These People Found Fame As Memes, But Where Are They Now?!

Published on 03/09/2021
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We did not know the exact date that the memes began, but memes became a trend on the internet for a long time. In the past, it was only Grumpy Cat or Bad Luck Brian, yet as the years go by, there were many well-known faces frequently appeared. Here were some famous memes images which we might be fascinated with and how they were doing today. We might also recall those funny memes back in the past.

First World Problems

We might have an experience waking up and readying for a new day. However, we soon found out that we did not charge our phone, and it only had 2% battery life remaining. We instantly felt that our morning started with a problem. The lady in the image was Silvia Bottini, who we felt had a significant problem in her life was an actress, and the meme came from one of her performances. The meme became famous because the reputation of the actress also rose.

First World Problems

First World Problems

Too Attached

The meme started because of a Justin Bieber music video, and the woman in the image was Laina Morris. The lady created a parody of Justin’s music video called “Boyfriend.” After it became a meme, Laina’s popularity rose, and many people subscribed to Laina’s YouTube channel. People also followed her on Twitter, and in July 2019, Laina decided to stop doing social media to concentrate on her mental health.

Too Attached

Too Attached

Get Going!

Most of us would recall the little one as the Success Kid. The kid became famous after it caught the attention of the user in social media. The kid’s name was Sammy Griner, and the kid was only one year old when they captured the image. Because of the meme, his family could save up money for his father’s kidney transplant. We were glad that the internet was not always bad.

Get Going!

Get Going!

Side-Eye Chloe

If we had a friend who liked gifs and pictures, we might see Side-Eye Chloe’s meme. The image might be the best if we wanted to react if someone was out of character. The meme was why the girl became popular on the internet. Chloe’s parents tried to tell their daughter that they would go to Disneyland. The girl’s reaction was in the image. Chloe and her sister made a joint Instagram start a career.

Beware Of Side Eye Chloe

Side-Eye Chloe

Scumbag Steve

We might call the man in the image Scumbag Steve, but the name of the person in the meme was Blake. At first, Blake performed it as a joke at the residence of his grandmother. Unfortunately, the man did not expect that it would become a popular meme. Blake shared, “I’m Blake Boston from Boston, aka the OG meme Scumbag Steve, father of 2 boys.” After the net started ScumbagSteve, the meme became popular in the whole world.

Scumbag Steve

Scumbag Steve

Doggo

We all knew that the dog in the photo was adorable and hilarious. Shiba Inu named Kabosu, which everyone knew as Doge, became a popular meme after discovering its picture. The master of Kabosu captured an image of him and decided to post it on the internet. In that year, the dog owner posted it, Kabosu was only a pup, but Kabosu was not a gorgeous dog after several years.

Doggo

Doggo

She’s So Confused

We could use memes similar to the image if our family or friends want to ask something we did not know. The confused math lady was not a random person but an actress. Renata Sorrah was a Brazillian actress who performed in some of the tv series. We knew that we had a face like that when we do not know what the right thing to do was or how we would respond to people’s questions.

She's So Confused

She’s So Confused

The Most Interesting Man

We all knew the hardship of March Madness where different participants in various schools would try to get into the National Championship game while they had to keep studying to maintain their grades. The girl in the meme was Roxanne Chalifoux, a Villanova University senior. She was performing for the final time when her university team did not become the competition’s winner. It was the reason why the girl suddenly cried on air. Later, Roxanne appeared in The Tonight Show.

The Most Interesting Man

The Most Interesting Man

Crying Piccolo Girl

We all knew the hardship of March Madness where different participants in various schools would try to get into the National Championship game while they had to keep studying to maintain their grades. The girl in the meme was Roxanne Chalifoux, a Villanova University senior. She was performing for the final time when her university team did not become the competition’s winner. It was the reason why the girl suddenly cried on air. Later, Roxanne appeared in The Tonight Show.

Crying Piccolo Girl

Crying Piccolo Girl

Bad Luck Brian

We knew one of the first memes in the whole world was Bad Luck Brian, and it was one of the memes that became famous, and we could use the meme for every unfortunate situation we experience. However, the boy in the image was not Brian, but Kyle Craven. The individual did not know how his picture became a meme since it was not in the high school yearbook. Kyle was now working in construction.

Bad Luck Brian

Bad Luck Brian

Fart Dude

We might have experienced holding our farts when someone was around us, and it might also be possible that some of us would not. If we were one of those people who kept their fart, then we might see ourselves with the guy in the meme. The name of the man was Michael McGee, and his real intention was to show his friends that he could make his veins appear on his forehead. The man was 21 and lived an average life.

Fart Dude

Fart Dude

Just Gavin

The child who people recognized as Gavin had filled the internet with his unforgettable moments. In the meme, we could see that a child made facial expression combinations of the confused lady and Side-Eye Chloe. The child’s name was Gavin Thomas, and had he had many followers on social media. Gavin illustrated his lovely attitude on Twitter. If Gavin made us laugh, we could help him by following him on his social media accounts.

Just Gavin

Just Gavin

Clarity Clarence

If we suddenly realized that we had done something wrong, we might relate to the person in the image. The people recognized the meme as the Sudden Clarity Clarence since his facial expression was an expression that the kid made. Unfortunately, we did not know much information about the man and did a good job staying hidden in the public’s eye. However, there were still times that the people even used his meme.

Clarity Clarence

Clarity Clarence

My Momma Said

It was ordinary that a younger brother or sister wanted to play with older kids. However, it might be difficult for us to beg our older brother or sister to play with us like Cardi B if we were that younger kid. The child became popular after the meme called Momma Said. The kid’s memes were a perfect idea that was saying to someone that they wanted to play. 

My Momma Said

My Momma Said

Hide Them All!

If we were the man in the meme, we should immediately hide our children and wife. Antoine Dodson’s image became a famous meme in 2010 After being interviewed by the local news station. The interviewer asked the man if there was an intruder in his house. According to Antoine, “Hide yo kids, hide yo wife,” then people created remixes of the voice clips and soon became a well-known meme in the whole world.

Hide Them All!

Hide Them All!

Good Luck Charlie

TV shows were the place to find new and humorous meme images that we could use. The Disney show called Good Luck Charlie was an excellent example since the child in the picture was Mia Talerico. The child played Charlie and was captured in the funniest shrug we could ever see. If we might not know the answer to any problem, then it was the right meme to use. Today, Talerico was still an actress. 

Good Luck Charlie

Good Luck Charlie

The Attractive Felon

Some of us might say that the guy in the image was handsome. It was the reason how the Jeremy Meeks was known as the Felon Bae. His mugshot became famous, and people started to create a meme. It was one of his stepping stones that Jeremy became a successful model. Many people were charmed by the man, and they were going crazy for Felon Bae on Twitter.

The Attractive Felon

The Attractive Felon

The Aliens Guy

If we were explaining something to other people, but it was hard to understand, people might relate us to Giorgio A. Tsoukalos, the image guy. The meme became famous and also helped his reputation grow. The guy in the meme was explaining extraterrestrials, but he was an alien researcher. Because of being viral, Giorgio could now tell any knowledge he knew to people.

The Aliens Guy

The Aliens Guy

Mr. Why, You Always Lying?

The man in the meme tried to raise his reputation in the media presence, and the guy’s name was Nick Fraser. The man desired to create a cover song called “Too Close,” sang by Next, but it ended as a meme. We could say that the man was doing a “lying” face which many people find humorous. Nick’s career was slow, yet the man became one of the famous influencers.

Mr. Why You Always Lying?

Mr. Why, You Always Lying?

Grumpy Cat

Most of us would not forget the meme Grumpy Cat. We could relate to the cat every Monday since we just had a fun and relaxed weekend. The cat in the image became so popular that it had earned a book, shoe line, and Instagram account. Sadly, the cat passed away in 2019, yet we would not forget the cat. The cat’s image was anywhere, and we could even find a lot of its appearance on google if we wanted to.

Grumpy Cat

Grumpy Cat

Hide The Pain Herold

Some of us could relate to the Hide the Pain Herold. The man in the image was trying to hold his tears while the guy was smiling. Andras Arato was the guy in the picture, and his expression became one of the unforgettable memes on social media. Andras accepted the meme, and the guy shared the feeling of being a meme in the Ted Talk. We could see the guy in the Man City game in Manchester where he was drumming.

Hide The Pain Herold

Hide The Pain Herold

Mr. Photogenic

When we were participating in a marathon, we would be sure that we would look haggard at the end. However, the guy named Zeddie was still photogenic after a long run. Some of us could relax and smile when running for an extended period. However, for Zeddie, The guy became a meme called the Ridiculously Photogenic Guy. Because of the meme, Zeddie was invited to the Good Morning America. Today, Zeddie was still handsome in the photos.

Mr. Photogenic

Mr. Photogenic

Blinking Guy

People recognized Drew Scanlon as the Blinking Guy because of his image in the meme. Drew’s eyes were open widely then one of his pictures was closing his eyes. People would create a meme that his appearance was repeating the action. Drew’s meme became well-known on social media. Drew also used the meme to become successful in his career. The meme man had a YouTube channel and Patreon account where people could donate money if they wanted to.

Blinking Guy

Blinking Guy

The Old El Paso Girl

If we remember Old El Paso commercials in the past, the girl who appeared was Mia Agraviador. The child’s role was making the people in the town accept hard and soft tacos with the phrase, “why not both.” After people discovered her image, it became a meme. The girl did pursue an acting career but higher education. We were sure that the girl would not forget the commercial.

The Old El Paso Girl

The Old El Paso Girl

Disaster Girl

Zoe Roth was known as the Disaster Girl after discovering her image while the child was smiling while burning a house. The girl was not the one who burned the house, but her smile was saying the opposite. The girl looked like she had a secret. Today, Zoe became a lady and was studying at a university. Zoe sometimes talked about her meme.

Disaster Girl

Disaster Girl

The Roll Safe Guy

Kayode Ewumi decided to pursue his dream when he started a witty Vine account. After a while, Kayode worked with his friends to film a humorous show which Kayode would upload on youtube. The video had two million views, and it was the birth of his meme. After the meme became popular, Kayode was featured in BBC’s AreYou Being Served? Kayode told his story in TED talk to inspire other people.

The Roll Safe Guy

The Roll Safe Guy

Ermahgerd! It’s That Girl!

Maddie Goldenberger was a normal girl when she got a Goosebumps book. After they took the girl’s photo, people knew her as the Ermahgerd girl. They captured the image in the 90s, and after several years, it became popular on social media. After Maddie graduated from college, the lady became a nurse. However, we did not have any information about what Maddie felt about the meme. The only thing we were sure that was we were still a fan of the lady.

Ermahgerd! It's That Girl!

Ermahgerd! It’s That Girl!

Conceited The Rapper

The meme came from the rapper named Conceited. The man’s duck face was humorous people who were questionable could relate. It was the reason why the meme became well-known. Today, Conceited was still a rapper and appeared in the MTV series called Wild n’ Out. We watched him do rap battles on the internet, and Conceited created the Battle Box network focused on battle culture.

Conceited The Rapper

Conceited The Rapper

The Squinting Woman

Kalin Elisabeth was an adorable social media influencer working in a photoshoot when a person captured her image. Kalin was bent over and panting, and people thought it was the perfect pose to make a famous meme. Because of the meme’s popularity, many people began to follow her social media account, and Kalin was happy to show those people her true talent in modeling. 

The Squinting Woman

The Squinting Woman

Lil Terrio

The image was one of the Lil Terrio memes we could find on the internet. The child became famous on social media, especially when the kid started his dance moves on Vine. The young kid was still dancing together with some of the rappers. Today, we could always find some interviews about the kid sharing his life after becoming a famous Vine person. There were still many people who followed the kid on Instagram.

