Every since the early days of the Internet, a huge part of online culture included exchanging memes. Memes are often humorous and spread like rapid fire online. Many times they’ll include photos of random people with funny captions, but have you ever wondered who these people are behind the jokes? Did they even want to be a part of these memes at all? Here are the people behind some of the best known memes from the early days of the Internet until now.
Girl With First World Problems
First world problems: when you forget to charge your phone overnight, when your favorite brand of Kombucha is all out at Whole Foods…you get the picture. Actress Silvia Bottini found herself in the meme that captured the sarcasm behind the “tragedy” of first world problems. This image is a still from one of her performances. It actually helped her career, so she’s certainly not upset about that.
Overly Attached Girlfriend
Overly Attached Girlfriend was a popular meme that actually came from a parody music video. Laina Morris made the video to spoof Justin Bieber’s song “Boyfriend” and this particularly intense stare was immortalized in the viral meme. She was able to channel the attention to start a YouTube channel and gain a large Twitter following.