April 6, 2012

'Ridiculously Photogenic Guy' Is Your Viral Superstar of the Week

Zeddie Little’s photo has been viewed over 1.3 million times on Flickr and has inspired a meme based around his ridiculously photogenic smile amid the sweaty runners during a 10k Run in South Carolina. Little’s image and the memes in which he smiles away the pains of this world began on Reddit, according to ABC News. “Little looked as if he had stepped straight out of a magazine,”writes ABC’s Alyssa Newcomb. “The photo was posted on the Internet sharing board Reddit and went viral, inspiring a caption meme, where people pasted text on the photo of Little.”

Here’s that Reddit post Newcomb references, with close to 41,000 up-votes, and it appears Little already has Mashable’s seal of approval too. […]

According to the Charleston City Paper, the 25-year-old Little now lives in New York City. And although it seems no one’s caught up to Mr. Ridiculously Photogenic himself, the City Paper's Paul Bowers did talk to his dad. ”He called me this morning and said, ‘Dad, you’re not gonna believe this,’” Jack Little said in an interview with the paper. “And I said, ‘What?’ and he said, ‘I’m famous on the internet.’”

Read more at The Atlantic Wire.

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    On April 6 I blogged: I guarantee you I won’t be smiling if my picture is taken at mile 24. Change of heart. My goal is...
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    My friend Will King took this photo!
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    Love.
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    i really can’t get over this meme
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