In this day and age of social media, it isn’t something new when a random person gains sudden popularity and isn’t really about their talent or skills, but more about how they were in the right place at the right time! They become famous in the strangest ways possible.

Whether it’s some hilarious moves, or just an attempt at being crazy, these people are clearly pros at embarrassing themselves and becoming famous for all the wrong reasons!!

So, check out 5 people who have become increasingly popular because of things we really aren’t sure about:

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  1. Success Kid

Remember the Success Kid? Nobody knows how he became successful, but one thing’s for sure – it was a stroke of luck. The actual photo was snapped by his mother while he was trying to eat sand, after which she decided to post it on her Flickr account.

He is all grown up now and of course, a celebrity as well.

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  1. Cheng Go

This is the best example of how even a random picture can turn fortunes. This candid photo of Cheng Go clicked by an amateur photographer became viral hit and he was dubbed as “China’s sexiest tramp”.

Cheng’s life changed completely from being a beggar to a supermodel!

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  1. PSY

PSY deserves a special mention in this list because no one on this side of the planet really knew him before Gangnam Style. His video did not just make him famous but also took the internet by storm. He is now an accidental celebrity who is known across the globe and his videos are one of the most viewed in YouTube history.

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  1. Airtel Girl aka Sasha Chettri

If there’s one thing we know, it’s that Sasha Chettri became one of the most trolled people on the Indian internet not too long ago. It may be because every channel you would switch to would have her talking about Airtel 4G!

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  1. Yao Ming

Who doesn’t know this guy? He is undoubtedly the most funny meme-face ever. His photo was used for memes like “Dumb B*tch” and “F*ck that guy* or, “B*tch please”.

In reality, Yao Ming is a retired Chinese professional basketball player who played for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association and the Houston Rockets of the National Basketball Association.

So, if you want to be famous, just keep trying. You never know, you could be the next accidental celebrity!!

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