SOURCE: Dare Junkies

March 20, 2007 08:00 ET

The Poles Are in -- $10K Winner of Challenge Steals the Video Scene With New York Subway Girls Gone Wild

Can You Wrap Your Legs Around This? Online Challenge Site Announces Winner of $10K Pool

LOS ANGELES, CA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- March 20, 2007 -- New video challenge social networking site today announced the winner of their month-long dare challenge, rewarding participant "isismasoud" a $10,000 prize. The winning video, titled "Pole-ite" Girls, received 350 votes and features four girls pole-dancing on the subways in New York City.

The outrageous three-minute clip, here ( captures the girls' escapade on the transit system as they strip down to figure-hugging ensembles and perform various dance maneuvers and acrobatics using the poles and bars in the subway cars. The performers, all of whom are long-time students of dance, elicit an array of reactions from fellow commuters -- from awe to disgust to delight.

"I am thrilled at how much buzz was generated from this video -- this was a dare that my friends and I just had to do and I'm quite proud of the end product," said winner Isis Masoud, user name "isismasoud." "We are beyond excited, and a little bit shocked, that we walked away with the grand prize."

"This is exactly the kind of content that we were hoping to see from our challenges. With the abundance of raw talent that is out there, we are only providing a means for them to share their end products. The dares and the content will only get better from here," said Ben Bacal, CEO and co-founder of, a user-generated video site, encourages users to select from a list of challenges written by comedy writers. These "scripts" provide the impetus for users' creative submission. Users can also post their own creative challenges for pending approval from the DareJunkies team and then send their challenges to friends and other members of the community. At the end of every month, the top ten videos split a cash prize that begins at $10,000, increasing monthly. sets itself apart from the crowd because it gives aspiring content makers, filmmakers, actors and anyone with a camera and a dream, the opportunity to shoot a video with a purpose, showcase their work and win cash.

To view the "Pole-ite Girls," visit Videos are currently being accepted for the next dare challenge and the next round of winners will be announced on April 20th.

About is an exciting, innovative social network that incorporates online video; users create and upload video dares and challenges for cash prizes. offers an unprecedented platform for users to express their innermost desires, fears and boundaries by shooting and posting videos of themselves and their friends. Each month, users vote and the top most popular challenge videos win cash prizes which will start at $5,000 and increase monthly. In addition to videos, provides comprehensive social networking functionality so that users can meet other like-minded renegades to challenge, face off and collaborate. is the brainchild of Ben Bacal and Daron Niemerow, reality television veterans who believe that content creators will step up to the challenge and produce a new wave of "webreality" programming when given directional cues. Unlike other online video sites, integrates a comprehensive "challenge manager," a competitive platform in its "Challenge detail page" and a "DareJunkies Bank Balance" on every users profile that incites users to out-do each other in a wide range of creative challenges spanning over 25 categories from "food" to "embarrassing."

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