Side-Eyeing Chloe, AKA The World's Cutest Meme, Is All Grown Up Now
Most of us probably can't remember what we had for lunch yesterday, but side-eyeing Chloe, the 2013 meme that essentially won the Internet, is impossible to forget. It's been four years the since the video that launched a thousand memes appeared on YouTube and now side-eyeing Chloe is all grown up. If you've been wondering what the queen of shade has been up to all these years, stay tuned, because the viral star is still as cute as ever.
Chloe first came to fame when her parents posted a three-minute video on YouTube titled "Lily's Disneyland Surprise....AGAIN!". The clip captured the reactions of then two-year-old Chloe and her older sister, Lily, as they learned that instead of going to school they were headed on a surprise trip to Disneyland. While sister Lily began crying from sheer joy (who doesn't want to skip class to meet Belle?), Chloe was a little more cautious, giving her mom a look of confusion and disdain — while throwing some massive shade at her sobbing sister. The original video has racked up over 15 million views to date.
Chloe's epic side eye and adorable overbite quickly went viral, making it's way on to Tumblr in the form of an animated GIF sequence with the caption, "i just love this because chloe is like 'da hell is this girl cryin about.'"
During the fall of 2013 the GIF spread across the Internet with vengeance, and a screenshot of Chloe's skeptical look quickly became one of the best reaction memes of all time — the perfect catchall for every situation. As BuzzFeed put it, "Her reaction is the most important and universal reaction for anything ever." At around the same time, Doge, the side-eyeing Shiba Inus, became popular, so some might even might say 2013 was the year that "epic side eye" was truly born.
Four years later, Chloe is still breaking the internet by being totes adorbs:
Side Eye Chloe. Feel old yet? pic.twitter.com/G9zc9IEyc7— Luis Akward-o (@emo_luisito) April 12, 2017
Twitter user @AnnaCrysti posted recent photos of Chloe in a May 22 tweet, which has since been retweeted nearly 32,000 times. Chloe is back in the spotlight thanks to a new Google ad campaign featuring her younger likeness. The family even travelled to Brazil to check out her massive posters, and Chloe was particularly happy to see herself on an elevator, noted her mom in an Instagram post. "Google is amazing! Chloe loves seeing herself on the elevator door and all over #saopaulo! You have a beautiful city!" she wrote on May 23. Chloe even signed a few autographs of her ad while she was there. Unfortunately, all this means the meme is now dead, RIP.
Y'all look at my girl Chloe all grown up pic.twitter.com/3QTCd5anxI— crysti (@AnnaCrysti) May 23, 2017
Though Chloe appears much less skeptical as a six-year-old, we know there is still plenty of side eye in her future. Man, I feel old.