The winner of Juicy J‘s controversial “twerk scholarship” has been announced — and it turns out the young lady wasn’t even required to twerk to win the money. Biology student Zaire Holmes is the winner of Juicy’s $50,000 Twerk Scholarship. Surprisingly to many, Holmes, a 19-year-old student biology student at State College of Florida, did not twerk in her application video.
“A lot of people thought that you had to twerk,” she said in Juicy J’s announcement video. “But you actually had to read the rules.
“Read the rules,” Juicy added. “See, that’s what you get for shakin’ your a–, thinkin’ you’re gonna get some money. It’s not always about shakin’ your a–.”
Holmes sent in her video application for the scholarship, explaining that she plans to get her AA from the State College of Florida and then study at either the University of South Florida or the University of Florida.
“It’s surreal, but blessings come to people who wait, so I’m just going to be real chill and real humble,” Holmes says in the announcement video. “I kind of envisioned something like this happening in my lifetime.”
Juicy J also explained why he thought Holmes deserved the scholarship.
“I came from nothing,” he said. “I came from six people living in a two-bedroom apartment, hustling. [You] kinda remind me of myself coming up when I was 19. I was like really, really working hard.”