With the rise of the meme culture, don't be surprised if you stumble upon your own photograph having been turned into an internet meme!
Over the past few years, you must have come across a gazillion memes—some of which are etched so deeply into your mind that it'd probably be impossible for you to forget them. From Sam Griner, the 'success kid' to side-eyeing Chloe, the power of the internet has made seemingly ordinary people social media sensations. And, years later, people still seem to be keen to know exactly what their favourite meme legend is up to. Well, we all love a then vs. now, don't we?
If you're one of those who can't get enough of these meme-fests, you've got to take a look at this.
1) Success Kid - Sam Griner
It's been 14 years since this meme, and it still doesn't get old. It was initially termed as the 'I Hate Sandcastles' meme, but soon gained popularity as the 'success kid' meme.
2) Disaster Girl - Zoe Roth
This creepy photography was captured by Zoe Roth's father—Dave Roth—in the year 2004. Young Zoe Roth was observing firefighters control the blaze two blocks away from their house in North Carolina. Dave apparently entered this photo into a competition and won! The rest is history.
3) Side-Eyeing Chloe - Chloe
The side-eyeing Chloe meme went viral in 2013 after YouTuber KAftC posted a video titled 'Lily's Disneyland Surprise… AGAIN', where Chloe was reacting to the news of a surprise trip to Disneyland on her way to school.
4) Roll Safe - Kayode Ewumi
Kayode Ewumi was part of a mini-documentary series called 'Hood Documentary', when he made this funny expression in 2016. Well, it apparently stuck.
5) Bad Luck Brian - Kyle Craven
Ian Davies uploaded a yearbook photo of his friend Kyle Craven to Reddit with the caption, 'Takes driving test .?.?. gets first DUI'. Ever since, the photo created a storm on the internet, being termed 'bad luck Brian', in reference to unfortunate, embarrassing events that may take place.
6) Trying To Hold A Fart Next To A Cute Girl In Class - Michael McGee
The 2014 picture went viral after a Reddit user submitted it to the /r/funny subreddit and titled it, 'Trying to hold a fart next to a cute girl in class'.
7) First World Problems - Silvia Bottini
Did you know that Silvia from the 'First World Problems' meme is actually an award-winning Italian actress and model?
8) Good Luck Charlie - Mia Talerico
The 'Good Luck Charlie' meme is actually a scene from a Disney Channel's show, Good Luck Charlie. Mia Talerico's stupefied expression made it a viral sensation on the internet.
9) Overly Attached Girlfriend - Laina Morris
YouTuber Laina Morris became a meme in 2012, when she posted a video of herself performing a parody version of Justin Bieber's 'Boyfriend'. *Cringeworthy*
10) Ermahgerd - Maggie Goldenberger
The 'Ermahgerd' meme came about in 2012, when Maggie was just 11 years old. She was captured while playing dress-up with her friends, and now works in financial services.