Internet memes are a cultural phenomenon that spreads from one person to another online. Fun fact – The word meme was coined by Richard Dawkins in his 1976 book The Selfish Gene, as an attempt to explain the way cultural information spreads. We have laughed and poked fun at our friends, mainstream media as well as society at the expense of these meme stars. We couldn’t escape these famous memes even if we tried. After showing up on our digital devices over a thousand times for different reasons, we may sometimes forget that the stars of these jokes are actual people with real lives. Here are 10 famous meme stars and where they are today.
Maggie Goldenberger a.ka. Ermahgerd Girl helplessly watched an Internet meme spawn from her awkward adolescent photo. Maggie is now a blonde-haired, blue-eyed 26-year-old Phoenix nurse.
The Scumbag Steve meme was revealed to be taken by Blake Boston’s mother herself. After becoming internet’s famous punching bag, Blake still continues to write rap and dress the way he chooses to.