Posts Tagged ‘mime’

Woman Wins World Air Guitar Championship

September 1, 2011

Woman Wins World Air Guitar Championship

26-year-old Aline Westphal from Hildesheim in Lower Saxony has won the 2011 Air Guitar World Championship in the annual competition in Oulu, Finland. The young German, also known as die Nichte des Teufels (“The Devil’s Niece”), is not just another pretty face. A university drama student, she’s writing a dissertation on “Air Guitar.”

Ms. Westphal is the first woman to win the world air guitar title in the global competition’s 16 year history. Rock on, Aline.


2009 Air Guitar World Title Goes to France

August 22, 2009

2009 Air Guitar World Title Goes to France

Frenchman Sylvain Quimene (aka “Gunther Love”) won the 2009 Air Guitar World Championship in Oulu,  Finland yesterday. Clad in a skin-tight gold leotard, his imaginary instrumental antics impressed judges, who awarded him a decisive 35.1 points on the tough International Air Guitar Scale. Last year’s World Champ, American Craig “Hot Lixx Hulahan” Billmeier, and 2009 U.S. titleholder Andrew “William Ocean” Litz shared second place with 34.8 points. Other competitors hailed from Germany, Japan, Netherlands, Great Britain, Brazil, New Zealand, France, Taiwan, Switzerland, Romania, Australia, Russia, Belgium and Canada.

Here is a video of  Monsieur Quimene nailing the French Air Guitar championship back in June: