Famous Internet Memes And What They Look Like Today

Take a terrible school picture or prom photo and imagine that picture all over the internet.  That’s what life has been like for these famous meme faces.  Well, the faces behind our favorite hilarious memes are not easily forgotten, we’ve given them a chance to be known for how they look today!

Remember reposting memes with ‘side-eyeing Chloe’ and ‘bad luck Brian’ well, these kids are all grown-up now. But even though they are older their familiar faces are still quite recognizable.  Scroll down and find your favorite meme celebrities then and now!

#1 Nailed It (Sam Griner)


The meme was posted originally in 2007 after Laney Griner took a photo of her son Sammy trying to eat sand. The meme gained popularity with the caption “I Hate Sandcastles”.  Laney disliked the suggestion stating it made he son look like a bully by insinuating he had destroyed someone else’s sandcastle.   She embraces the meme now and says her son gets embarrassed when people realize that’s him.

#2 Zoe Roth as Disaster Girl

The pic of the girl and the burning house was taken in January 2004.  A local fire department was running a drill training two blocks away from Dave Roth’s home in Mebane, North Carolina. While observing the fire, Dave caught his daughter, Zoe, smiling with the house in the background.  “I’d love for the meme to help me get into or pay for college somehow,” Zoe says. “But I ultimately want people to know me for me.

#3 Side-Eyeing Chloe (Chloe)

On September 12th, 2013,  KAftC uploaded a video to you tube titled “Lily’s Disneyland Surprise… AGAIN,” which shows sisters, Lily and Chloe, reacting to the news of a surprise trip to Disneyland.   Chloe is seen on camera with a puzzled look on her face. This meme will forever be known as the ‘Side-Eyeing Chloe’.

#4 Mia Talerico is Good Luck Charlie

The expressive girl is often used as a synonym for “I don’t know”.  Cut from a scene from “Good Luck Charlie”.

#5 Laina Morris Was Otherwise known as Obsessed Girlfriend

“Strangers were finding my personal Facebook page and talking to my friends. They were finding where I worked and trying to access my college records” Morris recalls

#6 Kyle Craven AKA Bad Luck Brian

The Picture was first hit the internet on January 23rd, 2012. Kyle’s (not Brian) long-time friend posted it with a  caption “Takes driving test .?.?. gets first DUI.

#7 Ermahgerd (Maggie Goldenberger)

“Ermahgerd” is a long drawn out way of saying  “oh my god”. The meme first posted on March 14th, 201s2  titled “Just a book owners smile…”.  Maggie Goldenberger,is the girl in the picture she says this picture was taken back when she was in 4th or 5th grade.

So if you have some old photos and you are looking to be famous, get them copyrighted and post them on the internet you could make millions!

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