The Meme Team
Memes are a huge part of the Internet community. They’ve been around for a long time, and it sure doesn’t seem like they’re going anywhere any time soon.
But how do you become a meme? It seems like they just fall from Meme Heaven one day, then pop up all over your Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter feed the next day. What gives? Who are these people we see every day?
Behind every meme there is a story to tell. Some of them might surprise you.
First World Problems
The woman you see in the “first world problems” meme is actually Italian model, Silvia Bottini. She’s worked as an actress and has been in several commercials.
Scumbag Steve’s real name is Blake Boston. But he is actually a scumbag?
According to Blake, he could have “stopped everything” that was happening during the time of the photo, but he didn’t want to seem uncool.
Dustin Mattson, who is still pretty upset about becoming a meme, feels there’s nothing wrong with being a barista. He thinks grown men who make coffee art for a living aren’t being taken more seriously.
Either way, his meme pegged him correctly, a hipster barista.