Watch out, Hollywood. With the progression of time, the digitalization of media, and reality TV takeover, the idea of “celebrity” has, well, broadened. From the comfort of your home, you too can become of public interest, arousing social fascination, whether it’s via YouTube, Instagram, Vine, or even Twitter. It’s the truth—the internet breeds stars, even if it’s for 15 minutes of fame.
Continue clicking for good laughs and a blast from the past with our 22 former instant internet celebs.
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Sophia Grace Rosie (and her mute sidekick)
Nothing warms our heart more than is young girls love for Ms. Minaj. Check out those pipes. She’s a born natural or the “second Nicki Minaj” as she would exclaim.
Dodson made us check the locks twice at night with his recap of the situation that happened in his home.
Awkward Black Girl Webseries by Issa Rae
Rae tapped into a character that had never been addressed before and this web series is an absolute hit.
Lip synching has never been more entertaining.
Bon Qui Qui
Our perceptions of Burger King have forever been changed since this viral video dropped.
This awkward American Idol contestant became an overnight sensation, instantly – and not for his voice.
Tom from Myspace
At one point in life, just about everyone was friends with Tom Anderson. Me, you, yo mama and yo cousin, too… and 36 million others. Pioneering the trend of social networking services, we are all familiar with the white guy in a white t-shirt.
The only way to celebrate the beginning of the weekend is this suburban teen’s corny but catchy tune.
Known as the rap groupie who put World Star Hip Hop on the map, the promiscuous lady put the “ho” in social media honey.
Emmanuel and Phillip Hudson
Not too sure if a chick is ratchet or not? Listen to this tune and be the judge.
Gunnar Stansson “Unforgivable” (NSFW)
The profanity used in these videos are sometimes too much. So much so, that the guy in front of the camera also breaks out of character to take a moment to laugh.
This creative wild child from the Bay has a fascination with “one big room full of bad bitches.”
This young comedian got his start on YouTube with his beyond hilarious posts.
While Mrs. Brown might not have the time, we surely (even Jay Z) do to watch this lady carry on about the fire that gave her bronchitis.
Detriot-native, T Baby, spills the tea on just exactly how cold it is in the D.
All we have to say is, “Ooh, kill em!”
Ice JJ Fish
If you’re having a bad day, please watch this kid. We guarantee you will be in stitches.
Uncensored, no holds barred, Crocker outspokenness about Britney Spears is forever etched in our minds.
An international sensation that swept the globe by storm, this became an absolute trending topic. We might not comprehend what they’re saying but the dance is kind of dope, don’t you agree?
After watching this video we were a bit weary of taking public transportation, but we can’t lie this was funny. Acting a plum fool on the Marta this troubled girl was clearly inspired by the dance raps curated by Soulja Boy.
Buffie The Body
Known for her plump postière, this southern belle has flaunted her assets in several music videos and magazines. Take notes ladies!
Getting his start on YouTube this comedian has gone on to create and star in his own MTV and MTV2 show.