In 2012, Overly Attached Girlfriend took over the internet and left many of us wondering if the girl in the meme is actually clingy and obsessive in real life. Seven years later, her face is still recognisable across the internet - but who is the real girl behind the meme?
Do you remember the onset of memes that blew up the internet in 2012? If so, you likely remember the wide don’t-you-ever-leave-me eyes of Overly Attached Girlfriend (which still pops up on social media feeds today). Like other memes from that period – Bad Luck Brian, ERMAGERD Girl, Trying To Hold In A Fart Guy and Success Kid – the sudden popularity of Overly Attached Girlfriend (OAG) happened with little to no effort.
It all began when @laina (OAG) made a parody video to Justin Bieber’s “Boyfriend” for a competition; the video begins with her making a creepy face, which someone captured and turned into a meme. Funnily enough, her parody describes an overly attached girlfriend.
Here are some lyrics from her parody: “If I was your girlfriend / I’d never let you leave / without a small recording device / taped under your sleeve.” So does @laina have a boyfriend in real life? Watch the video above to find out if she really is an overly attached girlfriend or not!