The "Distracted Boyfriend Meme" Happened IRL!

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Last year, one of the greatest memes of all time was born when the people of the internet gave new life to a hilariously over-the-top stock photo. Said meme is, of course, "Distracted Boyfriend."It started off as a sexist image of a plaid-clad man checking out a woman in a red dress while his girlfriend stares at him in shock, and has since been used to comment on everything from socialism to bread to, well, memes. Now, it looks like one teenager has unwittingly re-created it in real life.

I honestly have too many captions for this so I'm just going to post them all in the comments. #meme #distractedboyfriend #captioninthecomments

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It all started when 16-year-old Trishna Pema, from Cape Town, South Africa, posed for a photo in Venice as she prepared to eat some vanilla gelato, BuzzFeed reported. As her sister snapped the picture, a couple happened to walk by, striking almost the exact same expressions as the couple in the meme. "We immediately noticed the similarity between the pic and the meme!" Trishna told BuzzFeed over Twitter. "We didn’t really think about it, it was the first thing that came to mind when I looked at it."

Trishna has also created a Twitter account, where she describes herself as "ice cream girl🍦" in her bio.

Source: Teen Vogue 


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