These 7 Viral Video Stars Have Changed, but Not Always for the Better

  • February 22, 2017
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5.

Paul Vasquez

Then:

In 2010 Paul Vasquez caught sight of a double rainbow. He filmed the view with running commentary, wherein he is overjoyed by the “double complete rainbow” in his front yard. He asks “what does this mean?”

Now:

With the attention gained after the video went viral. Paul has been using YouTube to explain his spirituality, relating it all back to the double rainbow.

6.

Caitlin Upton

Then:

Miss Teen South Carolina 2007 was asked by a judge why she felt one-fifth of Americans couldn't locate the country on a world map. Her answer was, in part, “Uh, I believe that our education like such as in South Africa and, uh, the Iraq, everywhere like such as, and, I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S.”

Now:

Caitlin was able to ride the infamy of her response for a few years, appearing in reality shows, music videos, and working as a model. She is now a real estate agent.

7.

William Hung

Then:

In 2004 William Hung tried out for American idol despite having no music experience to speak of. His tryout consisted of an off-key rendition of Ricky Martin's “She Bangs” and bizarre dancing. Oddly, when he was shot down he admitted that he had no regrets and that he did his best instead of having the usual meltdown, so good on him.

Now:

William Hung

Despite his bizarre showing, Hung managed to launch a pop music career, though all of his albums were received as well as his American Idol performance. In 2011 he ended his music career and became crime analyst for the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department. He has said that he still has no regrets about his music and sees himself as an inspirational story.

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