Alyson Stoner will never forget how to put her thing down, flip it and reverse it.
Way back when in 2002, the then-pigtailed Disney Channel actress starred in Missy Elliott's "Work It" video. (And later was featured in "Gossip Folks" and "I'm Really Hot.".) Now, 17 years later, she's still serving as the icon's no. 1 hype girl.
Take the 2019 MTV Video Music Awards, for example. On Monday night, Alyson once again joined the rapper to perform her signature dance during Missy's set. Of course, the epic moves onstage at New Jersey's Prudential Center looked effortless. And, as it turns out, they actually were.
When was asked by a fan on Twitter if she rehearsed beforehand, Alyson explained just how everything went down. "Let's talk quick facts.." the 26-year-old wrote on Tuesday morning. "[Choreographer] HiHat hit me up a day before to jump in, said ‘do your thing' and then it was showtime. But those grooves don't leave your system."