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14 Viral Sensations Who Became Famous For Good, Bad And Ugly Reasons

Published on 6 March, 2018 at 8:00 am By

Viral videos or images, we all have seen them popping on different social media platforms. Even if you want, they are very hard to miss. The videos or images that get millions of views on social platforms are the winners who can join this category.


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What makes something viral? No one has a definitive answer except the fact that it gets attention. These are the people who made their mark overnight in the minds of the viewers.

 

1. Priya Prakash Varrier

This young girl became an overnight internet sensation with the release of the song Manikya Malaraya Poovi from the upcoming movie Oru Adaar Love. She gained popularity for her facial expression and a teasing wink in the video.

2. China’s Mirchiwali

Remember China’s ‘Mirchi Girl?’ She received an abundance of fame for her super spicy look.

3. Pakistani Chai Wala

Arshad Khan made hearts go faster with his strikingly handsome looks. He is a Pakistani Chai wala who became an internet sensation after his photographs became viral. He also bagged a modeling contract.

4. The ‘Cricket’ Lover

What’s in the name? Well, for this woman it helped her become an instant internet sensation. Ashley Kerekes is an American woman who became a Twitter sensation with the handle name: “The Ashes.” It’s the term used for famous cricket series between England and Australia. Overnight she gained huge followers and tweets from cricket lovers. Finally, she decided to follow the sport.

5. Dhinchak Pooja


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When thinking about worst singing skills, she still tops the chart. Dhinkach Pooja became internet sensation twice with her ridiculous songs. Her online fame landed her a spot in the Bigg Boss, a reality show.

6. Omprakash Mishra

This self-acclaimed rapper became famous or rather infamous with his song “Bol Na Aunty Aau Kya”. His sexist rap was covered by many mainstream media and news publication.

7. Abhinav Kumar



The man became the center of countless jokes and memes after his appearance in the advertisements for travel website Trivago. He was mocked for his peculiar voice and demeanor. This young person is actually the Country Manager for Trivago India.

8. The Overly Attached Girlfriend

Laina Walker became the meme face of “Overly Attached Girlfriend.” Within a short span, her face was the center of endless jokes. However, she handled it with grace and even used her newfound fame to organize a charity event.

9. Nepali Vegetable Seller

The image of a vegetable seller in Nepal went viral and was widely shared across the globe.

10. Saima Hussain Mir

This girl from Kashmir became immensely popular on social media after appearing in a group selfie with Shahrukh Khan. When King Khan shared a group selfie with fans the attention promptly shifted to this girl.

11. Lee Min Wei

Expressive smiling eyes and symmetric features of this security officer at Changi Airport in Singapore made women swoon. No wonder he ended up being an internet sensation.

12. Handsome Saudi Man

In 2013, Omar Borkan Al Gala gained record-breaking popularity when the news floated that he was thrown out by Religious Police from Riyadh’s annual Janadriyah Festival for being ‘ridiculously handsome.’ However, the news turned out to be a hoax and he was actually thrown out for dancing inappropriately. Nonetheless, the internet was awed by this handsome hunk.

13. NASA’s Mohawk Guy

During a live broadcast of the landing of the Curiosity rover on Mars in 2012, the unusual style of Flight Director’s hairstyle caught the attention of the viewers. Soon, his mohawk style became one of the most talked matters.

14. Mysterious Lady In Red

She certainly kicked up a storm when she appeared at the London Olympics besides the flag bearer Sushil Kumar. Netizens, Indian officials, and Indian media collectively condemned this “gate-crashing” incident. It was later confirmed that she, Madhura K. Nagendra, was a part of the opening dance cast.

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