If you own a smartphone or use a computer for anything other than work, chances are you’ve seen a meme. For a lot of us, memes are a big part of our lives. We share them with friends for a good laugh and even try making our own every once in a while. But what about the people in some of the internet’s most famous memes? If you’ve ever wondered, “Where are they now?“, then we’ve got the answers.
1. Bad Luck Brian:
Kyle Craven became “Bad Luck Brian” when a friend posted his seventh-grade yearbook photo to Reddit.
2. Overly Attached Girlfriend:
Laina Morris became famous as the “Overly Attached Girlfriend” after creating the character for a parody video of Justin Beiber’s “Boyfriend”, which she uploaded to YouTube for a contest.
3. Holding a Fart Next to a Cute Girl:
As perfect as this image is, Michael McGee didn’t actually need to fart when this photo was taken. It’s just a funny face he makes that happened to go viral.
Maggie Goldenberger was actually spending some time in India when a friend back home informed her that a picture of her when she was 11 had gone viral!
5. Scumbag Steve:
The original photo of Blake Boston, which eventually turned into the “Scumbag Steve” meme, was taken by his mom.
6. Disaster Girl:
“Disaster Girl” Zoe Roth was just four years old when this picture was taken. Now she’s an adult!
7. Hipster Barista:
Dustin Mattson, the face behind the meme, is actually a barista in real life. However, he doesn’t exactly love his meme status since it makes fun of his profession.
The Japanese dog known as “Doge” has made us all smile at one time or another. There was a terrible April Fool’s hoax that claimed Doge was dead, but thankfully she’s still alive and well!
9. First World Problems:
Silvia Bottini, the face of this popular meme, is actually a professional actor in real life.
10. Side-Eyeing Chloe:
Chloe and her sister, Lily, are big kids now and have an adorable Instagram account.
11. Success Kid:
Sam Griner was just 11 months old when the photo for his now-iconic meme was taken.
12. Grumpy Cat:
Saving the best for last, we’ve got everyone’s favorite angry kitty, “Grumpy Cat”… who’s real name is Tardar Sauce.