A candid photo of a man in the middle of a 10k run with a seemingly carefree smile has gone viral after he was given the moniker, "Ridiculously Photogenic Guy."
And as with any good meme, the
photo has quickly spawned a number of altered versions of the original
photograph, with users adding their own text, such as, "Goes For Run: Inadvertently Teaches World How To Spell "Ridiculously," and "Photobombs Wedding Picture: Nobody Minds." And maybe the best one yet, "Picture Gets Put Up As Employee Of The Month: For A Company That He Doesn't Work For."
The Post and Courier reports that the man in the photo is New York's Zeddie Little, 25, who was taking part in the Cooper River Bridge 10k run, which was held on March 31, in Charleston, South Carolina.
Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC) systems analyst Will
King, who was just taking a seemingly random photograph of runners in
the middle of the race, snapped the photo and uploaded it to his Flickr account.
"One of my friends commented on
the picture and said something along the lines of 'I dub this guy Mr.
Ridiculously Photogenic,'" King said. "I thought it was a pretty cool
comment, so I posted it on Reddit. For some reason it just took off from
By Wednesday afternoon, the photo
had received more than 1.25 million hits on Flickr alone, where King
originally posted the image.
"Everybody was running and he was
just smiling at the camera. He wasn't struggling or anything," Jessica
Crouch, the friend who came up with the "Ridiculously Photogenic Guy"
title, told the Post and Courier. "It's unusual. His hair was perfect
and he had the perfect smile. It just struck me as being really out of