There has been some serious buzz surrounding a 19-year-old Montreal woman since Saturday, February 8. Cassandre Thomas held onto the bumper of a running STM bus and was dragged down the street. The Montreal bus stuntwoman shared it on social media with the caption “When you miss the bus.” The video quickly went viral. The footage shows her being dragged by the bus without any protection apart from regular street clothing.
In an interview with Narcity, Cassandre Thomas explained that the stunt was just one among many others. The STM bus dragging, which sparked controversy in Quebec, was not Cassandre’s most dangerous stunt to date.
She has been an adrenaline junky since she was very young and currently dedicates her life to acrobatics and stunts of this kind.
Below is the video in question involving the bus on Sherbrooke Street in Montreal. The footage has been seen by hundreds of thousands of people across several platforms.
If you’re dying to know more about this Montrealer who is absolutely buzzing on social media, here’s what you need to know:
Cassandre, 19, Is From Saint-Martin, A French And Dutch Island In The Caribbean Sea.
She and her family moved to Montreal just two years ago after their home was ravaged by Hurricane Irma.
She told Narcity that it was quite the adaptation process as there are far fewer rules where she comes from.
She Is One Of Five Children.
She is the oldest sister and she has both brothers and sisters.
She Was Homeschooled.
All of her siblings have been homeschooled, as well, with some still in the process.
Cassandre graduated at age 16 and decided not to pursue higher education so she could focus on her career.
She's Been Doing Stunts Since A Very Young Age.
Cassandre told us that she doesn’t remember how old she was when she started stunts. She says she even learned to walk on a trampoline.
The stuntwoman explained that stunting is something that runs in her family. Her father did a lot of stunts and sports in the past and her siblings do too, just not as much as she does.
She Dreams Of Becoming A Stuntwoman And Works Hard On Achieving That Goal.
Currently, she trains in the gym a lot to build muscle. She also does parkour, cycling, climbing, and motorcycling.
She told Narcity that her physical condition allows her to avoid injury and have good bodily control.
She Says Her Next Video Is The Hardest Trick She's Attempted
She did this stunt in Montreal after thinking about it for a long time. The first video shows that it took several tries to get the end result seen in the second video.
Cassandre Has Never Seriously Injured Herself Doing Acrobatics.
She says that she has been injured in the past, but never from doing her stunts. The biggest injury she’s ever suffered during a trick was a sprained ankle.
She Doesn't Plan To Stop Her Stunts.
She acknowledges that the video with the bus wasn’t her most prudent idea. Though, she says she was happy with the exposure that the video has given her.
Unsurprisingly, her Instagram followers have shot up over the past couple of days.
Cassandre is already planning stunts in Saint-Martin when she returns soon.
This article was originally published in French on Narcity Québec.