Remember that little girl who stole the show in Missy’s “Work It” video? She was only 10 at the time but her little awesome dance moves made both kids and adults jealous. Of course, she’s all grown up now, having matured into a fine young lady.
While most people probably still call her The Little Girl In Missy Elliott’s Music Video, her real name is Alyson Stoner. As we found out right after the Super Bowl, Stoner’s still around, having appeared in the Step It Up movies and doing voice over work in various spots.
Missy’s experienced a huge surge in popularity after performing “Work It” at the Super Bowl and already back in the booth with Timbaland to create new material. As for Stoner, she’s gotten her share of attention recently as well. BuzzFeed just published an interview with her where Stoner reflects on working with the lady who gave the world Supa Dupa Fly and more.
What’s your best memory of Missy from the set?
To this day, I remember vividly Missy Elliott, Ludacris, and my grandma riding in a golf cart to set. My grandma went back to Ohio and told her bowling friends, “Guess what? I was riding to set with Missy and Ridiculous!”
Did you get recognized a lot after the video premiered?
I already wore pigtails everyday, and you cannot hide behind those Dora the Explorer bangs, so after the video premiere, I would get stopped several times a day and asked to do the routine.
Read the full interview here but, more importantly, watch the video below where Stoner paid tribute to Missy’s “Work It” video with a little creativity and by bringing back some of her patented dance moves.