Woke up this morning and drew myself a caricature of “Overly Attached Girlfriend”.
– “Overly Attached WHO?!”
– “Sorry grandma, here’s the brief…”
Overly Attached Girlfriend is a relatively new meme that was born on June 2012. It all started when a girl called Laina Walker posted this video on YouTube, in which she performs a mock version of Justin Bieber’s new single.
In her version Laina changed the lyrics, as they would have been sung by a crazed, overly attached girlfriend. It was all part of an attempt to win a contest which was held by Justin Bieber, but destiny (and the wise spirits of the Internet) had different plans for this girl – the video was picked up by Reddit and became an instant hit, receiving more than a million views in just over two days. Memes with Laina’s face began appearing soon after, evolving around the crazed needy girlfriend story.
(via Know Your Meme)
The latest from Laina came yesterday, when she posted a Q&A video, answering questions from her numerous fans.
Will Laina be able to leverage her sudden fame to do something bigger, or will she fade away from out collective consciousness after her 15 minutes of fame pass? You can follow her Twitter account and her Facebook page and find out for yourself.