Jimmy Kimmel, 1. America, 0.

A video showing what seemed to be a young woman accidentally setting herself on fire while twerking, which has been going around the Internet like -- wildfire -- was a prank engineered by Jimmy Kimmel.

The viral video titled "Worst Twerk Fail Ever," which got more than 9 million views and endless media attention, was a fake, Kimmel revealed on Monday's "Jimmy Kimmel Live!"

Kimmel opened the show by speaking with the supposed twerking woman, a Kansas City native named Caitlin Heller, via Skype. He asked a few questions, she seemed appropriately embarrassed, then Kimmel asked why the video ended so abruptly. So Heller offered to show him the rest, at which point Kimmel walked over to a curtained area of the stage and sat down next to the young woman, who clearly wasn't in Kansas (City) anymore

Jimmy Kimmel, shown on his "Jimmy Kimmel Live" late-night show, debunked a widely circulated video supposedly showing a twerking woman who
Jimmy Kimmel, shown on his "Jimmy Kimmel Live" late-night show, debunked a widely circulated video supposedly showing a twerking woman who catches on fire. On Monday's show, Kimmel exposed the viral video as a fake. (AP Photo/ABC, Randy Holmes) ( Randy Holmes )

In the video, Heller -- wearing yoga pants and a pink shirt -- was twerking upside down against a door when her roommate walked in, causing her to topple over onto a table with lit candles. She catches fire, starts screaming, her roommate screams, etc.

But in the extended version, Kimmel then walks in -- wearing an identical pink shirt -- and uses a fire extinguisher to put her out.

"The conspiracy theorists on the Internet who thought the video was fake, you were right, we made it up," Kimmel said.

Apparently, they made the video two months ago, simply put it on YouTube, and "let the magic happen."

The woman's real name is Daphne Avalon, and she's a stuntwoman.

Kimmel then showed clips from news outlet after news outlet, some of which not only fell for the prank, but blamed Miley Cyrus' twerking performance at the MTV video Music Awards.

"Thank you for helping us deceive the world and hopefully put an end to twerking forever," Kimmel told Avalon.

Don't count on it.

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