Zaire Holmes wins Juicy J's scholarship

When rapper Juicy J announced that he was giving away a $50,000 “twerking scholarship” to the person with the best video scores of hopefuls fired up their cameras and got to work. But while many shook what their mama gave them, 19-year-old Zaire Holmes carefully examined the fine print.

Holmes, a single mother and full-time biological sciences major, thoroughly read the contest rules which did not actually mandate twerking at all, but rather required entrants to “send a video telling [Juicy J] why [they] deserved a $50,000 scholarship.”

In her video entry Holmes enlisted the help of her professors and fellow classmates to help make the case for why she should win the scholarship. And it worked.

Despite initially calling the award a “twerking scholarship,” the former Three 6 Mafia member explained why he picked Holmes.

“Fifty-thousand is a lot of money. And I just don’t wanna waste it on some chick twerking her ass,” Juicy J said.

Holmes, who describes herself as an “exceedingly motivated, hardworking mom and student,” is currently attending the State College of Florida and plans to transfer to either the University of Florida or the University of South Florida to study medicine. We wish her luck!

Check out Holmes’ non-twerking winning entry below:

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