15 Surprising Celebrities of 2015

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We're living in the Internet and social media age.

As a result, anyone can become famous. Even Kim Kardashian!

And even... a couple of llamas? Or a hot-debated fancy dress? Or a woman who claimed for many years that she's African-American?

2015 has been filled with a new kind of celebrity, the kind who never would have been discussed if not for this whole World Wide Web thing.

We rundown some of these surprising new stars below:

1. Katy Perry's Left Shark

Katy Perry's Left Shark
Katy Perry put on a fun Super Bowl halftime show. But all anyone wanted to talk about the next day was how one shark appeared not to have remembered the choreography.

2. Rachel Dolezal

Rachel Dolezal
Rachel Dolezal lied for many years about her race. Turns out, she is NOT Rachel Dolezal. She's no longer the President of an NAACP chapter in Spokane, either.

3. These Two Llamas

When a pair of llamas escaped from captivity in Arizona and sprinted around the street, America was kept glued to its computer screens and its TV screens.

4. THE Dress

THE Dress
Oh God, not this again. Is this dress blue or white? The viral debate may never be settled.

5. Toya Graham

Toya Graham
Toya Graham went viral after she stepped in and pulled her son — who jumping in to the Freddie Gray Baltimore riots in April — away from a crowd before things got violent, telling a local CBS affilate at the time: "Is he the perfect boy? No, he's not! But he's mine."

6. Eclipse the Dog

A black lab/mastiff named Eclipse took the Internet by storm in January when we learned he sometimes ride the bus along to the park. You must watch this adorable video for more.

7. Human Barbie

Human Barbie
Valeria Lukyanova did not make her debut as "Human Barbie" in 2015. But she did return with a new batch of scary Facebook photos after a long time away from the Internet.

8. The Hot/Weird Hamburglar

The Hot/Weird Hamburglar
WTH?!? In honor of the new Sirloin Third Pound hamburger, McDonald's gave its iconic mascot a makeover. He's no longer a cartoon. He's now... this guy?!?

9. Britt McHenry

Britt McHenry WENT OFF on a parking attendant. Like, seriously OFF. You can see the video here and you can understand why ESPN suspended her as a result.

10. Danielle Perez

Danielle Perez
Danielle Perez was a wheelchair-bound contestant on The Price is Right... who won a treadmill. Talk about awkward! But Perez reacted very well to the unfortunate incident.

11. Sarah Stage

Sarah Stage
Sarah Stage went from being a model no one knew to becoming a model everyone hated as a result of posting photos of her very skinny, pregnant body. She then gave birth to a son... and kept posting bikini photos.

12. Pietro Boselli

Pietro Boselli
Why can't all math teachers look like Pietro Boselli? A student at University College London searched Google and found out that her professor is also a hot model.

13. Jim Cantore

OMG! It's Thundersnow!!! Watch this video to see why weatherman Jim Cantore went viral for his reaction to this unusual incident of Mother Nature showing off her power.

14. Sean O'Brien

Sean O'Brien
London resident Sean O'Brien was first fat shamed on social media for his dance moves. But then the Internet rallied around the poor guy and, two months later, O'Brien enjoyed the dance party of his dreams, attended by 1,000 supporters — including Monica Lewinsky! — and emceed by Moby.

15. Jordan James Parke

Jordan James Parke
Poor Jordan James Parke. This professional makeup artist spent $150,000 to look like Kim Kardashian. We wish we were making that up.

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