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A new viral trend has hit social media – and it’s the most up close and personal one yet 

Is this the most bizarre social media trend yet? The ‘Koala Challenge’ is seeing thousands strip off and CLIMB around a partner without falling off

  • The ‘Koala Challenge’ is the latest trend to take the social media world by storm
  • It involves two people – one who stays still and another who climbs around them
  • The climber must make it around their partner without touching the ground 
  • Thousands of people have attempted to challenge to show off their strength  

Whether it’s the Kiki Challenge or the Dele Alli Hand Challenge, it’s starting to feel as though there is a new global fad taking off on social media every week. 

And while they’ve been increasingly unusual in past months, the latest trend to hit Instagram could be one of the most bizarre yet. 

Thought to have originated on the beaches of Australia, the new ‘Koala Challenge’ involves two people – one who stands still and another who then climbs around their body like a koala would in a tree.  

While online challenges have been increasingly unusual in past months, the latest trend to hit Instagram could be one of the most bizarre yet

Thought to have originated on the beaches of Australia, the new 'Koala Challenge' involves two people - one who stands still like a 'tree' and another who then climbs around their body 

Thought to have originated on the beaches of Australia, the new ‘Koala Challenge’ involves two people – one who stands still like a ‘tree’ and another who then climbs around their body 

The challenge is one of the most physically demanding in recent times, with the ‘climber’ having to make it the entire way around their partner’s body without falling or touching the ground.  

If either party falls down or the climber touches the ground, the challenge is lost.  

Hundreds of Australians have taken the #KoalaChallenge so far, including popular fitness bloggers, models, beach-goers and personal trainers. 

‘This should totally classify as passing the Australian citizenship test,’ personal trainer Camilla Akerberg captioned the video of herself completing the challenge.

The trend originated on the beaches of Australia and sees people put their physical strength to the test

The trend originated on the beaches of Australia and sees people put their physical strength to the test

 The challenge is one of the most physically demanding in recent times, with the 'climber' having to make it the entire way around their partner's body without falling or touching the ground

 The challenge is one of the most physically demanding in recent times, with the ‘climber’ having to make it the entire way around their partner’s body without falling or touching the ground

'This should totally classify as passing the Australian citizenship test,' personal trainer Camilla Akerberg captioned her video (pictured)

‘This should totally classify as passing the Australian citizenship test,’ personal trainer Camilla Akerberg captioned her video (pictured)

What social media challenges were popular in 2018? 

* #KikiChallenge: People danced to Drake’s ‘In My Feelings’ outside moving vehicles – leading to many safety warnings and dangerous videos.  

* #WhattheFluffChallenge: Cheeky dog owners tricked their pets by holding a blanket in front of them before ‘disappearing’ behind a doorway. 

* #InvisibleChallenge: Cruel family members left viewers in hysterics by making younger siblings believe they had become invisible. 

* #DeleAlli Hand Challenge: Thousands attempted to mimic footballer Dele Alli’s intricate hand gesture which involved looping his fingers and covering his eye. Many succeeded, far more failed. 

* #SnootChallenge: Dog owners held their hands in a circle shape near their dogs. The dogs then excitedly ran towards them and stuck their noses right through the hole in their hands.  

Even fitness blogger Chloe Szepanowski and her boyfriend’s mother, Sharon Orval, have given the challenge a go. 

People from across the world have been sharing their own versions of the challenge as well.

‘It’s a lot of fun but this is SO so hard. Who needs to lift weights when this is a full body workout in itself,’ London-based cheerleader Sophie Brace said.

‘This challenge may look so fun and easy. It is fun but not easy. It requires a lot of core strength and stability,’ fitness coach Kesavan, from Malaysia, wrote.

Even fitness blogger Chloe Szepanowski and her boyfriend's mother, Sharon Orval, have given the challenge a go (pictured)

Even fitness blogger Chloe Szepanowski and her boyfriend’s mother, Sharon Orval, have given the challenge a go (pictured)

Of course it doesn't take long for a trend to go viral on the internet and this has already started to spread

Of course it doesn’t take long for a trend to go viral on the internet and this has already started to spread



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