How Zeddie Little AKA “Really Photogenic Guy” Became A Meme

Posted Apr 9, 2012

Twenty five year old Zeddie Little of New York gave a big smile when running a long-distance marathon in Charleston, South Carolina when his photo was being taken. That photo has been seen over 1.4 million times between Flickr, Facebook, and Twitter. South Carolina systems analyst Will King was looking through his photos of the Cooper River Bridge 10k when he found the above photo where Little stood out from all of the other runners.

“One of my friends commented on the picture and said something along the lines of ‘I dub this guy Mr. Ridiculously Photogenic,'” stated King in the Post and Courier . “I thought it was a pretty cool comment, so I posted it on Reddit. For some reason it just took off from there.”

Below is a gallery of photos of Little’s picture being used: