What the Faces Behind Your Favorite Memes Look like Today


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:

Photo Credit: Laina, Laina

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:

Photo Credit: aaduk_ala, McGeezyyy

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.

4. Ermahgerd:

Photo Credit: Maggie Goldenberger

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:

Photo Credit: Blake Boston

The original photo of Blake Boston, which eventually turned into the “Scumbag Steve” meme, was taken by his mom.

6. Disaster Girl:

Photo Credit: David Roth, zoeroth

“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.

8. Doge:

Photo Credit: kabosumama

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:

Photo Credit: Cataliades, realgrumpycat

Saving the best for last, we’ve got everyone’s favorite angry kitty, “Grumpy Cat”… who’s real name is Tardar Sauce.