The Danish twerkaholic sits down with us today to show some booty love 😉 Read what Louise has to say on the popularity of twerking in Denmark, performing alongside major American artists, and possibly competing in upcoming twerk competitions.
TF: Hello Louise! Welcome to TwerkFlow…
TQL: Hello and thanks 🙂
TF: How did you earn the title “Twerk Queen”?
TQL: Well originally I didn’t earn it, I took it 🙂 I was talking to a singer here in Denmark about maybe working towards calling myself the “Twerk Queen” and he looked at me and said “Who else should it be?!” So I took the “crown” and for weeks I expected my facebook to be stormed with girls wanting to battle me for the title, but that never happened. So yeah I still have the crown 🙂 Also after that I won a Twerking Championship in Amsterdam.
TF: How long have you been twerking?
TQL: Hmm, it’s a difficult question for me to answer because I was twerking before I knew it was called twerking. I have been dancing dancehall for 7 years, and always gravitated towards the hip-booty-focused part of dancehall queen style. It sort of felt like home for my body. Then one day, some years ago I saw this video of Sultry Simone twerking: http://youtu.be/ZrgVUxqIQVo and I was like waaau “can I do that?”, and I looked back at my booty and did it. From that day on I started to focus on my twerking, and yeah adapted the twerk TWERK!
TF: Was twerking already popular in Denmark before you came about or did you single handedly bring it to the forefront?
TQL: Haha I wouldn’t say I brought it to Denmark, I’m partly thanking Miley Cyrus for making it mainstream because a lot of the movements in twerk are so alike with dancehall queen style. I would say Twerking, of course, was present in Denmark but I was the first to really focus on ONLY doing twerk as a dance, and not just as a drunken move 🙂 I also got a helping hand by being on TV and performing with known Danish artist as well as Major Lazer this summer. That really promoted me as THE twerker in DK 🙂
TF: How did the opportunity to perform with Major Lazer at this years’ Roskilde Festival present itself?
TQL: Yeah As I mentioned earlier, that was an amazing experience! Well, I actually met Diplo when I lived in Amsterdam. I was in a club just doing my thing the night before Queens night, and one girl asked me If I wanted to dance on stage(I always wanna dance on stage LOL). I just went up there had fun, got my twerk on. Afterwards, Ruben from the Party Squat(a DJ duo for Holland) approached me and asked if I wanted to dance for Diplo, who was performing the next night(I always wanna dance for Diplo).