Ever wondered who the real people behind the some of the Internet’s most popular memes are? Here’s the break down on a few of your favourites.
Say hello to Scumbag Steve, the guy who borrows from you or does a ‘favor’ and then screws you over. The sideways cap-wearing kid’s name is actually Blake Boston. The image originally came from a rap album called ‘Ma Gangsta‘ which was uploaded to MySpace. The picture was taken by his mom. Without further ado, here’s what Scumbag Steve looks like outside his fur coat apparel.
Here’s Blake doing an interview after becoming an Internet sensation.
Overly Attached GF
After posting a creepy parody video in response to Justin Bieber’s online sing-off contest, Laina Walker quickly grew to be known as the Overly Attached Girlfriend. At first Laina was a bit freaked out by the sudden burst of Internet fame, but she rode with it and started posting more videos to her channel and has over 200k followers on Twitter and 318k followers on Facebook. Here she is when she’s not being creepy!
Also known as Scumbag Stacy, Scumbag Girl is the female equivalent of Scumbag Steve.
Her real name is Amber Stratton. She was the winner of CollegeHumor’s “Hottest College Girl” contest back in in 2007. The photo has also been used as a stock image for an ad for Fling, an adult dating website. Here’s Amber when she’s not posing like a scumbag.
Sammy Griner, a.k.a. Success Kid, was only 11-months old when this photo was snapped by his mom back in August 2007. Here he is a few years later still rocking the same pose.
Bad Luck Brian
After becoming an Internet sensation thanks to Reddit, Kyle (no last name given) did an AMA on Reddit, posting a more recent picture of himself. He also mentioned that he actually has a lot of good luck in life.
 Guy/Really High Guy
While there are no other update images revealing who  Guy is, here are more pics of him in his heightened state.
College Freshman’s real name is Griffin Kiritsy and the photo was initially used as a stock image for various college ad campaigns. When Kiritsy is not being studious, he’s partying it up with the ladies. He also did a follow up photo just for the fun of it.
Here’s Dustin Mattson, the Hipster Barista. The original photo was actually taken from their Octane Coffee House staff page.
Below he’s a bit less hipster.
Sudden Clarity Clarence
This one is a bit sketchy but according to a Reddit, the kid in the picture actually isn’t from Australia but rather from southern California. Take a look at the photo below and tell us if you think that’s him
Don’t you hate it when the girl of your dreams reveals that she sees you just as a friend? Well this was the case for poor Johnny Solis after his then friend Lizz posted a photo with the caption “I am so blessed to have such great friends.”
Now hold up just a minute. It turns out Johnny wasn’t stuck in the friendzone and eventually went on to marry Lizz. Good going Johnathon. *Cue the Internet crashing*
There were a few more at least 5 more memes we wanted to cover such as Successful Black Man, Suburban Mom, Good Girl Gina, etc., but they were just regular stock photos with no real history behind them. Also, Good Guy Greg and Ermahgerd are still very sketchy in nature with no one being able to confirm their identities.