Thanks to the Internet! These Ordinary People Became Famous in 2018

Social media is making a great impact on everyone’s lives. But sometimes it does something extraordinary and surprises you in several ways.

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Thanks to the Internet! These Ordinary People Became Famous in 2018

When I was a kid, I dreamt of becoming a popular celebrity, posing for the shutterbugs and doling out autographs. Little did I know that it requires struggle and hard work! Today, I wonder, when many people are showcasing their talent and skills on social media and becoming famous, how some are turning into internet sensation without any talent.

So have a look at several ordinary people who turned into an internet celebrity overnight. I wish, I knew any of them.

1. Priya Prakash Varrier - The Wink Girl

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Did you know this girl before 2018? No! But a 30-second clip from Malayalam film ‘Oru Adaar Love’ turned this girl into a celebrity overnight. Priya Prakash Varrier took the internet by storm with her killing expressions and wink in the video. Soon, the girl became the crush of the millions and was offered several films and advertisements by the popular brands. Not only this, her wink has inspired several hilarious jokes that went viral on social media. Today, she is a model and actor by profession.

2. Dr. Mike Varshavski – The World’s Sexiest Doctor

Dr. Mike became the internet sensation as soon as he uploaded his first picture on Instagram. This handsome doctor garnered over 2.6million followers on Instagram in only a few days. I am still confused if he is a doctor or a model. Dr. Mike is considered the world’s sexist doctor with a huge fan following. Well, I don’t mind getting operated by him. Do you?

One more picture of Dr. Mike to make you JEALOUS!

3. Nepali Sabziwali

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This unidentified girl was clicked by a Nepali photographer Rupchandra Maharjan. After he posted her picture on Facebook, people started sharing it as they found her beautiful, and innocent. People went mad about her looks, and no one believed that she is a sabziwaali. This is how an ordinary girl turned into an Internet celebrity overnight. Next time, when you visit Nepal, don’t forget to take her autograph.

4. Pakistani Chaiwala – Arshad Khan

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People went crazy over his looks and mesmerizing eyes and tagged him ‘the hottest chaiwalah.’ Arshad Khan from Islamabad became a celeb the moment his picture was uploaded on the social networks. His eyes and looks attracted many directors, and the guy was approached for movies. This 17-year-old guy became so famous that he was even invited on a talk show. Check out how he this chaiwala got a makeover and nailed in his new look.

OMG! I still can’t take my eyes off his blue eyes.

Do you want to know who made this chaiwala an internet sensation? Jiah Ali, a budding photographer, shared Arshad Khan’s picture on her Instagram. Thanks to his killer looks, the man became a famous model and earned so many modeling contracts.

5. An Ordinary Singer Whose Ye is Different to Your Ye

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Isn’t it amazing when your random Instagram post makes you famous overnight? This man uploaded his track –‘My Ye is Different’ which went viral and even created several memes in 2018.

The guy said –

“At the time I didn't imagine it would do what it's done,
But now that it has happened I'm not surprised because I realised that this song is good.”

Popular singer Osh also released the full version of his track at the end of 2018.

He says that he wanted people to see people smile and laugh when they hear the song. From now onwards, he is not going to stop the hard work as he is popular now.

He further added-

“If it's meant to be then it will be but if not then not. Just keep grinding.”

6. Patrick and Lucia Gorman

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You might be aware that ‘Club Photographers’ are well known for capturing the best and the worst of UK nightlife.

But this case is a bit different; when David Wilkinson clicked the picture of Lucia Gorman in Milk nightclub, she looked uninterested and bored.

He told – 

“When I took the picture, it was just a quick snap before I left to go home."
“I don't like just taking pictures of people smiling. I like to notice the little details, so when I saw it I thought this definitely needs to go up.”
"The day that it blew up it was my birthday, but I actually got more messages about the picture than I did about my birthday so it was quite weird."

Lucia told a media outlet that she was probably ready to go home when the photo was taken, by which point she would "nod at anything."

The couple in an interview revealed that they are old school friends who were hanging out. 

Patrick said- 

“She's one of my pals from school so she's probably fed up.”

He further added- 

"She looks like the most bored woman in the world.” 

Lucia said - 

“I don't know what he said but I know I definitely wasn't having any of it.”
"I feel like it was probably the end of the night and I was definitely ready for my bed.”
"I probably just thought, 'I'll nod at anything at this point'.”

Can you imagine posing bad and getting famous overnight? Well, I instantly delete my bad pictures from the phone. But do you have any worst picture of yours saved? If not, ask your best friend he/she might have. Upload it on social media, who knows you could also become the next superstar.

7. Boy Roeles

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When most of us are crazy for Justin Bieber, some girls found their crush in his security guard Boy Roeles. Back in 2017, when Justin was performing at the Netherlands’ music festival Pinkpop, one of his girl fans clicked Boy Roeles and posted his picture on social media. That’s it, girls went crazy over his looks and style and made him internet famous in no time.

It was in 2017 when he became famous, but in 2018 and continuing, people are swooning over his style with millions of Instagram users checking over this handsome teen.

8. The Man Who Became Social Media Famous by Banging His Head

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Who would have thought of becoming an internet sensation after an accident? Well, everyone is not as lucky as Ferdi. The guy went viral after he shouted at a stranger (a cyclist) who crashed into him while he was chaining his car’s tire.

Ferdi confirmed to Reece Parkinson on 1Xtra and cleared that he had earned over £10,000 after the clip went viral. He has also released his single in which he not only addresses the issue of speeding cyclists but also suggests that we disregard one other important British issue "Brexit."

9. US Comedian Shiggy

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It was on 29 June 2018 when Drake released his new No.1 double album, Scorpion and US comedian Shiggy uploaded an Instagram video dancing to his track “In My Feelings.” He randomly dubbed the dance #DoTheShiggy and became the dance-challenge craze on the internet.

Celebrities including Will Smith took the challenge and the craze spread on the Internet. In an interview, Shiggy said - 

“It was honestly 100% spontaneous." 
"It wasn't even meant to be this big or get to the level it's at where everybody is doing it."

Shiggy is already a known star, but after his dance video went viral, he appeared in Drake’s official video for the song. (12.1)

10. Dancing Hermione

You may not know her, but I bet you must have seen the videos of this girl, exhibiting as Hermione Granger, getting down. Kelsey Ellison became famous when her video dressed in bushy-haired Gryffindor at MCM London Comic Con went viral.

Ellison said –

“I’m a bit of a geek and I’ve been attending MCM Comic Con for years now, and I always cosplay as my favourite characters”, Kelsey told i-D. “I’m a massive Harry Potter fan so I decided to go as Hermione this year. I was just having fun and dancing by the stage outside to the music and my friend Connie filmed me and posted it to Twitter. I’m always dancing when there’s music!”

She never expected that her video would be retweeted thousands of times.

Concluding Thoughts

Deep inside, you also want to become famous. What’s surprising is you never know when your pictures on social media can do wonders in your life. Hope for the best, till then enjoy your life because becoming an internet sensation comes with lots of risks and enemies.

So, these were some famous people who were once ordinary people like us and turned into a celebrity overnight. Have you ever met anyone of these famous people? Drop your comments below.

What do you think- is social media a blessing or a curse?


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