Sunshine

When Katie Sunshine created her youtube account, she used it for listening to music. She listened to Goldfish, Shakira and Electric Guest, The Yeah Yeah Yeah’s. Popular and underground, she liked it all. Music I know you listen to, too. Miss Sunshine is now 26 and soon to become a elementary school art teacher… that likes to hula hoop. Thats right, I said hula hoop. And you havn’t seen anything like Katies hoops.
“Although the exact origins of hula hoops are unknown, children and adults around the world have played with hoops, twirling, rolling and throwing them throughout history.” [1] But, they have been found as early as the 5th century in Greece where it was both a form of excersize and play. In 13th century Scotland, they were also used as a form of excersize for patients with bad backs and bad hearts. And even up into the 1950′s s and 60′s where they were the center of attention at every party on the beach. The market was flooded with Hula Hoops, Bikini’s, and Annette Funichello. This is what Katie mirrors today. She has taken something so antique out of the closet and turned into a modern form of art and dance.
If you don’t believe me go watch Katie Sunshine for yourself. Then come back and tell me I’m wrong.

A graduate of The University of Arkansas, Katie became a Hula Hoop Exercise sensation. She posted her first video a little over three years ago hoop dancing to “Goldfish,” and then nothing. Goldfish is a big hit in South Africa and Denmark.
The usual flow of YouTube traffic, about two hundred views or so, nothing spectacular until a blogger, local to Denmark, was researching for an article covering a  show “Goldfish” was planning on preforming in Denmark and managed to stumble onto Katies video featuring music from the band. Linking her video to the blog, Katie Sunshine has of June 21st, 2012,  1,624,779 video views on YouTube. (Thats 1 million 6 hundred-thousand Views! and counting)

Stripper poles, over the last few years have became the trend for modern exercise in Hollywood. And it’s a fire that’s slowly spreading across the country. I alone have at least one friend who’s wife has a stripper pole in their living room.  To be perfectly fit you have to exercise like a stripper. Being on the pole is not only sexy, but empowers women in a way they might not have known they can be. Sure, you’re sexy, but it also tones your core, your arms and thighs, lifts your butt and can even get rid of the dreaded cankle. It’s a good workout. But, not every woman in America wants a stripper pole in their living room.  However, Hula Hoops can give you that same work out and take up far less space!  If you think you can keep up with Katie, go out and buy a hula hoop at the dollar store, they are cheap, or better yet do what Katie does and make it yourself!

Katie in white

Katie was kind enough to answer a few questions for me in a little interview.  I would like to welcome Katie Sunshine to What Do Your Shorts Say? The Magazine
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Q. What Do Your Shorts Say?
Were You born in North West Arkansas?

A. Katie
No, I was born in Benton (Central Arkansas) but grew up in Northwest Arkansas. Northwest Arkansas still feels like home even though I live in central Arkansas…once again._
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Q. What Do Your Shorts Say?
When did you get your first hula hoop?

A.Katie

I assume you mean my first hoop as an adult? Of course, I had a hula hoop as a kid, just like any kid does, but had long since forgotten how to hula hoop. I got my first hoop to dance/exercise with about 4 years ago, started practicing, and that’s where I am today!
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Q. What Do Your Shorts Say?
What inspired you to dance?

A. Katie
I was first inspired to dance by another hula hoop girl I saw dancing at Yonder Mountain Music Fest in Ozark, AR. I was so mesmerized by her that I wasn’t even watching the concert! After seeing her, I was determined that I would one day be a hoop dancer like her and that’s what really got the ball rolling.
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Q. What Do Your Shorts Say?
Did you always know you’d be a teacher?

A. Katie
No, I’ve always known that I would do something with art though. Teaching art is really enjoyable, I get to share my passion with young students and get to see their artwork too. I love it.
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Q What Do Your Shorts Say?
What was your motivation to promote fittness?

A Katie
Personal fitness is something that’s always been very important in my life. I have always enjoyed exercising and I especially enjoy the feeling once a really strenuous workout is over! It gives me a feeling of accomplishment as well as a certain amount of satisfaction that I’ve done something good for my body. Exercise also leaves me feeling more energized and gives me an outlet for stress or anything else weighing me down at the moment. And of course when you can fun exercising, like when you’re hula hooping, it makes it even better!
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Q What Do Your Shorts Say?
What do want to tell the world that they don’t know?

A Katie
I’m also a lover of the visual arts, not just the performing arts. I love to paint and take photographs and would welcome anyone to take a look at my paintings in addition to my hula hoop videos.
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Q What Do Your Shorts Say?
I love your fuzzy leggings! Where did you get them?

A Katie
I got my fuzzy leggings as part of a Halloween costume. I love to wear costumes so wearing them gives me a feeling of being dressed up to have a good time, just like at Halloween.

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I want to thank Katie for being so kind as to answer our questions and relentless hounding. And welcome her to the What Do Your Shorts Say? Family!

Congradulation Katie Sunshine, and thanks for visiting @What Do Your Shorts Say?
The Power of YouTube and Blogging has put the power of main stream media into the hands of
everyone with a computer. Local and National news now reports on not only viral videos, but also on YouTubes most popular videos of the year!

CBS affiliate KSFM/KXNW  Reports on Katie.

Katie

Katie Sunshine

Katie Sunshines one million plus views got the attention of the local media. They produced a interview and her popularity continued to grow. She now performs at events and paints. She has preformed on the Phillies dugout with Phanatic and appeared on the Preston and & Steve show in Atlantic City.

YouTube surpassed 1 trillion views in 2011, compared to the Estimates for the 2008 Summer Olympics opening ceremony, global TV viewership varied between one and four billion, including an estimated 842 million viewers watching on the host Chinese broadcaster, as reported by FIFE and the NFL and others, which have been questioned by independent groups and audience figures cited in billions are considered practically unverifiable according to Wikipedia. And even if 4 billion is correct, that doesn’t even come close to 1 trillion. We have taken what was television and print ad into our own hands.

Finally, the power of broadcast media belongs to us. And when thats possible, then the stars of everything else, just like NFL athletes, can come out and shine.

Katie Hoop

Katie Sunshine Fittness

Kaite also has art for sale, go see some of her work on her facebook page and be sure to like her while your there. She says she loves her LED hoops and got them from trickconcepts.com .  Here’s What one of her fans said about her,

  •  “Ahhh… That gold medal smile in a black & white style… Katie that smile has more power than nuclear dynamite! It amplifies your beauty to a staggering degree. Can you tell I’m impressed?”
    The comments on her YouTube page go on and on with marriage proposals.  From her own backyard, she has made herself a star.

Thanks for visiting Katie and please come back to let us know how for you’ve reached.

[1] Wikipedia snippit - http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hula_hoop

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