Lil Terrio

Lil Terrio

Cash Me Outside

Danielle Bregoli surprised the audience because of her appearance in Dr. Phil when she spoke convoluted slang to the point of asking her if she finished fifth grade. Her response was, “Cash me outside, how ’bout dat?” For those unaware of the meaning, the translation was “Let’s take this outside.” Danielle’s mother accused the angsty teenager on the show of being “all talk.” Danielle Bregoli was now a rapper named Bhad Bhabie.

Cash Me Outside

Cash Me Outside

Nick Young Looking Curious

Most basketball fanatics knew who Nick Young was, but the others would recognize him for a meme that exploded on the internet. Nick Young looked like he was confused about something and someone decided to add the question marks in the photo. It soon became viral and exploded into a meme. Nick Young became a free agent after playing for the LA Lakers and Denver Nuggets. Some people might remember his short engagement with Iggy Azalea, a rapper.

Nick Young Looking Curious

Nick Young Looking Curious

The Hipster Barista

Dustin Cole could be regarded as a typical barista, but a one-on-one interview transformed his life for the better. The interviewer photographed Dustin as he wore a dark scarf, black glasses, and a low v-neck that proudly showed his tattoos. People who saw the photograph thought of him as a quintessential hipster barista. Even though several people made fun of the style, he still gained popularity when his photo became a meme.

The Hipster Barista

The Hipster Barista

Friend-Zone Johnny

It was unfortunate that Johnny became a meme for the wrong purpose. Friend-Zone John brought flowers and snacks while visiting a girl to wish her a happy birthday. The girl decided to post his picture on social media and referred to Johnny as a great friend. Thankfully, the girl made up for the move later on because another meme showed up. It was Johnny hanging his arm around the girl with a caption that said, “Jokes on you.”

Friend Zone Johnny

Friend Zone Johnny

The Skateboarding Professor

We would be willing to bet that colleges and universities would have a lower dropout rate if all the college professors loved skateboarding. Tom Winter proved that we could still be excellent no matter how young or old we were. The college professor was not embarrassed to ride his skateboard all around the campus. Tom Winter’s decision to use a skateboard was not to look cool but to help the environment.

The Skateboarding Professor

The Skateboarding Professor

It’s Too Darn High!

Jimmy McMillian transformed into an internet sensation the moment someone photographed him during a heated conversation. It was during a debate where he mentioned that the rent was too darn high. It became a meme because everyone could relate to Jimmy McMillian’s relatable words. Jimmy was still an activist who was not afraid to try out a karate move in a public place. It might not be long before Jimmy McMillian transforms into another meme.

It's Too Darn High!

It’s Too Darn High!

Alex From Target

The Alex From Target meme was one of those that no one could not fully explain the purpose. It was a shot of a young guy who worked at Target and placed the items inside a bag. The meme exploded to the point that he had been invited to appear in Ellen Degeneres’s talk show. The person behind the meme was a typical young teenager who had a loving girlfriend and several Instagram followers.

Alex From Target

Alex From Target

Crying, Old Man

We would usually feel a sting in our hearts upon seeing a crying older person but the Crying Old Man meme turned out to be funny. People used the meme to describe lighthearted jokes that might help the frown transform into a smile. The man behind the meme was Bernard Cribbins, who was an actor that appeared in Doctor Who. The image was taken during his last episode on the show and made the meme better.

Crying Old Man

Crying Old Man

Annoyed Picard

Someone came up with the idea of taking a screen capture of Star Trek’s episode: The Next Generation years after it became popular. The meme exploded to the point that the Annoyed Picard amused even those who have not heard of Star Trek. It was fortunate that the famous actor Sir Patrick Stewart still looked chipper as before. Sir Patrick Stewart continued to flourish in his career, and the meme helped him gain popularity.

Annoyed Picard

Annoyed Picard

10 Guy

The meme for 10 Guy included a man who looked like he was high and under the influence of marijuana. Somehow, 10 Guy became popular because people used it to describe a person who didn’t have much but somehow turned philosophical. Even though 10 Guy was widely-used, no one could identify who the person was. It was unfortunate that we didn’t have a clue on what the person could be doing now.

10 Guy

10 Guy

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