It’s a tough world out there and getting recognized can take years or never happen at all. Millions of talented young people spend years trying to make it big with little or nothing to show for it. However, some people seem to get famous overnight with seemingly no talent whatsoever.
The world of the Internet is so powerful, so fast, so important, and yes, crazy at the same time. Apart from many other things, both positive and negative, that it facilitates, it has become the biggest and most important platform for showcasing one’s talents, potential, beauty or anything to the world. In fact, it has even made so many normal and everyday faces popular and famous because of the platform it has provided.
From “Priya Varrier” – who is stealing everyone’s heart by just her wink – to the “Nepali tarkariwali”, here is the list of people who went batshit viral, all thanks to the magic spell of the internet.
10. Arshad Khan
The handsome blue-eyed chaiwala(tea-seller) of Pakistan made headlines when his photograph of making tea at his stall went viral on the social media. He was invited to a show called ‘Good Morning Pakistan’ and was given a makeover. As expected, the photos from the show made it online and people can’t stop talking about them. And soon, he started receiving modeling contracts for his looks. He is a hot model now.
9. Pietro Boselli
Pietro Boselli was a math teacher who became famous on the Internet when one of his students clicked his picture while he was giving a lecture. He had a very successful modeling career and became the hottest math teacher alive on the planet.
8. Jeremy Meeks
Jeremy Meeks was popularly known as the ‘Mugshot Guy’. He was arrested and sentenced to two years in prison. However, fate has it that his stunning pictures became viral and soon he became so famous on the Internet. His blue eyes and chiseled jawline made girls crazy for him. He is now a successful model, all thanks to the Internet.
7. Zeddie Little
Ziddie Little became famous after a picture of him went viral on the Internet. He was running a marathon while someone clicked a random photo of him and posted on the Internet. And within no time, he became an internet sensation and stole every girl’s heart. He is also known as the ‘religiously photogenic guy’.
6. Irvin Randle
Irvin Randle is an American teacher and fashion model. He became famous when photos from his personal social media account went viral. On the internet, he’s known for his stylish pictures, which earned him the title ‘Mr. Steal Your Grandma’. Irvin has since been featured in major Pop Culture magazines and media such as People, Cosmopolitan, Essence, TMZ and many more.
5. Omar Borkan Al Gala
Omar Borkan Al Gala has a very unique and interesting story. He was deported from Saudi Arabia because of having amazing looks during the Jandriyah cultural festival, in which Omar and two more models worked at the booth. No wonder, he became an internet sensation because of the same reason.
4. Sarah Seawright
In May 2016, Sarah’s mugshot went viral, making her an internet celebrity, reminiscent of “hot convict” Jeremy Meeks in the previous year. She is called “jailhousebae” and “prisonbae” on social media after her mugshot was originally posted on a Tumblr called “Ugly Plastic”.
3. Lee Minwei
With his boyish good looks and charming smile, it is little wonder that photos of Mr. Lee Minwei, an auxiliary police officer at Changi Airport, have gone viral. The 22-year-old gained instant popularity online, after his photos were posted on local humor site 9GAG on Oct 14. The photos of Mr. Lee checking passports has received a barrage of positive comments, mostly praising his striking features.
2. Nepali Tarkariwali
A pretty Nepali vegetable seller has shot to fame as the internet’s new darling. Kusum Shrestha, 18, was photographed carrying vegetables at a local market. When the photographer posted the shots online, the hashtags #Tarkariwali and #Sabjiwali – “vegetable seller” – quickly started trending on social media as admirers praised her looks.
1. Priya Prakash Varrier
Priya Prakash Varrier has taken the internet by storm for last few days by her cute and adorable expression. She is making her acting debut with a Malayalam movie ‘Odu Adaar Love’. A clip from the movie in which she was seen winking at a boy has gone viral and got every boy’s heart running and she became the internet sensation in a minute.