Andy Warhol famously said: “In the future everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.”
It never quite rang true, as many millions of fame hungry wannabes failed to bite their elusive 15 minutes. But, perhaps now, Andy’s future has arrived.
In today’s digital age, fame can be thrust upon an individual in the most random and unsuspecting ways. As is the case of Zeddie Little – here’s his story:
• A 25 year old guy (Little) takes part in a 10K run for charity
• A spectator takes a picture of his girlfriend, also taking part in the run
• Spectator uploads his pictures to Facebook
• Spectators facebook friend comments on the ‘ridiculously photogenic guy’ caught smiling in one of the spectator’s pictures
• The picture is uploaded onto Flickr and shared
• Within an hour it receives 300,000 views
• Facebomb versions of the ‘ridiculously photogenic guy’ flood the web
• Within 24 hours social network sites are all asking: who is the ‘ridiculously photogenic guy’?
• A U.S. News Network tracks him down
• Less than 48 hours after taking part in the race, Little is the star guest on ‘Good Morning America’
Perhaps with a name like ‘Zeddie Little’ he was destined for fame, he’s certainly enjoying his moment.
Meanwhile, I suspect runner B7225 wishes she had worn nicer shorts.