Success In A Snap: Our All-Time Favorite Overnight Celebrities

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Andy Warhol is famously credited for saying, “In the future, everyone will be world-famous for 15 minutes.” That was 1968. How did he know that over 50 years later there would be so many overnight celebrities?

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Not everyone deserves instant celebrity, but since when has worth mattered in pop culture? More often, people get famous because of their most outrageous moments. The internet helps, too.

So, while we would all love to blurt “cash me ousside,” we’d also like to recognize the instant overnight celebrities who not only had their 15 minutes of fame but also gave us a lifetime of smiles.

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Josh Helmuth is a sports guy in St. Louis who contributes to Mandatory.