The LA Times and the UK Telegraph beat us to the punch on this video search engine sensation. We didn’t want to be left out of the loop now that Lauren Bernat has become one of Google Trends hourly “Hot Trends” and Dugg by thousands.
The LA Times reported that Giovanny Gutierrez, director of Interactive Media at Tinsley Advertising in Florida, recorded his girlfriend, Lauren, playing the Wii Fit hula hoop game. When he posted it on YouTube, the video scored 500,000 views and racked up a monstrous 9,000 Diggs.
Gutierrez has said that even though he works at an advertising firm, the video wasn’t a viral ad for Wii, even if it really should have been.
“She loves Wii Fit” he told the Times, and “looks hot doing it.”
How did she react when she found out that he’d posted the video without telling her, and that hundreds of thousands of Wii fans were now drooling over her?
“She was FURIOUS,” wrote Gutierrez, who said she “called me on the phone screaming her head off and then hung up on me.”
“But now [she] finds herself actually laughing about it and enjoying her 15 minutes of fame as the Wii Fit girl. It’s just crazy how it’s blown up.”
The sensational social media Wii Fit search engine video after the jump:
Here’s the video of Lauren Bernat filmed by her boyfriend, entitled “Wii Fit – Why You Should Buy It For Your Girlfriend.”