Lucky Breaks That Made These Average People Celebrities

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The vast majority of us live normal lives, working regular jobs for a (hopefully) livable wage. Maybe we dream about becoming rich and famous, but we know the chances of it happening are slim to none. But then we hear these stories about simple people who do or say something outrageous, and suddenly everyone knows their name. The media goes crazy, their social media accounts are bombarded with followers, and they are suddenly awarded "celebrity" status.

So, what gives? How could something so ridiculous happen? With no clear answer in sight, we can do little besides puzzle over the qualifications for fame these days. Here’s a look at some famous people who became celebrities for all the wrong reasons.