Since photographer Will King snapped this photo at the Cooper River Bridge Run, in Charleston, South Carolina, Zeddie Little’s life has never been the same.
The Ridiculously Photogenic Guy exploded on the internet after being posted on Reddit on April 3rd. in just a few days the photo got over 40,000 up votes. King’s friend coined the name after observing how, well, ridiculously photogenic he is.
After King posted on Flickr, he had reportedly received 300,000 views within an hour.
The day after the Flickr and Reddit post, the man was identified as New York public relations professional Zeddie Little by the Charleston City Paper.
This morning Little and King were interviewed on Good Morning America, bringing his fame to a more mainstream audience. Ridiculously Photogenic Guy revealed that the photo was taken right after he waved to a friend watching from the sideline. That is why he has such a huge grin in the picture.
Zeddie Watkins Little will be running in the New York City marathon to beifit the John Ritter Foundation for Aortic Health.
“I really dont know, but I kinda feel honored to be part of a joke that’s in good spirit because sometimes the Internet can be a little vicious or jokes can get bent the wrong way. But these are all kinda, for the most part, positive. It’s funny that everybody is kinda taking like to it. It’s, I guess, the most flattering way to get spread across the internet,” Watkins said in the interview.
Watkins, as he likes to be called, has been featured on a plethora of internet memes in the style of the worlds most interesting man and Phillip J Fry.
Though Watkins is now swooned over by women the world over, he has stated that he is in a committed relationship of five years.
Men and women, alike, are taken aback by his countenance, posting ridiculously flattering comments on Twitter.
Wow Zeddie Little wow how did your face happen
Always be yourself, unless you could be Zeddie Little. Always be Zeddie Little.
Live everyday like you’re Zeddie Little.
I hope ridiculously photogenic guy wins Britain’s Got Talent.