Fame is a strange phenomenon and these days with the internet, anyone and everyone has the opportunity to be famous. And while it might seem like a piece of cake, not everyone has what it takes to be famous. You need to be able to stand apart from the crowd and be at the right place at the right time. And of course on the other hand, we have often seen various instances of overnight success.
Just last week, we were introduced to Arshad Khan, you may know him as the 'Hot Pakistani Chai Wala, who has the internet going gaga over him after a local photographer posted his image online. The world was mesmerized by this blue-eyed chai wala, which in turn landed him a modeling contract and overnight fame.
Let’s take a look at some other common citizens who became famous overnight thanks to the internet.
The Afghan Girl
Sharbat Bibi received worldwide fame when acclaimed photographer Steve McCurry snapped her picture that was featured as the cover of National Geographic Magazine. She had the world in awe with her penetrating gaze.
Khoudia Diop is a Senegalese girl who was often ridiculed for her dark skin tone. She began modeling when she was 16 and when images of her surfaced on the internet, the world could not get enough of her.
Jeremy Meeks aka the ‘Hot Felon’ became a sensation when his photogenic mugshot was posted on the internet in 2014 and won him several admirers. Meeks was behind bars for possession of a firearm but was released this year and already has a modeling contract in his kitty.
Cindy Kimberly was a shy 17-year-old girl who worked as babysitter in Spain but was brought into the limelight all thanks to Justin Bieber. Her world turned upside down when she caught the attention of the singer who posted her picture on his Instagram with the caption ‘OMG! Who is this’. Soon after, she was flooded with several offers and made her catwalk debut in Madrid.
Omar Borkan Al Gala
Omar Borkan Al Gala won every woman’s heart when he was identified as one of the three men who were allegedly asked to leave from a festival in Saudi Arabia for being too handsome. This incident only worked in his favor as he gained a large fan-following. However, in an interview with Metro, he revealed that several woman recognised him from his modeling gigs and began asking for his autograph, which irked the authorities.
The Sexy Math Teacher
When a University student posted a picture of his math teacher online, the world went into a frenzy. Pietro Boselli was tagged as the 'World's Hottest Match Teacher' and has even been signed for an Armani campaign. He has over 885,000 Instagram followers and is every girls ' solution to math.
Which common citizen from the above list has won your heart? Comment below and let us know.