Our world is obsessed with “the next big thing.” This leads to a revolving door of people becoming famous for ridiculous reasons. While their time in the spotlight was fleeting, these are ten people who made the most of their 15 minutes of fame.
There is a reason you aren’t sure why the Kardashians are famous. That is because they were never supposed to outlast their 15 minutes of fame. That’s right; they became household names for no reason other than being a wealthy family in Los Angeles. There is one thing they have been able to do though, and that is their influence for every penny it’s worth.
Another celeb who totally profited from their 15 minutes was Chewbacca Mom, Candace Payne. After she posted a hilarious video of herself cracking up while wearing a Chewbacca mask, Payne became an instant celebrity. She scored tons of swag, including $400,000 worth of scholarships and a multi-book deal.
One of the most notorious internet celebs finding success after his 15 minutes is Jeremy Meeks, better known as “Hot Felon.” The prisoner turned model first got our attention when the Stockton, California police department shared his mugshot on their Facebook page. It didn’t take long for the world to realize that Meeks was one “Hot Felon.” He completed his sentence and traded in his life of crime for life on the fashion runway.