Laina is only 21, but she has a knack for making content go viral.
While on a leave of absence from school, she posted her first-ever YouTube video. It was in response to a Justin Bieber contest. Bieber asked fans to turn lyrics for his hit song “Boyfriend” into “Girlfriend.” Laina, who aspires to be a comedian like Kristen Wiig, wrote it from the perspective of a stalker.
She woke up the next morning and found her video had been viewed over 1 million times. Shortly after, someone on Reddit took a screen shot of her face from the video and turned her into a hilarious meme, The Overly Attached Girlfriend.
Laina tells us her secret to creating viral content, how she’s turned being an Internet meme into a business, and what goes through her mind when she’s making that ridiculously creepy face.//
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