Remember the "Leave Britney Alone!" guy? Or how about that "Friday" girl? Sure their 15 minutes of fame were fleeting, but many viral stars have gone on to have surprising careers and even make big bucks via their popular videos.
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As for the "Leave Britney Alone!" guy, his name is Chris Crocker and his infamous, teary-eyed video about Britney Spears opened all kinds of doors for him in 2007, from an appearance on Maury to even an adult video deal.
But probably the most surprising thing about Chris is his evolving appearance. Although the blonde hair and makeup he was known for are gone, in 2016, he came out as transgender.
"For many years of my life I have identified as transgender and I have not had the finances to transition," he said in a Facebook video. "When I hear that I’ve gotten hot I immediately think, 'Was I just not hot before because I was androgynous?'"
Check out the gallery below to see what your favorite viral video stars have been up to since they're 15 minutes were up.
In 2007, Chris became a viral sensation after uploading a video defending Britney's VMA performance that year. After appearing on talk shows, in a documentary and even in a porn film, Chris now predominately writes music. As for his popular YouTube channel, he deleted it in 2015.
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